Aaaarrrgg so many tig choices!!

  1. paulmitchell1984 Member

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    Hi guys
    Been looking for a while now at tig which is new to me.
    I have a budget of 600 for machine, have a decent mask now and argon isn't an issue.
    So what machines should I be looking at, want it for dc as ac is way out of budget right now and the chances of me needing to weld ally are slim and not practical cost wise.
    Been looking at
    Jasic
    Rtec
    Parweld
    So open to suggestions or what should I look for if going 2nd hand?
     
  2. EAZEE

    EAZEE Member

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    I like the Jasics bud. I've got several AC/DC ones but can't comment on the DC only versions. I'm not a fan of R tech as they don't seem to last. Parweld are half decent for the money. For £600 and just looking for DC only you could get a better make. Check out the ESAB Buddy.
     
  3. HughF

    HughF Member

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    Jasic 200 dv-pulse is a fantastic machine, it's where my money would go - but be aware it doesn't support a foot pedal as it only has a 2 pin connector - not that you need a pedal for DC work.
     
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  4. Daveville30

    Daveville30 Member

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    Jasic are a quality machine have one in work there a step above parweld in my opinion 5 year warranty aswell with some of the models
     
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  5. HughF

    HughF Member

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    5 year on all the models but you must have the machine serviced every year at a jasic dealer to maintain warranty status.
     
  6. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    I'd have two on my list at this budget.

    GYS TIG 168 DC
    Jasic TIG 200 Pulse Dual Voltage

    Both brilliant sets.
     
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  7. FergalFarty Member

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  8. paulmitchell1984 Member

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    I actually read yours before this was the basic I was looking at
     
  9. paulmitchell1984 Member

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    Cheers tom..il have a look at the gys. Ps got the mask through and it's perfect thanks
     
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  10. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    Good to hear Paul :)
     
  11. gt6s Member

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    I have a 200 AC/DC Stahlwerk a year now. Do not rule them out.

    Laurence
     
  12. fizzy Member

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    I have considered one of these - ideally the 335amp ac/dc 3 phase but sadly seems to be discontinued now. They do look pretty good value though.
     
  13. dbr New Member

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    I'm delighted with my Jasic 200P D. Hadn't used pulse before but I use it 100% if the time now - you have to play around with the settings but you can get extremely neat welds.

    The fan runs all the time so it's a bit noisy, and it makes a weird squawk if you don't get an arc but apart from that it's a great machine.
     
  14. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    My rtech is 7years old now, doesn't get heavily used but has not missed a beat and welds as good as the expensive models I used at college when brushing up in my tig welding. Basically it does what it says on the tin. I mainly use it for welding car panels so low amps and short runs.
     
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  15. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    No need for it. Each person utilises their equipment in their own way and finds the most appropriate use for it.. just because you do one thing with your kit and someone else does something different doesn't make your opinion any more valid than the other.
     
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  16. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    To true, i once knew i gut who had a dc tig just for warming things up all his welding was mig, but he would warm bolts and bits with the tig torch.
     
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  17. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Never had an issue with my Rtech was a decent machine. Wouldnt buy one again, purely for the fact that the parweld offerings are cheaper.
     
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  18. addjunkie

    addjunkie Forum Supporter

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    With any electronic box, if used they either go pop in the first month, or work well for a few years. Personally speaking i like quality gear, but under use ie lying idle in damp conditions for example can have similar effects to over use and abuse.

    Wether it be rools royce or dacia quality you pays your money and takes a chance one the garuntee expires.
     
  19. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    No idea really but this just popped up on my subscription to This old Tony...



    He seems to rate it and the welds look good to me!

    No idea how much they cot either.
     
  20. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    Shame HTP aren't available in the UK unless you import from the US.
     
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