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Old 12-24-2013, 09:08 AM
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My TIG will be here today.
Merry Christmas to ME...

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Old 12-24-2013, 10:25 AM
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My TIG will be here today.
Merry Christmas to ME...
You do have a mean streak, don't you? LOL. Merry Christmas!

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I think you'll like it. I've got the Eastwood AC/DC 200 Tig and it works very well. I couldn't afford the Lincoln 225 that we have at work, AC/DC 200 Tig gives the same results. I also have they're Mig 175 and really like the performance. The 40 Amp plasma cutter works great, when you learn how to use it!! You'll be happy with it. The only thing I did different was I bought a flow gage and put it on instead of using they're regulator.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:53 AM
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You do have a mean streak, don't you? LOL. Merry Christmas!

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What you talkin bout, Wilson ?? I said you could use it....

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I think you'll like it. I've got the Eastwood AC/DC 200 Tig and it works very well. I couldn't afford the Lincoln 225 that we have at work, AC/DC 200 Tig gives the same results. I also have they're Mig 175 and really like the performance. The 40 Amp plasma cutter works great, when you learn how to use it!! You'll be happy with it. The only thing I did different was I bought a flow gage and put it on instead of using they're regulator.
Good to hear someone on this site has actual experience with one. I read the reviews and they were mostly favorable, so I figured for half the cost of the Miller I was looking at, I would give it a try.
I have a Miller Auto 180 Mig and Hobart 60 plasma. This should fill out any welding/cutting chores I come up with. I still have an old Lincoln stick welder and a torch too. Pretty much got all the bases covered now...

The wife was sitting here and giving me dung about all my "stuff". She is a quilter and threatened to buy a long arm machine for quilting large projects. I told her to go ahead...
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They have a 3 year warrenty, if any problems, call tech support, they don't respond well with emails.
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back when I was taking the welding course the teach said I could build a tig using the big lincoln dial arc 250 (stick welder) I bought from the school when they bought all new machines...I must have had this welder over five years and never used it once. I was thinking about using it for tig welding but have no idea how to do it...It would probably be best to just buy a cheaper one and get used to it before doing anything with the ole Lincoln.
BTW,I'm really loving my new P cutter its everything you guys said it would be...I went with the cut-40 for 400.00....and it was instrumental in getting this job done I could not have done it without the P cutter,weld cutters and drill bits just keep burning up before one hole is done...it works great to blow out one layer of a spotweldonce the panels are separated I simply use the uni bit to make the hole round it looks just like I used the weld cutter bit ..I've been playing with it a little too, cutting aluminum and using a guide to make straight cuts...my next toy will be the pattern tracer...

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Way back. I had a Miller stick welder. The Sears surplus store had a high frequency TIG conversion unit. So being the tool freak that I am. I bought it and hooked it up to the Miller..
First job was an aluminum canoe that was ripped almost in two about 1/3 back from the front.. The setup worked. Not like the big square wave at work, but it worked. Next was an airplane fuel tank. Then fabricate the auxillary fuel tank for the Sloan museum entry, a 32 Chevrolet roadster, for the Great Race.
Then I decided to go big time. So I sold the setup to a friend and bought a real TIG welder.. Loved it. But at that time such a welder was about half the size of a Volkswagen beatle..
Glad the new stuff is so much smaller and better.!
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plasma tracer

I snapped some picts of my drive motor of my home made pattern cutter> Mine is similar to the one rotten leonard sells. An old windshield wiper that I made a new longer knurled shaft , I hold the nurled shaft against the wood pattern with 2 fingers, I don't know if a speed controller that wood workers use for a router would work.
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