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    Default DVA new to Everlast Forum

    Hi, I am David. I work as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear industry. I grew up making things and helping in a family friendís machine shop. I have always liked fabricating things and started welding about two years ago. My first welder was the HF 90 amp flux-core welder and was hooked after a few mins. I moved up to a Miller 252 welder and it is awesome, too bad my HF welder was stolen last year, it was fun to weld with but my torch got extremely hot. I have been looking for a TIG welder and a plasma cutter would be nice also. Have joined this form because I am leaning towards an Everlast TIG machine. I do not see why the Dynasty or Maxstar equipment is so expensive. I will start a projects thread with an insulated smoker I have fabricated.
    Miller 252
    PowerTig 250 EXT
    Evolution Rage 2
    48X6 inch Belt Sander w/ 9 inch Disk Sander
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    Welcome aboard David,

    Post up your project, we all like pictures.

    Any questions on our TIGs, post them up as well. You will find we have great tech support (weekends too) and a great crew on our forum as well.

    We have a few guys with smokers in process right now.
    Mike R.
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    FYI: PP50, PP80, IMIG-200, IMIG-250P, 210EXT and 255EXT.

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    Just posted thread with my project. Search my posts and you will find it. I have added some fabrication pictures as well as well as the finished product. I do not have the early pictures because the computer that I had the pictures on was stolen last year with my HF welder.
    Miller 252
    PowerTig 250 EXT
    Evolution Rage 2
    48X6 inch Belt Sander w/ 9 inch Disk Sander
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    Hi David,

    My main machine was also a HF 90A Flux core welder. When it died I ripped out it's guts and made it into a C02 shielded wire feeder for my Bobcat welder. I can't wait to see that smoker. Welcome to the forum.

    Thurmond
    Miller Bobcat 3 Phase,
    Miller Suitcase X-Treme 12VS wire feeder for the Bobcat with M-25 300A .045" gun / Bernard 400A 5/64" wire mig gun .
    26 series gas cooled TIG torch, setup for quick connect to Bobcat.
    17 series gas cooled Tig Torch for Low Amp Solar Tig (Direct Solar Panel Powered Tig welding)
    Hobart Handler 187 Mig / Fluxcore
    EVERLAST PowerUltra 205P
    EVERLAST PowerTig 250 EXT 2013 Model

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVA View Post
    Just posted thread with my project. Search my posts and you will find it. I have added some fabrication pictures as well as well as the finished product. I do not have the early pictures because the computer that I had the pictures on was stolen last year with my HF welder.
    There are some free hosting sites you could keep backups on, like imageshack or photobucket. You could also make a backup image of your hard drive to a portable one and store it in a different location.
    Click for>EVERLAST YOUTUBE CHANNEL VIDEOS

    I'm not an expert or an Everlast employee, I'm just a hobby welder sharing my experience and helping where I can.

    PP 256 (SOLD) : 2013 250EX : I-MIG 250P/w 20' Profax gun : Power Plasma 60/w p80 torch : Hobart Handler 135/w 12' .023" Profax gun : 3M Speedglas 9100XX

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVA View Post
    Just posted thread with my project. Search my posts and you will find it. I have added some fabrication pictures as well as well as the finished product. I do not have the early pictures because the computer that I had the pictures on was stolen last year with my HF welder.
    Here is the link:

    http://www.everlastgenerators.com/fo...6246#post16246

    You can click on his name next to his avatar and see his other posts as well.
    Mike R.
    Email: everlast@us-it.net
    www.everlastgenerators.com
    www.everlastwelders.com
    877-755-9353 x203
    M-F 12 - 7PM PST
    FYI: PP50, PP80, IMIG-200, IMIG-250P, 210EXT and 255EXT.

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    The Miller inverter machines are nice, but are expensive! It would be hard for me to justify the expense. Everlast has been good to me, and I have like all of my Everlast welders.
    Everlast Power Arc 200 --> Money Maker$$
    Everlast Power Arc 140ST
    Everlast IMig 200
    Everlast Power Tig 225lx
    Everlast Power Super Cut 50
    Everlast Power Plasma 60C --> Just need to finish my CNC Plasma Table!
    Everlast PowerTig 200DX - Sold! Fantastic Machine!
    Victor cutting torch
    HF 20 Ton Shop Press
    HF 4x6 Band Saw
    HF Air Compressor
    Northern Tool Drill Press
    Powerhouse 7000 watt generator


    www.murphywelding.com

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    The HF 90A welder was not all that bad for a 100 dollar welder. I modified it to take a 10 lb. spool. Just used 1" square 16 gauge tube steel and made a bracket fastened by the sheet metal screws securing the sheet metal cover. Had to drill a hole in the back side of the welder to access the wire feeder then wire went from $45-50 for 10 lbs vs $10-12 for 1 pound of wire.

    I love my Millermatic 252 but do not want to throw down 4-5K for a TIG welder. I have flown model airplanes for a long time and over the last few years I have been purchasing many products from the different Asian distributers. Some products have had issues but by in large they are just as good as the so called name brand products sold in the states. Some of the parts I have purchased are almost identical to the name brands. Some of the products I have purchased are AC motor speed controllers that take DC batteries and convert the power supply to AC; basically they are small inverter welder but power a motor. With the response I have found in much searching about Everlast welders I am not too concerned about receiving a quality product.

    Also thanks for the link.
    Miller 252
    PowerTig 250 EXT
    Evolution Rage 2
    48X6 inch Belt Sander w/ 9 inch Disk Sander
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    I've been doing a lot of direct from China buying myself lately. Head to head, I haven't found the quality to be all that good, but when you consider the low, low prices, it is certainly adequate, and probably a better deal in most instances, although I don't think I would buy life support equipment from them.

    I've been happy with the PP60 so far, I'd have to say that even though the quality is noticeably Chinese, it seems to be a step above the stuff I've gotten from Harbor Freight.
    So many projects, so little time.

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    Same for me. Sometime you look at the price and what you get and it fits the bill. I have a HF twin cut, thing is really nice. I see their prices going up too. Everlast is always improving. Oleg, Duncan are the keys. Mark Ray and I relay. So our products are always getting better. Titan Winch is another good example. I have a TW and a HF winch. No comparison which is better, but they are spec'd per Duncan and why they are so nice. Products made there can be nice, but we have to pay for that quality while we try to keep our prices down.

    And when I go to HF, I know what I bought in the past and will never buy there again. Only make that mistake once. But at $9.99 over $1500 and HF you can see their product. They still have an advantage there, though our products are much better.

    Word of mouth does it for us, and the rare person that does a rant here in public, rather than call in, do nothing but a disservice for others as the more unit we sell the better we get. Everyone's unit has a warranty and we have not refused one yet. Been that way for 8-9 years now. So it looks like we are here to stay...
    Mike R.
    Email: everlast@us-it.net
    www.everlastgenerators.com
    www.everlastwelders.com
    877-755-9353 x203
    M-F 12 - 7PM PST
    FYI: PP50, PP80, IMIG-200, IMIG-250P, 210EXT and 255EXT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everlastsupport View Post
    Same for me. Sometime you look at the price and what you get and it fits the bill. I have a HF twin cut, thing is really nice. I see their prices going up too. Everlast is always improving. Oleg, Duncan are the keys. Mark Ray and I relay. So our products are always getting better. Titan Winch is another good example. I have a TW and a HF winch. No comparison which is better, but they are spec per Duncan and why they are so nice. Products made there can be nice, but we have to pay for that quality while try to keep our prices down.

    And when I go to HF, I know what I bought in the past and will never buy there again. Only make the mistake once. But at $9.99 over $1500 and HF you can see the product. They still have an advantage there, thought our products are much better.

    Word of mouth does it for us, and the rare person that does a rant here in public, rather than call in, do nothing but a disservice for others as the more unit we sell the better we get. Everyone unit has a warranty and we have not refused one yet. Been that way for 8-9 years now. So looks like we are here to stay...
    see its that attitude that makes a choice easier for people to decide on what to buy. its obvious that the costomer support here is grade A.i dont think ill regret buying an everlast with the everlast team that they have now. keep up the good work guys
    Journeyman welder
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    Power plasma 60
    horizontal band saw
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