View Full Version : Everlast welder ACDC 200 Review
04-17-2009, 11:10 PM
I purchased the ACDC 200 tig on April 8th received it on April 16th. The box was in good shape brought it home and took some pictures while opening it. To show how it arrived to me. I will now attempt to post them. The extent of my tig welding experience was during classes at the community college a year ago.
04-17-2009, 11:19 PM
There are pictures of the unopened box, the just opened box, the box of leads, and the well smashed foam corners.
04-17-2009, 11:45 PM
Here are my first welds done with 3/32 thoriated on dc non pulsed. First is the 1/8 front and back side. The next is some 3/16 welded and bent to 90. This was done with mig wire twisted together, I forgot to purchase any tig wire when I picked up argon.
04-18-2009, 12:12 AM
Light 50 lbs or so.
Pulsed lots of dials.
Low amps I think I will make an extension cord.
Worked without issue so far.
Big Metal foot pedal you can adjust the max amps on. (Very Happy)
(I thought it would vary the entire range this is a nice feature)
Very Bright Yellow hard to trip over. I think they need to put a smiley face on them.
Did not cost 3000 dollars.
04-18-2009, 12:14 AM
Knob to adjust max amps controlled by foot pedal is on the foot pedal.
Giant Tig torch handle.
Kind of cheesy packing (mine arrived ok though)
Ground lead sort of short.
One of the tiny screws that hold on the torch control socket was in the bottom of the torch bag. Lucky I saw it easy fix.
Manual needs a tech writer bad.
04-18-2009, 12:15 AM
Does not come with 1/4 inch hose or clamps. (Argon to welder)
I had some lying around for some reason.
Would be nice if max amps knob limited foot pedal.
Send a sharp 3/32 electrode and mild steel tig rod so you test right away.
So far worked like its supposed to. More to follow.
Need to get my buddy the welder to come over and test.
04-18-2009, 09:55 AM
Thanks for your comments. It should have had a hose and clamps, that is normally included.
It would be really hard to pick the right size tungsten people would need, as well I am not aware of any TIG unit that comes with an electrode or filler rod. Same goes for the argon bottle. A trip to the LWS is required to use the TIG. We would also need to include aluminum electrodes and filler rod as well on the one you purchased :) However, I agree that would be nice and something we have talked about.
There is an updated manual online (www.everlastwelders.com). We are in the process of a newer manual as well which will be online soon.
04-22-2009, 09:28 PM
I read the flier in the box when I opened it. Then I registered on their forum like it said and sent them a confirmation e-mail and they promptly shipped (checked the ups tracking number) a set of free consumables. Pretty cool I think. I have had very timely courteous Reponses from Everlast via e-mail, I was worried from other posts but it has been good. I will post pictures of it when it gets here.
04-22-2009, 09:32 PM
By the way my welds are getting better, I needed more heat. I may take pics tomorrow.
04-23-2009, 04:23 PM
Glad you purchased. Sure all the garbage and fake posts chase a few away. But that is doing business. We do aim to please.
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