EAA 582 Tig Welder Proposal

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  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:26 PM
    Message # 8084492
    Todd Shaw (Administrator)

    I am making a motion to investgate the purchase of a tig welder. It has come to my attention that the EAA 582 would greatly benefit by owning a tig welder. Based on the types of projects that we do there, a tig welder would be a great asset to any of the projects that are being put out.  This is one of the possible welders that would be a good affordable investment. https://www.eastwood.com/tig200acdc.html 

    I would be willing to do one on one instruction with anyone who is interested in learning how to tig weld.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:46 PM
    Reply # 8084687 on 8084492

       I read the reviews on this machine and they're mostly good. Some of the bad reviews are obviously bad technique or prep. The torch uses readily available consumables and parts. Looks great for the price. 

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:14 PM
    Reply # 8084692 on 8084492

    I agree the club needs a tig welder. I favor Lincoln welders do to the local dealer and readily available parts. Two places sell part with in 3 miles of the airport. I agree we need one.  

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:04 PM
    Reply # 8084766 on 8084492

      The Eastwood welder is half the price of a Lincoln or Miller. Parts are readily available at Welders Service. 

      All of this said, how much money do we have in the bank? Before we buy anything we should make sure we have enough rainy day money in the bank. 

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:36 PM
    Reply # 8085376 on 8084492

    It's about time we get one of these.  Miller or Lincoln brand would be nice.. but I think it would be more apt to grow legs. 

  • Friday, November 01, 2019 11:56 AM
    Reply # 8087066 on 8084492
    Glen Meiring (Administrator)

    I agree.  I think we need one.

    The chapter has money in the bank, but, given its obligations I don't know if it is the right time to buy something like this.

    HOWEVER, I'm pretty sure we can raise the money.  I will pitch in $50 to $100.  

    Who else would be willing to pitch in?


  • Friday, November 01, 2019 12:50 PM
    Reply # 8087122 on 8084492

    Me $50

  • Thursday, December 05, 2019 6:20 PM
    Reply # 8189038 on 8084492

    I concur and will be happy to kick in $50 to help pay for it.


  • Friday, December 06, 2019 8:59 AM
    Reply # 8194710 on 8084492

    Boyz, I have been following this discussion and am compelled to move forward with it on behalf of the membership's demands.  Therefore, on behalf of the Five Eighty Second, and by the powers invested to the President, I hereby declare that the chapter will purchase said welder at the next general meeting on the third Thursday of this month, December, in the year of our Lord, 2019, at which time it must be decided upon by the membership, or their collective bargaining agent, herein referred to as Todd, or the Toddler, the type, and cost of said welder,  and provisions in the use and lending of said unit.

    I have spoken,

    William E. Boy

    AKA William Boy

    AKA Billy Boy

    AKA which would be Mr. Boy to you...

    PS  Glen says important letters have lots of commas in them,

  • Monday, January 06, 2020 10:16 AM
    Reply # 8493155 on 8084492

    Stumbled across this if you guys are still looking. Auction Link

    Several Miller TIGs at auction. Don't know what a good price is and it would be a road trip for someone to go pick up.


    Last modified: Monday, January 06, 2020 10:19 AM | David Woodward
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