I own a ranger 8 that I use as electric generator when the power company quit (not once since I installed it, 2.5 years ago) and as a welder 2 or 3 times a year.
I wonder what is the difference beetween my welder and a 200d, classic II or300d from lincoln?
I realise that the other welders are diesel driven and dc only, but beside that, what are the differences.
Is there a difference in the arc? Can a ranger 8 be used to weld pipes? If not, is it a code violation, or just technically impossible?
If the result are the same, why would someone by a 200d for three time the price? Maybe there is savings in the long term?
Thanks for any hints
Francois Proulx Montreal, Canada