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  • GENERAL SUPPORT QUESTIONS
    • Owners Manuals

      If you have lost your owners manual or just want to read one before purchasing, you can download direct from our owners manual downloads here

      Once downloaded you can view on your PC and print hard copy if required.

      You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view manuals, If you don't have this you can download it free here Adobe Reader

       If a manual is not listed here, please call us on 01452 733933 or email us via our contact us page and we will send you one.

    • How do I obtain an R-Tech Brochure

      You can download our last Printable R-Tech Welding Equipment Brochure for viewing on your PC

      You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view brochure, If you don't have this you can download it free here - Adobe Reader

      Or you can contact us via our Contact us page and supply your name, address and contact number and we will promptly send you one in the post. 

      Or just simply give us a call!

    • How long have R-Tech been established?

      R-Tech have been in the welding equipment industry for over 25 years, firstly providing a welding equipment repair service including warranty repairs for most major manufacturers and manufacturing custom welding machines for bespoke applications. 

      R-Tech Welding Equipment became a Ltd Company in 2007, we were previously known as Industrial Plant Repairs (I.P.R) and RJW Industrial Repairs. 

      We have used our experience & knowledge as welding equipment repairers for distributors and manufacturers to provide you with welding equipment designed for welders.

    • Why should I buy R-Tech ?

      R-Tech provide you with high quality Welding Equipment with easy useable features, at exceptional value with un-rivalled direct customer support. 

      All our machines are robustly built using the latest ultra reliable IGBT inverter power components sourced from Siemens in Germany & USA.

      We give a 3 year collect and return warranty on all our R-Tech machines, a true no quibble warranty.

      Fast turnaround of warranty and non-warranty repairs.

      10 year duty of care on spare parts - We keep a large stock of spares in our Gloucester premises.

      We build our machines in a modular basis which ensures any future repair bills are kept to a minimum, unlike some manufacturers who build the internals of thier machines on just one or two P.C.B's we ensure ours are designed to have internal components easily replaced ensuring cost effective repairs.

    • How long will it take to get my machine?

      All orders for R-Tech welding equipment received by 3PM will normally be despatched the same day for next day delivery to the UK mainland, UK Isles may take 48hrs. 

      Once your order has been placed, will will email you an order confirmation, then a despatch confirmation with tracking number so you can track your order.


      Simply order on-line or by phone on 01452 733933.


      If you require any advice on which welding machine will best suit your requirements, please give us a call and one of our friendly sales/technical team will answer your questions.

    • How does R-Tech achieve such good value for money?

      R-Tech sell direct to you so no need for "middle men". This also gives you direct fast and free support.

      Utilising the internet and telephone sales we negate the need for costly 'on the road salesmen'. 


      This enables R-Tech to keep the end user price very competitive and free from middleman commision.

    • What is included with your welding equipment packages?


      We supply our 
      Tig Welder packages with 

      4M Torch, Earth lead, MMA lead, Mains Cable, Gas hose & Gas regulator, Owners Manual
      We even supply a selection of Torch spares (Ceramics, Collet & body and 1.6 & 2.4mm Steel & Alloy Tungsten's).
      All you need is a mains supply, filler rods, suitable welding mask, gloves and a bottle of pure argon and you're welding. 



      We supply our Mig Welder packages with 

      3 or 4 metre Torch, Earth lead, Mains Cable, Gas hose & Gas regulator, Owners Manual, All you need is a mains supply, suitable mig wire, welding mask, gloves and a bottle of shielding gas and you're welding. 



      We supply our 
      Plasma Cutter packages with 

      4.5M or 6M Plasma Cutting Cutting Torch, Earth lead, Mains Cable, Air pressure regulator with watertrap and PCL fitting, Owners manual. All you need is mains supply, suitable goggles, gloves and a supply of compressed air and you're plasma cutting. 



      We supply our 
      MMA Stick Welder packages with 

      MMA Lead, Earth Lead, Mains Cable, Owners Manual. All you need is mains supply, suitable welding mask, gloves and electrodes and you're welding.

    • How are R-Tech welding machines built?

      As with all major manufacturers of welding equipment, the R-Tech range uses components originating from several countries. 

      The main part of our inverter range utilise 'Eupec (Infineon)' IGBT & power modules produced by American and German companies providing very high duty cycles with great reliability. With other components sourced from the Europe (internals) and the Far East (chassis and case components) from tried and tested high quality sources. 

      All final quality testing is carried out at our premises in Gloucester, UK.

    • How do R-tech achieve such high duty cycles

      At R-Tech we believe in building machines to last, with minimum down time to our customers, so we fit the most reliable power modules and IGBT's available coupled with oversized heatsinks. Therefore our machines are able to work harder for longer! 

      We also quote our duty cycles at machines maximum amperage unlike some manufacturers who sneakily quote duty cycles NOT at maximum amperage which can be quite misleading! 

      I.E 

      Competitors 200Amp Tig Welder with 60% duty cycle @140Amps.. So what is the duty cycle @ 200Amps?? 

      R-Tech Tig201 - 200Amps at 60% duty cycle - maximum output 200Amps!

    • What do I do if I need help setting up my machine?

      Simply call us and speak to one of our R-Tech experienced technicians on 01452 733933 who can help you with any aspect of your welding equipment from installation to final setup. 

      We also have many how to weld videos available below.

      HOW TO TIG WELD VIDEOS

      HOW TO ALUMINIUM MIG WELD VIDEOS

      PLASMA CUTTING VIDEO

      OHER WELDING VIDEOS and REVIEWS

    • What does the R-Tech warranty offer?

      Our R-Tech 3 year collect and return warranty offers the follwing.

      Once we have confirmed you have a fault with machine, we will do the following.|
       

            • Arrange collection via next working day UK courier (48hr offshore)
            • Quickly repair the machine at our Technical and R&D centre in Gloucester
            • Deliver back via next working day UK courier (48hr offshore)
            • All costs covered by R-Tech - Yes, Collection, repair and delivery!

      No questions, no hassle, just honest and reliable service - A true no quibble warranty

      R-Tech 3 year warranty logo

    • What is an Inverter Welder and what are the benefits?

      Inverter welders use new silicon based technology to produce their welding power compared to older style welders that use heavy copper/aluminium transformers and rectifiers. 

      • Inverters use much smaller transformers, so they are a lot smaller, lighter and more portable.

       

      • Inverters use a lot less input power to get the same output power than the older transformer type machines, so they consume a lot less electricity and therefore are greener to run.

       

      • Because Inverters output power is controlled electronically, you have infinite power adjustment from 0 - 100% so you can really fine tune these to you needs. On MIG welders sometimes setting 2 is not enough power, but setting 3 is too much. You won't get this problem with infinite power control.



      Aren't inverter welders unrealiable?

      • No. When inverter welders first came out many years ago, like any new technology they did have their problems. Nowadays inverter technology is very reliable, cost effective and has many benefits over traditional welders.

        At R-Tech we use ultra-reliable Eupec Infineon IGBT Power Modules and power produced by American/German companies which are ultra reliable and allow us produce high duty cycle welding equipment. To learn more about our power modules and to read more about why we use them please see the information page on Inverter Welders

  • TIG WELDER QUESTIONS
    • I want to do some TIG Welding. Do I need a DC or AC/DC TIG welder?

      There are two types of TIG welding prcoesses available.


      DC is used to weld mild steel, stainless steel, copper & brass, inconel and titanium etc.

      AC is used to weld Aluminium and other alloys.


      You can buy either a DC TIG Welder or an AC/DC TIG Welder

      You will need to use 100% Pure Argon for shielding gas.

      See our range of TIG Welders

    • What are benefits of AC Frequency Control on your AC-DC Tig Welders?

      AC Frequency Control is only found on advanced Inverter Tig Welders, on traditional tig welders the frequency is fixed at 60Hz 

      On our AC/DC Tig Welders you can adjust this up to 250Hz, this reduces the width of arc from the tungsten tip producing pinpoint accuracy of weld pool, less heat deformation and faster travel speed. 

      If you have never tig welded before, being able to adjust the AC Frequency makes welding easier for the beginner.

       

      Welding Equipment
          120hz _________________60hz

    • What are the benefits of a water cooled tig welder

      A water cooled tig welder has 2 main benefits 

      1: It allows you to use a lightweight torch at high amperages especailly suited for production tig welding. You can tig weld with an air cooled torch at high amperages but the torches are quite bulky and heavy for the operator. 

      2: An air cooled tig torch can get quite hot and become uncomfortable for the operator, a water cooled torch runs a lot cooler therefore is much more comfortable for the operator. 

      A water cooled tig welding system comprises of the tig welder power source and a separate water cooler unit which gets its power direct from auxillary power socket on rear of Tig Welder. So when you turn on the tig welder the water cooler comes on automatically. This stops nuisance torch burn outs when the water cooler is powered from a separate 13A plug and the user forgets to turn it on with the tig welder. 

      There are many different tig torches to suit different applications, if you unsure what torch/system you require please give us a call on 01452 733933 and we can advise you what is best for you job.

      We also have a customers video "how to setup a water cooler and water cooled tig torch"

    • I need to TIG weld aluminium but I need some help choosing right machine / process.

      If you wish to weld aluminium, at R-Tech we have many machines which will do this for you.

      You will need an either an AC/DC TIG welder or one our Inverter MIG welders fitted with a spool on gun to weld aluminium.

      AC/DC TIg welders are best suited to weldining aluminium and this process uses the AC function (DC is for welding steels only).
      The weld material (FIller rod) is insterted by hand into the weld pool so is a two handed operation and requires some pratice.
      In addition you will also need a white tipped tungsten (Zirconiated) for the end of the torch and a suitable aluminium TIG filler rod.

      We have a range of How to TIG weld videos here which will show you how to setup machine and carry out the weld. This covers Digital and Analogue TIG welders, and 4 welding processes of Lap Weld, Butt Weld, Fillet Weld and Outside Corner weld - If you are new to TIG welding they will be a great help to you.

      Inverter MIG welders fitted with a spool on gun are another way of welding aluminium, the wire is very soft so on a spool gun the wire reel is very close to the rollers so stops the annoying wire breaks / snarls you can get when using a standard 3M MIG torch. This is more suited to gneral welding jobs as the finsihed weld is not as pretty as TIG welding. You will require 100% pure argon gas, normal steel welding gas can't be used.

      We have a range of how to aluminium MIG weld with a spool gun videos

      Aluminium and its alloys conduct heat more quickly than steels and therefore have different properties when TIG welding. We have a page dedicated to the characteristics of aluminium and you can read more by visiting the Aluminium Welding Information page. 

    • How do I assemble my TIG torch?

      Arranging the component parts of your TIG torch is straightforward. The diagram below will show the correct order of assembly to enable the torch to be set up correctly.


      The torch consists of a number of elements. The tungsten electrode needs to be secured in the torch. This is inserted into the main body and secured by a screw type back cap.

      At the front of the torch a small white heat shiled fits over the front of the torch body. Over the tungsten a collet must be fitted followed by a collet body that screws into the main body of the torch. The final part to be assembled is the ceramic which also screws into the body of the torch head.

  • MIG WELDER QUESTIONS
    • I am new to Mig Welding, how can you help me?

      If you are new to MIG welding we can help you learn and select the right MIG welder for you.


      We have a range of MIG welders that have features that make MIG welding easy, even for the novice welder


      We have MIG Welding video reviews and MIG Welding Aluminum videos for you to watch


      Our "Guide to MIG welding" on our site,  this guide explains all the terms used in this type of welding, contains photographs and offers plenty of advice for novice welders.


      This MIG Welding FAQ section will also provide useful information.


      Or if you prefer just call us on 01452 733933 and one of our friendly knowledgeable staff will assist you.

    • Why is a Euro MIG torch superior to a fixed torch?

      We fit Euro style torches on all of our MIG welder range.

      These have many benefits over machines with a fixed torch as found on more basic / DIY machines.


      Consistent wire feed speed giving a more uniform weld - less restrictive

      Easy fitment if torch becomes damaged - for fixed torches you may have to go inside machine 

      Easier to change liners if they become worn

      Better feel in the hand, Euro torches are generally better quality.

    • What is the benefit of your metal wire feed units compared to plastic ones?

      We use metal feed assemblies on all our MIG welders. Plastic units are generally found on the cheaper DIY end of the market.

      These give a much longer life span than plastic ones which wear out quickly and can struggle to give good consistent wire feed from new.

      Metals feed units give very consistent wire feed speed which results in a lovely uniform weld, poor feed = poor weld.

      All our feed units have reversable rollers to suit 2 sizes of wire, our MIG180 for example comes with a 0.6mm & .8mm roller so you can weld very thin material and thick material bu just turning the roller around.

    • What are Inverter MIG welders and their benefits?

      Our Inverter MIG welders use the latest Siemens IGBT technology which gives the benefits below compared to traditional transformer MIG Welders.


      Lightweight and portable  - No heavy transformers


      Fine control of welding power, with infinite control you can adjust weld power in very small increments, on step transformer welders, a power setting of 3 may be too low but 4 is too high


      Lower starting amps, our inverters weld from as low as 25amps making it easier to weld very thin metal, even for the novice


      Lower splatter and smoother arc due to the inverters cleaner and smooth DC power output.


      More efficient and cheaper to run, An inverter uses silicon technology which increases the internal frequency allowing higher output amperage on lower amperage inputs.

    • I want to MIG weld aluminium but I need more information.

      Using a MIG welder to weld aluminium requires a basic knowledge of how the metal reacts when heated as well as some additional parts for your machine.


      Aluminium conducts heat much faster than steel so welding needs to be done quickly and accurately. We have a page you can read on the properties and characteristics of aluminium in the MIG welding process. Please see our Aluminium Welding Information page for more details.


      Our portable inverter MIG180 and MIG250 MIG welders can be used with our optional MIG spool on gun. This is a welding torch with a motor and small spool holder fitted to torch. This allows you weld aluminium with a MIG much easier than the standard 3M torch. Aluminium wire is very soft so with a spool on gun the wire only has a very short distance to travel before coming out the end of the torch. This stops the annoying wire breaks and snarling of wire.


      For our industrial MIG welders you will require some additional parts for your MIG welder in order to weld alloys. You will need to fit a Teflon liner to your torch and also a set of alloy rollers. These have a different shaped groove to allow the aluminium MIG wire to feed through the torch correctly. This setup does work but can be troublesome if not set 100% correctly - We would suggest a push pull gun when the torch has motor and rollers that pull the wire that is pushed by the drive rollers in machine, this keeps tension in the wire and stops it breaking / snarling.


      If you would like more information on MIG welding aluminium please call us today on 01452 733933 and we will happily help you with your own particular application.

    • What is the benefit of ARC FORCE on your inverter mig welders?

      Some of our R-Tech inverter Mig Welders feature 'Arc Force' 


      This is also known as 'choke' on traditional mig welding machines. On many hign end mig welders you have 2-3 sockets for the earth to plug into. The low setting better for thinner materials and gives a smoother arc, where as the high setting is better for thicker materials (more penetration) and the arc is harsher and can give more splatter. 

      The Arc force on our machines works in the same way but can be adjusted electronically from zero to ten infinitely, this allows you to fine tune the weld arc characteristics to the thickness of metal you are welding. 

      With adjustable arc-force, infinate control of wire speed and welding power, you can really fine tune our inverter mig welders to give you the most smoothest weld ever.

    • What is the benefit of a 4 roll wire feed system on industrial MIG welders?

      We fit a 4-Roll geared wire feed drive assy to the following Mig Welders 

      R-Tech C-Mig315 Mig Welder

      R-Tech Mig450 Mig Welder 

      The benefit of a 4-roll system over a 2-roll system is you achieve a smoother and very consitent feed of the mig wire, especially when using longer 4 or 5 metre torches.

      4-Roll systems are more industrial and most manufacturers only fit to thier top end models. 

      We also use heavy duty wire feed motors which offer greater reliability and long life when compared to the smaller feed motors our competitors use. 

      The feed drive plate which houses the motor and rollers is made from metal which also add's to the durability and reliabilty compared to the plastic feed assy's you see on a lot of mig welders today.

  • PLASMA CUTTER QUESTIONS
    • Do your plasma cutters really produce clean cuts as you state?

      Simply, the honest answer is yes! We specify the genuine clean cut and severance cut, some manufacturers only state maximum cut which is severance cut. 

      Clean cut is exactly as is states, once you have finished your plasma cutting you may be left with some slag at bottom of cut, this will simply break off with a pair of pliers. The cut metal is then ready for use does not require any cleaning up. 

      Severance cut means the maximum cut you will get, you will experience some distortion to the cut face at the bottom on a severance cut. It will be a clean cut to the genuine stated clean cut depth, past that it will be distorted. 

      The cut depths on our R-Tech range of Plasma Cutters are as follows 

      • Plasma 30C, Clean Cut 8mm, Severance Cut 12mm
      • Plasma 50HF, Clean Cut 18mm, Severance Cut 24mm
      • I-CUT100, Clean Cut 32mm, Severance Cut 40mm

    • How does Plasma Cutting compare to Oxy-Acetelyne?

      Plasma cutting has many benefits over oxy-acetelyne cutting 

      • Produces much cleaner cuts with minimal or no cleaning up required after cut

      • It only requires compressed air and a power supply - no more costly gas bottles

      • Our Plasma Cutters are easily manoeuvrable and feature a long metre cutting torch, no more heavy gas bottles to lug around - Health & Safety friendly

    • What is the difference from HF contact start and Pilot Arc start

      All our R-Tech Plasma Cutters feature automatic arc starting - This comes in 2 different styles.

      Contact HF starting as found on our P30C Plasma Cutter, uses HF to jump the gap between the torch tip and workpiece when the trigger is pressed and tip is held on work surface.

      Once the arc has started the HF turns off automatically. This will start on lightly painted and rusty surfaces with ease. If the surface has a very heavy coat of paint, you may need to grind this of if cutting is difficult to start.


      Pilot ARC starting as found on our P50HF Plasma Cutter uses HF to start a pilot arc. A 1-inch blue flame comes from end of torch when trigger is pressed - when this arc touches the workpiece, the machine senses a circuit and then turns on the main cutting power - The pilot arc is very strong and can cut 2mm into steel so this is ideal for starting on very heavyily painted surfaces.

    • I have a P50HF and see you fitted two torches AG60 and LT70 , how do I ensure I order the correct consumables.

      We cuurently supply the LT70 torch with our P50HF Plasma Cutter, previsouly we supplied it with an AG60 torch.

      So how can you tell the difference? The model number is shown on the torch head/handle, if this has come off / worn away use the following.

      AG60 torch has a pink outer ceramic and a silver coloured contact tip and electrode.
      AG60P Plasma Torch Consumables



      LT70 torch has a grey/silver out nozzle and a copper coloured cutting tip and electrode.
      LT70 Plasma Torch Consumables

      See the AG60 Plasma Torch consumables here

      See the LT70 Plasma Torch consumables here

  • MMA ARC WELDING QUESTIONS
    • What is MMA ARC Force?

      Arc Force can be found on our range of AC/DC Tig Welders both Digital and Analogue versions, it is also available on our Digital DC Tig Welders

      This controls the arc during welding and will automatically adjust the voltage/amperage to maintain a stable arc, so it will maintain a good weld bead if if arc length changes during weld.

      If the rod is pushed very close into the weld (tight arc length) the machine will compensate for the drop in welding volage by increasing it momentarily.

      Lower setting is a more soft smooth arc, higher setting is a more aggressive arc (some call a more digging arc)

      If you like ARC MMA welding with a tight arc (the stick is very close to workpiece) this will help stop the rod from sticking to the material.

      As with many advanced settings this can be used in different ways.

      1. If you have a low setting of 30% - 50% for welding the you can keep a normal arc length and use the normal amperage for the job to hand.

      2. If you like to keep a very tight arc, you can increase the arc force above 50% + and then reduce the main amperage, this will allow a tight arc length and prevent arc blow.

      It is best to get some scrap metal and change the settings and wirte them down and compare each weld when finished, once you get it welding just ask you like it record these settings.



       

    • What is Anti-stick technology on your MMA ARC Welders?

      Anti-Stick technology is found on our range of ARC welders and is automatic in its operation (no setting is needed on front panel)

      When the rod gets stuck to the workpiece (short circuit) the welding power is turned of automatically by the arc welder to stop the welding machine getting overloaded and allows easy removal of the arc electrode from workpiece.

       

    • What is Hot Start on your ARC MMA Welders

      Hot-Start is used to give better arc starting.

      When the arc is started (electrode touched to workpiece) the voltage / amperage is boosted, once the arc has started and stable the arc welder will then continue with the normal welding voltage for amperage selected.

      This is found on our MMA arc welders below

      R-Tech PROARC 135 & 175 MMA ARC Welders

    • What is V.R.D on our Digital TIG Welders?

      V.R.D  "Voltage Reduction Device"  is a safety system found on our Digital range of TIG welders which have MMA ARC Welding Function.

      Normal O.C.V (Open circuit voltage) is between 70-95 volts DC, when the machine is put in MMA mode it is constantly LIVE so if you touch the stick electrode onto workpiece it would stike an arc immediately.

      When V.R.D is turned on the OCV is lowered to 20V (+/- 3v) so is much safer, especially when long welding cable are used.

      Once the arc electrode has touched the workpiece the weld arc starts and welding carries on as normal.

      When welding in V.R.D mode you may experience a slight delay in arc starting, the is normal.

      It can be slightly harder to strike an arc on very rusty / dirty materials so you may have to scratch harder or clean the metal before welding.


    • On your MMA stick welders you list a Scratch Start Tig Torch Kit, how does this work?

      Arc Welders can be converted for tig welding by fitting a tig torch that plugs into where electrode holder fitted, the torch has a gas hose coming off it that you fit to a gas bottle with regulator valve . On the tig torch you have a valve that you open and this allows gas to flow, you then scratch the tungsten onto work to initiate arc and you are then tig welding, once finished you pull torch away from work to stop arc and then turn gas valve off. 

      Its a very basic tig system and suits those who only wish to tig weld rarely.

      An actual tig welder has benefits of HF start that start arc when you press torch button so you don't have to scratch start that wears down tungsten, and when you want to stop welding you just release trigger and arc stops & turns off the gas, on the system above you just pull away as MMA welder is 'live' all the time this can leave poor weld at end of weld.

      As the price for a HF DC Tig welder is much lower nowadays we would advise to purchase a dedicated DC Tig Welder with HF start and auto gas on / off as once you have purchased the ARC inverter powersource, torch and regualtor etc there is not much difference in the end price.

  • WARRANTY QUESTIONS
    • What is the difference between RTB and Collect & Return Warranty

      A RTB warranty means "Return to base" - This means you will have arrange & pay to return the item to supplier - This can be costly and a nusiance if you do not have an account with a courier.

      Our R-Tech collect and return warranty makes this process very quick and easy. Once we have confirmed you have a fault with machine, we will do the following. 

            • Arrange collection via next working day UK courier (48hr offshore)
            • Quickly repair the machine at our Technical and R&D centre in Gloucester
            • Deliver back via next working day UK courier (48hr offshore)
            • All costs covered by R-Tech - Yes, Collection, repair and delivery!

      No questions, no hassle, just honest and reliable service - A true no quibble warranty

      R-Tech 3 Year Welder & Cutter Warranty

    • What are terms of your Warranty?

      R-Tech offer a 3 year collect and return warranty on the R-Tech Mig WeldersTig Welders , Plasma Cutter & MMA Stick Welders 

      Our warranty is a no-quible collect and return service, it means that in the unlikely event of failure we will arrange collection at our expense, fix the fault (normally turned around within 48 hours) and ship it back to you at our expense. 

      No other UK welding supplier offers this high level of service. Ask yourself if your current supplier would give you this kind of support. 

      As we are engineer's ourselves, we understand the hassle and cost of machine downtime so we always provide a very quick turn-around of all repairs thus reducing your downtime. Some manufacturer's can take up to a month to complete warranty repairs which we feel is ridiculous.

      R-Tech 3 Year Welder & Cutter Warranty

    • I may have a problem with my machine, what should I do?

      If you have a problem with your machine, call our technical department on 01452 733933 or email us via our contact us page.


      We will check settings and try to get you back welding,


      If we confirm that there is a fault with machine we will do the following, quickly.

      Arrange next day UK collection of machine using our couriers.
      When machine arrives at our Gloucester technical department we will quickly repair the fault.
      We will then courier machine back to you on a next day UK courier.
      All covered by our collect and return warranty - no hassle - no quibble.

      If your machine is out of warranty, we will advise cost to you before repairs are carried out.

      For highlands, offshore and Ireland delivery time is 48hrs.

    • Can I extend my warranty?

      Yes you can as long as the machine is still in its origional warranty or covered by a current extended warranty.

      We offer 2 year extended warranties at a fair price and this covers your machine for 2 years with our collect and return UK policy.

      So if the machine develops a fault, we will collect, repair and return machine to you within the UK.

      View our R-Tech extended warranties here

    • I am buying an R-Tech welder still under warranty, is the warranty transferable?

      The easy answer is YES, we feel it is only fair to transfer any existing warranty to the new customer.


      All we ask is that you contact us on 01452 733933 with the machine model and serial number and origional owners details
      and we will transfer the warranty into your name.

  • POPULAR FAQS
    • R-Tech 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

      R-Tech offer a 3 year collect and return warranty on the R-Tech Mig WeldersTig Welders , Plasma Cutter & MMA Stick Welders 

      Our warranty is a no-quibble collect and return service, it means that in the unlikely event of failure we will arrange collection at our expense, fix the fault (normally turned around within 48 hours) and ship it back to you at our expense. 

      No other UK welding supplier offers this high level of service. Ask yourself if your current supplier would give you this kind of support. 

      As we are engineer's ourselves, we understand the hassle and cost of machine downtime so we always provide a very quick turn-around of all repairs thus reducing your downtime. Some manufacturer's can take up to a month to complete warranty repairs which we feel is ridiculous.

      3 Year Warranty R-Tech

    • Owners Manuals

      If you have lost your owners manual or just want to read one before purchasing, you can download direct from our owners manual downloads here

      Once downloaded you can view on your PC and print hard copy if required.

      You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view manuals, If you don't have this you can download it free here Adobe Reader

       

    • How do I obtain an R-Tech Brochure

      You can download our last Printable R-Tech Welding Equipment Brochure for viewing on your PC

      You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view brochure, If you don't have this you can download it free here - Adobe Reader

      Or you can contact us via our Contact us page and supply your name, address and contact number and we will promptly send you one in the post. 

      Or just simply give us a call!

    • How long will it take to get my machine?

      All orders for R-Tech welding equipment received by 3PM will normally be despatched the same day for next day delivery to the UK mainland, UK Isles may take 48hrs. 

      Simply order on-line or by phone on 01452 733933 

      If you require any advice on which welding machine will best suit your requirements, please give us a call and one of our sales/technical team will answer your questions.

    • Why should I buy R-Tech ?

      R-Tech customers will experience high quality Welding Equipment with easy useable features, at exceptional value with un-rivalled direct customer support. 

      All our machines are robustly built in metal casements, using the latest ultra reliable inverter power components sourced from American and German companies. 

      We build our machines in a modular basis which ensures any future repair bills are kept to a minimum, unlike some manufacturers who build the internals of thier machines on just one or two P.C.B's we ensure ours are designed to have internal components easily replaced ensuring cost effective repairs.

    • How does R-Tech achieve such good value for money?

      R-Tech markets direct to provide a streamlined customer price. Utilising the internet and telephone sales we negate the need for costly 'on the road salesmen'. 

      This enables R-Tech to keep the end user price very competitive and free from middleman commision.

    • What is included with your welding equipment packages?


      We supply our 
      Tig Welder packages with 

      4M Torch, Earth lead, MMA lead, Mains Cable, Gas hose & Gas regulator, Owners Manual
      We even supply a selection of Torch spares (Ceramics, Collet & body and 1.6 & 2.4mm Steel & Alloy Tungsten's).
      All you need is a mains supply, filler rods, suitable welding mask, gloves and a bottle of pure argon and you're welding. 



      We supply our Mig Welder packages with 

      3 or 4 metre Torch, Earth lead, Mains Cable, Gas hose & Gas regulator, Owners Manual, All you need is a mains supply, suitable mig wire, welding mask, gloves and a bottle of shielding gas and you're welding. 



      We supply our 
      Plasma Cutter packages with 

      4.5M or 6M Plasma Cutting Cutting Torch, Earth lead, Mains Cable, Air pressure regulator with watertrap and PCL fitting, Owners manual. All you need is mains supply, suitable goggles, gloves and a supply of compressed air and you're plasma cutting. 



      We supply our 
      MMA Stick Welder packages with 

      MMA Lead, Earth Lead, Mains Cable, Owners Manual. All you need is mains supply, suitable welding mask, gloves and electrodes and you're welding.

    • How are R-Tech welding machines built?

      As with all major manufacturers of welding equipment, the R-Tech range uses components originating from several countries. 

      The main part of our inverter range utilise 'Eupec (Infineon)' IGBT & power modules produced by American and German companies providing very high duty cycles with great reliability. With other components sourced from the Europe (internals) and the Far East (chassis and case components) from tried and tested high quality sources. 

      All final quality testing is carried out at our premises in Gloucester, UK.

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