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Anyone here have a 3 in 1 welder plasma cutter ?

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Anyone here have a 3 in 1 welder plasma cutter ?

I have been thinking of getting a 3 in 1 type Arc plasma cutter, ARC , mig welder for home DIY stuff. I will be using it for plasma cutting and arc stick welding. I already have a 10 year old flux core wire feed basic welder which I hate. I won't be doing any Tig welding as the cost of renting a gas bottle is not justified for my light use.

I am looking for machine that has a pilot arc so I can cut metal that is either painted or has a rusted surface, something similar to this : CT312p 3 in 1 .
these go for around $400 CAN on ebay coming from China.

Two USA based sellers, PrimeWeld (CT-520DP) and EpicWeld (GTA5200DP) both sell machines with warranties and imply better quality control than the generic China stuff. They cost around $200 more. Based on reviews and comments the generic units from China sometimes just die out, becoming unrepairable due to the hassle and expense of shipping back to China.

I am considering purchasing one from PrimeWeld or EpicWeld for the piece of mind that it will hopefully last a lifetime of lite duty DIY home use.

Anyone here use such machines at home or work and have any pre-purchase comments I should consider before spending my dollars ?

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Do you absolutely need a plasma cutter? If its for light use why not an angle grinder or metal chopsaw.
Or a oxy-torch for heavy steel cutting. But I do agree on getting a mig welder

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