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Old 01-04-2012, 02:22 AM   #1
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Yes I did. Don't ask how much it was. Actually, its a combination unit, it does stick and TIG. I'll sell my stick box to cover some of the cost of purchasing the TIG machine.

It should be here by the end of the month.

WHY ?

Because I'm tired of having to track down a welder and beg him (or pay him $100) every time I need something light/aluminum/SS welded. And that is a lot of times.

I need to get back into home brewing. And I need a TIG welder to do that and a lot of other jobs that are coming up.


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Old 01-04-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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Nice, I wish my home service would support one... my house is old and I only have 100amp service. My miller is at my farm and its a pain to head down there and back just to draw a few beads.... maybe a new generator would fix the problem.



 
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:58 AM   #3
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Nice, I wish my home service would support one... my house is old and I only have 100amp service. My miller is at my farm and its a pain to head down there and back just to draw a few beads.... maybe a new generator would fix the problem.
90% of TIG welding will take less than 50A. Run a sub box off your main box and you are good to go.

My garage had a single 15A feed to it. I ran a 60A service into it. I've had to run a feed for welders at every house I've ever lived in.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:03 AM   #4
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What did you get?
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:09 AM   #5
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What did you get?
Its a China import. I'll reveal the brand and model when I get it and test it.

I don't want to endorse anything until I know its good.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:55 AM   #6
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Any update on this? I bought a chinese multi process unit recently as well.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
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Yes, I do have an update.

I have an Everlast Power Pro 256 on loan. It works great. I haven't done a lot of TIG welding with it yet, but its a great arc welder. The TIG function is excellent too.

I am very happy with it.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:18 PM   #8
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I have an Everlast Power Pro 256 on loan.
What about the one you bought?
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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What about the one you bought?
There was a shipping mix up. I ordered a PowerTIG 250EX. I got shipped a Power Pro 256. I'm using it until they get a PT250EX in stock.

I also bought a Power Plasma 80. Its great as well.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:21 AM   #10
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That's funny, the one I got was the Everlast PowerPro 256 as well. I've so far used the stick welding and plasma cutter to build a bumper for my Jeep. I need to get an argon bottle to try the TIG function. So far it has been an awesome little machine, we'll see how it holds up, but for as often as I'll need it, it definitely won't get used like a commercial machine.


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