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Posted: 3/3/2006 5:18:11 AM EDT
Not sure if this has been discussed before, what is the better one for doing the rails?
I tend to go with the "bigger is better" for tools, but in this case, I was concerned that the bigger one might be too quick to do the spot and there could be a chance of messing it up.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 5:36:43 AM EDT
115V is plenty
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:42:57 AM EDT
That's what I wanted to find out.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 8:11:30 AM EDT
Absolutely the 115v, the 220v is much harder to control.
A lot of those with 220v units reported burning through on this thin stuff.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:08:01 PM EDT
I purchased the 115v and it is plenty enough to do the job. I agree with the above posters in regards to the 220v being harder to control and leading to a higher chance of burning through the thin material.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 7:23:26 AM EDT
I've got the 230v, HF had it on sale for $140, it works fine, I haven't burned through anything, its mostly a visual deal anyway, watch the metal until the area around the tongs is red to about the size of a pencil eraser (1 1/2 to 2 seconds), and let cool.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:19:50 AM EDT
I've used both... go with the 115v if AKs are your only project.
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