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Welding Equipment Repairs: Repair or Replace?

Posted on March-03-2019

Welding Equipment Repairs: Repair or Replace

Sometimes, your welding equipment will require a little care and attention. As very heavy-duty equipment, the tools used for welding are often exposed to extreme temperatures and can face a lot of physical challenges.

Here, we explain how to tell the difference between equipment in need of repair and that in need of replacing.

Is the damage superficial?

This is an easy tell. If any damage to your welding equipment appears to be superficial, there’s a good chance it can be repaired. Superficial damage might include scratching, damage to the bodywork, and damage that doesn’t compromise the structural integrity of the object. If you suspect this to be the case for you, then we would advise that you look for repairs over replacements.

How much would the repair cost

Beyond the superficial repair jobs, certain issues are still fixable but require far more work (and money) than others. In these situations, it’s important to consider whether a replacement may actually work out cheaper in the long run.

The chances are that one significant repair job won’t cost as much as a new piece of welding equipment, but and old, damaged unit is much more likely to break again before too long. Replace it with something in good health, and you immediately reduce the risk you’ll have to put your hand in your pocket again.

Where we come in

Thankfully, you’re in safe hands regardless with Arc Welding. Our repairs service will have your equipment fully operational in no time, while we also stock a range of new and used equipment.

To find out more about any of our services, give us a call on 0121 327 2249 or fill in one of our online contact forms. We look forward to hearing from you.

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