Everlast PowerTig 250EX Review

The Everlast PowerTig 250EX is a TIG and STICK welding machine. It is highly suitable for both welding enthusiasts and professionals. This welding machine is not only versatile but it also delivers great performance. It is able to put up a TIG welding power of 250 amps with 60% of duty cycle, in a single phase input power of 240 Volts. This welding unit has an IGBT inverter module that makes it smaller in size and to have less weight, making it a portable unit. With the adjustable features, timer and many more features, this TIG welding unit is very reliable.  It is one of the most high quality TIG welding machines.

Special features

The Everlast PowerTig 250EX TIG welder has many special features, which make it somewhat different from other welding machines;

  • IGBT power modules enhance the performance of the welder and make it more reliable.
  • 5 amps low start for TIG in both AC and DC modes makes the welding easy going.
  • Pre and post flow control for providing highest gas shielding protection for before the welding as well as after the welding operation.
  • 2T or 4T amp parameters, which allows the welding with a torch switch.
  • High Frequency start circuit with improved technology makes it easier to maintain, with less problematic issues. When the HF is not desired, it has an option of lift start function.
  • Extended AC cleaning range for providing adjustable operation in welding aluminum materials.
  • Controls are color coded, which are designed for easy access.
  • Arc force control that is helpful in reducing spatters during stick welding and it also enhances the arc performance during the short arc operations.
  • It can take power input up to 240 volts and has a 300 water cooler to cool power.

Purpose

The Everlast PowerTig 250EX welding machine is a high quality welder; it can be used to weld materials of Steel, Stainless Steel, Chrome Moly, Aluminum, Titanium, Copper and Virtually any metal. It is recommended in various welding necessary professional fields like shipyards, motor shops, automotive workshops, pipeline welding, prototyping, gun smiting and industrial maintenance. Some also use this welding device for their welding hobby and DIY creations.

Advantages

The extended AC cleaning range makes the Everlast PowerTig 250EX welding machine unique and the most adjustable welding device which gives optimum performance in welding aluminum. Spot welding timer allows the user to set timer if the user needs a perfectly timed spot welding on a sheet of metal. It gives a very stable and smooth arc with a satisfactory puddle wet-in. The specialized pulse function of this device not only improves the quality of weld, but it also reduces the overall heat input of the machine. The easy to connect design of torch and other accessories enables the user to set up the machine really quick, which saves lots of time and energy. The digital readout design helps the user in setting the amperages accurately. This welding device is also compatible with 10000 watt ‘Go Clean’ generators, that allows the machine to work even at outdoors or remote areas where no electricity is available.

Limitations

The most important limitation of the Everlast PowerTig 250EX welding device is that it requires minimum voltage of 208 V and for operation in phase 1 and 3 it requires 240 Volts power supply, so this device cannot be plugged in to the power supply socket that supplies power less than 208 volts and if it is to be used in phase 1 or 3 then the power must be of 240 volt. Tor TIG it can weld maximum 1/2 inches steel and aluminum metal sheet in one pass and in multiple pass it can weld steel and aluminum up to 1 inches or even a little more. At the least it can weld steel up to 0.007 inch and aluminum 0.008 inch. The device is not recommended for welding metal sheet thicker than the maximum capability or the minimum capability, as it might lead the welder to dysfunction.

Conclusion

The Everlast PowerTig 250EX welder operates as both TIG and STICK welding device. This unit comes with these accessories;

  • 250 amp AC and DC pulse TIC welder and 200 amp STICK welder
  • Work clamp with cable of 10 ft long
  • SMAW electrode holder with 10 ft long cable
  • Foot pedal
  • Regulator made of argon
  • Consumable starter kit with no tungsten included
  • 6 ft long cable for power input.

This welding device is one of the most reliable and high quality TIG or STICK welder. With the portability, fantastic features and easy-to-set-up design, one can simply enjoy the welding work. This device is quite expensive, but the awesomeness of this welder worth the cost.

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