Eastwood TIG Welder 200 Amp AC/DC

Eastwood TIG Welder 200 Amp AC/DC

Product Review (submitted on December 29, 2011):

I was so thrilled when I found that Eastwood had this dual voltage TIG machine and that it could do AC for aluminum and had Squarewave technology. Unfortunately, the very first time I started the machine, sparks shot out of the front vent cover. This is an inverter welding unit, so any kind of electrical issue is a huge problem because of the sensitive components inside the machine.

I contacted Customer Service, who had me talk to the Technical folks first (company policy), who, in-turn, immediately said it has to be replaced. About an hour later, Customer Service called me back and asked me to repack the machine and let me know that Fedex would pick it up from my house the next day.

I am bummed about the machine and decided not to replace it, but just get a refund. Eastwood is a great company and they are top notch for customer service. I've been ordering from them for over 24 years. Hopefully, they can work with their supplier to hash out the bugs with this machine, because a cost-effective unit like this has a lot of potential for a home shop.