View Full Version : Power I-Mig 205?
08-09-2010, 02:10 PM
Hi guys, been on here reading reviews on machines and decided to sign up and just ask my question. I came across Everlast online, no I know has used the machines or heard of them. Where I work we use mostly Lincoln's and a few Millers, and my dad has a Snap-on. I was looking at a Millermatic 211, but point blank was treated like is was the dirt under the salesman boots. It seems like everlast is on top of there game from what I read, but never using or seeing a machine I am nervous on dropping my cash that I don't have much of. If anyone can help me with the decision I would be greatly appreciated. Pro's-con's by choosing an everlast. I know the biggest pro is the price.
But biggest thing that comes to my mind is quality of the machine and the weld produced. I know alot of old timer's that have 25 year old millers, will the everlast hold up?
Please dont take any of this as me bad mouthing everlast, I just dont know enough, I am ignorant to the products but want to learn thats why I am here asking.
08-09-2010, 03:14 PM
The 205 is a good machine. Its top end is at 225 amps. It is also considered an inverter type mig, and is difficult to get it to weld badly. It has a heavy duty wire feed system, no plastic. True Binzel gun. Full size roll capacity, along with inductance (arc force) control. It will also weld stick and has an available spool gun. Several guys on the everlast website forum have bought some. Its a commercial duty machine.
08-09-2010, 03:47 PM
how well do you think it will hold up
08-10-2010, 01:59 AM
I bought an Everlast welder in part for price, although there are some other import welders sold online that are cheaper and have similar output ratings. I figured it was worth spending a bit more for the Everlast because they have proper sales and service departments. This means you can reach them on the phone during normal business hours.
From my dealings with them I would say they have decided to back their products 100 percent with top notch service to the customer. This is important with such a long warranty. A long warranty on a product where the distributor finds every reason to avoid replacement or repair of most problems is not worth anything.
The welder is great, and the long warranty is nice, but I am sure there are other welders out there that would do the trick.
The great Customer service is the main reason that the next welder I buy will also be an Everlast.
08-13-2010, 08:13 AM
Thanks honest and good words.
The IMIG 205 is a tough unit and perfect for most projects. The IMIG200 is smaller and you will loose a little far as amps and duty cycle, though I have one right now.
Outside of the I-MIG 250P, the 205 is my favorite MIG. I use our products as well and work for the company. Myself, far as MIGs, I have use a 250P for steel work and I-MIG 200 with a spool gun for aluminum work (I will probably end up with another 205 down the road). I've had a couple 205's over the years and like them a lot. Problem I have is my buddies must have it when they see and use it.
A friend bought one off me, has it in a pole barn, no cover on it, in Florida. Grinds around it all the time. I had it about 3 months, he's had it a couple years now. He uses it a few time a week to repair mowers, trailers, golf carts, etc.
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