Primeweld 225 TIG Videos

These are the best videos on the internet showing how to get the most out of your primeweld 225 tig ( or any other tig welder)

TIG welding 4130, Stainless, and Aluminum with a primeweld 225

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Tig welding an aluminum lap joint and pulsing with the foot pedal

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AC balance setting explained and shown in detail

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AC frequency settings on the primeweld 225 

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The PrimeWeld 225 welder is a popular choice among both hobbyists and professional welders due to its versatile features and competitive pricing. Here are the pros and cons of the PrimeWeld 225 TIG welder:

### Pros

1. **Versatility**:
- **AC/DC Capability**: Allows welding of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including aluminum (AC) and steel (DC).
- **Pulse Function**: Enhances control over heat input, making it ideal for thin materials and precision work. All the pulse settings are full adjustable and not fixed so you can dial in any pulse setting.

Dual voltage and comes with a 115 volt pigtail adapter plug.

2. **Performance**:
- **Wide Amperage Range**: Offers a range from 10 to 225 amps, suitable for a variety of welding tasks, from light gauge to thicker materials. From razor blade thickness steel, to 1/4" aluminum.
- **High Duty Cycle**: Provides a robust duty cycle (40% at 225 amps), meaning it can handle longer welding sessions without overheating.

3. **User-Friendly Features**:
- **HF Start**: High-frequency start for easy arc initiation without touching the workpiece, reducing contamination.
- **Foot Pedal Control**: Comes with a low profile ssc style foot pedal for precise control of welding amperage, enhancing versatility and ease of use.
- **Intuitive Controls**: Simple and clear interface with adjustable settings for ease of use.

4. **Build Quality and Accessories**:
- **Durable Construction**: Solid build quality for reliable performance.
- **Complete Package**: comes with a CK worldwide air cooled TIG torch with super flex cables, foot pedal, ground clamp, and regulator..and even a stick welding stinger.

5. **Portability**:
- **Compact and Lightweight**: Relatively portable, making it easy to move around the workshop or to job sites.  Its heavier than some other tig welders of comparable amperage but still can be carried on site and used on 115 volt power using the pigtail adapter.

6. **Cost-Effective**:
- **Competitive Pricing**: Offers a good balance of features and performance at a reasonable price point, providing excellent value for money.

7. **Support and Warranty**:
- **Customer Support**: Generally positive reviews regarding customer support.
- **Warranty**: Often comes with a 3-year warranty, providing peace of mind.

### Cons

1. **Cooling System**:
- **Air-Cooled**: The torch that comes with the primeweld 225 is air-cooled, which might not be sufficient for prolonged high-amperage welding sessions compared to water-cooled torches. 

2. **Complexity for Beginners**:
- **Learning Curve**: While the controls are fairly intuitive, TIG welding itself has a steeper learning curve compared to other welding methods like MIG or stick welding. Beginners may need time to get accustomed to the settings and techniques.  There are lots of videos here to help

3. **Size**:
- **Bulky for Some**: While relatively portable, it may still be considered bulky for those who need an extremely lightweight and compact unit for on-the-go jobs. Weight is listed at 41 lbs so it can definitely be carried for portable jobs.

4. **Arc Stability**:
- **Performance Variations**: Some users report occasional issues with arc starts on AC, which can often be attributed to tungsten type and preparation. Some users that have commented on arc starts were using pure tungsten which is not recommended for use on inverter type welders.

5. Noise. the cooling fan on the primeweld 225 runs all the time.  While it is not as loud as some other welders I have used, it is still noticeable.

### Summary

The PrimeWeld 225 TIG welder is a versatile and cost-effective tig welder.

Its AC/DC capability, pulse function, and user-friendly features make it a strong contender in its price range. However, potential buyers should consider the power requirements and the learning curve associated with TIG welding. Overall, it’s a well-regarded machine that offers excellent value for the money.

I would recommend the primeweld 225 to a friend without hesitation

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