TIG Welder, Precision TIG 225, 208/230VAC
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- Country of Manifacturer: United States
- Manufacturer: Lincoln Electric
Specifications for this item
|Brand Name||Lincoln Electric|
|Ean||0015082669212 , 0015082669182|
|Included Components||Unit^Instruction Guide|
|Item Thickness||1 inches|
|Item Weight||245 pounds|
|Number of Items||1|
|Size||20.7" X 14.5" X 25.6"|
|UPC||015082669182 , 015082669212|
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AC/DC TIG Welder, 1 Ph, 5-230 A, Rated Output 90A/23.4V/100%, 225 Amps AC, Input 94A on 208V Input 85A on 230V Input Amps, Input Voltage 208-230, OCV 75, 50/60 Hz, Includes Torch Parts Storage Compartment, Torch Hanger, 10 ft Work Cable & Clamp, Removable Lift Eye, 9 ft Input Power Cord With NEMA 6-50P Plug, NEMA 6-50R Receptacle, PTA-17 One Piece TIG Torch
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 39.7 x 24 x 30.9 inches; 245 Pounds
- Item model number : K2535-1
- Date First Available : November 5, 2008
- Manufacturer : Lincoln Electric
- ASIN : B001KICYRS
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What can it do? Everything I have tried. I have welded magnesium, iron, stainless, monel, and aluminum. Aluminum is tricky to get right, it takes a lot of practice, and no matter how many online videos you see, or tips you read, only thing that makes you good is practice, and it is fun! I have welded down to 1/16 aluminum with great results. I also have no problem fuse welding razor blades together at 15 amps (5 took too long). The stick welding feature is part of what sold me on this unit, however after tig, I don't ever want to touch a slag covered weld again. Do yourself a favor a buy a 160 cu in argon tank as a minimum, you are not going to want to think about gas once you start having fun with this.
Power: I ran this machine off of a 60 amp breaker (because I like overkill), you should be just fine with a 50 amp service breaker. I have not needed to break 160-170 amps yet, but I ran a one minute bead at 225 just to test my breaker, and it never even warmed.
Accessories: The tig torch is not rated for a full 225 amps, but you can still do short bursts as long as you don't cook your torch ( you will know from the heat coming off the torch, IF you are wearing proper tig gloves ((thin leather)). The gas regulator works great, sealed up without leaks, and seems to be just fine. Foot pedal is awesome and sturdy. Documentation is SUPERB, I know cars that come with less.
Delivery: This is going to be shipped through a trucking company which will contact you, it is a DROP SHIP. This means, be ready to meet them upon delivery day. Bring a friend to help you if you are going to put this in a pickup from the 18 wheeler, it is simply to awkward/heavy for one guy. If the trucker suggest you meet him at some specific place DO IT! You will probably be rewarded with a fork-lift transfer of the pallet/welder. Pull all the stickers off the box or they will blow off (if in back of truck). Also, be prepared to wait beyond the ship date you expected from the seller (unless they specifically mention drop ship dates). Lincoln is on the ball with this stuff so it wont be too long. When the shippers contact you they will work with your schedule, very nice. BRING HELP just in case, this mother is heavy.
Materials: DO NOT BUY METAL FROM LOWES, or the INTERNET. Somewhere, you will find SOMEONE, who buys bulk metal who will give you a price close to what the local steel mills charge (SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN LOWES/HomeDepot).
GAS: Get ready to buy a cylinder from your local supplier, I did not rent, and I paid 200 for 170 cu in cylinder, way better price than the best online sites charge. You will go through a 60 cu in bottle quicker than what you would think. You are going to want to practice, and you don't want gas stopping that in the middle of a project.
FILLER/Rods/Hermetically sealed containers: Buy them online, local dealers are steep, and will make you cry at checkout. Support your local guys with the gas and steel, don't put them on welfare with rods and filler.
I am a complete freak about quality. When I painted my car, I bought a 17 cfm cast iron American made compressor, and a SATA 3000 HVLP paint gun(yea german baby). I will say that I am super happy about this purchase. I have worked in shipbuilding, machinist by nature, navy veteran, and engineering student as of now. This welder is AMERICAN MADE, you get the 175 and its made in Mexico, I did not know that when I got this. I am not an all-American guy because some American stuff is crap, but I think they did a good job on this, the internals look great, the design is pleasing and rugged. There is my review, hope it helps you guys, god knows it was a ten ton pain in my a$ doing the research on all this. I know Miller seems to have a corner on the welding market, but there equivalent machine (syncrowave) is way over this price, and is lower in quality from my research. Though the Dynasty is supposed to be that cats ar$e I havent found the need for somthing more complicated yet. Had to go with Lincoln on this one. Good luck.
It is NOT one of the new electronic square wave type of things that weigh nothing, and are subject to failure so easily. This a transformer based unit and it weighs accordingly. (You can also save a couple hundred bucks on the unit by purchacing it from [...] which also gives you fast immediate drop ship (for free) direct from Lincoln's own warehouse. I got mine in 2 days by truck from Seattle on the West Coast. There is also their main factory from the East of the Mississippi.) Lincoln has long been known for good, solid, serious quality, long lasting welders for over 50 years! This is no exception.
It does NOT have all the electronic controls of the Dynasty 200 from Miller, but it does not have the huge liability of the myriad of electronics to fail either! Read that as long term reliability! To me, that is much more of an important feature than smaller diddly things that can be tweeked by extra non-critical function electronics. It is a LOT less money without all the extra junk. It has an excellent easy to use pulse weld, and the solidly built-in, 3 way, polarity selector makes things a bit faster and easier to use! If you have used one without that feature, always having to switch your leads around, then you WILL very much appreciate having this Lincoln, Made in the USA, machine that offers so much!
It has all the elctronics needed to do a great job, it gives you a LOT of variability,..... adding versatility for welding all types of materials from Aluminum to Stainless Steel. It comes with an excellent quality torch, regulator, foot control unit, and other listed accessories. There was not one thing that smacked of chincy, junky, or corner cutting on anything! I could not have been happier. They even included a surface mount 50 amp receptacle box for the correct matching plug on the machine: requires that you use a good single phase 230 VAC power source(It uses a very commonly used plug style that you may already have.). Lincoln offers good support as does TigDepot..... which has a LOT of free training videos posted on uTube for ease of use. I chose to make my own base and did not buy the K2535-2 kit with it. I am pleased with the outcome and the use is a lot of fun. Now that I have it, knowing what I do first hand, if I had the choice I would certainly buy it again. Do Enjoy!