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    TIG welders - brand question

    Hey Guys,
    Has anybody come across using or owning either one of below TIG welder machines?
    What is your opinion of them and their performance?
    I am interested in the AC TIG(aluminium) welding part of the machine(not the DC TIG)

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CHRISTMA....c100009.m1982

    http://supagas.com.au/wp-content/upl..._AC_DC_TIG.pdf

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SWS-ALUM...DetZ:rk:1:pf:0


    The above Supagas Fabgear AC/DC TIG 200 machine says it comes with AC frequency adjustment to fine tune aluminium welding, but there nothing in the user manual on how to select that setting and I played with the settings of the same unit belong to a guy I know, but couldn't find the setting at all. I tend to think it's a bit dodgy for a machine to mention that in the specs and then not to mention it in the user manual & not being able to find that setting on the front panel.

    Any opinions, advice etc will be appreciated.

    Thanx

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    Re: TIG welders - brand question

    They all look like Chinese welders, depends on what features you need.

    You don't need frequency adjustment of you're into general welding.

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    Re: TIG welders - brand question

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMan23 View Post
    They all look like Chinese welders, depends on what features you need.

    You don't need frequency adjustment of you're into general welding.
    Hi,
    Yes, it is a Chinese made one, as most things are nowadays.
    Thanx & yes you are obviously right about the AC frequency, but I think it is a nice feature to have for future needs and a machine that is advertised for $AU$1500 with that feature should show it on the panel and the user manual, I think.
    The Fabgear unit comes with a small TIG torch(the one I tested with the guy who has that model) that has the amp control(4T?) as a + and + button on the torch handle. The middle button(between + and - buttons) is the arc trigger torch for normal use.
    Having proper amp control method(preferably via foot control pedal) is a must for AC TIG, isn't it?!
    No foot pedal with the Fabgear unit, but the above + and - button on the handle method.

    I'm looking for an ok machine with remote amp control(working method with preferably foot control, but can get used to turning a rotary knob on the torch handle using my thumb with some practice, I guess). I like the AC frequency control to experiment with future projects that may demand such smooth control, but not necessary right now of course.

    Anything that is affordable by an average Joe like me is usually made in China.
    Lincoln, Milller, Kempi or German made machines are pretty expensive around here, be it new or used.
    For starters, I think Chinese designed and made ones is the way to go until fellas like me can afford mid range to high end machines.

    Thanx again.

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    Re: TIG welders - brand question

    Get a footpedal unless you're doing out of position work, eg: up on a ladder, or in a tight space.

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    Re: TIG welders - brand question

    Look at AHP machines.
    12v battery, jumper cables, and a 6013.
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    Re: TIG welders - brand question

    many of the newer digital welder have a display screen that changes to different functions. They move screens for the setting like AC frequency you select it and then make changes and move to another screen.
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    Re: TIG welders - brand question

    You are better off with this. I sell them in the USA and they are great machines. Plenty of adjustments

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-5...k%3A7%3Apf%3A0
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    Re: TIG welders - brand question

    I have been looking at this one. Great reviews on you tube also. https://www.amazon.com/PRIMEWELD-TIG.../dp/B07BXHRBQ8

    Fly (PS) here is a great review
    Last edited by Fly; 01-02-2019 at 03:02 PM.

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