The welding field is very broad and IMO a blanket conclusion can't be made. Who makes the best four-wheeled highway vehicle? For what application? Mining trucks? Spare no expense supercars? Luxury limos for kings?
Some folks think Lincoln leads the pipeline field. I've heard it said that the Miller Dynasty line is tops for TIG welders. Hobart doesn't make anything above 250 amps due to their Federal agreement when purchased by ITW so where do they fit in?
For me the "best" are the ones that are in my home shop, are paid for, and I'm good enough with to make the welds that fit my needs. Given that, my buzzbox would qualify so it depends on your definition of "best".
Last edited by canoecruiser; 07-21-2012 at 08:44 PM.
Harris dual-stage O/A
Lincoln AC/DC buzzbox
Miller 3035 spoolgun
Thermal Arc 185
Thermadyne Cutmaster 52
Angle grinders, vicegrips, the usual suspects
Two hands, tired body, not enough time...