Comet Stick Welder

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Comet Stick Welder

Postby redhotcomet » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:59 pm

I've been after a stick welder for awhile, in particular one of these old beasts:

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Kind of neat I think.

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Side

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Inside top cover :

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Paint is a little bit rough but it still works good! Burnt half a dozen rods with it this afternoon. Came with the long cables, a bunch of rods and a mask. Its the 235 amp model as well, most of them I've seen are 180 amp. Can't complain for $100.
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Re: Comet Stick Welder

Postby lavron » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:39 pm

Well it has the right name anyway.

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Re: Comet Stick Welder

Postby Jims65cyclone » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:02 pm

It should get along great with your car. :roll:
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Re: Comet Stick Welder

Postby Loner » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:58 pm

Had a Comet radial arm saw that we used for cutting mine timbers. It could cut a 10x10. Wonder if it was made by the same company as your welder.

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Re: Comet Stick Welder

Postby redhotcomet » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:53 am

From this website

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/de ... px?id=1995

"Sometime during the 1950s or 1960s, this firm manufactured the "Comet" bench grinder and a metal cut-off saw. The company itself, founded by Tom Smith and Clem Roles, began after World War II to sell a combined generator and welder that used war-surplus generators. They gradually expanded into other equipment useful for farmers, including drill presses and metal cut-off saws. They went into receivership during the late 1980s.

The Smith-Roles manufacturing facilities consisted of the Saskatoon factory and an adjacent foundry, known as the Blanchard Foundry. The Blanchard name was used on some of their products.

Besides their Canadian presence, they had sales office and warehouse in Minot, ND and in Wichita, KS. The North Dakota operations were already in operation when the Kansas operations were started in 1974. The American operations sold the Smith-Roles shop tools and small farm equipment: combine monitors, drill-fill augers, metal cut-off saws, tire changers and bench grinders. Smith-Roles arc welders were big sellers in Canada but were not sold in America because of import duties."

I'd say that radial arm saw would probably be made by the same outfit.
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Re: Comet Stick Welder

Postby Lip Ripper » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:42 am

Very cool. Where's that like button?
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