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Looking for a good TIG welder

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by ARAMP1, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Well, I've saved a few $$ and I'm in the market for a good TIG welder and I'm taking recomendations. I don't want to ever have to buy another welder again. I've got $1600 to spend and could go up to $2000 if needed. It doesn't need to be new, but it needs to be in good condition. Any suggestions?
     
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    What thickness Al are you planning on welding? If you are going to stay under 1/4", Miller's Econotig should be fine, and economical also.
    Jimbo
     
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    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    I really can't think of an instance that I would go over 1/4 inch aluminumn, but I don't want to be limited by it.
     
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    We use a Synchrowave 200 at work, and I like it a lot.
     
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    ChickenRammit 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    miller has some real good portable units for the price range you speak of. it can run off of 110v or 220v. i use these machines everyday to weld stainless steel in field conditions. the unit weighs like 20 pounds. it also doubles as a manual arc welder as well. you can pic one up brand new for about $1600, and all you have to do from there is pick up a bottle of argon.
     

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