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Post  69F100 on May 18th 2014, 3:10 pm

My Boss at work told me to find a good tig welder that we can use at work we have mostly stainless steel some aluminum so we need a good welder to do the welding instead of contracting the welding out. I like the Miller Syncrowave but they only wanting to spend no more than $2000 on a good welder. I found a New Miller Diversion 180 TIG Welder that fit the price range. Just wondering if any on here has used one and do they work good. I like the size as I can move it around the plant better I will be doing most of the tig welding until some of the other guys learn to run a tig. Just like any thought on this machine before I turn it in to present to the GM for approval.

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Re: Tig Welder

Post  whatbumper on May 18th 2014, 3:38 pm

That welder is pretty good. It is lightweight and easy to use. It is pretty limited as far as thickness but can do more than it is rated for as long as you have time to let the machine cool. If you have $2000 to spend on a welder it would be a good fit. We bought one at the school from the following site: http://m.cyberweld.com/mitigwedi180.html

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Post  69F100 on May 18th 2014, 3:49 pm

1/4'' would be about the thickest most will be stainless steel pipe that the peanut butter runs in and it 1/16''
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Re: Tig Welder

Post  dfree383 on May 18th 2014, 4:08 pm

Look harder at the bigger machines, if you intend to use the welder for real work. The small machines are ok for light use only.
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Re: Tig Welder

Post  cool40 on May 18th 2014, 4:24 pm

1/4" may be pushing that 180.if you can look at something bigger and I'm a fan of the miller welders.my sw180 has been great for me but I think the new technology stuff is better.
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Re: Tig Welder

Post  69F100 on May 18th 2014, 5:20 pm

dfree383 wrote:Look harder at the bigger machines, if you intend to use the welder for real work. The small machines are ok for light use only.

I myself prefer the Miller Syncrowave 250 it might because that what I learned to tig weld on I have used other smaller machines that welded ok but as nice as the Syncrowave 250. That the reason I ask about the 180 that in the price limit, the 250 is out of the price range it will not be a production welder just if something brakes to fix a brake down or build some pipes and welding new try clamp ends on.
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Re: Tig Welder

Post  AZFairlane on May 18th 2014, 5:40 pm

How does peanut butter taste after it has been purged with argon?   Laughing
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Re: Tig Welder

Post  maverick on May 18th 2014, 6:06 pm

AZFairlane wrote:How does peanut butter taste after it has been purged with argon?   Laughing

Probably tastes like all the peanut butter we've ever had. Suspect 
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Re: Tig Welder

Post  69F100 on May 18th 2014, 8:27 pm

you would be surprised at the stuff that goes in the peanut butter  scratch  I haven't eat it since I started there 2 1/2 years ago  lol! 
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Re: Tig Welder

Post  Glenn M. on May 18th 2014, 9:47 pm

You aren't working at a Peanut Corporation of America plant, are you? Stewart Parnell's business? They had a lot of extras in their peanut butter... Yuk...  Suspect 

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Re: Tig Welder

Post  69F100 on May 18th 2014, 10:34 pm

Glenn M. wrote:You aren't working at a Peanut Corporation of America plant, are you? Stewart Parnell's business? They had a lot of extras in their peanut butter... Yuk...  Suspect 

No I work for American Blanching Company we make it for a lot of different companies our brand is ABC it all good we make other brand but I can't say who all for but it is name brand
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Re: Tig Welder

Post  Copperhead on May 19th 2014, 7:03 am

If $2000 is your budget,......
Then I recommend this ,....
http://store.cyberweld.com/tharc186acti.html


Much better welder than the Miller Diversion 180.


The T/A 186 is on par with Miller Dynasty 200. The only draw-back in comparison, is the lower duty cycle.


I have a 186 that I bought on a black Friday deal last year and it's an awesome machine. I love it.

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