After just under a year
July 1, 2017
After just under a year of owning this machine. It has done everything spectacularly. From 6010 stick, pulsed AC TIG, high pulse DC TIG, HF start or Lift start, it doesn't matter. You tell the machine what to do and it does it. Works wonderful on 120V 15a outlets as long as you respect the duty chart.
ProsOn 240V: Enough power to and force to burn a 3/16 7018, and keeps 6010's lit almost 3 inches away from the material. 100% duty cycle at 175 amps and 60% duty cycle maxed out on TIG. I promise you, it will out weld you.
On 120V: welds 3/32 6010 and 125 amps on TIG all day on either a 15a or 20a breaker. Have yet to trip a breaker sticking to those ranges.
TIG advanced settings are endless. And if you know what each setting does, you can fine tune your arc for almost any application you can think of. This thing is meant for high quality, high precision aluminum welding. And the settings I'm allowed to adjust attest to that.
Extremely portable sling the strap over your shoulder and go!
ConsHas a trouble pushing slag back on 3/32 7018 on 120V but that's to be expected.
I wish it came with the carrying handle the 200dx had so I wouldn't have to use the strap all the time.