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Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC Welder is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 179.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good option for slow production fabrication, or for the weekend warrior on a budget. Initially skeptical about the looks, but this first impression faded away as soon as I fired up the machine and did my very first pass over aluminum. Been welding aluminum with a Miller Spoolmatic 30 for at least 10 years, but needed the ability to do some more precise and cosmetic welding on thinner material. This machine does just that and I am still waiting for the duty cycle to kick in. Great value for someone on a tight budget involved in slow production fabrication, or for the weekend warrion. Just need to wait and see what the machine lifespan will throw into the "value" equation. For now, I am a happy camper with it.
Date published: 2013-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I had given up trying to find an affordable TIG. Not only is this model affordable, but it is also able to work on my 110V outlet. It also has a dual plug so it can work on 220 as well as 110. I haven't found anything that I couldn't weld. If you have a decent technique with a gas welder, this unit will make you look like a hero and not put so much heat into your surrounding metal. VERY adjustable and goes up to 1/4" with ease. I put it on a low profile cart because the case is very tall. One note, very minor: the gas inlet is VERY LOW on the back of the case. You will have to grind a semi circular relief on the back edge of your cart to clear the hose fittings.
Date published: 2012-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, great welder! I bought this welder as part of the plasma/tig/cart combo. I've been really pleased with this welder so far! It's been 7yrs since I did any welding and I was no expert then, so I'm still getting back into the groove while learning this machine but so far it's been working great It's easy to use and adjust and has had plenty of power for all my general usage needs. I really appreciate that the welder and plasma use the same type of ground cable. My only grip is some of the plastic connector shells and that the send a crappy hand-held welding mask with the TIG. Until we sprout 3rd arms... either knock $5 off the price, or tack on another $5 and include a real mask
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT WELDER I OWN A SMALL MOTORCYCLE SHOP AND HAVE PUT THIS MACHINE THROUGH ITS PACES ON 110 AND 220 FROM ALUMINUM, STAINLESS, SHEET, THICK WALL TUBING, AND IT PERFORMS GREAT IT HAS NOT LET ME DOWN ONCE PAY NO ATTENTION TO ZIP TIES ON THE THUMB CONTROL IT MAKES IT EASY FOR REMOVAL AND REINSTALLING I ONLY USED IT ONCE FOR A ROLL CAGE OTHER THAN THAT IT'S IN A TOOL BOX. IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS WHEN TIG WELDING IS HAVE YOUR BODY IN A COMFTORABLE POSITION I STRESS THIS TO PEOPLE ALL THE TIME THE PEDAL FOR THE TIG IS A NOT AS INDUSTRIAL AS I WOULD HOPE BUT IT DOES THE JOB VERY WELL AND EASTWOODS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GREAT DO NOT HESITATE BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT
Date published: 2011-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good hobby welder I have been using this welder for about 4 months now and It has done what I need with no issues or troubles. Sure you can pay a lot more and get all the bells and whistles but for the home enthusiast this is more than enough. I had narrowed my search down to this 200 amp tig and that of the same model sold by Longevity Welders. Even though longevity offered me a better deal on there model and and spaying it was the same factory I declined there offer in favour of going with a company I know will stand behind there product. Buying from Eastwood was a no brainier for me Keep up the good work
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and good product Being short on a budget, this TIG welder produces quality welds on aluminum and steel. Every machine is a little different and takes some time to learn, and with little effort this machine was no harder to learn than any other I have used in my time. Once fired up it satisfied my requirements, and exceeded my expectations in its ability to weld and consistency. Hopefully the longevity will also be there and with a 3 year warranty, you really can' t beat it for a tool. I will keep this machine but hopefully can step up to a larger machine in the future as my production volume increases. It is a worthwhile purchase for the budget minded individual that wants a good weld in aluminum and steel.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine Had it for a year and use it everyday for work and play. I learned to tig with this machine and I think after a year and putting a beating on this welder it has made the cut Never hit the duty cycle and I regularly weld at 140-175 amps for 6" runs I can tell a beginner that is looking. You don't need any of the fancy expensive features to stack some dimes or make money. But if your wallet is fat you won't be looking at a 700$ welder. Mods I did is a 50' 00 ground 25' superlfex lead and a custom pedal.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This welder has great features at a good price. I received my TIG 200 AC/DC welder last Wednesday Dec.9, I have been a welder for 37 years and I would approve this welder to anybody. This welder when set right can weld just as good as high dollar name brand welders. We have Millers at work, and I can weld just as good or better with this one. I think it will hold up in my home shop, time will tell. It TIG's Aluminum very well as with steel, and stainless steel. I use the new E3 purple band tungsten for everything and works great. Thanks Eastwood, I like it.
Date published: 2015-12-14
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TIG welding is torch negative, ground positive. 1. In stick mode is the ground still positive? Or do I switch leads to get electrode positive? 2. Can I stick weld AC? The manual says nothing about this. Thank you.

Asked by: Why do We need a nickname
You can set the polarity to either electrode positive or negative when Arc welding. Also this unit can stick weld on AC.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-02-16

Can you run this unit off a generator.?

Asked by: TRIPLE D
Yes. You would need at least 7,200 watts for 220v setting.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-02-21

I have one of these purchased last year can I run a stick stinger with my machine and do you guys sell the stinger for my machine 

Asked by: Beardsly
The older units do not have the ability to stick weld.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-01-29

Does the A/C have a balance for tig

Asked by: Hijjj
This does have A/C balance.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-02-05

I'm wanting to stick weld some 1/4" tubing. Can I reverse the ground clamp and stick cables to each other for DC reverse?

Asked by: bigtallugly
This unit can certainly weld in DC positive along with negative.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-12-04

Good day can you stick weld with the Tig 200 item 12746 if yes can you send the item number for it.

Asked by: Roberto samuel
item 12746 is old number for welder, so i think answer is welder unit can but need to buy additional stick handle
Answered by: peternycpeter
Date published: 2016-11-18

I am looking for a simple TIG for doing sheet metal work on my hot rods. Will this or the 200DC work? Also, do I need to buy gas components?

Asked by: Evobuilder
Yes. You will have to buy pure argon for this machine.  An obviously filler rod.  But a tig welder is excelent for sheet metal weding as well as a number of other uses including aluminum welding and stainless steel.  There also other types of materials that are weldable using a tig.
Answered by: Nfw_39
Date published: 2016-12-04

The instructions say you can use this as a stick welder by using cable set 20517, but I don't see that listed anywhere. Is it possible to get a cable set off a different Eastwood stick welder for use on the Tig200?

Asked by: Texas Nathan
I would also like to buy the stick welder cable but it is not listed on the web site. I found a ground cable but no stick cable/holder.
Answered by: jdcharlton
Date published: 2016-10-31
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Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC Welder

Item #20565

200-amp TIG Welder welds steel & aluminum - Operates on 110v or 220v

Details

Eastwood TIG 200 Welder...industrial TIG features at a DIY price!

Now with Stick Welding Feature!

  • Stick welds in AC and DC Positive/Negative
  • Operates on either 110vAC, 15-amp circuit or 220vAC, 30-amp circuit
  • 1/4"-thick welding capacity on 220VAC
  • High-frequency start for precise arc control
  • Square-wave inverter for accurate aluminum welding
  • "WP-17"-type torch accepts common cups and collets, up to 1/8" electrodes
  • TIG Welding AC Duty Cycle (%): 120VAC 60% at 145 amps, 220VAC 60% at 190 amps)
  • Backed by Eastwood's no-hassle return policy and 3-year warranty.

The specially engineered 200-amp Eastwood TIG Welder offers affordable, professional-quality TIG welding on aluminum, stainless or steel (sheet, tube or bar stock), and precise welding of thinner-gauge materials up to 1/4" thick.


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About Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC Welder


TIG Welding is the most controllable, efficient and most versatile method of welding many metals including steel, stainless steel, aluminum and more. Your EASTWOOD TIG 200 WELDER with High-Frequency Inverter Technology is capable of welding thin or heavy gauge steel and aluminum with precision and ease. The Voltage self-sensing circuitry automatically detects a power source range of 110 to 240 Volts and delivers from 10 up to 200 Amps of AC or DC current at super-high frequency with the added advantage of a light weight unit. The included foot pedal provides the operator with the precise Amperage control required when welding. A high frequency start feature guarantees an instant arc strike with no tungsten contamination.


Specifications


Input Voltage: Single-Phase 110vAC or 220vAC (±15%) @ 50-60Hz
Input Amperage: 28 amps
Output Amperage: 10-200 amps AC/DC
Maximum Output No-Load Voltage: 56V DC
TIG Welding AC Duty Cycle (%): 120VAC 60% at 145 amps, 220VAC 60% at 190 amps)
STICK Welding Duty Cycle (%): 120VAC 60% at 140 amps, 220VAC 60% at 185 amps)
Post Gas Flow: 2-8 sec.
Pre Gas Flow: 0.1-1.0 sec.
Remote Foot Pedal And Control: Yes
Torch: Standard WP-17
Torch Control: Finger on/off control/Variable foot pedal
Overall Dimensions:19.1” (486 mm) x 9.8” (248 mm) x 20.0” (508 mm)
Approximate Weight: 45 lbs. 20.4kg)

Duty Cycle

The Rated Duty Cycle refers to the amount of welding that can be done within an amount of time. The Eastwood TIG 200 has a duty cycle of 60% at 190 Amps. It is easiest to look at your welding time in blocks of 10 Minutes and the Duty Cycle being a percentage of that 10 Minutes. If welding at 190 Amps with a 60% Duty Cycle, within a 10 Minute block of time you can weld for 6 Minutes with 4 Minutes of cooling for the welder. To increase the Duty Cycle you can turn down the Amperage Output control. Going above 190 Amps will yield a lower duty cycle.


Contents


(1) TIG 200 AC/DC Welder with NEMA6-50P Plug
(1) Shielding Gas Regulator
(1) Shielding Gas Hose
(1) Ground Cable with Clamp (10’)
(1) TIG Torch (17 Series) which accepts industry standard cups, collets and collet bodies (14’)
(1) Foot Pedal for Amperage Control
(1) 110-120 VAC to 220-240 VAC Adapter Plug
(1) Instruction Manual
(1) Hand Held Shield
(1) Hammer/Brush
(1) #7 Gas Nozzle (7/16”)
(1) #6 Gas Nozzle (3/8”)
(1) #5 Gas Nozzle (5/16”) (Installed)
(1) Long Back Cap
(1) Short Back Cap (Installed)
(1) 3/32” Collet Body (Installed)
(1) 3/32” Collet (Installed)
(1) 2mm Collet
(1) 1/16” Collet
(1) 3/32” Red Thoriated Tungsten
(1) 3/32” Green Pure Tungsten


Instructions


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