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Welders and Welding Which welder is best and the best way's to use them.

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Old 10-20-2016, 05:07 PM
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eastwood tig

what do people think of a eastwood ac/dc tig welder
may be buying one

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:13 PM
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I have the one in the middle. It is OK, not great. I got it to do very light sheet metal. My Econo TIG did not go low enough on the heat range.

It is not shielded so good for the HF and it affects the radio in the shop. It is a nice small unit. Easy way to get in cheep, but you do get what you pay for.

If you are looking to be more serious there is a new Lincoln that looks pretty good around $1K.

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Old 10-23-2016, 04:16 PM
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Before you buy ask about the Warranty Service

Where it has to be sent on your expense

Inquire about out of warranty repair

You do get what you pay for .

Best question will it meet the needs you have

Good luck
Some days it takes longer to pick which welder

then to do the welding
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