I looks like a 4 1/2 year journey may have come to a happy ending. $ 1/2 years ago I purchased a 200 amp 4 in 1 welder from Everlast on Ebay. The 1st Welder worked for less than 1 min. and smoke came rolling out of the case. I made the first call to Everlast and after a few calls and emails I sent welder number 1 in for replacement. After many calls the replacement arrived.
I opened the box like a kid at Xmas time. wired a plug on and tried to plasma cut a 20ga piece of steel I got a few weak sparks and a couple of small holes. Next day more phone calls and promises from Everlast. Welder #2 sent back again. After a couple of weeks I called and found out Everlast was out of stock of my welder and some were on the way from china. I think the ships captain must have got lost because it took him 6 plus weeks to find S.F. Bay. Then Everlast sent me welder #3
. So at This point I have spent over $1000.00 it's been over six months and not one welding bead or cut has been made by me. A few weeks after Welder #3 arrived I was welding some 7018 at about 130 or 140 amps DC and thinking what a great looking bead I just made, and went to finish welding the job and about 2" into the next bead I hear what sounds like a gunshot. I look over at the welder and cloud of smoke rolls out of #3. I'm starting now to get pissed mostly at myself for buying a China piece of junk. So more calls and a on-line posting of my complaint. EVERLAST agrees to replace this Welder as well. I ship it back this time I pay the shipping. After a couple of weeks #4 welder shows up.
I check out the welder seams to work fine I even like the pilot arc plasma torch. I got real busy a work so I had no time for many home projects but I used the welder a few time during the next six months. and one day I went to cut a part out with the plasma cutter and it was dead. So I call Everlast and after while they asked if they sent me a Cut50 plasma cutter in stead of a whole new welder would that be OK. I agreed with out trying the AC tig on alloy. The new Plasma arrived And WOW that thing cut like crazy good.
But my luck and the China machines pop up it ugly head and the 50amp plasma stopped working. So back on the phone At this point I'm ready to take these China Machines and do bad things. But Alex said he would send another cut50 and that mind was the first one that had gone bad..... I asked him About welder #4 Alex said Not to worry I had a 5 years that he would take care of me and my welder because I had so many problems in the past.
Well that was about 1 1/2 years ago and it seams that promises made verbally are sometimes forgotten. So a couple months a go when #4 would not tig weld AC alloy I called and was turned down for any type of warranty repairs on #4 welder. I posted on here about my ordeal with Everlast. Oleg got hot I got hot. But after 8 or 9 phone calls. Oleg offered to replace #4 welder with a non plasma cutting. 200amp AC/DC Tig welder.
So as it stands today 4 1/2 yrs later I have a Cut50 that I love. And a new but a little beat up (shipping) WSE200P welder. That makes 7018 flow like butter. Alloy with nice shiny beads.
Now I will cross my fingers that it all keeps working.
As far as Everlast's Alex and Oleg. They have kept their word to me. But had to be reminded what they promised.