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R-Tech How to Weld Videos, Welding Guides & FAQs

Want to know how to use you R-Tech welder or plasma cutter or have questions about our machines?
On this page you will find MIG, TIG and Plasma cutting how to weld videos and guides and frequently asked questions 

TIG Welding

TIG Welding

If you are new to TIG Welding or require some advanced information we have a good range of TIG welding guides, FAQ's and how to setup and TIG weld videos.
Mig Welding

Mig Welding

If you are new to MIG Welding or require some advanced information we have a good range of MIG welding guides, FAQ's and how to setup and MIG weld videos.
Plasma Cutting

Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting is a quick and easy way to cut metal, here you can see our machines in action and guides to help you get started.

Welding Aluminium

Welding aluminium can be tricky, however with our guide and using the right welding machine and process it can be quickly mastered.
Customer Support

Customer Support

At R-Tech we strive to give you the best support, below are FAQ's and manuals to help you along, If you still need advice just call us!
Meet the Welder Stories

Meet the Welder Stories

Meet some of our customers, R-Tech staff and teams we sponsor. Hear about their welding journey, includes videos.

Popular Guides

How to Tig Weld

TIG welding may not be the easiest form of welding but learning how to TIG weld certainly rewards the effort…

How to Mig Weld

MIG welding may be one of the easier welding techniques but learning the finer points of the MIG welder’s art takes a little longer…

How to Plasma Cut

Welding metal is important, but sometimes you need a fast, accurate way to cut the stuff. That’s where plasma cutting comes into its own…

How to TIG Weld Video

Reading about TIG welding is one thing, but watching an experienced welder demonstrate the TIG art is something else…

Popular Videos

How to TIG Weld Video

Our TIG Welding videos will help you achieve the best welding results from your R-Tech TIG Welder. View Fillet, Lap, Butt and Corner joints on Steel and Aluminium using Digital and Analogue TIG Welders

How to Mig Weld Video

Want to understand and see how to MIG Weld steel and aluminium then our range of videos will give you a go start.

How to Plasma Cut Video

See our Plasma Cutters in action, our Plasma cutting videos will help you get the best out of your machine and get you cutting quickly.

Popular FAQs

  • R-Tech 5 Year Collect & Return Warranty

    R-Tech offer a 5 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.

  • 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 a R-Tech machine ?

    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.

Keeping You Welding

Customers love how we're about more than just great welding machines.
Reliable kit, fast delivery, no-quibble warranties and a fast repair service keep you welding.
Read on to learn more…
Next Day Delivery

Next Day Delivery

Whether you need a new machine or an extra machine, you shouldn’t have to wait longer than absolutely necessary. That’s why we deliver welding machines and consumables fast…
5 Year Warranty

5 Year Warranty

Because our welding machines are designed, built, & finished to our exacting standards, we can confidently back every R-Tech welding machine with a no-quibble five-year ‘collect and return’ warranty…
Quick Repair Service

Quick Repair Service

Like you, we work in the real world. Occasionally, welding machines need repair. When you must keep welding, but your machine says ‘no’, we can help…
Reliable Power Units

Reliable Power Units

All our machines are built with robust metal cabinets, tried-and-tested parts and the latest ultra-reliable inverter power components from the top German and American companies.


Rolls Royce
Land Rover
British Energy