Rebel with a cause

A college lecturer has won a new multi-process welding machine.

Carl Matthews of Inverness College UHI entered the draw when visiting the ESAB Demobus, which was touring the UK to promote a number of welding and cutting systems including the new Rebel multi-process welding machine.

He said, ‘There was a crowd of people around the Rebel, so I never got a chance to try it, but I could see how well it coped with the MIG torch being moved around all over the place and the sMIG maintaining a good arc.’

He added, ‘I never win anything, so I was amazed. The Rebel is a fantastic welding machine and I was very pleased to get it home. I have unpacked it, assembled it and thoroughly explored the user interface, but I’ve not had a chance to use it yet. Nevertheless, my brother-in-law and I are thinking of building a trike, I’ve got some other projects in mind for myself, and my family and friends are queuing up with things they want to weld. Although I don’t have much background in welding, I’m confident that the Rebel will enable me to lay down quality welds.’