Chicago Electric 40388 Operating instructions

Arc Welder - 120
Model 40388
Set up And Operating Instructions
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Specifications
Input Power
115/230 V~ , 42 A
Maximum Amperage Output
120 A
Electrode Sizes
(Note: Electrodes not included)
1/16” to 5/64” (115V)
1/16” to 3/32” (230V)
Features
This is a high-quality hobby arc welder, delivering up to 140 Amps welding current. It
will hold electrodes sizes from 1/16” to 3/32” in diameter. It is thermally protected, and has
a high temperature warning light. Step-less variable Amperage is easily adjustable using a
control knob, with an easy-to-read gauge on top of the unit. This welder is easily portable,
using the attached carrying handle. This welder will use either 115 Volt or 230 Volt current.
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Safety Warnings and Precautions
WARNING: When using tool, basic safety precautions should always be followed to
reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to equipment.
Read all instructions before using this tool!
1.
Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas invite injuries.
.
Observe work area conditions. Do not use machines or power tools in damp or
wet locations. Don’t expose to rain. Keep work area well lighted. Do not use electrically powered tools in the presence of flammable gases or liquids.
3.
Keep children away. Children must never be allowed in the work area. Do not let
them handle machines, tools, or extension cords.
4.
Store idle equipment. When not in use, tools must be stored in a dry location to
inhibit rust. Always lock up tools and keep out of reach of children.
5.
Do not force tool. It will do the job better and more safely at the rate for which it
was intended. Do not use inappropriate attachments in an attempt to exceed the
tool capacity.
6.
Use the right tool for the job. Do not attempt to force a small tool or attachment
to do the work of a larger industrial tool. Do not use a tool for a purpose for which it
was not intended.
7.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry as they can be caught in
moving parts. Protective, electrically non-conductive clothes and non-skid footwear
are recommended when working. Wear restrictive hair covering to contain long hair.
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8.
Use eye and ear protection. Wear ANSI-approved impact safety goggles at all
times. Wear a full face shield if you are producing metal filings or wood chips. Wear
an ANSI approved dust mask or respirator when working around metal, wood, and
chemical dusts and mists.
9.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Do not reach over
or across running machines.
10.
Maintain tools with care. Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect tool
cords periodically and, if damaged, have them repaired by an authorized technician.
The handles must be kept clean, dry, and free from oil and grease at all times.
11.
Disconnect power. Unplug electrical equipment when not in use.
1.
Remove adjusting keys and wrenches. Check that keys and adjusting wrenches
are removed from the tool or machine work surface before plugging it in.
13.
Avoid unintentional starting. Be sure the switch is in the Off position when not
in use and before plugging in. Do not carry any tool with your finger on the trigger,
whether it is plugged in or not.
14.
Stay alert. Watch what you are doing, use common sense. Do not operate any tool
when tired.
15.
Check for damaged parts. Before using any tool, any part that appears damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform
its intended function. Check for alignment and binding of moving parts, any broken
parts or mounting fixtures, and any other condition that may affect proper operation. Any part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by a qualified
technician. Do not use the tool if any switch does not turn On and Off properly.
16.
Guard against electric shock. Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces such
as pipes, clamps, vises, and metal enclosures.
17.
Replacement parts and accessories. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts will void the warranty. Only use accessories intended for use with this tool. Approved accessories are available from Harbor Freight
Tools.
18.
Do not operate tool if under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Read warning
labels on prescriptions to determine if your judgment or reflexes are impaired while
taking drugs. If there is any doubt, do not operate the tool.
19.
People with pacemakers should consult their physician(s) before use. Electromagnetic fields in close proximity to heart pacemaker could cause pacemaker interference or pacemaker failure.
0.
WARNING: This product, when used for welding or similar applications, produces
chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects (or
other reproductive harm). (California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
1.
The warnings, precautions, and instructions discussed in this instruction manual cannot cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must
be understood by the operator that common sense and caution are factors
which cannot be built into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.
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Safety Warnings and Precautions for Arc Welding
Warning! Arc Welding Can be Hazardous.
It is your responsibility to operate this equipment in a safe manner.
Fire or Explosion Precautions
Arc welding creates heat and sparks. These can cause fire or explosion. Please follow
these safety considerations while using your spot welder.
1.
Be aware of flying sparks. Only weld in an area that does not contain any materials
which can be ignited by flying sparks. Extinguish any significant flying sparks before
continuing to weld.
.
Protect yourself and others around you from burns which can be caused by flying
sparks.
3.
Never weld in an area which contains materials which can be ignited by flying
sparks.
4.
Be sure that you have a fire extinguisher nearby before using this welder.
5.
Never weld enclosed containers. Sparks in an enclosed container can trigger an
explosion.
6.
Never weld in an atmosphere which might contain flammable fumes.
7.
Periodically during welding, and after completion of job, inspect your area for any
ignition that might have been caused by flying sparks.
Electric Shock Hazard Precautions
Be aware that your arc welder operates through high resistance electrical current. Exposure
to this current can cause injury or death. Please use safety precautions against electrical
shock while using your welder.
1.
Always unplug your welder prior to making any adjustments or repairs.
.
Never leave your welder unattended while plugged in.
3.
Never use your welder in a wet environment, or while you are wet or on a wet surface.
4.
Always wear electrical insulating clothing, gloves and shoes while using your welder.
5.
Never use an extension cord which is not properly approved and rated for this equipment.
6.
Assure that you are drawing from an electrical supply which is protected by a 30
Amp fuse or breaker switch.
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Personal Safety Precautions
Flying Sparks can cause injury, and Hot Materials can cause burns. Please wear appropriate safety clothing, and observe precautions to prevent burns or injury to yourself or others.
1.
Wear ANSI approved safety goggles or glasses when using this equipment.
.
Wear protective clothing such as heavy gloves, apron, boots, mask or hood.
3.
Do not look directly into the welding arc without appropriate protective eyeshields.
Do not allow others to look directly into the arc without appropriate eye protection.
4.
Wear protective gloves while welding. Welding causes the metal to become very hot,
which can cause burns. Do not touch welded areas until you are certain they have
cooled.
5.
Assure that hot welded materials are not placed where others can touch them, or
they can cause a fire.
6.
The electrode, and especially the welding rods become very hot during welding. Exercise extreme caution to prevent burns to yourself or others from these areas.
Inhalation Hazard
Welding/Plasma Cutting Produces toxic fumes and gasses.
Exposure to welding or cutting gasses can increase the risk of
developing certain cancers, such as cancer of the larynx and
lung cancer. Also, some diseases that may be linked to exposure
to welding or plasma cutting gasses or fumes are:
• Early onset of Parkinson’s Disease
• Heart Disease
• Damage to the reproductive organs
• Ulcers
• Inflammation of the small intestine or stomach • Kidney damage
• Respiratory diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis or pneumonia
Safety precautions, such as using natural or forced air ventilation and
wearing an ANSI approved respirator, are essential to reduce the
risk of developing the above illnesses.
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Arc Welder Assembly
Installing the Handle
1.
Locate the HANDLE (27) and SCREW (28).
.
Slide the HANDLE (27) onto the top of the
CASE (26), indexing the tabs on the underside
of the HANDLE onto the slots on top of the
CASE, as indicated by lines (A) in Figure 1.
3.
Insert the SCREW (28) through the HANDLE
(27), as shown in Figure 1, and tighten securely with a screwdriver.
Installing the Ground Clamp
Figure 1. Handle Installation
WARNING! Be sure to connect the Ground Clamp to the GROUND WIRE (4) ONLY. Check
the Parts Diagram to be sure you have selected the correct wire.
Figure 2.
Ground Clamp
Installation
1.
Locate the Ground Clamp which is included in your welder kit, see Figure 2, step 1.
.
Slide the Handle Grip off the Ground Clamp, exposing the Wire Attachment area .
Slide the Handle Grip over the end of the Ground Wire (4), see Figure 2, Step 2.
3.
Attach the Ground Wire (4) to the Ground Clamp, using a Bolt, Nut and Washer,
as shown in Figure 2, Step 3.
4.
With the GROUND WIRE secure, slide the Handle Grip over the Ground Clamp,
covering the attachment of the Ground Wire to the Ground Clamp.
5.
Your assembled Ground Clamp will look like Figure 2, Step 5.
WARNING! Welder produces powerful electric currents. Operator must remain insulated
from this current. Never use if any insulating Handle Grip is not in good repair.
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Installing the Electrode Handle
Figure 3. Installing the
Electrode Handle
1.
Locate the ELECTRODE CABLE (5), as shown in the parts diagram, and the Electrode Handle as shown in figure 3, Step 1 above.
.
Slide the Handle Grip off the Electrode Handle, as shown in Step 2 above.
3.
Insert the ELECTRODE CABLE (5) through the Handle Grip, and attach to the Electrode Handle as shown in Step 3 above. Note: You must place bare end of ELECTRODE CABLE wire into opening in end of Electrode Handle, then by tightening the
Screw, tighten the Clamping Plate onto the bare end of the ELECTRODE CABLE,
clamping it securely into place.
4.
With the ELECTRODE CABLE secured into the Electrode Handle, slide the Handle
Grip over the wire connection, as shown in Step 4 above. Tighten the Handle Grip
securely in place by tightening the screw in the base of the Handle Grip, as shown.
WARNING! Never use your welder if the Insulating Handle Grips are not in good condition
and securely in place. Dangerous potentially fatal shocks can result from improper
handle insulation.
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Installing the Power Plug
Note: This Arc Welder is equipped to operate with either 115 or 230 Volt power supply.
Standard “household” current in the U.S. is 110-120 Volts. If you will be using a
“household” outlet, follow directions for 115 Volt wiring. Electric service for appliances such as stoves in the U.S. are 220-240 Volts. If you will be using an “appliance”
outlet, follow directions for 230 Volt wiring. If you have ANY DOUBT, consult a qualified electrician. Severe damage can result from improperly wiring this Arc Welder.
1.
Determine which voltage you will be using, and secure a UL approved plug for the
selected voltage which will fit your wall outlet.
.
Identify the correct wires you will be using for your voltage from the chart below.
115 Volt installation 230 Volt Installation
Ground
Green
Green
Neutral
White
Hot
Black L1
Black L1, Red L2
Tied Off Wire Red
White
3.
Prepare the wires by stripping approximately 1/2” of the insulation from the end of
each wire.
4.
Depending on the plug design, insert the prepared cable ends into the plug from the
back.
5.
Attach the Green wire to the Ground pole of the plug.
6.
Wire the appropriate plug as shown in #2 above.
7.
To tie off the wire shown in #2 above: Using a Wire Nut, cap the bare end of the unused wire, carefully insulating it from contact with any metal or conducting surface.
WARNING! Before operating this welder, make sure that the plug is properly wired for
the voltage to be used, AND that the selector switch (1) is set for the proper
voltage. The Selector Switch must be set before the Arc Welder is plugged in and
turned on. Severe equipment failure and property damage can result from improper
wiring or switch selection.
Warning! If Arc Welder is operated at 115 V~, be sure not to regulate the current over 70
A, or the 30 A breaker in your house line will trip.
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Wiring Diagram
115/230 V~ 115 V~: B - M 230 V~: M - N
B=White N=Red M=Black
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Preparing a Safe Workplace Environment to Avoid Hazardous Conditions
The primary hazards to be managed when using Arc Welding equipment include Electric
Shock, Fumes and Gasses, Sparks and Fire, Arc Light, and Tools and Equipment in the
Work Area.
Electrical Hazards
1.
Work only in a dry environment. This includes dry clothing, shoes, floors and tools.
.
Maintain an insulation layer between yourself and the electrodes, the workpiece and
the floor. Keep the Electrode Insulated Handle Grips in good condition, wear insulated gloves, and insulated shoes.
3.
Do not plug in or turn on the welder until you are prepared to work, and are confident
that it is safe to do so. Do not allow the Welding Rod, or Electrode Holder to touch
anything that you do not intend to weld.
Fumes and Gasses
1.
The Flux and alloying metals components of the welding rods gives off fumes as the
rod is used. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated are to avoid excessive inhalation of
these fumes.
.
The heat generated by welding, and the sparks and splatter that can fly out can
ignite any flammable materials or gasses in the area. Be sure that there are no flammable materials in the are before beginning to weld.
3.
Work piece coatings may burn or fume with Arc ignition. Be sure to provide for proper ventilation.
Sparks and Fire
1.
Arc welding creates considerable heat, both in the workpiece, and in sparks and
splatter that may fly or drip from the workpiece.
.
Remove any combustibles from the area.
3.
Always have a second person present to watch for fires.
4.
Keep a fire extinguisher available at the worksite.
5.
Remember that the workpiece becomes very hot, and can cause fire or injury.
Arc Light
1.
The light created by Arc Welding can damage your eyes and skin.
.
Always wear an ANSI approved welding face shield before striking an arc.
3.
Never allow an onlooker to view the welding Arc.
4.
Wear dark colored long sleeve clothing to protect your skin.
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General Workplace Cautions
1.
Prepare and maintain a safe, uncluttered workplace.
.
Make sure the welding ground circuit is direct to the work. Be wary of hoist chains,
cables, scaffolding, etc.
3.
Avoid contacting other electrical equipment in the area, such as hoists, grinders, etc.
4.
Always unplug the power line before servicing this equipment.
5.
Be aware of your surroundings and hazards caused by debris, tools, equipment, etc.
6.
Always be aware of the risk of fire caused by sparks and splatter.
Additional Equipment Recommended for Safe and Successful Welding
1.
Always wear heavy protective gloves when welding, to protect yourself from sparks,
splatter and hot workpieces.
.
If welding overhead, always wear protective leather welder’s jacket and overalls.
3.
Always wear sturdy shoes or boots for protection against splatter, and to provide
insulation from the ground.
4.
Always wear a protective face shield, with UV and IR rated filters matching the process and amperage you will be using. The helmet should have a clear splatter shield
to protect the filter.
5.
You will need a slag hammer to chip slag off the surface of the weld.
6.
You will need a stainless steel scratch brush for each type of material you weld, e.g..
Steel, Stainless, Aluminum, etc.
7.
A skull cap or beanie will protect your hair while wearing the helmet.
8.
You will need an assortment of locking pliers, clamps, and fixtures to hold your workpieces for accurate joining.
Preparing the Workpiece for Welding
1.
For successful welding the workpiece must be clean: free of corrosion, dirt and grease.
.
Test fit the workpiece prior to welding to assure it will assemble properly.
3.
Hold the workpieces in place with an appropriate and secure clamping system
Selecting the Correct Welding Rod
1.
Welding rods are available in a variety of alloys, sizes and fluxes for various welding
applications. Be sure you are using the correct welding rod before working.
Note: Welding rods are variously referred to as “Electrodes”, “Rods”, and “Sticks”. Do not
confuse these with “MIG Wire” which is used in a different process.
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Controls
1.
Power Switch (1). Use this selector to turn the welder Off, or On to
the correct Voltage. WARNING: It is
imperative that you select ONLY the
Voltage setting for which you have
wired the Power Cable.
.
Power Cable (2). You will have
wired this for either 115 or 230 Volts.
3.
Amperage Control Knob (3).
Use this control to regulate the Amperage. Turn in the direction indicated
by the arrow to increase or decrease
Amperage.
4.
Ground Cable (4). Use the clamp
on this cable to ground your workpiece.
5.
Electrode Cable (5). Use the Electrode on this cable to hold the welding rod,
and to weld.
6.
Green Pilot Lamp (6). This lamp indicates that the Welder is turned On.
7.
Yellow Lamp (7). This lamp lights when the Welder has overheated, and the
thermostat has tripped. Notice: If the Yellow Warning Light goes on. Stop welding,
turn off and unplug the welder, and wait at least 15 minutes for the unit to cool down.
Recheck your electrode selection and Amperage setting to determine if they are correct for the welds being made. When restarting, either use a lower Amperage setting, or allow more time between welds to avoid overheating the Welder. Continued
overheating can cause damage.
Setting the Correct Amperage
Control the Amperage of your Arc Welder by turning the Amperage Control
Knob (3) on the front of the welder, and reading the setting through the CLEAR COVER
(23) on top of the welder, and comparing the position of the Indicator (24) with the information on the label.
WARNING! If welding at 115 Volts, do not exceed 70 A, or the 30 A breaker switch in your
power source will trip.
WARNING! Never use an extension cord for this unit that is not UL rated for the Voltage
and Amperage that the welder requires.
Arc Welding Basics
1.
In Arc Welding, the electrical arc struck between the electrode and the welding joint
generates such a high temperature that it melts both the electrode and the base
metal. As this molten metal pool cools, it welds the joint.
To consistently achieve good weld joints, it is important to have the right equipment,
use the proper electrodes, prepare the workpiece properly, and utilize skill which can
only be gained through training and practice. While this booklet provides useful and
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important information, you are strongly urged to obtain appropriate training, and to
practice on non-critical test pieces before attempting to weld important items.
3.
To begin welding, first observe all safety precautions, then attach the Ground Clamp
to the workpiece in such a way as to provide good electrical conductivity between
the weld area and the ground clamp. Adjust the Amperage to the correct setting, by
turning the Amperage Control Knob (3) and observing the Indicator (24)
through the Clear Cover (23).
4.
While wearing protective clothing and holding the Electrode Clamp away from conducting surface, insert correct electrode (welding rod) into Electrode Clamp, at convenient angle.
5.
Turn the Switch (1) to the correct Voltage, and pause momentarily for the Transformer (19) to fully charge.
6.
Drag the electrode along the workpiece in a motion similar to striking a match. Do
not “rap” the electrode on the workpiece as that may damage the electrode by dislodging flux and inhibit proper welding performance.
7.
Once the arc is ignited, position the electrode at a 30° angle to the workpiece. While
working, maintain the arc by holding the electrode away from the workpiece a distance equal to the electrode’s diameter.
8.
Proceed at a smooth, steady pace. Observe the weld as you proceed, tempering
your motions to achieve a good weld.
Tips for Welding Success
1.
Good welds depend on the action of an appropriate flux. Do not use welding rods
which have a damaged or missing flux coating.
.
Experienced welders often use a “weaving” technique. This is a smooth oscillating
motion of the electrode during the weld process to evenly disperse the weld puddle
throughout the joint. This also results in a repetitive wave-like pattern on the surface
of the weld.
3.
As you progress, periodically use a “Slag Hammer” and “Scratch Brush” to remove
flux and slag deposits on the surface of the weld before the weld is fully cooled. This
will help prevent inclusions and pitting in the weld.
4.
Strive for an even weld joint that fully penetrates the workpiece, and is completely
filled with the pooled welding material. Avoid leaving gaps, undercuts, cavities or
excess material overflowing from the joint.
5.
Minimize the Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) of your workpiece. The welding process
heats the base material, and may adversely affect its tensile strength or state of
heat-treatment. Expert welders apply only the amount of heat needed to produce a
good weld by moving smoothly along the weld joint, using the correct setting, and
applying the electrode efficiently.
6.
Do not contaminate joint by using dirty materials or tools, or using slag hammers
or scratch brushes which have been previously used on different material. For example, a scratch brush previously used on steel weld may cause rust contamination
if used on stainless steel weld.
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Troubleshooting Arc Welding Defects
Porosity and Surface Holes
Most porosity cannot be seen, but serious porosity weakens the weld.
Before welding, remove all surface contaminants, such as Mill Scale, Rust, Paint,
1.
Dirt, Grease, or Moisture.
Keep the weld puddle molten for a longer period, allowing time for gasses to escape.
.
Steel with an extra low Manganese or Carbon content, or with a high percentage of
3.
Sulfur or Phosphorous will need to be welded using an E7018 rod.
Use a shorter arc length electrode, such as E7018.
4.
Undercut
Undercutting appears as slight scratches at the bead edges. Under certain conditions it can
seriously decrease the weld strength.
Reduce the Amperage, travel speed, or electrode diameter until the puddle size be1.
comes manageable.
Adjust the Electrode angle so the Arc Force holds the metal in the corners.
.
Use a uniform travel speed, and avoid excessive weaving.
3.
Weld Material Spatter
Spattering does not influence weld strength, but is considered an appearance defect.
Lower the current, check the specified range for the electrode being used.
1.
Be sure you are using the correct polarity.
.
Try to minimize the arc length.
3.
Look for Arc Blow conditions. Note: Arc Blow generally occurs only when using a DC
4.
welder. This is an AC welder.
Wet or moist flux or workpiece may cause splatter. Note: Wet electrodes may be
5.
dried by baking at 300° F until the moisture is gone, usually in 1-2 hours.
Poor Fusion
Poor Fusion is bad bonding of the weld metal to any part of the work piece. This must be
corrected, since it results in a weak weld joint.
Increase the Amperage.
1.
Clean the joint edges of dirt, rust, paint, or use an E6013 electrode.
.
Decrease the gap between the work pieces.
3.
Use a weaving technique to better fill the gap.
4.
Visual Inspection of the finished weld
Compare your weld joints to these drawings for suggestions on
achieving better welds.
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Parts List
Part
Code
Q’ty
1
CA10a212-620
1
SWITCH 115/230V
2
BA.B12.6
1
POWER CABLE
3
BA.B12.4
1
AMPERAGE CONTROL KNOB
4
BA.B12.7
1
GROUND CABLE
5
BA.B12.7
1
ELECTRODE CABLE
6
ND10 T90
1
GREEN PILOT LAMP
7
ND10 T90
1
YELLOW LAMP
8
GB8 18-85
3
SCREW M4 X 12
1
WELDING STEP SELECTOR
9
Description
10
GB8 18-85
1
SCREW M2.5 x 10
11
BA.B 12.4-1
1
LOCATING COLLAR
12
BA.B 12-5
1
BASE FRAME
13
BA.B12-6
4
FOOT
14
GB96-85
4
WASHER
15
GB18-85
4
SCREW M14 x 16
16
BA.B12-4
1
FRAME FOR MOVABLE IRON CORE
17
BA.B 12.3
2
MOVABLE IRON CORE
18
BA.B 12.3-1
2
INSULATION CUSHION
19
BA.B 12.2
1
TRANSFORMER 40 x 60 2;OV
20
BA.B 12.-8
2
TRANSFORMER CARRIAGE
21
TJWT211E-140
1
THERMOSTAT
22
BA.B 12-7
1
BAFFLE
23
BA.B 04-7
1
CLEAR COVER
24
BA.B 12-2
1
INDICATOR
25
BA.B 12-3
2
CLAMP RING
26
BA.B 1 2.1
1
CASE
27
BA.B 12-1
1
HANDLE
28
GB8 45-85
1
SCREW ST3.9 x 25
1
RUBBER RING
29
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AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY
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Limited 1 Year / 90 day warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and
durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that for a period of ninety days from date of
purchase that the torch, liner, wire feed mechanism (if applicable), welding clamps, electrode holders,
cables and accessories packed with the welder are free of defects in materials and workmanship.
This Limited 90 Day/1 Year Warranty shall not apply to consumable parts such as tips, welding
wire, and gas nozzles. Harbor Freight Tools also warrants to the original purchaser, for a period of
one year from date of purchase, that the transformer and rectifier are free from defects in materials
and workmanship (90 days if used by a professional contractor or if used as rental equipment). This
warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents,
repairs or alterations outside our facilities, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall
in no event be liable for death, injuries to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or
consequential damages arising from the use of our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation of exclusion may not apply
to you. This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, express or
implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation
charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the
merchandise. If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our
election or we may elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you
with a replacement. We will return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no
defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must
bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
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