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Finally a TIG welder with professional features that can also MIG and Stick weld. Most multi-process machines are MIG units that only offer the option to TIG weld steel and it's often scratch start without a foot pedal. Eastwood has raised the bar with this MP welder that not only has MIG and Stick options but is a fully functioning TIG machine with high frequency start and rocker style foot pedal so you can TIG weld steel, stainless and aluminum. It's like buying a quality TIG machine that can also MIG and Stick weld!
When you want a Multi-Process machine that's built to deliver great results on both steel and aluminum with no compromises, you need the Eastwood Elite MP200i AC/DC welder. It has all of the features of a standard AC/DC TIG Welder like High Frequency Start and a Rocker Style Foot Pedal so when you switch from MIG to TIG you know you're going to get the same great results you'd expect from a dedicated TIG machine.
When you're doing a full-scale auto restoration, sometimes one welding function, whether it’s MIG or TIG, isn't going to be enough. This machine is completely plumbed for MIG and TIG welding, and the cart holds a gas bottle for each so you can almost instantly switch between functions without changing hoses and regulators like you would with other units. That means everything stays connected and ready to weld, and with a flip of a switch you can go from MIG to TIG welding when you're working on body panels, roll cages, custom-fab parts or other work.
Weld thin sheet metal or up to 3/8 inch steel and aluminum using this versatile machine. You can also stick weld or add an optional spool gun for MIG welding aluminum.
The rated Duty Cycle refers to the amount of welding that can be done within an amount of time. The Eastwood Elite MP200i when TIG welding has a Duty Cycle of 50% at the full 200 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 200 Amps with a 50% Duty Cycle, within a 10 Minute block of time you can weld for 5 Minutes with 5 Minutes of cooling for the welder. If the Duty Cycle is exceeded, the welder will automatically shut off, however the fan will continue running to cool the internal components. When a safe temperature has been reached, the welder will automatically switch the Welder output back on. To increase the Duty Cycle you can turn down the Voltage Output control.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: When setting up the machine for TIG welding, ensure that the Ground Cable and Clamp are connected into the Positive (+) Connection (Page 22 of the instructions). TIG welding is an Electrode Negative process, and the Ground Cable must be installed in the Positive (+) Connection.
The original manual (Rev 1 on back of booklet) incorrectly states the opposite connection method. The image in the booklet is correct. Please click the link above for the revised instruction sheet.
What is the difference between this Elite MP200i AC/DC machine and the older Elite MP200i (20569)?
This unit has a lot of additional features that make this a more versatile machine. This new unit can TIG weld aluminum while the older unit can only TIG weld steel. This unit comes with a rocker style foot pedal for precise amperage control for TIG welding while the older unit does not have a foot pedal and relies on the torch trigger to turn the amperage on and off and doesn't have the ability to raise and lower the amps as you are welding.
This newer unit comes with casters attached to the machine and doesn't need a cart. It also holds two gas bottles. It also is fully plumbed for two bottles and doesn't require hoses to be changed when going from MIG to TIG welding. The older unit must be set on a cart and hoses must be swapped when changing welding functions. The newer unit also comes with an upgraded flex head torch with gas lens kit for the best welds, even in tight areas.
What is High Frequency Start for TIG welding?
High Frequency Start (HF) allows the operator to position the tungsten electrode near the metal to be welded and simply press the torch trigger or foot pedal to start the arc. HF is typically found on professional TIG welding machines with AC/DC function that also allows you to weld both steel and aluminum. This is a preferred method over lesser units that use a Scratch Start system that is not user friendly because it makes the operator touch the tungsten to the metal to be welded to start the arc. This makes it very difficult to maintain a good clean tungsten because it can easily stick to the material to be welded.
What does AC/DC mean in TIG welding?
DC polarity means the machine can weld steel. AC means it can weld aluminum. An AC/DC machine has the capabilities to weld both steel and aluminum and is typically the preferred machine for fabrication because of the ability to weld both materials.
What is the best way to sharpen a tungsten?
A dedicated grinder should always be used to sharpen a tungsten. If you use a standard bench grinder that is used to grind other metals, the debris from the grinding wheel will contaminate the tungsten and create a bad arc and poor welds. We suggest a dedicated hand held TIG Tungsten Grinder to sharpen tungstens and get the best TIG welds.
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