Hey guys, my name's Larry from Austin, TX. Just recently got my PowerTig 225LX up and running.
I've been out of the fabricating game for a couple years, but I'm getting back in as a hobby for myself. I came from using a much simpler, transformer based welder, and man, I was floating on cloud nine after being able to toy with the frequency and balance control.
I had rocky start with mine, but it was not Everlast's fault. Low and behold, after years of doing this, I got my first contaminated bottle of argon. After a little time of me thinking I totally forgot what the heck I was doing, a little visit to the welding supply, them admitting they got a bad "fill lot", and a new bottle, I had my machine up and running like a top. I guess it's like the lottery. Your chances are very rare, but people win sometimes (or lose, in my case).
I've yet to take the machine off 30% balance, with the metal I'm tinkering with. Tungsten stays nice and sharp, with just a tiny little bit of rounding on the end. The arc is nice and stable and the heat goes right where I want it. I was pumped!
Anyway, I'm very satisfied with my purchase so far. Looking forward to hanging out on the forums.