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    AMICO welders

    Hi, Browsing the web last night I came across the name Amico welders and plasma cutters.
    They seem to be an American company and have very well priced welders and plasma cutters
    I see they have them at Home Depo One of there Inverter welders caught my attention
    Dual power 200 amps at 80% and $ 229 and free shipping what impressed Me the 80% duty cycle
    and 180 days return . if used much even if they burn out after the one year warranty they would still be ok
    Compared to the duty cycle on small welder generator eg. Lincoln 185 outback 150 at 20%

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    Re: AMICO welders

    The brand name may be American, but that's about all for a welder that retails for that price. And I don't believe the high duty cycle numbers.

    That's not to say that there aren't some bargains (especially small inverter stick welders), but choose wisely.
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    Re: AMICO welders

    Probably 200 amp machine with 80% duty cycle at 80 amp output. Probably 10 or 20% at 200 amps. Not bad cycle for stick
    Welding. Not good for tig welding.

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    Re: AMICO welders

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldendum View Post
    The brand name may be American, but that's about all for a welder that retails for that price. And I don't believe the high duty cycle numbers.

    That's not to say that there aren't some bargains (especially small inverter stick welders), but choose wisely.
    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    Probably 200 amp machine with 80% duty cycle at 80 amp output. Probably 10 or 20% at 200 amps. Not bad cycle for stick
    Welding. Not good for tig welding.
    I've often wondered if they (cheap imports) are making their wild duty cycle claims by testing/rating them at 70 degrees F ambient instead of 105 degrees (or some other lesser temperature).
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    Re: AMICO welders

    I've heard good things about them for the price. I have actually considered picking one up for portable work. It's an inverter so the arc quality should be decent.

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    Re: AMICO welders

    I had one for a few months and it would run 1/8 rod continuously with no trouble on 220 but it would not run 6010, I had several miller 150 maxstars that would constantly trip breakers on 110 running 3/32 rod but the Aimco was fine on 110 with 3/32, and the Maxstars cost me a grand.
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    Re: AMICO welders

    I had an Amico 200 amp stick/tig that appeared to me to be an excellent welder. I'm a novice. I've since given it to my son, who welds for a living, who has used it a bunch for personal stuff and likes it. Never given me or him any trouble. I also think it is Chinese but so are some of the the big name brands. I emailed the american distributor with a question and got a response within the hour. You can't go wrong considering the price and quality. The welders have been sold on Amazon for a long time.

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