Tig start up amperage???

Friday, February 03 2017, 02:48 PM
I’m pretty there’s a few guys’ (Kevin Caron and George from “Georges Plasma”) and others that could help with my question. I’m wondering is there a noticeable difference between the AHP 200 tig (with 10a start up) and the Everlast 200dv (with 5a start up)???
Will I be able to weld lighter material easier with the lower start up amps?
Thanks,
Pete O
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    Saturday, February 04 2017, 07:33 AM - #permalink
    Pete, they both will do a good job on thin metal.

    Now if your welding tin foil or razor blades then the lower amp unit will work better.

    When you get something to weld that needs 5 to 10 amps you need .020 tungsten real small stuff.

    I don't ever remember having a real welding job that I needed to set my amps that low.
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    Saturday, February 04 2017, 10:03 AM - #permalink
    Thanks George. I didn't know if it was worth having.
    Pete

    PS.......Still love my old Alphatig 200x.
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    Saturday, February 04 2017, 10:12 AM - #permalink
    Another thing you will find at that low amps is your auto dark helmet won't work.. The arc is so small it won't trip the lens.
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    Sunday, February 12 2017, 11:21 AM - #permalink
    Yeah,

    Here's a pretty cool YouTube Channel called PithyBikes.

    This guy uses a 200DV quite nicely on his thin-walled bike stuff. But, the AHP would undoubtedly do well too.

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