I am looking for a good economy tig machine to weld together mini sprint chassis with. I am not looking to spend a lot of money and would like any tips and helpful hints. I am looking at the econotig series. The question I have is can I buy longer leads for the machine? If so, where can I buy them from???
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12-16-2008, 01:58 AM #1
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12-18-2008, 08:44 PM #2Senior Member
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You should be looking at the Diversion 165 or Sync 200. Both far better than the econotigDynasty 200 DX
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12-19-2008, 04:15 PM #3
For the record, I have not tried it yet but the new Diversion 165 looks like your best call. As to extending the leads,,,, Call the Tig help line and they will have all the facts. Most tig machines can allow for lengthening.
12-19-2008, 07:35 PM #4
Dynasty 200DX is the only way to go.
Yes much more money but well worth it and it will hold much more of its value for resale.
12-20-2008, 07:59 AM #5
The dynasty is an awesome machine but for the value consious it is a reach. If the majority of the work is cromoly, the maxstar 150 with the tig package is a nice machine. We have one at a job I have been working at and it is good for its designed thicknesses and only a DC machine, so no aluminum capability.
FatFab No disrespect intended, I love my dynasty but it has taken me years to understand all the machines capabilities.
12-23-2008, 04:53 PM #6Member
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I`am confused why is everyone downing the econotig? Maybe I should have started another thread. I have owned a econotig since they came out new,have never had any problems with it and I have ask it to go beyond the call of duty without any failures. Yes I have used other Tig machines with success. Please tell me why the econotig is cr@#pKenny Compton
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12-23-2008, 05:17 PM #7
Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am new at this so i dont know alot. However, for the money i think the econotig is great. I know it will do what i need it to!!!!!
02-03-2009, 07:24 AM #8Junior Member
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I build 125 shifter kart chassis and weld 1 1/4 tubing all day, and this maxstar 150 kicks ass!
02-04-2009, 02:41 PM #9Junior Member
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When the EconoTig was first introduced (or at least when I first heard about it, about 1992?) it was the machine I wanted, as it looked like I could maybe afford it. Relatively speaking.
As it turned out, it wasn't until about 4-1/2 years ago that I really got serious and my work demanded a TIG machine. Fortunately, I was able to get the Dynasty 200DX (from IOC http://www.indianaoxygen.com/products.html) and I love it!
About two (2) weeks ago, I was asked the same question from a friend of a friend, and there happened to be a slightly used 200DX on Ebay for a really good price. I just checked that link again, and it looks like nobody bid on it! The buyer was asked how many hours were on it, and I believe the answer he gave were how many cycles (he could not have welded that many hours in 1-1/2 years ). I would send the seller an E-mail and see if it's still available. Jeez, at that price, I wouldn't mind a duplicate! Let us know... http://cgi.ebay.com/MILLER-DYNASTY-2...3A1%7C294%3A50
Last edited by Randy Forbes; 02-04-2009 at 02:47 PM.Randy Forbes
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12-23-2008, 06:15 PM #10
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