|Item Weight||85 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||24 x 9 x 17 inches|
|Item model number||PT255EXT-D|
|Amperage Capacity||250 A|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Included Components||Comes as a Combo Set|
2017 Everlast PowerTIG 255 EXT Digital Ac Dc Tig Stick Pulse Welder Dual Voltage Inverter-based Ac Dc
|Price:||$2,250.00 & FREE Shipping|
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- Heavy-Duty IGBT Power Modules increase reliability and performance
- True low amp operation down to 3 amps DC and 5 amp AC
- AC Wave Forms: Advanced Square /Soft Square / Triangular / Sine
- Simplified menu design allows settings to be quickly selected and adjusted
- 10Hz Advanced AC Pulse mode improves penetration on thicker metals, and can reduce warping and burn through on thinner metals
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If you are looking to take your shop or business to the next level in TIG welding capability, the digital inverter-based PowerTIG 255EXT delivers exceptional power and performance at a budget friendly price. In fact, the PowerTIG 255EXT not only has a long list of competitive features but also unique features that distinguishes it from the competition. You'll find surprisingly comptetive performance when comparing feature to feature against the competition such as memory, pulse and wave forms thanks to the digital microprocessor. Two "Easy Start Up" modes also add to the units versatility while keeping operation simple. The unit also excels as a stick welder featuring hot start time, hot start intensity and arc force control adjustments, making it a perfect welder for E6010 or E7018 welding. Everything on the AC/DC pulse TIG welder has been carefully designed for maximum life and repairibility down the road with componentized design and IGBT module components from name brand manufacturers , making diagnosis and repair, a simple, easy process. Several new features have been recently released. The spot weld timer feature allows the operator to make perfect, consistent spot welds when tacking up or welding sheet metal. The unit also has a more convenient way to purge gas and set gas without initiating arc flow with a dedicated purge button. Most importantly the PowerTIG 255EXT operates on 120V or 240V. Maximum output during 120V operation is 150 Amps for TIG, and 120 Amps for stick.
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This welder has high frequency start and lift arc. It can weld as low as 5 amps ac and 3 amps dc. It's also a stick welder and can weld with 6010 as it has a special mode for them. It has 4 ac wave forms to chose from and lots of pulse options and balance. It has arc force control, hot start time, and hot start intensity for Stick welding. A spot weld timer. You can save 9 of your favorite settings. It has 2T/4T and foot pedal. It also has up slope and down slope. It comes with consumables for both torches but does not come with tungsten. So make sure you have or get some. I heard 2% lanthanated is a good choice. And that 3/32 is a good all around choice size. It can handle most jobs if sharpened/ground for the job.
The torches are 12.5 ft and the stinger is 10 ft long. The ground is also 10 ft. I was going to take a picture of the display but forgot and it's at work but here is a picture from their web site of what the display looks like and all the options and how they are laid out.
The welder looks very well built, shiny paint. Basically it doesn't look cheap. It has a plastic cover to protect the display from splatter and dirt. It's not air tight but will do the job. It flips up and down. It does rest on the adjustment knob but that isn't a big deal as it's not putting pressure on it. The fan is none stop full blast. Some people say it's loud or annoying but I don't mind it. It not like you can't talk to somebody standing right next to it. Everlast calms the fan runs like that to give it a high duty cycle. My millermatic 211 (older style) sounds the same. The other thing people complained about is the gas hose hook up on the back of the welder. It's right in the middle on the bottom. The hose it comes with is very flexible but can be a problem. The best solution is to get a 90 degree fitting for the back of the welder so the hose goes straight up. If it's a problem.
So far no problems it's a great welder. It does take a while to ship but you can't beat $2500 vs $5000 to $6000 with red or blue for the same features. I did some looking around before I bought this one as I do with anything big I buy and this is the best one with those options I found. I also saw a guy named Jody use it and he compared it to red and blues versions and it welded the same. I recommend it.
This welder has all the functions and quality of any high level professional welder, even those at a much higher price. I have used the pulse function for very thin steel and aluminum and all of the different wave forms with no issues or concerns. All seemed to work as expected from what I understood to be their function. I used the Triangle wave form on the paint can wood stove as the metal was very thin, and with pulse, it seemed to help make welding without blowing holes much easier. (I still blew holes due to my (lack of) skill level but not as many when I switched over and was able to fill them effectively as well.) I find welding 1/8" aluminum quite controllable by setting the up and down slope to 3 seconds and using the on/off switch to control heat. With hours of use, I have never have had a problem with arc start or arc smoothness using this "manual pulsing" method. Currently, I use CK Flexloc torches for their adjustability and either an SSC pedal or the Everlast on/off finger switch, depending on the application and like that aftermarket products are available for these welders. I have also found that the Everlast torches and foot pedals work well, their torches are compatible with standard torch parts, and Everlast provides excellent after purchase support with consumables available for their products.
I have not had to contact Everlast for any repair work to evaluate them on their customer service in this area. Any time I have contacted them with product questions or to order other products or consumables, everyone has been both courteous and helpful. I live in Alaska where shipping can be expensive and downtime can be extended if there are problems; so in my first purchase, I had some concerns about purchasing over the internet. Happily, I can say that I no longer have any concerns and own to more Everlast products. I have found Everlast products to be high quality and a terrific value.
I've owned the 255 EXT and W300 water cooler for 7 months now, and have used them for thin wall stainless, mild steel, aluminum, silicon bronze brazing, cast aluminum, and titanium.
The machine is intuitive and easy to set up, with clean starts and a stable arc. Even with the pedal down for extended periods of time, I have never hit a duty cycle limit or thermal cutoff, even over 200 amps. Welding cast aluminum intercooler end tanks was a breeze.
The included air and water cooled torches have held up well. Lots of people complain about the pedal, but it works well, and just requires some getting used to.
Everlast's customer service is extremely helpful and fast to respond. If you are on the fence, don't hesitate.