View Full Version : everlast welder plasma cutter PowerUltra 205
06-13-2009, 04:48 PM
I received my long awaited 205 (three months), the promised replacement for a CT520 that I had some trouble with, Nothing serious but couldn't get the TIG to work as promised. At any rate I pulled it out of the box and hooked it up. My first impression was that this was a much better made unit than the CT520 had been. I first tried the TIG since that was the problem I'd had before. It worked beautifully. I then set it up for plasma as I'd been waiting to start some projects that I wanted my plasma cutter for, it cut thru 1/2" like a hot knife thru butter, my project was with 1/8", that turned out really good. I love the new pilot arc and the stand off on the torch makes life a lot easier too. I next went to stick (not my favorite form of welding) and burned up some 7014, it performed quite nicely and I laid down some good looking welds.
I'm pleased with the 205 and feel it was well worth the wait. I really think you guys should take a serious look at doing something about the manual it tells you nothing you need to know and everything you care nothing about. Good luck with the new units, I sure like mine.
06-13-2009, 07:38 PM
Welcome to the Welding Web, Pmill. I hope you will stay involved here.
I have a question or two of a friendly nature. I am confused. Is it the old unit the Tig did not work on or the new one?
I was also wondering about your comment about the manuals...All of the Miller, Lincoln and ESAB manuals I have in my possesion ( of units I own or operate on a regular basis) are merely skeletal and only cover basic identification of machine parts. What did you need to know? What didn't you care about? I am sure it would be helpful to Everlast if you would explain in detail. Have you compared the manual to other "Major" brands manuals?
Did you want a detailed How-to welding manual? If so, it would be 100's of pages thick. I know that Everlast says that there are Chinese written manuals in the box, yet they have posted manuals on line that are written from a more detailed perspective. Which manual are you referring to?
06-13-2009, 09:31 PM
The manual only covers safety info generic to all welding/ metalworking. Nothing about setting up the specific machine or any mention of functions, settings, switch positions, specifications, wiring. For this particular model there is no manual on the website. I used the manual for the CT520 to set it up but would have liked something to skip the trial and error. I know you don't need alot, most of the machines I've run you couldn't find a manual for even if you wanted one
06-13-2009, 10:17 PM
If you have questions on welding. You can email support @ evertlastwelders.com or performance @ everlastwelders.com. Or PM a phone number to everlast_support here for a phone call.
We sell welders, we do not teach welding. But we do like to help and will call you and help out.
06-13-2009, 10:30 PM
I am glad you like your new PowerUltra unit.. as i told you before it will be worth a wait. We will upload new PowerMaster/Ultra manual within few days. I will also email you a pdf file as well !
Post some pics as well !
06-14-2009, 12:56 AM
06-15-2009, 07:52 PM
If you're looking for welding information, first off you came to a good forum for that. This forum has a lot of good welders.
Pull one of the power series manuals from http://everlastwelders.com/manuals , it will have welding information in there as well as control functions. There's a weldingguru.com or weldguru.com site that is good too (do not recall the name but it is a really good site). You can use google and find a lot of good information on welding.
If you have a question related to the unit, just let us know and we can answer it before the manual is out. Sorry about all the safe warnings, but we must have that in the manual.
Glad you like the new line we have and sorry about the wait (but as you admit it was worth it). A lot of heads went into the new design, and that meant lots of changes and delay.
I just got the 205 too, I gotta say I'm very impressed. I've been using it on a major project for a few weeks now and have been using all forms (cutting, tig, stick) and it's working great. Seems to be a much better built machine than the ct520d I had previously. I gotta say I'm loving everlast right now.. and that's not normal for me to be that happy about a company. They're selling a great product at a great price though now.
08-02-2009, 07:53 AM
Thanks for your comment. We have worked very hard with the new line. This makes it all worth it for us.
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