View Full Version : Best tigs
10-13-2008, 12:31 PM
Whats everybodys opinion on the best TIG welder for 110volt and 220volt. And the same for a plasma cutter.
My favorite 110volt tig is the Miller Maxstar 150.
Great little machine.
220Volt, it depends if you need AC or not. If you dont do aluminum, and dont need AC, then I love my XMT 304. Expensive, and worth every penny.
For AC/DC though, it would be a Dynasty.
(this from a man who has at least 4 transformer welders in his shop- but they are not as nice to use my inverters).
10-13-2008, 06:49 PM
I guess I should have said that I need an AC/DC unit.
10-13-2008, 08:43 PM
There is only one machine on the market that will do AC/DC tig on 120v and 240v and thats the Dynasty 200. Great machine. Made in the USA.
For a 120/240 Plasma the Hypertherm PowerMax30 is hard to beat.
10-13-2008, 09:54 PM
Either 120 or 240. I'm not sure on what voltage I want.
10-14-2008, 03:32 AM
The Miller is still the best. Next would be the Thermal Arc 200. It does not have the build quality of a Dynasty, not the range of features. It does have a somewhat smoother arc in AC though.
10-15-2008, 04:20 PM
Thats not even a Tig machine, thats a mig machine.
10-15-2008, 07:00 PM
For the money I like my HTP Invertig 201.
10-15-2008, 07:43 PM
My Miller syncrowave 200SD is awesome. If you don't need a lot of power you might find an older 180SD for sale. It'll do AC aluminum to 1/4", takes a 60 amp breaker and I can trip breakers on thick aluminum. The arc is very smooth, works great with a gas lens. It'll also do stick. Great machine.