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  • Coalsmoke
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    Originally posted by welderdude402 View Post
    I'm just getting my rig all setup right now. Getting a little at a time as to what I can afford. One thing I was wondering is what kind of advertising do(or did) you guys do? Do you go out and just meet with people, or advertise on radio? I was just wondering, because I now have enough equipment that I can go out and do most jobs, and wanted to know how you got your names out there.
    90% of my work was from repeat business or word of mouth referrals. I was in the yellow pages and I'd see $10-$15K a year of work from that, so it paid for itself, but generally it was all word of mouth for me.

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  • gda
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    Jeb, Reggie has a point - there is more than just pulling the trigger, and someone else mentioned insurance. Not trying to be a wet blanket but you have to consider what would happen if something you made or fixed came apart and somebody got hurt. There is a reason that there are certified weldors. As my auto upholseter once told me "the less you know about something the easier it is". The more I study the more scared I would be to weld something for money and take on that liability.

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  • welderdude402
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    I'm just getting my rig all setup right now. Getting a little at a time as to what I can afford. One thing I was wondering is what kind of advertising do(or did) you guys do? Do you go out and just meet with people, or advertise on radio? I was just wondering, because I now have enough equipment that I can go out and do most jobs, and wanted to know how you got your names out there.

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  • Coalsmoke
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    Things on the left side of the country here are pretty glum too. I am glad I sold off the mobile stuff when I did. There is a very nice welding skid for sale around here, $10K, welder, 5 reels, everything built of aluminum, all good to go, and by the looks of it no one is buying it. 18 months ago this would have sold for 20K and fast. One of the local fab companies laid off its 40 person staff and he is doing everything himself, the work, office, bidding, etc. I'm finding it tough scratching out enough money too. I am doing house renos most days and some shop jobs as I get them. I seem to be making about 80% of what I need to live on each month. I think (or hope) now that winter is almost over that we will see things picking up a bit.

    I hope everyone hanging in there for the long run can make it. I agree it looks like it will be a little while yet before it turns around. It seems that every week there is more bad news in the air.

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  • Vicegrip
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    not a rig but this syncro is asking price of $1200 local to me.


    " Miller Syncrowave 250 TIG welder - $1200 (Alexandria)

    Reply to: [email protected] [?]
    Date: 2009-02-17, 9:54AM EST



    Selling a Miller Syncrowave 250 TIG welder. This is the most well known TIG welder in history. Machine is 220V, single phase and works great. It will weld any metal. Was purchased from a welding school. Can include a full bottle of pure Argon gas for extra. Price is $1200 but I will take the best offer.

    Call 703 350 2380"

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  • cruizer
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    This is why I'm buying up machines, Sell your debts off. You need a machine, We'll rent you one until the economy gets better then you can go out and buy one. You have no maintenance or downtime issues with us.

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  • Black Wolf
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    DMK - Two Thumbs Up Bud - Nicely stated.

    Bob - Good Points as well.

    Luckily, I am seeing a changing trend here in town. More and more Portables rolling around at 5:30 - 6:30 am than I have seen in a long while. Maybe our brothers are finally getting a break, and things are loosening up a little.

    No, still no where near the traffic we had a year ago, but every positive change is just that.

    Man, I am really feeling for all you guys on trucks right now.

    Tighten up your belts and hang on boys - Best of Luck.

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  • Cornerstone
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    Good post DMK, you hit it on the money. But to go off track a bit and back a hundred years. There was a gold rush up in the Yukon and thousands trekked from all over on train, wagon or horseback( no Dodges here) and spent a fair amount of cash to stake out a claim. Hardships we can't imagine, the strongest and the wisest likely succeeded, not a time or place for the weak and timid. Do you see the similarities? Yes, economy's go up and down, times and people change, and we weather the storms best as we can.

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  • dmk welding
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    I don't see alot of rigs for sale here in Saskatchewan...not to say that there isn't though. I am quite sure that there are 50 X the amount of rig welders in Alberta as compared to here though.
    It's not surprising that some of these guys out there are selling them off. It seems like its all show up in Northern Alberta with these young welders just first rigging up and seeing these $25,000 cheques in a month and thinking that it's just always going to be this way, so might as well spend over $100K setting up with the jacked up Dodge 1 ton with the huge mudders and shiny this and that chrome package with the new Pro 300 or Classic 300 and all the trimmings that go along with it. Add on to that a $400,000 mortgage and the wife's $950/mth lease payment on the new SUV in the garage along with the 2 sleds and new quad...you get the picture.
    I know these guys...they're all over and not just in Northern Alberta, here as well. I just don't get it is all. I rigged up for $30,000 because I had no idea if I was going to be able to make it out there and sure as sh** didn't want a huge payment every month when I was first breaking out without any contacts and now that I am succeeding and prospering I'm glad that I did it this way cause I may not have the newest, shiniest rig out there but it pays the bills and keeps food on my families plate just fine...hasn't broke down on me yet in the field, not like buddies new Dodge.
    It just seems like these days its more about what you sit behind and how many square feet your bank owned house is and whether or not you have the latest this and that or who you drink with and not really about the welding and staying humble and just putting in an honest days work.
    I'm working steady now in Sask...was slow at first but now I'm working alot more than I was in Alberta last year. My truck has paid for itself many times over already and it's only been a year and a half. I have no stress about rig payments or the economy. Things will pick up again and the world will continue to spin like it always has...maybe we can lose some of the posers with the stepping stools to get on their tail gates and the big mouths while it's slow like this...that's never a bad thing.
    Last edited by dmk welding; 02-16-2009, 11:25 AM.

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  • stick man
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    Originally posted by nfinch86 View Post
    Jeb, Hello;

    All the Power to Ya !!

    I Would suggest a Pick-up and a Generator at a Bare Minimum !

    That is to go with your Welder and other essential tools of coarse !!

    ............... Norm :

    Don't forget that little thing called insurance, in case you tear someone's BBQ grill up.

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  • nfinch86
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    Self-Employed !!

    Originally posted by Jeb View Post
    I suppose it could be a little challenging gettting started but if I carve out the right niche, I might just make a go of it. The way I have it figured, I could start out as a mobile sheetmetal repair guy. The machine would be easy to transport and I wouldn't need a ton of gear. The other good thing is that everyone has a 115V outlet that I could plug into. I might need some 100ft extension cords but that really isn't a big deal. And if things really take off, I could buy myself a portable generator to run the machine so I could get into more remote locations.

    I mean the possibilities here are endless. I could do repairs on stuff like old BBQ grills, lawnmower decks, tailpipes, metal shelving units, and the list goes on. I think specializing like this is really the way to go for me and is going to be key to my success. It might take a few years to really get going but then I will most likely be able to step up to one of the 180 class migs. That will open up a whole new world of welding for me then.
    Jeb, Hello;

    All the Power to Ya !!

    I Would suggest a Pick-up and a Generator at a Bare Minimum !

    That is to go with your Welder and other essential tools of coarse !!

    ............... Norm :

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  • Misurec
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    Miller Dialarc

    I am selling a miller dialarc 250p am I asking too much have not had much luck you can see it it is on craigslist/cleveland http://cleveland.craigslist.org/tls/1033457290.html (tools) let me know what you think I thought I could power up this at home but my house is 103 years old and there is just no way... Thanks,Misurec

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  • Jeb
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    Originally posted by reggie
    need more machine than that...guys on this forumn wonder if these machines can meet their hobby needs and you want to start a buisness with one...if your at that level of uncertainty about machine selection how proficient do you think youll be in an acutual job situation...more to this industry than pulling a trigger...just take a look at some members tool lists,pretty impressive,and some of them dont even have their own bussiness...what chance would you have against some of these guys warchests...more important how would you do anything reliable with 110/140 amps...all you would do is make ajoke of being independent for guys who invested a lot more then you ...dont mean to sound harsh...just telling it like it is...
    I suppose it could be a little challenging gettting started but if I carve out the right niche, I might just make a go of it. The way I have it figured, I could start out as a mobile sheetmetal repair guy. The machine would be easy to transport and I wouldn't need a ton of gear. The other good thing is that everyone has a 115V outlet that I could plug into. I might need some 100ft extension cords but that really isn't a big deal. And if things really take off, I could buy myself a portable generator to run the machine so I could get into more remote locations.

    I mean the possibilities here are endless. I could do repairs on stuff like old BBQ grills, lawnmower decks, tailpipes, metal shelving units, and the list goes on. I think specializing like this is really the way to go for me and is going to be key to my success. It might take a few years to really get going but then I will most likely be able to step up to one of the 180 class migs. That will open up a whole new world of welding for me then.

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  • usmcruz
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    Well if anyone of you know a welder that is selling a plasma cutter, Im in the market to buy another one, preferably a spectrum 2050.

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  • arraflipper
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    used welders

    I have been watching and looking for a real good portable welder/generator. I have come close to just buy a new one but maybe I need wait and to look some more.

    I don't wish anyone bad luck of loosing a job, as we all need to work to keep paying Uncle Sam's taxes. I would just like to save myself some money!

    Jim

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