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Old 02-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #26
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ohh, look what showed up. it matches my tool box


look at this cheap ass plug that came with it. not even a standard welding plug


even came with more parts then my miller tig.


and the tig torch, stick torch and grounding and others. even came with a regulator. kinda surprised about that one.

also no foot pedal, but my miller diversion didn't come with one too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:48 AM   #27
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Have you tested it out yet?
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:22 AM   #28
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I wouldn't go with much of anything from eastwood unless your planning on using it just a few times. Save you money up and get either a Miller or Lincoln
I use mine a ton and have no complaints. The torch is a weldcraft wp17 IIRC so they are common consumables at any welding shop. I have yet to have anything break or not function properly on mine after ~2 years of heavy use.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #29
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Really, it didn't come with a foot pedal? My 250ex came with one in the box, but I ordered it directly from Everlast here in Canada.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #30
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Have you tested it out yet?
no, as i need to go get a proper 50amp plug to match my other welders. and it was valentines day
will try it out this weekend.
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Really, it didn't come with a foot pedal? My 250ex came with one in the box, but I ordered it directly from Everlast here in Canada.
no, and that 500 buck model doesnt have it. i saw it in the specs as it was another 140 bucks for a pedal. but i think i have one laying around in a box some where that might work (looks like a standard plug) unlike the diversion which uses a cat5 cable
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:48 AM   #31
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ok, got to do some welding with it over the weekend and so far quite impressed. will try to get a few pics of some sample beads in the next few days. had to remember what all the damn dials do as on my miller its quite simple.

one bad thing i did notice is that the plug for the tig torch wouldnt plug into the socket right, as the gas lead would hit another plug. so i have an email out to them to see WTF that is about.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #32
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so welding with it is nice. so far only two issues.
1. the tig lead doesnt plug into the damn machine correctly as you can see in the pic you push in the main torch lead and turn it,but with how the gas line comes out, it hits the quick release fitting. i called them and they are sending me the proper torch. i have kinda rigged it to work in the mean time.
2. the ramp up setting doesnt seem to stay constant. most times it seems fine, but other times when you start its a very hot start.
3. the main power switch is on the back, wtf (miller does this on some machines too, my miller tig has it on front, but my miller mig has it on back )
other then that so far i am kinda surprised at how well it works for a 500 buck tig welder.

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #33
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nm silly question... this is an ac tig machine

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #34
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so welding with it is nice. so far only two issues.
1. the tig lead doesnt plug into the damn machine correctly as you can see in the pic you push in the main torch lead and turn it,but with how the gas line comes out, it hits the quick release fitting. i called them and they are sending me the proper torch. i have kinda rigged it to work in the mean time.
2. the ramp up setting doesnt seem to stay constant. most times it seems fine, but other times when you start its a very hot start.
3. the main power switch is on the back, wtf (miller does this on some machines too, my miller tig has it on front, but my miller mig has it on back )
other then that so far i am kinda surprised at how well it works for a 500 buck tig welder.



Show us some welds!!!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #35
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lol was going to upload them today, but cant find the pics on my phone, i will take some tonight. but picture nice welds
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #36
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more popcorn while i wait...LOL
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:22 PM   #37
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lol, i forgot, so you will have to wait till monday going snowboarding. also, update on the torch, they are sending me a new one and i just sent back the one that came with it (they paid postage both ways )
lets hope the new one works proper.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #38
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I have the 200 amp aircooled version of the Everlast machine.
I bought it to weld some thin-ish alloy parts (less then 2mm thick) like a coolant header tank, an washer spray bottle, and a PS tank.

However a friend asked me to do some welding on the alloy truck bed on his truck that is used to haul a Komatsu mini-digger.The machine was used for 4 8 hour days almost non-stop on 4 to 6mm thick alloy, and other then the torch getting hot (as it's aircooled) I had no problems with it.

If your livelyhood depends on it I would go with a Miller or a Lincoln,just for the support but for my usage (semi-pro/advanced hobby) I can not justify paying double or triple the price for a similar machine from the "big" names
It has up/down slope, pulse, AC/DC balance and frequency , post/pre flow, and you do not find those features in a name brand machine even twice the money.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:45 PM   #39
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still haven't got the new tig torch in to fix the issue but here is a quick sample.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:56 PM   #40
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happy to report that this little thing is still going super strong. no issues whatsoever. been through 3 120cu bottles of argon and it keeps going. havent touched my miller tig since buying this one.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:38 PM   #41
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You purchased the Everlast 200 correct? I know its been covered but can you PM me the details and include the link as well as your opinions thus far?

Greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:26 AM   #42
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I've got the Everlast powerpro 256 and love it. I've only welded only aluminum so far and it's done great. This was my first tig and it was somewhat easy to learn after reading manuals and watching YouTube videos. I've had it for 2+ years now.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #43
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Check out the youtube channel 'welding tips and tricks' or weldingtipsandtricks.com I think. The guy on there uses an array of Lincoln, Miller, and Everlast products and does compare them to each other in a fairly unbiased way. He has had pretty good luck with the Everlast stuff.

I picked up a 250ex with water cooling unit a while back but haven't had the opportunity to test it yet.
I finally have been able to get a decent amount of torch time on the Everlast and so far my impressions are pretty good.

the HF start works pretty well, the arc is stable for the most part. I've only ran it on dc non pulsed for TIG so far. For stick it seems to work great.

The main gripe I have with the machine is that the fan is LOUD, and doesn't having any speed scaling on it so it's maxed out all the time.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:15 PM   #44
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so welding with it is nice. so far only two issues.
1. the tig lead doesnt plug into the damn machine correctly as you can see in the pic you push in the main torch lead and turn it,but with how the gas line comes out, it hits the quick release fitting. i called them and they are sending me the proper torch. i have kinda rigged it to work in the mean time.
2. the ramp up setting doesnt seem to stay constant. most times it seems fine, but other times when you start its a very hot start.
3. the main power switch is on the back, wtf (miller does this on some machines too, my miller tig has it on front, but my miller mig has it on back )
other then that so far i am kinda surprised at how well it works for a 500 buck tig welder.

Old thread, but if anyone is looking at this welder. The ground connects on the positive side. That is why that tube doesn't fit there, it is supposed to go on the right side.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:33 PM   #45
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you are correct. however the neg side is on the left and pos is on the right. i have my ground hooked up to the pos and the torch lead hooked up to the neg.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #46
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Bumping this thread, I have an eastwood on the way, I'll post pictures of the sure to be long process of learning to tig and give a review of the machine.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:30 PM   #47
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After three weeks of research. I went ahead and ordered the new Everlast Powertig 200DX. It was supposed to be delivered yesterday and sure enough UPS lost the package. I absolutely hate UPS.

Eastwood is definitely a better price and seems like a great machine for what it can do, but I want more control on welding aluminum and the fixed 60 Hz from the Eastwood 200 wouldn't give me the fine beads that I am looking for. Plus I will be doing some very thin metal and need the pulse functionality.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #48
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I have an everlast 185 micro and was able to do a schedule 10 header downpipe combo with it. I looked at the Eastwood and everlasts seem like an overall better deal.
One advice is to fork up the money and replace the torch right away with a ck flex. The lighter hose alone is worth the upgrade for comfort and quick positioning on small round parts.
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I have an everlast 185 micro and was able to do a schedule 10 header downpipe combo with it. I looked at the Eastwood and everlasts seem like an overall better deal.
One advice is to fork up the money and replace the torch right away with a ck flex. The lighter hose alone is worth the upgrade for comfort and quick positioning on small round parts.
Since the Everlast 200DX was on backorder when I placed my order, they gave me that torch and a better foot pedal included. Also, they gave me a deal on the torch with the thumb amp control. I can't wait, it comes tomorrow. My cart, bottle, and tungsten is waiting.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:47 PM   #50
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I have an everlast 185 micro and was able to do a schedule 10 header downpipe combo with it. I looked at the Eastwood and everlasts seem like an overall better deal.
One advice is to fork up the money and replace the torch right away with a ck flex. The lighter hose alone is worth the upgrade for comfort and quick positioning on small round parts.
That looks like a deal to me, may have to give that a shot.
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