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Old 12-19-2018, 05:42 AM
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Does anyone have actual hands on with their machines? I am considering their 225EXT because I just cant justify the cost of a Dynasty for the pedal time I put in. I still have my Squarewave 275, but its such a monolith in the shop and is as barebones as you can get for features.
I see a lot of positive reviews on the various welding youtube channels, but take that with a grain of salt because I'm sure they are sponsored.
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:47 AM
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Can't speak to their involvement with him, but here is a guy I watch on youtube for some fab stuff reviewing them.

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This guy also does some reviewing.

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I missed you mentioned already doing the youtube thing... sorry.
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:54 PM
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Mine was an early model, it burst into flames, about 3 minutes after power up. The issues I had getting the problem resolved were astronomical, about 5-6 months later I got my money back.

I have no current knowledge on the current units.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:32 PM
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Most everyone I know with a NeverLast has long since gone to the more chinaesium brands due to the amount of dirt and dust the NeverLast they bought toasted out on them on the first time of any real use and could never get it fixed....

I know of two that are still in the same places to where they landed in their shop an one behind the other guys shop...…

Your prolly allot better off with an HF brand if you find one suitable to your needs
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:17 PM
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I got a 200SX tig machine that has caused no problems at all.
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I guess I should specify that I am referring to the 3in1 machines not stand alone machines
sorry I was not more clear on that earlier
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I am a fan of Lincoln, no issues with either of the machines I have had SQ 175 and SQ200. Maybe with exception of the electronics on the inverter machines everything supports USA fabrication and sales. If welding was my occupation Id be buying higher end Lincoln than what I have, the three year warranty is good too.

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Does anyone have actual hands on with their machines? I am considering their 225EXT because I just cant justify the cost of a Dynasty for the pedal time I put in. I still have my Squarewave 275, but its such a monolith in the shop and is as barebones as you can get for features.
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Not that I am advocating to buy the chinesiums, but hearing some feedback from the LWS that they are seeing a lot of DOA from the big red and blue suspects lately. One specific instance was a customer buying 11 of the same machines, and 4 of the 11 wouldn't power up.
I hope their slipping is not a long term trend.

For the hobby level guys, it seems the imports have finally gotten it together, and making reasonably priced, well featured machines, with common consumables. Were I in the market now vs when I originally was, I'm not sure where I'd be brand wise.
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I plan to buy the new model AHP Alpha Tig 201 in March. Everyone loves the AHP.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:37 PM
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For the hobby level guys, it seems the imports have finally gotten it together, and making reasonably priced, well featured machines, with common consumables. Were I in the market now vs when I originally was, I'm not sure where I'd be brand wise.
I agree. All the badmouthing won't ever change the fact that without the Chinese products, including the ones disguised as American, my shop would be pretty empty.
I don't mind buying a kit, if with a bit of dialing in the result is increasing my capabilities. Sometimes I build a tool that I could buy for 100 bucks just for the fun and the experience of doing it.
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