Hello all, my name is Ben and I'm from the great state of Maine (Yes we have power and running water).
I got into Hobbyist welding due to my modification of an old '77 Yamaha XS650. I needed a welder to modify and install some new frame rails, as well as a few custom pieces, so I went down to the local Tractor Supply and got myself a Hobart Handler 187 and all the stuff I needed. That little MIG welder has done a fantastic job by me. I did some extensive DC TIG back in school on an $8000 Lincoln and loved it, but I had to buy the Hobart MIG due to the outrageous expense of TIG machines (i.e. Lincoln and Miller).
The bike has been coming along nicely but I've found that on some of the smaller mounting brackets I need to fab up the MIG is just to much of a bear. It welds fine but the amount of material deposited can be a real pain to grind out on such small parts. Been researching TIG machines for quite a while until I saw the reviews of Everlast over on WeldingTipsAndTricks.com
I researched into Everlast because it just seemed to good to be true. A 200 amp AC/DC TIG machine for nearly less than half of what the Blues and Reds wanted? So I lurked on the forums for a while and read all the complaints, fixes to those complaints, and rave reviews of the machines. So I bit the bullet and put a pre-order in for a PowerTIG 200DX on the 21st of August. I litterally feel like a junkie waiting his next fix and check my e-mail every day about a dozen times for that shipment notification even though it's supposed to be 3-4 weeks.
Anyways, sorry for the novel introduction. I look forward to interacting with you all in the future. Seems to be a pretty good community going on here. Cheers.