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Old 05-27-2010, 02:34 PM
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Here are some clos up shots of the spool gun, the main wire feed, and the attachments I shot for another forum inquiring about our Mig 175. Thought this might interest some of you guys!







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Just a follow up, we recently made a short video comparing our Mig 135 with the Mig Pak 10. Thought you guys might enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXenK6UZwFY

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I know this is an extremely old thread but doing some searching I came across this site and like it quite well. Anyhow the eastwood welders seem to use the products used by thermadyne welders, and many others so the tweco brand that sells at any welding shop should work. Also the thermadyne company has the drive rollers and liners that should fit.

I have been a welder for 12 years and mig for that last 8 years, having said that nothing against eastwood, I am purchasing a hobart for my use.
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I have a Lincoln Electric mig welder and has been trouble free for 3 years.I had an eastwood,took a dump one night and I was almost finished welding something up.That is when I decided to buy the Lincoln Electric.
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I just wanted to comment on this topic. I just received my Eastwood Tig 200. I haven't tig welded since welding trade school 30 years ago. I fired this machine up and right out of the box it preformed well. I haven't used it much yet but I ran a bead on 1/4" plate and 1/8 aluminum and the beads were consistent. I was getting the feel of the machine. The heat range with the foot peddle is a challange to get used to. In a 8" bead I managed to almost burn through the 1/4" plate in the last 1/4" With practice I can see this welder will be a great asset to my hobby shop.
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Hello what size steel can your welder weld up to I was looking at the 175 220v welder almost was about to by it then I saw it welds 5/16 steel that's not enough for me I need to weld up to 1/2 inch steel I seen a Lincoln welder at lowes home improvement center that can weld up to 1/2 sells for $650 not a bad prize for a Lincoln if you ask me if Eastwood welder can weld 1/2 I might go with it but right now I think the Lincoln is my choice for sure
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Hi guys,

I wanted to clear up a few of the concerns on our new Eastwood welders.

1.These are NOT rebadged or rebranded welders made by another large company for us with our name on it.
-These welders we designed and tested in house here at Eastwood. They were designed to be EQUIVALENT to the Lincoln Mig Pak 10 (our 135) and the Mig Pak 15 (our 175). We oversaw every step of the production process to make sure these were designed to our specs and expectations. Our main concern is to give you a welder that is built to the same specs and quality as a industrial welder, but priced towards a serious hobbyist.
-We go so far as to back our welders with a 3 year warranty. That is backed by Eastwood Company, not by a 3rd party company, like people seemed to be confused about. We didn't begin offering these for a "quick buck", in fact we are working on designing further products to add to our welding product line (can you say affordable TIG and Plasma cutters?)

2. Consumables- Our welders are made with a Tweco style gun (the same as most major companies including Lincoln use). Therefore all consumable parts (nozzle, tips, etc) are available at any local welding supply store. We are enthusiasts here ourselves, and we know the frustration of needing a part or supplies halfway through the job and not being able to get it! (for me this past weekend it was running out of mig wire at 5:30PM on a Sunday and realizing the only local "Farm" store that would have wire closed at 5 )

If you guys have any other questions or concerns feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to answer them!

***In fact I can offer anyone that is on the fence about one of our welders the chance to try it for 30 days with a hassle free return policy. Buy it, use it to weld your rusty project car, patch a frame on the same project, your sons go-kart, your fence in your yard, your neighbor's shed doors, whatever... If you don't like it or it doesn't meet your expectations (which I highly doubt!), than give us a call and we will be gladly take it back and refund your money.***

Hope that cleared up a few questions and concerns.

-Matt/EW

Just one question Matt. You stated your welders are designed and tested in house. Where are the welders made.
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Just one question Matt. You stated your welders are designed and tested in house. Where are the welders made.

I'm 99% certain "overseas" will be the answer.
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If you have no welder now and are a hobbyist like most here, then the ThemalArc 181i is dollar for dollar your best bet.
MIG,TIG, STICK, all in one package.
DC welder.
lift start tig.
Spool gun compatible.
$909 w free shipping.
made in Malaysia

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermal-Arc-...item1e683c46a3

The next 2 sizes up are more money and are made in the USA.
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Hi I build monster trucks I build a lot of tube frames and my 4 link bars are 1/2 inch thick can your Eastwood welder handle that thick of steel to weld I'm looking for a new welder and seen your welders they look nice and all and backed up with your warranty sounds good but my ? Is can it handle welding 1/2 it only says welds up to 5/16
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I would love to buy a Eastwood 175. The Prices here (Hawaii) for welders are a lot higher here than in the Lower 48.

Shipping a Eastwood to Hawaii is almost a deal killer. I could buy a Lincoln or Hobart for almost the same price.

Not sure how a warranty would be covered.

Can ayone from Hawaii that has a Eastwood 175 chime in?

Is there another source that has cheap shipping?

Thanks!

BTW: I need a welder soon....... I'll be searching for one online. Price point (including shipping ) will sway me from a Box store 220v welder.

Thanks again.

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Looks like i'm getting better response on Everlast Welders. Seems they have a great 5 yr replacement warranty and free shipping to Hawaii.

Anyone here use the Everlast welders?
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My Eastwood 175 mig welder works great!

I had been doing a lot of research on mig welders. I found nothing bad about Eastwood welders and they came highly recommended. I did find out that Home Depot and Lowe's models of Lincoln welders are inferior to welders sold at welding stores because they are made to Home Depot specs so when I saw an Eastwood 175 mig welder supposedly new in the box on craigs list with the aluminum spool gun for $325 I jumped on it. It was in an opened box but still wrapped up. When I got home it didn't work! After a little investigation, I found the terminals in the plug from the gun were pushed in too far. It looked like someone just jammed it together when they tryed to use it for the first time. I pulled the terminals back out, screwed it into the unit and it works perfectly! I can't imagine a welder working any better than this one, I love it! I can't say anything about the spool gun because I haven't used it yet. Would I recommend one to a friend? You bet I would!
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I here you! The problem I'm having is Eastwood wants to charge me $219.00 for shipping!

Kind of forces me to either shop locally or Free shipping with Everlast.
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Bought a new Lincoln 180 yesterday.. Sweet machine!!! Dealer gave me 30 days to try it out or return it no questions asked. I had him write it out on the reciept. He knew I was looking online for a while and he got me with the 30 day trial.

After using the machine last night, I don't think I'll be returning it. I'll actually be looking for a spool gun for it.
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