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  1. Default PowerTig 225LX question

    I am real close to deciding what TIG machine to purchase, I was considering the PowerMaster 205 and now I am more inclined to get a separate plasma and Tig.
    I was reading a post regarding the PM 205 being an entry level machine and the foot pedal had a separate rheostat for TIG.

    1.-Does the PowerTig 225LX have a rheostat on the foot pedal or is it controlled by the panel?
    2.-I do not see a manual for the 225LX or I cant find it on the website.
    3.-What are the main advantages of the 225LX over the 200DX, what are the main "extra" that you get

    Sorry to bother with all the questions but I really want to make an informed decision. Many Thanks!

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    The pm 205 and 200 dx have similar setup on the foot pedal.

    The manual should be up soon. pm me your email and I will email it to you.

    The 225 lx are built with modules rather than individual igbt's. It has more amperage, better features and panel control over the foot pedal.

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    I have the 225 LX. My understanding was it had AC for welding aluminum. Not 100% sure on that but that's what Oleg said. I was confused exactly what model did what so I waited til I got to the warehouse to choose.

    It just doesn't have a plasma...that's on order.

    Oh, The rheostat sets the max output on the panel that the foot control can deliver. Pretty neat so you won't put too much amps into the work.
    Last edited by jtybt; 02-03-2010 at 01:57 AM.

    Everlast 225 LX
    Everlast PP 50

    HF 130 TIG/90 ARC
    HF 90 fluxcore

    ATX MIG (don't ask)

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    DX and LX both have AC

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    Does the DX have the high frequency start and foot control? Maybe I should have bought the DX.

    On a side note. I was wondering what would be involved in trying to spot weld(quick tack) some of the .040" SS. I was thinking about building a small set of draws to hold the consumables on my cart...seein' as my TIG welding of the .040" is so bad.

    Everlast 225 LX
    Everlast PP 50

    HF 130 TIG/90 ARC
    HF 90 fluxcore

    ATX MIG (don't ask)

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    The DX is only 35% duty cycle and it also has a foot pedal that works differently. Amperage is controlled through a separate rheostat on the foot pedal, that limits maximum amount of amps. On the lx and ex, it is controlled at the panel.

    As a note on the spot welding, the EX has a feature just for it that actually times the weld cycle. But, if you a use the 2t torch function, it will do a fantastic job since you can easily preset all the parameters, especially on the lx, that control slope and post flow. All you have to do is time it your self.
    Last edited by performance; 02-03-2010 at 04:40 PM.

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