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6 February 2018

Europe vs. China: Buy Welding Machines Choosing the Best Quality

When it comes to purchasing a welding machine, there is a wide range of factors that must be taken into consideration before you shell out potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds, euros or dollars on a new piece of machinery. One of the principle factors that you must consider is what country offers the best quality machinery.

Europe and China are two countries who are constantly vying to establish their position as welding leader but the debate has divided many, so, let’s take a look at who offers the best quality welding products.

First things first, let’s delve into the world of European welding machines and see why these machines could be regarded as the best quality.


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Slash the risk of errors

Most issues, associated with welding machines, can be avoided by opting for a top-of-the-range brand. With less-established brands that manufacture light-weight machines for lower prices, you will often find that they are unreliable without a proven track record. So, if you want high-quality with less risks, you should buy welding machines from Europe!


They fit the needs of the European welder

In the welding community, it is a well-known fact that certain welding brands offer special features that make them more user-friendly. The European pieces of machinery are usually manufactured with the needs of the European clientele in mind as they incorporate specific features that will be potentially useful to this target audience.

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Accessibility is key

Even though the majority of European welding machines are of the highest quality, sometimes there are issues and accidents that cannot be avoided, so, it is important to ensure that there is somewhere near you that will be able to service, maintain and repair your machine if need be. Ensuring that maintenance and repairs can be carried out and that there are parts available but remember to buy welding machines that is high quality.

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Improved production and materials

Lower prices can often be viewed as almost synonymous with poor quality materials and production. This is important to bear in mind as those more expensive brands usually pay more attention to their products during production.

So, let’s move along and take a look at Chinese welding machines and see what these machines bring to the table.


A grey area

There are those who argue that Chinese manufacturers are increasingly stepping up their game and those who say that the rather stereotypical reputation of Chinese products still rings true. This somewhat mixed opinion base does not exactly instil the greatest confidence in their abilities but how will you know if you don’t try?


High-quality products with bargain basement prices?

Particularly in recent years, Chinese manufacturers have been said to be stepping up to the plate to produce rather slick-looking machinery that has exceeded all expectations especially with their high-performance levels. All of this comes at a low price point that is much lower than the prices found in Europe.


Risky business

Many welders fear that if they buy from China, they could be left with nothing (or if not nothing, a low-quality machine). This is perhaps emphasised by the fact that a number of welding machines from Europe are sold in China, this could lead us to believe that those machines found in China could be subpar.


Cheaper products = Cheaper Assembly?

These cheaper welding machines are manufactured with cheaper parts and cheaper assembly techniques with no factory support. Often, this leads to products that are not the highest quality. However, there are those who claim that Chinese-made machines have performed well and the lower cost has only made it more attractive.

So, let’s make a final decision! Which offers higher quality machines?

You should bear in mind the phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ when making your decision. If you are feeling dangerous, try out a Chinese machine and give it a whirl but if you want a reliable, high-quality welding machine, go European! The decision is yours, who will you choose?



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