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New AC/DC welder

Postby angryjetflyer » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:09 am

Hello all,

My name is Damien from the north west of Australia, I am shortly going to purchase a new AC/DC tig welder,
I have other welders including a dc Kempi pulse tig but wish to weld aluminium, all the research I have done so far leads
Me back to a Miller 201 DX, over here this welder is upwards of 7K and would like other people's opinion
Of this machine. I have never bought cheap tools, and I realise you generally get what you pay for.

Thanks
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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby weldin mike 27 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:47 am

Hi mate, Welcome to the show.
My current recommendation to people is products from TokenTools. They have great customer service, 5 year warranty and the machines are better than your average bear.
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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby Mike » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:54 am

Damien, welcome to the forum.
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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby Troy Boy 72 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:18 am

Hey Damien, Welcome to the forum, have you checked out Everlast welders they also have a pretty good range i have a 210 EXT water cooled and it does what i want it to . If not coldman on this forum has the Miller dynasty 200 or 280 and he loves it and if i win the lotto i would say that will be my next Tig machine. Oh by the way we are in Aus as well.
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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby cj737 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:13 pm

The 210DX is a great machine. For welding aluminum as its primary target, the 280 might be a better choice. Higher amperage than the 210. If you'll be welding mostly 6mm or less thick aluminum, the 210 will do the work. A water cooled torch would be my recommendation.

Have a 200DX thats over 12 years old and still is the Bee's Knees on DC and AC. A buddy just bought the spanky new 280DX, and its the nicest TIG box I've ever used.

Regarding the amperage limit on the 210, I've taken to using Helium when doing thicker aluminum to compensate and getting along fine with this approach until my unit gives up the ghost.
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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby angryjetflyer » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:55 am

weldin mike 27 wrote:Hi mate, Welcome to the show.
My current recommendation to people is products from TokenTools. They have great customer service, 5 year warranty and the machines are better than your average bear.



thanks for the reply, i will have a look.
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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby angryjetflyer » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:55 am

Mike wrote:Damien, welcome to the forum.



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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby angryjetflyer » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:59 am

Troy Boy 72 wrote:Hey Damien, Welcome to the forum, have you checked out Everlast welders they also have a pretty good range i have a 210 EXT water cooled and it does what i want it to . If not coldman on this forum has the Miller dynasty 200 or 280 and he loves it and if i win the lotto i would say that will be my next Tig machine. Oh by the way we are in Aus as well.
Cheers Troy



hi Troy,

i had a brief look at the EXT, i originally did my TIG pipe ticket on a Miller and i think the "Blue" has stuck. it was a great welder. i will check everlast out again.

thanks for your help
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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby angryjetflyer » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:02 am

cj737 wrote:The 210DX is a great machine. For welding aluminum as its primary target, the 280 might be a better choice. Higher amperage than the 210. If you'll be welding mostly 6mm or less thick aluminum, the 210 will do the work. A water cooled torch would be my recommendation.

Have a 200DX thats over 12 years old and still is the Bee's Knees on DC and AC. A buddy just bought the spanky new 280DX, and its the nicest TIG box I've ever used.

Regarding the amperage limit on the 210, I've taken to using Helium when doing thicker aluminum to compensate and getting along fine with this approach until my unit gives up the ghost.



thanks for your help,
i havnt had a look at the 280, i am stuck with single phase supply, (240v) but i cant see myself doing much over 6mm, but as you said the blended gas may be the answer if i have to.

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Re: New AC/DC welder

Postby Coldman » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:32 am

Hi flyer,
Been watching the conversation. The token tools power source is a good unit but single source in central nsw and while they support their products diligently its a long way for you to access. The 7K for a new 210dx is a lot of money it will be for the "contractor kit" including tig and stick torches and leads peddle regulator and dust cover. What I did was buy the bare power source for considerably less and leads made up the way I wanted and also bought the wireless pedal which is awesome. I'm a bit blue blind but with good reason, they are obviously great power sources but also very well backed up with warranty. If you go to the importers website welding.com.au you can search for authorised repairers in your area and I think you will find at least one.


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