TIG Welder Buyers Guide

TIG Welder Buyers Guide

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Best TIG Welders for DIY Automotive

Get great results on metal fabrication projects while staying under budget by choosing an Eastwood TIG welder. The Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) process is the most effective way to weld thin ferrous metals (steel, stainless steel, iron, etc.) as well as non-ferrous metals (e.g. aluminum, copper, nickel). We’ve developed affordable TIG welding machines that are powerful, easy-to-use and portable. Our TIG Welder Guide will help new and experienced fabricators select the right welder.

What to Look for in a TIG Welder

There are several different Eastwood TIG welding units that have various features for your needs. Here’s what we recommend when selecting your new welder:

• Best TIG Welder for Beginners: The Eastwood Elite MP140i is a multi-process welder that does TIG welding on steel up to 3/16-inch thick (or ¼-inch with the optional spool gun). As an all-in-one welder, it gives you an introduction to three separate processes without buying separate machines.

• Intermediate TIG Welding: For more experienced bodyworkers, the Eastwood TIG 200DC welder provides the power they need. Use up to 200 amps of variable inverter power to well ¼-inch thick steel and stainless steel. It also stick-welds in DC positive/negative mode.

• Advanced Welding Machine: Are you a skilled mechanic who needs to weld aluminum? Order the Eastwood TIG 200 AC/DC, which works on aluminum in AC mode and steel in DC mode. The Eastwood TIG 200 Digital has the same features with digital controls in a compact size.

• Professional Multi-Process Welding: The Eastwood Elite MP200i does everything the TIG 200 does while also being a powerful MIG and stick welder. Plug it into a 1230V or 240V power source and weld steel up to 3/8-inch thick with ease.

Eastwood provides a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty and lifetime tech support for all of our DIY welders. Browse the Tech Library or Eastwood Garage for expert tips about TIG welding and what to look for in your equipment. We’ve been an automotive restoration and customization leader since 1978.

What Is The Best TIG Welder For Your Shop Or Garage?

TIG welding is an essential process for auto restorers and fabricators who do a lot of work with thinner gauge metals, especially aluminum or chrome-moly steel. If you're considering purchasing a TIG welder, but you're not sure what exactly you need, we're here to help you select the right machine for your job. Eastwood offers the TIG 200 DC, the TIG 200 AC/DC and the Digital TIG 200 AC/DC welder for mechanics and bodyworkers. Each unit will weld steel up to ¼-inch thick and all come with a 3-year warranty from Eastwood against defects. Both AC/DC machines will also weld aluminum up to ¼-inch, which is seen much more on modern vehicles.