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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


    you got a bargain Danny
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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

    Sent from my SM-G925I using Tapatalk

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

    Sent from my SM-G925I using Tapatalk
    +1 dont have anything bad about it.. just works great!
    /csh Racing

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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.
    BeamTina

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    Geez that ain't bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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