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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    Quote Originally Posted by Bootleg_diver View Post
    Thank you for the reply. I have searched for days looking for bad reviews like the everlast. Found one guy on YouTube were his 225x was arcing inside and a i think 3 on amazon that left bad reviews other then that it seems to be a good machine its just hard to buy something you are not familiar with.
    I belong to the Facebook groups for Everlast, AHP and Primeweld.

    The AHP group has the most issues raised; faulty boards, lousy service etc.
    Second is Everlast with similar issues.
    Last by a long margin is Primeweld. The only issues Iíve seen in six months is a faulty regulator and a faulty breaker.
    In no the cases Primeweld sent new replacements and in the breaker that meant a new machine!


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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR8 View Post
    I belong to the Facebook groups for Everlast, AHP and Primeweld.

    The AHP group has the most issues raised; faulty boards, lousy service etc.
    Second is Everlast with similar issues.
    Last by a long margin is Primeweld. The only issues Iíve seen in six months is a faulty regulator and a faulty breaker.
    In no the cases Primeweld sent new replacements and in the breaker that meant a new machine!


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    I keep reading the customer service is outstanding.

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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    I ended up order a 225 thank you for the replies.

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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    Just ordered one. The only tig I've done before is some messing around with scratch tig. I really liked the quiet and cleanliness it offered. Being stuck at a certain amperage was the only thing I didn't like. Starting low was impossible for me without "flicking" off the filler rod. Will be a whole new experience, heck AC will be completely different.
    I can't wait for the high frequency learning to begin.

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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    Enjoying my new 225! DC runs like warm butter, and it's by far a better aluminum welding machine than my old 330a-bp or Thermal arc 250 that I had in the early 2000's.

    Anyone know what is causing the failure for those using 110v? Never plan on using 110, but if a simple component can be changed out while under warranty without having to ship the machine for a replacement, I would entertain it. I live in Alaska, and rightfully, shipping expenses are on me.

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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    First the 110v is at 50 hz, its 120v at 60hz and it should be run on a 30amp or larger circuit when on 120v. The components are rated at 240v you are basically only running it at half power. Now run all your stuff at half power and see how long it will last. If it stops working some times you can plug it into 240v and flip the switch on and off a few times and it will start working again. I think the relays get stuck from arcing because of the low voltage.

    No there is nothing you can replace except the main power board if it fails.
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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    I think this one very useful for the beginner only one think should consider before buying it. This brand is not bad one because of the quality. One of the best Tig welder is PRIMEWELD TIG 225 amp.

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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    Hi y'all.

    I am eyeing the Primeweld 225 and figured i'd post in this thread rather than start a new one. I am not a beginner to MIG/TIG/stick, but am also not a welder by trade (been mostly hobby work and a few side gigs for ~8 years). I dont mess with super thick materials (over 1/4in steel or alum) and work mostly on race car fabrication projects such as roll cages, control arms, subframes, etc. Here's the situation:

    I currently have a decent condition and well running 70-80's Airco 300A transformer machine. It has some quirks and does not have freq control or a lot of the bells and whistles of the PW225. The Airco is an absolute unit (~800 lbs) and makes moving it a huge PITA. Also the Airco is super loud, especially with the Coolmate4 water cooler. Its a great machine and served me very well, but outdated, loud and takes up a lot of space. Did I mention that its 800LBS?! I have not had any issues with it, but I assume parts may be difficult to find.

    My dilemma is this: do I sell the Airco for a couple hundred less than the PW225 and get the newer, smaller, lighter, slightly less powerful machine or stick it out with ol' reliable orange shop machine? I am about to start fabricating some aluminum intercooler pipes and modifying a radiator so the PW225 freq control is very appealing right now.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    If you can do .040 aluminum with the welder you have then stay with it. If you want to do thinner aluminum then that buy a HTP 221 its only $2000 more then the Primeweld. The Primeweld 225 is a very good welder. I have 2 of them one water cooled and one air cooled, but not that good on thin aluminum.
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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    Thanks George!

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    Re: Primeweld AC/DC Tig 225X

    Hi George. Thanks for the reply! The absolute unit does certainly do well with thin aluminum so I will take that into consideration.
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    - Wilton 3230 Hrztl. Bandsaw
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