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Re: Everlast powertig 250ex vs HTP invertig 221

Postby Dan_Deflavis » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:59 pm

I own A 250ex and i love it, its capable of way more than i am
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Re: Everlast powertig 250ex vs HTP invertig 221

Postby nailbanger138 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:57 am

Dan,


how long have you had it? How hard do you push it? Any problems?
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Re: Everlast powertig 250ex vs HTP invertig 221

Postby Louie1961 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:57 pm

both have gotten some bad reviews


I would seriously challenge this statement. I have looked and have not ever been able to find even one negative comment about the HTP welder. If you have links I would really like to see them. I have never even been able to find a report of someone sending one back for warranty repair.

That being said, to the OP, how much aluminum welding are you doing? I think both machines have features that 90% of most welders really don't need.
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Re: Everlast powertig 250ex vs HTP invertig 221

Postby nailbanger138 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:22 pm

Louie1961,


I agree that both machines have features that are probably not necessities. I run a syncrowave 200 at work, so that is my basis of comparison. My main concern in my initial post is which machine is more reliable. I want to be above 200 amps because I mess with 1/4 aluminum on occasion. I would love to have an older strictly transformer based machine, but the size and power consumption on these machines are not appealing. The syncrowave at work requires an 80 amp breaker if I want to run anything over 180 amps for more than minute. I really want to believe that everlast is making a good product, but I get this nagging feeling, from hints on different forums, that any complaints about these machines are somehow buried. I can't find an honest review of an everlast product after a period of a few years anywhere. There are plenty of "unboxings" and feature overviews. I don't get the same feeling with the htp reviews.
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Re: Everlast powertig 250ex vs HTP invertig 221

Postby Louie1961 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:00 am

If reliability is your concern (and that's valid), just do some searches, here, at weldingweb.com and on google. I have tried and have never, ever been able to find even one bad review of the HTP machine. If you find one I would love to see it. I keep toying with the idea of letting my syncrowave go and getting an HTP, if for no other reason than the space savings in my work area.
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Re: Everlast powertig 250ex vs HTP invertig 221

Postby Simclardy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:26 pm

nailbanger138 wrote:Louie1961,


I agree that both machines have features that are probably not necessities. I run a syncrowave 200 at work, so that is my basis of comparison. My main concern in my initial post is which machine is more reliable. I want to be above 200 amps because I mess with 1/4 aluminum on occasion. I would love to have an older strictly transformer based machine, but the size and power consumption on these machines are not appealing. The syncrowave at work requires an 80 amp breaker if I want to run anything over 180 amps for more than minute. I really want to believe that everlast is making a good product, but I get this nagging feeling, from hints on different forums, that any complaints about these machines are somehow buried. I can't find an honest review of an everlast product after a period of a few years anywhere. There are plenty of "unboxings" and feature overviews. I don't get the same feeling with the htp reviews.


nailbanger138 wrote:Louie1961,


I can't find an honest review of an everlast product after a period of a few years anywhere. There are plenty of "unboxings" and feature overviews. I don't get the same feeling with the htp reviews.


I have had the Everlast 250ex for about 3 years trouble free


I use most of the features. I don't use automatic pulse settings. Anyway.....I plan on purchasing the dynasty 280dx because I want to support Miller and they make great stuff, but the Everlast is a solid power source for me. I will not get rid of it because of " reliability". It's because I don't know how they treat employees that make the products.

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Re: Everlast powertig 250ex vs HTP invertig 221

Postby Simclardy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:26 pm

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nailbanger138 wrote:Louie1961,


I can't find an honest review of an everlast product after a period of a few years anywhere. There are plenty of "unboxings" and feature overviews. I don't get the same feeling with the htp reviews.


I have had the Everlast 250ex for about 3 years trouble free


I use most of the features. I don't use automatic pulse settings. Anyway.....I plan on purchasing the dynasty 280dx because I want to support Miller and they make great stuff, but the Everlast is a solid power source for me. I will not get rid of it because of " reliability". It's because I don't know how they treat employees that make the products.

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Re: Everlast powertig 250ex vs HTP invertig 221

Postby nailbanger138 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:14 am

Sim,


What are you using it for? How hard are you pushing it? How often? Any dislikes?
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