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    PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Hi
    This will be my first Tig machine .
    Really torn on these 2 units ($800 price range)
    Primeweld has the free return shipping for any warranty issues, Brand name good CK torch , Few extra amps on high end (25)

    AHP has that nice "normal Style" foot control pedal. The revised torch claims to be equivalent to CK model. AHP products have been around awhile and seam to have
    longevity. Also about $50 less.

    Reading the forums they weld the same.

    I expect most of my use will be with lighter gauge metal.

    Thanks for any replies!

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    I have used them both, if a after market torch and foot pedal makes that much difference then buy then AHP.
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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Even though the Primeweld looks better because of it's black color, lol, the footpedal makes all the difference. I hated that footpedal when I had my Eastwood TIG 200ACDC. I told myself I would make some kind of attachment to creatively turn it into a usable pedal, but I got rid of it before I got around to doing that, lol.
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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic416 View Post
    I have used them both, if a after market torch and foot pedal makes that much difference then buy then AHP.
    I realize you sell primeweld. I did not mean to hurt your feelings.
    Like I said I'm torn. I was looking for some thoughts why someone would choose one over the other.

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Sorry, I do not sell Primeweld, your not hurting my feelings. Just remember that if the AHP breaks shipping is on you both ways every time.
    Last edited by mechanic416; 08-16-2019 at 07:34 PM.
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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic416 View Post
    Sorry, I do not sell Primeweld, your not hurting my feelings. Just remember that if the AHP breaks shipping is on you both ways every time.
    I apologize, you beta tested one. I see you are a highly regarded member here. (No sarcasm)
    Thank you for your reply.

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    I owned dynasty 200dx s and still a aerowave 375, the primeweld 225 is every a dynasty does only cheaper

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    The Primeweld's better torch is offset by its worse pedal. Now that AHP comes with a better Nova pedal (a shameless SSC imitation), a more accurate comparison between the two machines would be if you replaced the Primeweld's foot pedal and the AHP's torch. The foot pedal is cheaper than the torch, so if you bought equivalent items for each, the price difference between the two pretty much disappears.
    That said, if you weren't going to buy anything extra, you'd likely be happier with the AHP torch than you would be with the Primeweld pedal, so keep that in mind. On the other hand, the Primeweld’s CK torch is professional-grade. You can use that torch the rest of your welding life on any other machine (unless you melt it with all of the 225 amps that machine can deliver)!

    The AHP is 20x9x22", the Primeweld is wider at 21x11x20”
    Amazon lists the Primeweld weight at 90lbs. That’s shipping weight. It can be picked up with one hand. My scale says 54.4lbs. About the same as the AHP for what I’ve read.

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    I wander
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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    That's not the pedal I just got with my machine. Did they just change it?

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    I'm guessing by the end of the year.
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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    I did end up going with primeweld.
    AHP is not so easy to deal with. This was purchase inquiries. Leads me to beleive a warranty
    Issue could be problematic.

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matchman View Post
    I did end up going with primeweld.
    AHP is not so easy to deal with. This was purchase inquiries. Leads me to beleive a warranty
    Issue could be problematic.
    Sorry to hear that, I think AHP is a good deal. Either way, good luck with the Primeweld, keep us posted on how it performs, etc.

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matchman View Post
    I did end up going with primeweld.
    AHP is not so easy to deal with. This was purchase inquiries. Leads me to beleive a warranty
    Issue could be problematic.
    When you get it , you can contact me if you need help setting it up or have any questions about its settings. Also if you really need to change out the pedal. I think you will really like that unit.
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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    My only complaint with primeweld. And it is minor. is that between them and longevity. I got a better price buying a AC/DC tig and then a separate plasma machine from longevity. But bought an AC/DC tig 225 and a cut 60 primeweld. Here is details... Mike would not budge a dollar but longevity gave me a decent discount. But Because George and MIke, I spoke to both had such great customer service I made the choice to buy primeweld both units. But for my sore wallet I asked mike the main guy I spoke to with sales for primeweld, Can you at least throw in a set or two of consumables for the torch. not the factory one it comes with.... and he said ya got you covered. Then both machines arrived. But no extra consumables. Maybe an honest mistake. I hope so. Not just the old I’ll tell you whatever to make the sale. Guy seemed busy probably forgot. Anyway 6 months later both machines are doing good. For the money I’m happy with the quality of both. Is it a dynasty no. But it’s a great machine for the money. Taking the accessories out of the equation cause those are changeable.

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by throwncircles View Post
    My only complaint with primeweld. And it is minor. is that between them and longevity. I got a better price buying a AC/DC tig and then a separate plasma machine from longevity. But bought an AC/DC tig 225 and a cut 60 primeweld. Here is details... Mike would not budge a dollar but longevity gave me a decent discount. But Because George and MIke, I spoke to both had such great customer service I made the choice to buy primeweld both units. But for my sore wallet I asked mike the main guy I spoke to with sales for primeweld, Can you at least throw in a set or two of consumables for the torch. not the factory one it comes with.... and he said ya got you covered. Then both machines arrived. But no extra consumables. Maybe an honest mistake. I hope so. Not just the old I’ll tell you whatever to make the sale. Guy seemed busy probably forgot. Anyway 6 months later both machines are doing good. For the money I’m happy with the quality of both. Is it a dynasty no. But it’s a great machine for the money. Taking the accessories out of the equation cause those are changeable.
    Sorry to hear about the consumables. I handle all the consumables for the cut 60 and stuff for the tig torch. I was never contacted to send extras as they would have to be sent from me not Primeweld.

    So when you need consumables contact me and I will see what I can do for you.
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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic416 View Post
    When you get it , you can contact me if you need help setting it up or have any questions about its settings. Also if you really need to change out the pedal. I think you will really like that unit.
    Offer accepted..check your PM. Or you can post the response here. Other new Tig welders may benefit.
    The settings for sheet steel .075 thick.
    ---Thank you!!!--

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    ok cool george, sounds good brother. I appreciate that.

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    Re: PRIMEWELD TIG225ACDCP vs AHP Alpha TIG201XD Opinions on best unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matchman View Post
    Offer accepted..check your PM. Or you can post the response here. Other new Tig welders may benefit.
    The settings for sheet steel .075 thick.
    ---Thank you!!!--
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