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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Default Looking for my first tig

    I'm looking to buy my first tig welder and I'm looking at the diversion 165 and the syncrowave 200 and 210 anyone have any good bad or ugly feed back on these machines

  2. #2


    Don't waste your time with the Diversion.....find a good used Sync or Precision Tig(Lincoln).....I am purchasing my next welder in the next month. I am going with the HTP Invertig221. Great customer support and a sound machine. Dave
    Quote Originally Posted by Mv7fd View Post
    I'm looking to buy my first tig welder and I'm looking at the diversion 165 and the syncrowave 200 and 210 anyone have any good bad or ugly feed back on these machines

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    North Dakota

    Default Looking for my first tig

    Dynasty 200 you will thank me later

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Central Florida


    Dynasty 200!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2003

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Alumaweld View Post
    Dynasty 200 you will thank me later

    Quote Originally Posted by sky-dogg View Post
    dynasty 200!
    +1 Dynasty 200DX

    Excellent TIG Machine...

    nothing else comes close in the 200 amp class..

    a machine you can start with.. that still has plenty of capability to grow into as your skills develop...
    Last edited by H80N; 10-23-2013 at 08:39 PM.

    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012


    What's your budget?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    northern NJ


    Quote Originally Posted by Cgotto6 View Post
    What's your budget?
    & what do you think you will be welding? Thickness & material?
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250

  8. #8


    I started with a Diversion 165 as my first TIG. After a couple of years I found myself wanting to be able to play with different settings that are fixed or automatic adjust based on amperage on the Diversions. But I was able to sell the Diversion quickly for almost what I paid for it. You will be best off buying the machine that you are going to be happy with the longest, but that is hard to know just starting out.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Edmonton, Alberta


    OK, the Invertigs are crap, I do lincoln warranty. Miller 165/185 are great, but I'd be looking at a Thermalarc 186TS or 201TS. Somewhat less expensive and longer warranty. Easy to learn on.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Northern Arizona


    Budget would be good to know. He wants a $1600 welder and you suggest a $3500 welder? I know the 200's are nice but im guessing money turned him off from that welder. I would love a 200 or 280dx tig, but money is too tight for that...
    MillerMatic 251
    Maxstar 150 STH
    Cutmaster 42
    Victor Journeyman OA

    A rockcrawler, er money pit, in progress...

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