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Old 11-27-2013, 04:02 PM   #51
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Have any of you guys tried welding Aluminum with these welders? I'd love to hear how that went. (I want one to weld Al)
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:05 PM   #52
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I did with my longevity 200dx and it worked okay while the welder worked. Nothing like using a dynasty on aluminum though.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:46 PM   #53
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I did with my longevity 200dx and it worked okay while the welder worked. Nothing like using a dynasty on aluminum though.
it wont get hot enough to do certain thicknesses im sure the best thing to do is to clean the aluminum with acetone an then heat with a propane torch before welding with this machine.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:33 AM   #54
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I did with my longevity 200dx and it worked okay while the welder worked. Nothing like using a dynasty on aluminum though.
I wouldn't trade my dynasty 350 for anything. Thing is a beast.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:59 AM   #55
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I wouldn't trade my dynasty 350 for anything. Thing is a beast.
I have one at my station where i work the 2013 one with cordless foot pedal. Its sweet. Its also got allot of features.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:34 AM   #56
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So would you guys recommend this welder (eastwood 200) for diy tube welding? I want to use it to make intake (aluminum) and exhaust (stainless) tubing for my diy project. Not gonna be welding anything thicker. Maybe brackets.

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:08 AM   #57
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I would certainly recommend this welder for that usage.
You will NOT get a machine that comes close to the features this machine offers with a big brand name at even twice the price.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:30 PM   #58
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I had one of these and it started having problems. It would weld then suddenly stop. Had to toggle power for it to work. Called Eastwood. They shipped me a new one and paid to ship back the old one no questions asked. It's worked quite well and, in a pinch, I've been able to use it on 120V.

That is my one gripe, the power cord is short and my 240V is in the corner. For portable projexcts that is fine. When trying to weld on a car frame across the garage it's annoying.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:59 PM   #59
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I have one of these as well. This is my first tig machine but it functions extremely well. The chief reason I bought it over the other similarly priced Chinese inverters is because they didn't have the awesome warranty that the Eastwood did. My foot pedal has broken in the 6 months I've owned it, but that it my only complaint. They sent me a replacement for free.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:20 PM   #60
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That foot pedal looks pretty cheap anyways. Im on the fence with one of the Eastwood machines, has anyone swapped the pedal and torch/hose out for better stuff?
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:34 AM   #61
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So would you guys recommend this welder (eastwood 200) for diy tube welding? I want to use it to make intake (aluminum) and exhaust (stainless) tubing for my diy project. Not gonna be welding anything thicker. Maybe brackets.

I would decide if you want pulse features or not and then how thin matters. I've had good luck with everlast and have 2 now. I've made a few schedule 10 manifolds and doe pipes and piping. I would say you don't need pulse but it does help on edge welds like welding a sharp corner on thin gauge. Also the cheaper welders don't have really great low end performance like if you're doing sheet metal or 18-20 gauge stainless. Most will weld 16 gauge alum and stainless with no difference at all. Super thin and super thick depends.


But you can easily do without it pulse. I use it sometimes to fusion weld thin stuff. I would say that any of the 220v tig machines from everlast or equivalent will be fine.

I would spend the money on a good flexloc torch and the best bandsaw you can buy. Seriously. If you can get a big bandsaw and make accurate cuts without having to grind a lot, you don't need a super badass machine. If I had to do it over again I'd spend more money on a belt sander and a bigger bandsaw (or really good chop saw with good blades). Oh a good chair and welding table too. If I had a better bandsaw, a nice belt sander, and a comfy chair, I think I could make nice beads with al'ost any machine.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:41 AM   #62
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I would decide if you want pulse features or not and then how thin matters. I've had good luck with everlast and have 2 now. I've made a few schedule 10 manifolds and doe pipes and piping. I would say you don't need pulse but it does help on edge welds like welding a sharp corner on thin gauge. Also the cheaper welders don't have really great low end performance like if you're doing sheet metal or 18-20 gauge stainless. Most will weld 16 gauge alum and stainless with no difference at all. Super thin and super thick depends. But you can easily do without it pulse. I use it sometimes to fusion weld thin stuff. I would say that any of the 220v tig machines from everlast or equivalent will be fine. I would spend the money on a good flexloc torch and the best bandsaw you can buy. Seriously. If you can get a big bandsaw and make accurate cuts without having to grind a lot, you don't need a super badass machine. If I had to do it over again I'd spend more money on a belt sander and a bigger bandsaw (or really good chop saw with good blades). Oh a good chair and welding table too. If I had a better bandsaw, a nice belt sander, and a comfy chair, I think I could make nice beads with al'ost any machine.
One thing about tig welders though is that they hold their resale value fairly well so if you do decide on a bile or red machine you can always,sell it later.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:11 AM   #63
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How has this thing been holding up? Im considering squeezing the trigger on one.


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so i had some extra money and figured with amazons return policy it would be worth to try.
picked up one of the Everlast power Itig 200 Dc tig welders. had a pulse and a bunch of other features that are nice and at around 600 bucks i can always return it.
i currently have the diversion 165 to compare it to. will be interesting. the only thing that bugs me is that it doesn't have a foot pedal (but either did my miller when i bought it)
will post up some reviews when it shows up tomorrow. (love amazon prime )
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:43 AM   #64
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ehh.. response deleted

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Old 06-05-2014, 05:01 AM   #65
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I love my Everlast 200DX. Gone through three 90cuft gas cylinders welding aluminum so far. I can adjust to get perfect bead. Stainless steel exhaust was easy well. 5 yr warranty. Read forums about miller and lincoln machines that are inverters, people are just planning on board replacements on those in a couple years. American welder manufacturers need to wake up and price competitively.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:13 PM   #66
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my machine is also still going strong. around 4 120cuft bottles though it. only doing mild and a few ss projects. i did pick up the foot pedal and i must say that thing is much nicer built then my miller one that came with my diversion machine
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:44 PM   #67
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Everlast will negotiate with you also. When i bought mine they upgraded my regulator and foot pedal for no charge because they were out of stock for a week. I also got the tig torch with thumb adjustment for half cost.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:17 PM   #68
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I use this unit. I have had it for about 4 years and it has been flawless. I also use it on a daily. aluminum, stainless etc etc etc I have welded it with this unit. Buy a nice torch and lens and you are set!

http://www.plasmatigandmig.com/html/inv200_ac_dc.html
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:34 PM   #69
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I picked up their mig 140 and that thing is ****ing amazing. Betcha the TIG is too.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:15 PM   #70
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Love my eastwood, been doing more welding now that its warmer out. Lots of learning but I'm getting there!

Haven't had any issues with the machine
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:25 AM   #71
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The eastwood tig is actually pretty good.
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They are a hit or miss though.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:22 PM   #73
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hey guys i just purchased my eastwood for 699 they have a special going on
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:15 PM   #74
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I've had my Eastwood 200 for about a year now. I've welded SS, mild steel and aluminum of various thickness with it. Works great. my neighbor is a master welder 30 years on the job for a chemical company welding some rather unique metals. he used it and was quite impressed with it. all the fittings are standard; I bought a non-eastwood mini touch and is working just fine. ... so, I recommend the 200.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:14 PM   #75
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anybody upgrade to a water cooled torch? been doing a lot of welding with mine and its getting old to have to stop and wait for the torch to cool down
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