So the past few months I had been casually shopping around and watching for used welders in the classifieds, and at auctions. I also spent quite a bit of time drooling over the brand new ones at Tractor Supply and in Northern Tool catalogs. I had about decided if I didn't find a good used one by this summer, I would just go ahead a get a new one.
Lo and behold I was able to buy this Honey at an auction Saturday! Almost brand new, the hour meter said it had only been run 7 hours. That is like 700 miles on a new car! And not only that I got it for a cool $1000 less than a new one! How would you like to get a car with 700 miles for 30% off new price?
The old welder you had to crank by hand (like a Model T.....) I wore plenty of blisters on my hands trying to get it started through the years. No more of that nonsense, this one is electric start, pull the choke and hit the switch, ROAR!! away it goes. My first project:
On the corrals this was the last little bit I was working on when I burned up the old welder. It is a cattle-backup-preventer-thingy. They walk under it going through the leadup, and when they try to back up it catches them right on their bottom. Saves a lot of back and forth and back and forth keeping them pushed up.