View Full Version : Precision Tig 185
02-02-2004, 12:23 AM
Man, Lincolns going all out with this puppy,got its own webpage and everything:cool:
Tig 185 Link (http://www.tig185.com/)
02-10-2004, 11:48 AM
Just ordered mine, Ill let ya know how I like it. Should be here in a week.
02-10-2004, 12:53 PM
how many pesos is it ?
02-10-2004, 12:58 PM
I think i found the best deal out there, $1499 with the cart, $50 for shipping.
02-10-2004, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by morpheus
how many pesos is it ?
Online as low as 15,554.7 MXN, my local stores 17,221.2 MXN
$1400 hunnie online vs. 1530-50 hunnie + tx local , both for ready pac non-cart package.
02-10-2004, 01:08 PM
good one X :p ......................
02-10-2004, 11:06 PM
didnt see any thing about a water cooler ? but looks much nicer than thier 175.....
02-20-2004, 01:30 PM
Has anyone ordered and actually recieved their Precision Tig 185? I ordered mine last Wednesday (2/11) and they are unsure when I will recieve it. The distributor I ordered it from said it COULD be out on the 26th. Then, I e-mailed Lincoln and they said I MIGHT recieve it the 18th or 19th. I don't think anyone knows when you can get ahold of one.
02-20-2004, 03:22 PM
I ordered mine 2/9, I was told it could be here by today. Then I contcated Lincoln, and they told me it was on backorder untill 2/24, and it will ship 2/25. So hopefully I will have it by next weekend. You would think that they would produce a **** load of them, they had to know it would be hot new product......
03-04-2004, 10:30 AM
Finally got mine!! Here is a pic:
I havnt used it much, ive spent the last 2 days building a cart for it. The model from Lincoln with the cart is on backorder till 3/17 so I just copied their design. I need to change the back wheels, they cant handle the weight!!! Getting alot of negative camber! :) If anyone cares, here are some pics of the cart:
03-04-2004, 11:09 AM
used one last night, man that is one sweet machine. he paid 1600.00 including all of the running gear and the bottle.....
it is such a major improvment over the 175, great arc, free pulser, nice torch small size
i was really impressed with it, i think that lincoln has finnaly stepped up to the plate to knock miller off the top of the hill,
and i think that you will see alot of guys selling there 175 machines and update to the p.t. 185.............
03-04-2004, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by JMcKeone
I just copied their design. I need to change the back wheels, they cant handle the weight!!! Getting alot of negative camber! Well, yours isn't quite the same design but it will work. The PT185 manual (available online) has dimensions for the welder + cart. The drawings can be scaled to get the cart dimensions. Lincoln's cart is bolted to the welder, probably a very good idea.
The negative camber will help a lot for the high-g corners - your bottle is pretty tall!
03-05-2004, 06:04 PM
I was informed by Lincoln that my Ready-Pack with cart shipped today! About time.
03-11-2004, 10:30 PM
I recieved my ready pack with cart yesterday. I am very pleased. The welder is even more user friendly than I expected. The torch is good quality (flexible head and nice hose). I haven't used it on Aluminum yet, but the DC works flawlessly. No complaints!
03-11-2004, 10:44 PM
good luck with that machine, i really enjoyed the time i spent running one last week, what are you using it for ?
03-25-2004, 01:57 AM
Can someone point me in the direction of the best prices?
03-25-2004, 09:54 AM
ebay or just start a turf war with your local dealers !!but ive seen them on ebay for 1500.00
03-25-2004, 01:45 PM
weldingsupply.com I got mine from them about a month ago for 1499.99 with cart. Now the price has gone up about 50 bucks, but they still have the lowest price of all dealers I have looked at.
05-01-2004, 01:48 AM
My Precision Tig 185 showed up today, what a neat machine. It's nice to see the features you get on the 185 compared to just last years machines.
01-02-2005, 08:33 PM
Hey gang, new to the forums. I just bought my PT185 in August. I'm the welder for the Motorcycle Roadracing Assoc. on race weekends. I have done everything from thick aluminum, to really thin titanium, sometimes all on the same day, without one problem with that machine. It really works nice.
I bought it for the features, the size, and the portability. Since I just roll it into the trailer with my racebike, and all my other gear, it's really nice to have at the track.
Pretty good little rig for the money.
03-08-2005, 10:48 PM
How thick is the aluminum you have been welding? Will this machine handle 3/8ths?
03-10-2005, 09:43 AM
I recently did a big contractor's rack on the top of a Toyota Tundra. I was all made of 1/4" 6061 T-6. The only prob I had with the machine was that it got pretty hot doing that thickness. The 185 has a built in safety feature, of an auto-shutoff if the internals get really hot. But, I was crankin' for a while. I had like 16 hours of weld time on that rack.
Welding 3/8" material may be pushing it a bit, but be patient. It may be necessary to pre-heat your stuff just to gat a little heat in things to help out. For the truck rack I was using 1/8" pure tungsten, and 3/32" 4043 filler wire.
03-10-2005, 09:16 PM
Nice cart you built. Whats the bubble wrap on the wall for?
03-11-2005, 09:40 AM
we have one at work and it works great the only thing we've had to do is clean and reset the gap for the HF and the manual was very helpfull.
06-04-2005, 05:59 PM
just found this thread. bought the 185 a couple of weeks ago and was welding 3/8 aluminum for a downrigger mounting bar. was only able to weld for about 2-3 minutes at a time until the safety switch shut me down. also blew the breaker a few times.
08-20-2005, 02:37 AM
I have been using my 185 and if I try and weld 1/8" steel at 125 amps its burning thru. 90 seems to get plenty of penetration. I notice that I am getting at least 238 volts at my panel. Is this why the machine seems to run "hotter"? As my welding teacher says, never trust the numbers trust how it feels, looks, sounds etc. Perhaps this means I can tackle 3/8" steel or aluminum no problem?
Does anyone run a true "slo-throw" 50 amp breaker? I have heard some folks say they use a standart 60 amp breaker as its rated close to the 50 amp slo-throw.
I have rigged up a water cooler and am in the process of making a weld cart/weld table with big wheels.
08-22-2005, 04:05 PM
I am running my PT185 on a 40amp breaker and have not popped the breaker yet, I think the highest I have needed to go to is 150amps on the machine though, I expect I would pop the breaker if I tried pushing the machine harder. Thickest steel I have welded so far is 1/4" and its almost all 1/16" and 1/8" in my shop anyway.
I do plan on rewiring the shop and will have a dedicated 60amp breaker for the PT185 but that has to wait until a kitchen remodeling job where the wife wants a fancy new oven that the house does not have the power for :)
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