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Thread: Welding Tips & Tricks Reviews the Everlast 250 EX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Well good news , Jody is doing a new series of videos on the 256 starting soon.
    I just recieved his latest video and at the end he says he is doing a teaching series again but using the 256 so he has a 250EX and a 256 combo now..
    Gary
    I just came here to post the same thing, but you beat me to it. :wink:

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    This is a great Video series. It was one of the things that swayed me toward the 250ex that I have on order and am eagerly awaiting ( just sent Oleg Cashiers check today ). I have watched all of the videos a couple times and will probably watch them all a couple more times as It is giving me a better knowledge of the machine even though I don't even have it yet. When Jody talks about an adjustment I already know the knob he is talking about and kinda what it does. I have used Other peoples tig welders in the past but have never owned one of my own and I am excited to put the knowledge gained from these videos to use on my own 250 ex.
    Don

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    Aside from his review of the 250EX he also tries out the PP256. It gets a pretty high mark as I recall.

    I think the one video of Jody's that shows the Everlast off the best is one that might not get much notice. This is the video where he welds a bead on the bottom of some aluminum beer cans. Lots of people weld beer cans, but he puts a beautiful little ring bead right around the raised part on the bottom.

    The kicker is that he does this with the former pride of his welding fleet, his $3.5K Miller Dynasty and also with the 250EX.
    The bead done with the Miller is OK, but the one done with the Everlast is a beauty.
    He leaves it to the viewer to figure out which machine came out on top.
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    Everlast PP256
    Everlast Imig 200
    Everlast Power Ultra 205
    P&H 400 amp A.C.
    Miller 230 amp with Onan power

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    I dont know what davidster is talking about up there /\ /\ Its just kinda out of left field. Anyway I wish there was more videos on the 250ex. Mines not here yet so... I need vids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The4th View Post
    I dont know what davidster is talking about up there /\ /\ Its just kinda out of left field. Anyway I wish there was more videos on the 250ex. Mines not here yet so... I need vids.
    This thread it a couple years old. Any Everlast TIG videos will apply to our TIGs. The 250EX just has most features. What are you looking to learn?
    Mike R.
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    He always had both. His first video he did on the Everlast was the PowerTig 250 ex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by performance View Post
    He always had both. His first video he did on the Everlast was the PowerTig 250 ex.
    All those freakin knobs.
    Mike R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by everlastsupport View Post
    All those freakin knobs.
    I'm curious, and since you have both maybe you can answer this. It seems another plus to analog controls is that you can make adjustments while the weld is taking place. Nice when using automation. Will the 210EXT allow things like frequency, balance, or pulse adjustments during the welding process, or is that locked out?

    Having all the freakin' knobs makes it possible to even have a free hand adjusting, while you are welding. I can't see that being easy to do that with a digital unit while wearing a helmet.
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    You should be able to, but honestly even though you can do it on the other machines, you probably shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everlastsupport View Post
    This thread it a couple years old. Any Everlast TIG videos will apply to our TIGs. The 250EX just has most features. What are you looking to learn?
    Just more videos showing the 2013 unit. I know most are just waiting for the digital version (255ext correct?) but I thought I might find some videos of the 250ex on the Everlast youtube page and didnt find any. Hopefully Ill have my 250ex soon then it wont matter as much to me, but when you dont have one its nice to see all the parts your getting or thinking about buying. I mean I dont expect you to go out and make me a video or anything but was just wondering if there was more videos out there of the unit?

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    I will admit I have done it on our MIGs while someone was in the middle of a weld, but it is not recommended to be changing the settings while welding.
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    I was thinking along the lines of MIG controls and how that might be nice for TIG, too. I have often adjusted the wire feed and inductance while welding a test piece to get the machine dialed right in. And looking at Jody changing frequency, on the lathe, I can see how that might be handy on occasion for setting up a tricky job. The one thing I had in mind was when welding polished aluminum, running a test bead and setting the balance to get the cleaning as close to the edge of the weld as possible. I see on my Lincoln and Hobart machines they do mark some controls as 'do not switch under load' and I seem to remember Miller did that too. But it was only for a small subset of controls. It's certainly not something I would do often, but I was curious as to if Everlast had any controls besides amps that were ok to switch under load, occasionally, and if that was even possible with a digital machine, or if the panel was locked out during welding.
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