Wednesday 18 July 2012
Shipping and Handling
How far will you go for a deal?
I drove over one-thousand kilometers today to buy a used welding machine.
My Dad went with me for company and driving relief.
I know that many of you drive a lot, whether it is for work, or family, or shopping.
We try not to go too far, so the fourteen hours of driving was pretty long for me.
Especially having to drive on the 401 highway from the 115 to Windsor and back.
Fortunately, everything went smoothly and the traffic was reasonable.
It was not much of a sight-seeing trip but the wind farms around Leamington are very dramatic.
The turbines are gigantic and must number in the thousands.
For welding, I prefer a TIG welder.
It is the most versatile platform for my welding needs.
Once I left my last career, I also lost the use of a TIG.
My antique AC arc welder works great for what it was intended for,
but to do everything I need, it hasn't been enough.
So I found a TIG for sale, used, online.
Only it was in Windsor.
If it works out well,
the long road trip will have been worth it.
A new machine like this is beyond my budget comfort zone.
And though still not cheap, this machine was half the price of a new one.
Once it's up and running, which will take some time,
I'll do a welding post,
and show you what a TIG machine is capable of.