Wolf Professional Combined TIG 200 DC Welder ARC Welder 230V 200amp

  1. 51mo New Member

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    Good evening guys,

    I have been lurking around these fourms for a few months and in that time I have been keeping an eye on the classifieds here and Ebay to try and pick up my first TIG welder.

    Ideally I would like an AC/DC unit but since I have only ever done a small amount of TIG welding (restoring a Mercedes 190E) I am reluctant to spend a decent amount until I am confident I stand a chance of being able to do it (and moderately well).

    I know this welder isn't going to knock the socks off anybody but is it worth it for a first TIG welder @ £200?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wolf-Professional-Combined-TIG-200-DC-Welder-ARC-Welder-230V-200amp/282589933727?_trkparms=aid=777003&algo=DISCL.MBE&ao=2&asc=49138&meid=c828ff2804c44e3eab86cbc3c6e36792&pid=100012&rk=5&rkt=12&sd=302602364693&_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985

    Thanks in advance,

    Simo
     
  2. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Wiltshire, UK
    That's just a basic inverter arc welder with TIG welding capability, my guess is scratch start though I could be wrong.
    To use it as a TIG welder you'll need to buy a regulator and connection kit.
    For not much more you could have a trusted brand like this one.
    http://www.weldequip.com/parweld-xts-162.htm
    You'd need to add the TIG kit to it but it's not hugely more than that wolf one and has a 3 year warranty.

    I love the way they say that in their opinion Wolf Welders are the best available in the UK. :clapping:
     
  3. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Wiltshire, UK
    I can't find any reference to the arc starting method in that ad which makes me think it's scratch but as I said, I could be wrong.
     
  4. 51mo New Member

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    Location:
    Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
    Thanks for the reply guys. I didn't notice originally that the Wolf welder will not operate from a 13a supply so that's a non starter.

    The Parweld looks interesting though, thanks for the recommendation.
     
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