Well I own a nice welder now.

Well I own a nice welder now.

Joined: October 11th, 2014, 3:36 am

March 24th, 2017, 8:17 pm #1

But the manual has a laugh on its own. Looking over the specifications and all the 'features' it has, I am very certain it is made not only for a home handy man, craftsman/hobbyist, but largely for farm repair type needs.

Then I started reading the manual.http://www.northerntool.com/images/down ... /44726.pdf.
I got to the general warnings on page three. The third one gave me a good laugh. As well as some of my co-workers. I have to imagine there would be a large number of people that such a 'warning' applies to. As well as a number of people up for Darwin awards!

Who ever wrote that manual, must have some DIRECT experience with people that have no sense of self preservation what so ever. Let alone any form of common sense to be measurable.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 24th, 2017, 8:52 pm #2

I read page 3... that's all pretty standard, really.

If you meant the part about "keeping children away", that's been an issue with welders since the electric welder was invented. Kids tend to be fascinated by the bright lights and sparks- it's no different from fireworks, y'know?

And given the dangers, it's way too easy for a kid to be looking right at the glow, which wouldn't take long to do real damage to their eyes.

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Joined: October 11th, 2014, 3:36 am

March 24th, 2017, 8:54 pm #3

But the manual has a laugh on its own. Looking over the specifications and all the 'features' it has, I am very certain it is made not only for a home handy man, craftsman/hobbyist, but largely for farm repair type needs.

Then I started reading the manual.http://www.northerntool.com/images/down ... /44726.pdf.
I got to the general warnings on page three. The third one gave me a good laugh. As well as some of my co-workers. I have to imagine there would be a large number of people that such a 'warning' applies to. As well as a number of people up for Darwin awards!

Who ever wrote that manual, must have some DIRECT experience with people that have no sense of self preservation what so ever. Let alone any form of common sense to be measurable.
Not sure why the link I used was bad.

Well, I've tried several ways to post the link. But no matter which way, it does not go to the proper document. So here is a link for the welder itself.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... arch=44726

The link for the manual is just below the product summary.
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Joined: October 28th, 2014, 1:06 am

March 24th, 2017, 10:30 pm #4

But the manual has a laugh on its own. Looking over the specifications and all the 'features' it has, I am very certain it is made not only for a home handy man, craftsman/hobbyist, but largely for farm repair type needs.

Then I started reading the manual.http://www.northerntool.com/images/down ... /44726.pdf.
I got to the general warnings on page three. The third one gave me a good laugh. As well as some of my co-workers. I have to imagine there would be a large number of people that such a 'warning' applies to. As well as a number of people up for Darwin awards!

Who ever wrote that manual, must have some DIRECT experience with people that have no sense of self preservation what so ever. Let alone any form of common sense to be measurable.
... It must be understood by the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built into this product , but must be supplied by the operator.
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Joined: October 11th, 2014, 3:36 am

March 25th, 2017, 12:11 am #5

The preceding line of that warning is the whole caper.
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Joined: January 11th, 2016, 8:57 pm

March 27th, 2017, 1:31 am #6

... It must be understood by the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built into this product , but must be supplied by the operator.
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Joined: August 23rd, 2016, 5:09 am

April 6th, 2017, 9:54 am #7

Not sure why the link I used was bad.

Well, I've tried several ways to post the link. But no matter which way, it does not go to the proper document. So here is a link for the welder itself.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... arch=44726

The link for the manual is just below the product summary.
You have an extra period at the end of your link (following "pdf").
That is why it is failing.

Here's the good link:

http://www.northerntool.com/images/down ... /44726.pdf

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