i stopped by the local welding store and they quoted me what looks like list price for the following items :1) Harris "victor compatible" kit $470 includes 55 cu. ft. oxy and 35 cu ft. acet add $35 for cart. Exchange both bottles for $30.
2) Victor kits $630 for the Journeyman. plus (lg. bottles) $185 for acet, $228 for oxy, $80 for a cart. $40 to exchange both bottles.
It's been many years since I've done any brazing or welding and my first project will be some light work on some custom tools and parts of a motorcycle exhaust system.
Later I plan on working on some mild steel "wrought iron" work around my property that has been kind of beat up over the years. Longer term I will be doing more work on motorcycle exhausts and a few more custom tools and equipment...nothing big. This is mostly hobby stuff.
Has anyone bought this type of equipment lately and how much of a discount did you get/expect ?
Are the victor kits that superior to the Harris or is it a name brand thing ? Are the victor regulators of vastly higher quality, for example ?
thanks for any comments or suggestions.