These days, spare parts, service and local dealers are everything. Too much low dollar, unservicable throwaway stuff. I've gotten to where I download owners manuals and look at operating and maintenance instructions and check on spare availabilities as well as company stability. If a company doesn't have on-line manuals these days, they're automatically off the list. I've owned too much stuff where they made 10,000 things by using exactly 10,000 parts and there are no replacement parts. Harsh, maybe, but it's my money.
Back to main point; do you need want a cutting torch, or is it just going to collect dust? The answer to this will also establish a value in your mind, which is really all that counts.
Last edited by Blacksmith; 02-02-2012 at 01:41 PM.
Stickmate LX AC/DC
Big cheap (Chinese) Anvil
Hand cranked coal forge
Freon bottle propane forge
HH 210 and bottle of C25