Originally Posted by Enrico Carini
I've had a Powermax 30 for 10 years, it rules. Tiny, light, and very powerful. 110/220/480v
I paid around $1000 for it new. Miller bought them out a few years back and so I think the equivalent these days would be a Miller
Ya know, you give me a great idea-
I have that Italian PCS 25 machine, back says 110v, but I'd bet a dozen donuts I can rewire to 220v pretty easily being from Europe, and get those 5 extra amps. I bought it new in 1992 and was $700. I like how I can carry it around vehicles easily. Never had any issues.
If you are ever needing to cut without a compressor around, you can use any shielding gas bottle you have. Not cheap, it gets it done.
I suggest separate machines over combo unit, but that is just gut instinct. Have not owned combo unit.
I got this little TiG from AHP in China via Russian mafia- $680. Russians are importers of cheap chinese welders, for some reason.
So far, it has more capability than I have skill, lol. Works good. full dial control- no menus
60% duty 110/220v 60lbs Inverter technology IGBT
- very important. A/C cleaning action is very nice on Al. Also does stick weld.