If you are in the market and considering different options in stud welders, there are several factors that will be essential to keep in mind. By choosing the correct machine and equipment, you can complete typical projects for your company and also have the ability to handle new work that may come your way.
Consider Current and Future Use
Buying any type of equipment is going to be costly, so it is essential to choose machines that are not just going to cover the basics. While more advanced types of welders with more features and options will add to the initial cost, they will also provide more use options, helping to ensure you don’t have to outsource stud welding tasks in the future.
Check the standard features that are included with the base price of the stud welders in consideration. Often the lower cost equipment doesn’t have the full complement of standard features the more advanced machines offer. Just be sure you are comparing similar equipment with the same ability to offer full control over the equipment for operator ease and efficiency.
Many of the stud welders on the market are basic equipment. There are also some companies manufacturing products that use the latest in technology. Features such as maintenance trackers, programmable pilot arc settings, feature locking and even a mode to allow the welder to penetrate rust, paint and scale before welding are all essential optional features to consider.
These features are in place to make maintaining and operating the equipment easier. The maintenance tracker, in particular, is a valuable additional feature that will ensure the preventative care for the equipment is completed every set number of welds, typically at 100,000. Trying to work without this can lead to missed maintenance and an increased risk of the need for more costly repairs.