I hope that I don't live around this plant and I hope this guy is just joking in his review! :shock: I was looking at getting a new welder and ran across this guys review of a Hobart 110 volt welder. I would think that Federal and State regulations would be a lot stricter on this at a Nuclear Plant. Let's see he has never welded before, bought a welding book, practiced 1 week on bed frames, no X-raying of welds, all this with a 110 volt welder! :shock: :shock: :shock: I think the review is just a joke as in the last sentence he says it is a "real blast".
Overall Rating: 5 / 5
Nuclear Ready, December 21, 2008
By loki (read all my reviews)
"When the local nuclear plant laid off most of its maintenance staff and outsourced the work, I was lucky enough to get the contract for all the welding. While I was excited at the chance to launch a new business, and the money looked good, I had never done any welding, and neither had my brother-in-law, who was to be my helper. Well, I shouldn't have worried. We bought two of these units at a nearby Northern Tools, as well as a "how to weld" book they had there. After a weekend of practicing on some old bed frames and a junk car that we had sitting in the yard, we knew we were in good shape. We've been at it for 2 years now, and this welder has been handling the welding on the 30" stainless steel cooling lines like a champ. The welds look so pretty that we don't need to waste money and time x-raying them, and saving that expense leaves a lot more money in our pockets. No wonder they had to lay off people, they were wasting a lot of money on much more expensive welders, x-ray machines, and other useless stuff. Our welds with this little gem are just as pretty looking as any welds in the plant. Thanks Northern Tools and Hobart, with this machine as our "trade secret" we plan on expanding our business and turning the nuclear industry on its' head. Using this machine in the nuclear plants is a real blast."
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