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Squarewave 200

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:01 pm

So my high school, after me complaining for 3 years, purchased a new tig/stick machine. We received it Thursday afternoon and I set it up on Friday morning. First impressions was that it was well built and the components were 50/50 good. I was not happy with the ground clamp or the stinger. They work but are a little cheap. The regulator, that we aren't using anyways, was cheap as well. I really liked the tig torch overall being a flex head. I ran some 7018, 6011, 6013, and some 6010s. I really loved the arc. The 7018s ran very well and the 6010s ran well as well despite it being an inverter. I really liked the tig as well. It was a whole new world with pulse, frequency, and balance. Overall, it is a very nice machine with a lot of quality features for the price.
With the extra features I was actually able to do an aluminum t-joint with no filler. Obviously not for strictural peices but a as a parlor trick. 10 pps and 150 on the frequency and romping the foot pedal so pulse on pulse.
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Re: Squarewave 200

Postby Ant428 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:23 pm

I have that machine. I really like it so far.
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Re: Squarewave 200

Postby DonaldE » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:04 am

Considering it as my next upgrade but I have a question. Does this Lincoln 200 Tig can use the lift arc like 210mp?
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Re: Squarewave 200

Postby Farmwelding » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:30 am

DonaldE wrote:Considering it as my next upgrade but I have a question. Does this Lincoln 200 Tig can use the lift arc like 210mp?

The square wave 200 only has high frequency start for tig welding
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Re: Squarewave 200

Postby cj737 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:13 pm

Farmwelding wrote:
DonaldE wrote:Considering it as my next upgrade but I have a question. Does this Lincoln 200 Tig can use the lift arc like 210mp?

The square wave 200 only has high frequency start for tig welding

Seriously? I never realized that. I would not own that machine if scratch or lift arc weren't an option. Really disappointed to hear that. :shock: :cry:
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Re: Squarewave 200

Postby LtBadd » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:19 pm

cj737 wrote:
Farmwelding wrote:
DonaldE wrote:Considering it as my next upgrade but I have a question. Does this Lincoln 200 Tig can use the lift arc like 210mp?

The square wave 200 only has high frequency start for tig welding

Seriously? I never realized that. I would not own that machine if scratch or lift arc weren't an option. Really disappointed to hear that. :shock: :cry:

cj, I've mostly done TIG welding for many years, typically with a Miller maxstar or dynasty, never really used the lift arc except maybe just to give it a try. In what situations do you prefer, or like the lift arc?
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Re: Squarewave 200

Postby cj737 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:19 pm

I use it frequently to move around a large piece and tack, or weld. A foot pedal is great, when you sit at a bench. But dragging a pedal around can be awkward and welding out of position can make a pedal impossible.
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Re: Squarewave 200

Postby MinnesotaDave » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:30 pm

cj737 wrote:I use it frequently to move around a large piece and tack, or weld. A foot pedal is great, when you sit at a bench. But dragging a pedal around can be awkward and welding out of position can make a pedal impossible.


Could use a torch switch - some on/off switches are pretty small.

I hear you though, kicking the pedal around a table really sucks.
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Re: Squarewave 200

Postby cj737 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:46 am

MinnesotaDave wrote:
cj737 wrote:I use it frequently to move around a large piece and tack, or weld. A foot pedal is great, when you sit at a bench. But dragging a pedal around can be awkward and welding out of position can make a pedal impossible.

Could use a torch switch - some on/off switches are pretty small.
I hear you though, kicking the pedal around a table really sucks.

True. But with my machines, push a button and I'm off to the races. A torch switch would require constant work cable changes OR pushing buttons. Then the switch is on the torch when you don't want to use it because you're sitting at the bench. Oh the compromises... I do plenty of bench work too, so I do want a pedal frequently. But it just never occurred to me that the SW wouldn't have lift/scratch start.
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Re: Squarewave 200

Postby LtBadd » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:02 am

cj737 wrote:I use it frequently to move around a large piece and tack, or weld. A foot pedal is great, when you sit at a bench. But dragging a pedal around can be awkward and welding out of position can make a pedal impossible.

Take a look at this TIG Button, I think Oscar has one...
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