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Old 07-16-2017, 01:06 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good budget tig welder for stainless steel? I won't be using it a lot so I don't see a need to spend thousands on one.
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I have the ahp 200x. I like it.
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Eastwood has a low cost Tig and usually sells quality stuff.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:34 AM   #4
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Weldingtipsandtricks.Com has a bunch of videos. They ran a comparison between the Eastwood Tig and I think the miller. It reviewed pretty well. I have a Lincoln square wave that's about 20 years old that's never given me any issue. It was about $1200 new.
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I have an Eastwood. Works great. Price was awesome too.
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I have an Eastwood and it's great. Go ahead and get the AC/DC one in case you want to weld aluminum
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I have the Eastwood Tig200 as well. It lacks fancy features, but is also quite reasonably priced. I have welded steel, stainless, and aluminum. Never done it before and had decent results.

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I have the ahp 200x. I like it.
Same here!
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:06 PM   #9
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I have a AHP 200x and a Miller Dynasty 210. For the money the AHP can't be beat. My only complaint is the pedal is a little whack, but luckily almost all of those accessories are interchangeable so I just use my Miller pedal on both.
Buy the AHP and an amazon special gas lens kit and you'll be ready to go.
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I have a AHP 200x and a Miller Dynasty 210. For the money the AHP can't be beat. My only complaint is the pedal is a little whack, but luckily almost all of those accessories are interchangeable so I just use my Miller pedal on both.
Buy the AHP and an amazon special gas lens kit and you'll be ready to go.
your miller pedal works on your AHP? Which year machine do you have? I was looking at the SSP pedal for my AHP.

I'm a welder/fabricator by trade, and i really like my AHP except for the pedal, but there are options out there. I actually like it better than the synchrowave 200 I've been using at work lately. I really need to poach the extra Synchrowave 350 that's been collecting dust, lol. Rather than buy the special gas lens kit, i preferred to buy a Profax -9FV torch body and swap it onto my lead and use standard -9/-20 gas lenses and parts. One of these days I'll get around to building a homemade cooler and using one of the -20 leads i have laying around.
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AHP Alpha TIG is the most popular tig welder. I read tig welder review article at total guide website. You may check that top pick the top.

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I bought this and had enough left in my budget for a tank of 75/25. Seems adequate for the things I do, but I'm just doing random things in the garage so take that for what it's worth
http://weldingsupplyusa.com/?%20Linc...%20|%20K2185-1
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I bought this and had enough left in my budget for a tank of 75/25. Seems adequate for the things I do, but I'm just doing random things in the garage so take that for what it's worth
http://weldingsupplyusa.com/?%20Linc...%20|%20K2185-1
That is a MIG. This thread is about a TIG.
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That is a MIG. This thread is about a TIG.
Yeah, sorry, I just realized that. Wasn't wearing my contacts last night.
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