The people at HTP America, Inc. helped me out on my Century 160 for my
aluminum welding devours as well as a few other things. Go to their site
and order or ask questions. Nice folks....
HTP America, Inc.
Nah...I've talked to Jeff for hours...he's not the type to use these
groups. I did a quick bit of research for Abby Normal and saw many
posts in other welding groups with this one being the only one
Since when do you go to their site and order? There is no online
ordering or prices, only a phone number. I have talked with Jeff and
his employees and they don't know what a newsgroup is, no less post a
phony message. They are a good company, import/assemble high quality
products and provide good customer service. They also will "bargain"
with you on the price. Aby Normal YES, but Jeff Noland ? I don't
think so. Maybe a joker or a jerk posting this for kicks. I own and
use Miller and HTP and give them both an A+.
Just my .02
I checked out the prices and phoned in the order. You are correct - you
can't order online. And, as for a connection between me (Abby Normal) and
Jeff Nolan - there is none. I talked with him via email about what I needed
because I have no clue when it comes to welding. He answered my questions
with complete professionalism and accuracy. He was the "only" one that I
had communicated with that actually was able to help. Therefore, I thought
it may be appropriate to just state some good words about him and HTP for
that purpose only. Don't read anything into it because neither of us are
politicians. It is just that simple. He helped me out, HTP was good to me,
and their prices are good and I stated that. Nothing more and less. Please
don't take this and turn it into a liberal political arena. This site will
end up being like all the rest of the news groups where unnecessary crap and
rhetoric end up trashing them.
BTW, I use anormal as a handle because of spam - no more and no less.
I don't think anyone is trying to make it a political arena. The words
in your original post were very good. It was the way you ended your
post that made me suspicious, it looked like Jeff Noland posted the
message. Honest companies are not easy to find and those of us who
have dealt with them try to protect their reputation from being
ruined. It just looked like HTP was spamming the group. Perhaps you
will look at your post and see what I and others saw. I am very happy
that you posted your reply explaining who you are and that you are not
pretending to be Jeff. In my eyes you are also honest since you now
have cleared this up. My (welding) hat is off to you.
my 2nd .02. I am now broke
I bought an HTP MIG 120 from Jeff Nolan and I will definitely agree that he
is a joy to do business with. I had a few issues with my machine when it
arrived ( I told him that it must have been a 'Monday built' machine) and he
guided me through the necessary steps that I had to take, Emailed my photos,
and sent me an $85 'consumables' kit for my trouble, free of charge. He has
since followed up to make sure that everything was still OK. Does your
business do that??
Jeff is a great guy to do business with the the MIG 120 works super!!!
Thank you for the understanding. I too am a spam hater and that is why I
use this return email address for news groups. All the email to this
account goes into a mailbox that never is monitored.
I do computers for a living and recently restored a 55 Chevy (which I sold
before it was finished)
is where I learned to weld (or tried to learn anyway). I had to do so much
of it that I ended up trading a bunch of computer equipment for a Century
MIG 160. Now that the 55 is gone, and my garage is open for home repairs or
most anything, I thought I would try learning how to use my welder for other
things besides a table top for storing junk. My 15 year old son is also
learning along with me. My first stop for advice and divulgence of expert
knowledge was this news group where there are some experts hanging out. I
know the post I made did look like HTP spamming the group but I assure you
that it is and was not. I only posted the information because it was true
and they helped me out a lot. I ordered a catalog from them when I first
got my welder. They supply some items for Century welders and the catalog
was nicely done. I decided to email him and ask some questions. The news
groups are a good source but the validation of expertise should be
questioned. I got advice and being ignorant about the subject, had to
question it with a "known reliable" source before proceeding.
Almost everyone in the group that had something to say were all correct to
some extent. HTP is a place to go for verification, parts, service, and
almost all welding needs. If someone takes care of me right I don't forget.
Adversely, if they treat me bad - I don't forget that either. No, it was
not spam - just simple honest truth to the best of my belief.