Eastwood MIG Welder 175 Amp with Spool Gun

Eastwood MIG Welder 175 Amp with Spool Gun

Product Review (submitted on May 28, 2013):

I bought this welder almost one year ago, June 2012. At the time, I did not have the money to buy a bottle of gas, so I used it a couple of times for flux core. I hate flux core welding so I just didn't use it anymore. Last month I finally got some gas to use with it, and guess what, the gas valve is stuck open. When the bottle is opened, and machine is on, the gas flows non stop. I called tech support, and had to leave a message. They called me back and said "oh yeah, that's no big deal. We can either send you a new gas solenoid and walk you through changing it out, or we can just send you a brand new welder." I said send me the welder!! Only hiccup was when customer service called to arrange to send me a new welder, the lady was kinda rude, and demanded that I send the old one back BEFORE she would send me the new one. After I explained to her multiple times that I had no boxes, and no way to send the old one back first, without spending 20 or 30 bucks on boxes, she put me on hold, and after a few minutes came back being very nice, and said "ok, just let me know when you get the new one, and we'll arrange to have the old one picked up." I got the new one, It works great, they picked up the old one, and I am very satisfied. If you're considering one of these, there's no need to worry about whether or not Eastwood will stand behind it.

Doug