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    #16
    It wont weld aluminium in TIG mode, only mild/stainless steel, Chuck

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      #17
      Oh, ok thanks
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        #18
        https://www.swswelding.com.au/produc...200-tig-welder

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          #19
          But I'd go a Unitig or a Lincoln for similar money

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            #20
            Chuck, if you wanna weld aluminium with the tig, look for AC/DC (not just DC) and HF start. Scratch start is for gay 1950s arc welders.

            if your ok with slightly ugly welds (ok really ugly until you master the process) then you can weld alloy with the mig, but you need a spool gun attachment. And make sure the mig is a pulse mig.

            apart from that it looks pretty fancy. Cant comment on longevity as it looks pretty new to the market.
            Originally posted by Rdyno
            70ynu has to be the most retarded cunt here. "Help me please" me "you need to remove your head" him "fuck off cunt I'm to lazy fuck off out of my thread you told me to do something I don't want to do so you're a cunt fuck off can some one please tell me an easier way???"
            Originally posted by Tripper
            Its a tight battle between you and rogercordia for the most retarded member on here, thou i think you have it by 5 window licks

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              #21
              Cigweld Weldskill 200 AC/DC, brought one myself 6 months ago and recommend it.
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                #22
                Chuck the unitig 200 with a pedal is the best welding entry level AC/DC unit I've used by a long way and they don't seem to have any issues and I've put a number of mates on them.

                Or give me $2.5k and i'll sell you my Miller syncrowave 250 :)

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                  #23
                  Yeah another vote for Unitig machines, when my BOC Smootharc AC/DC unit shits itself (about 7 years old now?) imma gonna get me one.
                  Originally posted by Motherfucker Jones
                  If you can't appreciate that then you are more narrow minded than the most mulleted, flanno, thong wearing, thong slapping, 253 owning, southern cross tatted, fuck off
                  we're full stickered, VB drinking bogan you'll ever meet

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                    #24
                    Unimig 200 ac/dc tig welder, or unimig razor digital 200 ac/dc welder? What would be the difference between the two other then one having a digital interface and being a lot smaller/lighter? which one would be the better one to get?
                    http://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W174
                    http://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W172

                    Other choices i like are ( all are ac/dc )
                    Everalst powertig 200: http://www.everlast-welders.com.au/p...PowerTIG_200DX

                    tokentools alupulse 200: https://weldingstore.tokentools.com....ls-alupulse200
                    tokentools metalmaster 210 pro: https://weldingstore.tokentools.com....-welder-210pro

                    Cigweld weldskill 200: https://sydneytools.com.au/cigweld-w...GPsBoCVxPw_wcB

                    Unimigs are cheapest from $1300 to $1500 and they have a great deal now with foot pedal included, with 3y warranty.
                    Tokentools and CIG are similar in the $1600 range. Tokentools have a great warranty 5 years.
                    Everalst are from $1600 to $2300 for the better spec ones.

                    Willing to spend up to $2k on the machine.
                    I have a Unimig mig welder already, and its been going for 10 years, but want to try my hands on a ac/dc machine to weld some alloys. What should i go for my first Tig welder?
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                      #25
                      I bought the unitig transformer a while ago, was writing a reply and realised the advertised pulse frequency and what's on the dial are different. Web specs and manual state 0.5-300 hz, dial says 2-200. Might contact them and see what the go is there. Kind of regret not spending more on an inverter, but it does a decent job for the money. The digital readout only displays max. amps, whereas the cigweld displays each parameter as you adjust it. Not sure about other brands/models. W174 dials only have min and max printed so you don't know exactly where you're at on all other settings.

                      The unitig pedal is pretty clunky, and 30kg vs 10 is a big difference. I'd say the inverters are worth the extra, but the transformer is ok if you don't want to spend more. From what I have researched, any lower in the market is risky re quality, warranty and backup.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by MAZMAN View Post
                        Unimig 200 ac/dc tig welder, or unimig razor digital 200 ac/dc welder? What would be the difference between the two other then one having a digital interface and being a lot smaller/lighter? which one would be the better one to get?
                        http://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W174
                        http://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W172

                        Other choices i like are ( all are ac/dc )
                        Everalst powertig 200: http://www.everlast-welders.com.au/p...PowerTIG_200DX

                        tokentools alupulse 200: https://weldingstore.tokentools.com....ls-alupulse200
                        tokentools metalmaster 210 pro: https://weldingstore.tokentools.com....-welder-210pro

                        Cigweld weldskill 200: https://sydneytools.com.au/cigweld-w...GPsBoCVxPw_wcB

                        Unimigs are cheapest from $1300 to $1500 and they have a great deal now with foot pedal included, with 3y warranty.
                        Tokentools and CIG are similar in the $1600 range. Tokentools have a great warranty 5 years.
                        Everalst are from $1600 to $2300 for the better spec ones.

                        Willing to spend up to $2k on the machine.
                        I have a Unimig mig welder already, and its been going for 10 years, but want to try my hands on a ac/dc machine to weld some alloys. What should i go for my first Tig welder?
                        Token tools Alupulse I've heard very good reviews about, meant to be an identical machince to the everlast and I love my everlast 210ext

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                          #27
                          Thoughts on the WIA weldarc 200i acdc? push button HF start. About $1500ish.

                          Seems lincoln distributors in aus aren't going to bring in the squarewave 200 which I've been waiting for as a first TIG.
                          Originally posted by Bosshoggett
                          If your planing to drive this on the road and enjoy it, id suggest a second opinion, someone with a history in Australian Rally or Fink River . If your just playing dyno comps. Then ok

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                            #28
                            FWIW, I bought my Cigweld Weldskill 200 amp AC/DC welder from Total Tools.

                            Blackwood's were running a promotion on them for $1,550 and Total Tools matched it. I also got about $75 store credit with their VIP loyalty thing they run.

                            The costs add up quick. I picked up a cart for $200, tungsten 10 packs for $30, fillers, cups ect. I need to buy a foot pedal next and they are around $300. The thumb control on the torch is a bit out of place for me. I seem to bump it a little when attempting to stack mad dimes (that have been ran over by a tra
                            in...)

                            I don't know how they compare with other brands out there. I wanted one with pulse that I now never use anyway and a high frequency for AC welding. I found the dials and set up control panel a bit nicer than others I was looking at and I couldn't quite justify 4k + for a nicer machine.

                            I seem to get best results when I spend a lot of time prepping and having my hand in a comfortable spot before welding.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by MAZMAN View Post
                              My old boy is the Plumbing Shop foreman at Garden Island Naval Base (basically does a shitload of welding), he says the Tokens are a great welder. They have the big dollar Lincolns & Millers on the base & he says for what most of us would do, the Token would be comparable quality wise. I'm looking to get an AC/DC Tig at the moment aswell, as my current Tig is DC only.

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                                #30
                                using the 210 pro Token Tools and its great, happy with range of settings/parameters on it for aluminium, have welded cast right through to 7000 series with it. Personal preference regarding this but not a fan of the big tig hand piece, looking for a slide type remote instead of the dial type it comes with. A+ happy to weld with it all day.

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