Getting The Right Stud Welding Gun
A stud welder consists of three parts. These include the power supply, the cables, and the stud welding gun. The welding gun is often called the handheld weld tool, and there are different models and types based on your stud welding needs.
If you are in the market for a replacement stud welding gun or buying one for the first time, it’s worth your while to take the time in making a choice. There are some very important difference and distinctions in the stud welder tools out there, so a bit of extra time to get a premium product that is going to last is important.
Since this is a tool you are going use a lot on most projects, it will be important to choose a manufacturer with a reputation in the industry for quality, durable, reliable equipment.
There are a lot of imports on the market from companies that are not based in the United States, which can make returns, customer support, repairs or even getting replacement parts an impossibility.
By working with a US based company manufacturing and selling their own line of stud welding gun models, you have the ability to work with a company that you can trust. Additionally, check to make sure the company offers repairs and service on their equipment. A few even provide training, which is an additional service that may be important if you are a contractor or have your own business or shop.
Always check the features that the stud welder offers over the competition. Look for the option of a heavy duty model or consider if the system has any operational features, such as smooth lift action, that will extend the life of the tool.
Take the time to do a side by side comparison, at least online. Then make a point of calling the company and asking questions before you make a purchase.