What to consider before you buy plastic welding tools? Welding plastics is not rocket science, but the tools required to effect strong, structural plastic welding or repairs can be very important. Ensure you are familiar with the process, but also the equipment necessary to perform ‘trouble free’ PVC Welding first time.

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1. DVS compliant and CE compliant

Equipment should be selected that complies with worldwide welding standards, as set by the German/Swiss welding/joining society (DVS). This means the welding equipment is manufactured to meet ideal parameters as required to ensure strong, structual, molecular welding.

In general equipment manufactured in Europe (Switzerland / Germany) will carry the CE mark. CE marking is a key indicator that a product complies with EU (European Union) legislation.

2. Back up and Support

Make sure the supplier offers good back up and support. Applications advice, spare parts & technical service is usually offered by the quality equipment suppliers. A good supplier will carry a full range of equipment, accessories and even consumables – eg. Plastic Welding Rods. These suppliers have generally been in the business for many years and so will have the knowledge & experience to best support you.

3. Warranty

High quality welding tools are usually covered with a warranty. Davison branded plastic welders are supplied with a limited 2 year warranty.

4. Temperature Control

A critical part of the plastic welding process is ensuring your welding temperature matches the welding temperature of the particular material to be welded. As different plastics weld at different temperatures, a welding tool with precise electronic temperature control is essential. In general temperature control is built-in to the welding tools. Some models even offer LCD displays, where you can set welding temperatures accurately on the screen. These models are commonly referred to as ‘Digital’ models.

5. Built-in Blower

Our most popular fully self contained plastic welding tool is the Davison – Fully self contained – meaning that the blower is built-in to the welder.

6. Accessories & Nozzles for Plastic Welding

The HF Welding tool will require some specfic accessory nozzles in order to effect correct welding techniques. To ensure you have all the right nozzles for your welding application, we recommend you buy your plastic welding tool in KIT form.