Hobbyist/work on boats

by Charlie
(Ca)

Just bought a Everlast 225 LX AC/DC TIG.

Just set it up tonite and hopefully do some practice tomorrow. I have limited experience and probably not the best judge on it's performance...but if I can weld with it, it can't be that bad. We'll see. I do 75% SS tubing and got this machine to learn aluminum.



Charlie

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Charlie,

I am evaluating an everlast 250 ex tig right now also.

so far so good.

please let me know how your experience goes.

jody

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Still getting started
by: Charlie

I haven't been able to get very far with TIGing aluminum. I had to finish a tranny adapter for my floor jack and was able to fool around with the pre-flow/post flow and up/down slope which I wasn't familiar with. The Everlast 225 LX seems to have all the whistles buttons. I can't make heads or tails out of the instruction sheet that came with the unit so I'm playing it by ear.

I guess I should get a Basic "How to TIG Aluminum' book and learn both the terminology and settings. I'm not familiar with the AC frequency settings or for cleaning vs penetration/AC balance and what direction to turn the dial.

I'm using straight Argon because most everything I do is SS/DCEN.

I'd appreciate any help and direction you can give me.

Thanks,
Charlie

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