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    I had a demo on one of these,

    http://www.everlast-welders.com.au/p...werTIG_255_EXT

    Very very nice weld for the money. If you are spending 2k, whats an extra $350 to get one with all the extra features, memory presets is probably the biggest perk at that price point.

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    Yeah i dont mind paying the extra if its worth it.
    Just wondering if the unimig razor 200 ac dc would do everything the others do? Or would they be much worse at welding and I'll regret it?
    At $1500 including foot control/helmet/remote amp gun, thats an easy $800 worth of accessories

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAZMAN View Post
    Yeah i dont mind paying the extra if its worth it.
    Just wondering if the unimig razor 200 ac dc would do everything the others do? Or would they be much worse at welding and I'll regret it?
    At $1500 including foot control/helmet/remote amp gun, thats an easy $800 worth of accessories
    Its hard to explain but the arc the everlast produced was Nicer/softer/more stable? Old mate running the demo was rattling shit off about the boards and i really couldn't care, if it welds nice, its nice. That said i never had the opportunity to use both machines back to back, i just benchmark them to my own gear, i nearly bought one i liked it that much.
    It also comes with a 5 year warranty which i thought was epic over the other 12-24month average.

    Weigh up how much welding you think you are going to do, how good you expect to get and if you think the $800 would be better in your pocket. Do you think your skill level will let you notice the difference in performance between the machines?

    There is a difference in all these welders beyond listed features, personally i feel like I've only become a competent enough welder in the last few years to actually notice any differences between machines instead of the operator being retarded(me). My miller makes me look like a much better welder than i actually am, i jump on my mates Fronius occasionally and then i feel like my machine is a Hyundai excel in comparison. Ultimately they all get the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAZMAN View Post
    Yeah i dont mind paying the extra if its worth it.
    Just wondering if the unimig razor 200 ac dc would do everything the others do? Or would they be much worse at welding and I'll regret it?
    At $1500 including foot control/helmet/remote amp gun, thats an easy $800 worth of accessories


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    The unitig 200ac/dc is a good entry level machine.
    Just keep clear of the cheap knock offs that look similar.
    Modt common faults on the unitig is hf card and display board failures and occasionally one of the inverter cards will go.

    Thermadyne is a great machine.

    Stay away from top gun, cheapest chinese shit. Have had some (whole batches) that failed tag tests (earth continuity). They are also poorly insulated, allowing hf to jump and fuck basically every board in it.

    If i had the cash id go a miller syncrowave.

    A good second hand machine is the early 2000s CIG 200ac/dc quality machine.

    Water cooling is only really necessary above 200a below that gas cooling is sufficient.

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    Has anyone used a Everlast AC/DC tig welder recently?? Specifically the PowerTIG 255 EXT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
    Has anyone used a Everlast AC/DC tig welder recently?? Specifically the PowerTIG 255 EXT.
    Used mine today, absolutely love it. Mine is a 210ext though

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    Quote Originally Posted by bang chong View Post
    Used mine today, absolutely love it. Mine is a 210ext though

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    +1 dont have anything bad about it.. just works great!
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    Thanks guys!!!

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    Anyone know of any any good deals atm? Steel and aluminium. Not after pro level but have money to invest in something decent

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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    i have a $800 renegade 200amp ac/dc from tradetools including hf start and pedal.

    Havent done any alloy with it but works good on steel. I swapped to a gas lense and it made a huge difference to the torch.
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    Geez that ain't bad

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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    About to pull the trigger on a unimig razor ac/dc tig. Any other options I should look at for similar coin? Adelaide tools gas them around $1300 and I should be able to get a pedal thrown in with a price match.

    The razor machines get good reviews in the states and it has a 3.5 year warranty. The $400 gap to the lincoln/everlast/token tools gets me gas and a few other tools..... just dont want to end up with a dud.





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    Quote Originally Posted by da9jeff View Post
    About to pull the trigger on a unimig razor ac/dc tig. Any other options I should look at for similar coin? Adelaide tools gas them around $1300 and I should be able to get a pedal thrown in with a price match.

    The razor machines get good reviews in the states and it has a 3.5 year warranty. The $400 gap to the lincoln/everlast/token tools gets me gas and a few other tools..... just dont want to end up with a dud.





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    A fabricator I know bought one of those units but ended up selling it and going back to his previous unimig model he had. Something to do with it not having a function he wanted like the previous model.

    Personally I love my everlast and the $400 difference for an extra 1.5yrs warranty would be good enough for me.

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    I would go the CIG unit but 12mth warranty is ridiculous.

    Im thinking 3.5years is enough time get my monies worth (from not paying for alloy welding and maybe some paying jobs later on) and sell it on if it starts to have issues.

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    I would avoid the cigweld at all costs, heard more bad than good from them. Unimig should be alright I guess for your application.

    I've been tig welding for the last 4yrs now as a job and it amazes me how some guys try to learn it in their spare time. Maybe I'm just slow haha

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    Oh ok, i assumed CIG would be good. I reckon I'll give the razor a crack.

    I could oxy weld (fusion) in high school so im hoping i wont struggle too bad lol.

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    Cig transtig series are good but their entry level stuff(weldskill) are crap.

    I'm sure you'll be alright, plenty of informative videos on youtube. Just takes hours and hours of hoodtime until you know that the weld will turn out exactly the way you want, all the time haha.

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    Cheers bloke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da9jeff View Post
    Cheers bloke.

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    Getting my first tig this week. I was a tight arse on my mig so wanna avoid this mistake with the tig. Budget around 3k. Which model you guys reckon?

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    I ended up with the unimig razor tig. Haven't used it yet but i think it'll be a good thing. The boc unit is about the only other one (talking brand names not ebay) in that price range but the settings are pretty basic. Cig and wia seem to have more issues than the brand names would suggest.

    Would be nice to have the cash and be able to justify a Miller or a Lincoln invertec, but the unimig should hopefully be a good first tig.

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    I ended up buying an Everlast Powertig 255 EXT, its sitting in the garage still waiting to be used - need to make some room to use it and get a 15amp power point installed.

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    Everlast looks good but I couldn't find any local dealers in SA.

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    The diffference between a $1500 machine compared to the once above, for a home user will the 3k machine be overkill?

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    I have a couple of Lincoln welders, and was looking at a new TIG, spoke to my local dealer
    about a V205 like I was used to a college and he said go for the Powercraft 201 AC/DC
    ready to weld kit for less than $1700. Been a great welder and has all you need for
    a home TIG/MMA machine.

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