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TIG Everlast PowerTig 200DV
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: January 26, 2018 10:24AM

I am looking into purchasing a TIG setup. I have an Eastwood MIG 175 that has never let me down in the 6-7 years or so I've had it I have been looking into the Everlast PowerTIG 200, there seem to be some very positive reviews.


I know a lot of folks who are the pro's will suggest the Red and Blue welders, but with my budget and "hobbyist" use I can't justify one. Does anyone have any experience with this one?


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Re: TIG Everlast PowerTig 200DV
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: January 26, 2018 01:36PM

What exactly do you plan on doing with it? This will better help the "pros" give you specific advice. Maybe not with this particular machine, but with a decision.

In my travels, of body work, both professionally and building Corvairs, i have rarely had to use a TIG welder. I only offer this, because you are inquiring, on a DIY Corvair forum.

My $ .02


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Re: TIG Everlast PowerTig 200DV
Posted by: mwr ()
Date: January 26, 2018 01:47PM

Go to Weldingweb and you will find hundreds of threads on Everlast (and similar) welders in general, and probably lots of discussion about that specific model.

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Re: TIG Everlast PowerTig 200DV
Posted by: Chi2 ()
Date: January 26, 2018 02:14PM

You should probably label this "OT", and the suggestion to go to the WedlingWeb forum is a good one. Since you brought it up:

I have an Everlast PowerTig 185 from 2012, and it has worked without issue since then. I was in the market for quite a while, and had a home hobbiest budget. I got sick of looking at used red/blue machines, and all the guys trying to sell them for really high prices, and just pulled the trigger on the Everlast. It was a good purchase for my use.

I use the tig mainly for light gauge sheet metal for motorcycle work (some aluminum too). Overall I really like it, but here are a couple things I do not like: it offers SMAW, but the electrode holder was cheap and 6010s do not work well. It does 7018 electrodes fine. I built a couple sliding gates using the 185/SMAW, and before I realized that the machine had this limitation, I cursed up a storm trying to hold a good arc on 6010s. The other complaint: they have different TIG torch DINSE sizes depending on year and machine, which makes buying aftermarket torches a little harder to figure out (this is not that big of a deal).

The TIG function is great and the customer service was good too. They are a volume seller, so I'm sure the Lincoln/Miller customer reps are more involved in having a professional relationships with customers, etc, but I always felt that Everlast stood by their products and answered my emails quickly.

Btw, most welding on my Corvairs has been MIG for body work, light fabrication of parts (exhaust, etc), and I have a little Lincoln wirefeed for that (garage sale purchase).

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Re: TIG Everlast PowerTig 200DV
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 26, 2018 03:11PM

I have an Everlast PowerTig 200 for at least 5 years and have been quite please with it. I do a fair amount of welding and it has never let me down, for the price it was worth it IMHO.


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Re: TIG Everlast PowerTig 200DV
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 26, 2018 03:20PM

I cannotgas /stick / MIG weld!! But I could TIG where I worked... DC welder with High Frequency start... almost idiot proof... OMO

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Re: TIG Everlast PowerTig 200DV
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: January 26, 2018 05:02PM

I have the Eastwood TIG 200, it's affordable and will weld anything on a Corvair other than the valve seat area on the heads.

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