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    Posted: 11-April-2016 at 5:17PM
has anyone used one of these from eastwood? and how well did it work?
 guess i'll find out, as i just pulled the trigger on one! 3 year warranty and a money back return policy, so if it's a POS they'll get it back! (then i'll buy the lincoln tigWink)

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Edited by californiajohnny - 11-April-2016 at 5:18PM
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I'd have bought the lincoln to start with Wink
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Friend of mine Have this eastwood machine. It's a great machine for that Price. Great tool to Have at the garge.

I'm a pro welder, and like to work with kemppi.   But this is ok for that price, and the ac is good on it.
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Since the cost of the Eastwood is probably one third of the Lincoln, this should be interesting.  I love my new Eastwood 175 mig welder.  I will be watching your review of this tig unit closely as I want one in the future.Clap
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My mig 135 does more than great, I love it.
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Originally posted by kychevyguy kychevyguy wrote:

Since the cost of the Eastwood is probably one third of the Lincoln, this should be interesting.  I love my new Eastwood 175 mig welder.  I will be watching your review of this tig unit closely as I want one in the future.Clap
agreed. it says a 30 day money back deal so i'll know shorty if it's worth it or not...if not i'll return it and throw in a few extra$$ and get the new lincoln, the ones i was looking at were$2,500 but they have a new model out that was $1,249 getting better! i'll have to buy a bottle but that's regardless of whichever one i end up with.
all day today i've been thinking i should have just got the lincoln, but i'll give it a fair shake, if it's a POS i'll know right away since i've been welding since i was 10 years old Wink


Edited by californiajohnny - 12-April-2016 at 3:13PM
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Have you tig welded before?
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yes, twice Wink
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In that case I'm going to go out on a limb and say you wont notice the difference between this and a Lincoln other than the user interface being a bit more basic.....


With a Lincoln or Miller if you've been using them for a while you'll see the arc stability is a lot better with the more expensive machine but if its for hobby use....

One thing I would upgrade anyway would be the torch, not a fan of factory torches on any machine. I've got a nice CK one on my Kemppi now and its far better than the stock style WP17 
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i got it yesterday and went and purchased a bottle this morning. yes you are correct about the arc stability! it'll take some more playing around with the settings and things, but i just grabbed some old aluminum scraps(read crappy and somewhat contaminated) and tried a few welds the one piece is very thin but i was able to weld them together with strong penetration so i think it will work for the few things of aluminum that i welded (or should i say that i had to have welded)
 BTW this was with using the machine on 115 volts haven't tried it on 220 volts yet
 so here's the first attempts: (try to keep the laughter to a minimum please Embarrassed)

 
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I cant laugh at them :p I rarely weld ally so mines sh*t

steel and stainless are much more my thing.....although I should probably practice more!

One thing I'll say though is make sure you wipe everything down with brake cleaner or acetone after grinding clean
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Nuggets wrote:
"One thing I'll say though is make sure you wipe everything down with brake cleaner or acetone after grinding clean"
Careful with the brake cleaner. Over here at least, there are residual chemicals in the brake cleaner that you DON'T want to burn and breathe. Contents/ingredients may be different on your side of the ocean though...
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I worked with a guy that said he got poisoned ... bad
 
 
aluminum, did you 'ball' the tungsten?


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interesting read! WOW that's crazy! Shocked

well i tried to weld some 1/8" alum. angle  to the 3/16" sheet of alum. didn't work worth a crap Angry so i thought about trying the 220 outlet (110v wirefeeds don't like to weld thicker steel but the 220V machines will) i figured this may be the case here with thicker aluminum? so today i got 220 receptacles to wire an adapter as i have like 3 different style 220 plugs (why the f*** don't they keep them all the same!!...how many times have you had to change cords on a clothes dryer Angry WTF...same thing here!)...anyway rant over... so i tried it on 220v much better!!! Big smile
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