Everlast PowerTIG 200DV Welder Review
Finding a dual voltage TIG welder is extremely rare. It’s even more challenging to find a dual voltage TIG welder that offers a perfect balance of price, precision and performance.
The Everlast Power TIG, however, is quite an exception as it strikes a balance between functionality and price.
Sure, the Everlast brand is relatively new in the market, but in the short time they've been in existence, they have managed to gain a large market share.
The Everlast is a simple, yet versatile TIG welder that will meet your welding requirements.
A dual voltage welder, the Everlast is loaded with plenty of desirable features that any professional welder would want.
This welder comes complete with a gamut of accessories, and it will allow you to use it right out of the box.
Who is it for?
At the same time, this machine is straightforward to use and features color-coded controls for easy identifications. As such, it's an ideal option for beginners who are looking for simplicity and intuition.
Everlast PowerTIG Features and Benefits
What makes the Everlast such a popular welding machine?
The Everlast PowerTIG is built with quality design from the ground up.
Though the manufacturer has not indicated the construction material, the Everlast PowerTIG is designed to last forever.
If the reviews are anything to go by, the Everlast PowerTIG is sturdily constructed and this helps to improve on the longevity of this machine.
Unlike the flimsily constructed welders, the Everlast PowerTIG can even double as a lightweight commercial TIG welder as this guy is built to handle whatever you throw at it.
AC and DC Capability
The Everlast PowerTIG has both AC and DC capabilities.
What this means is that you get the ultimate flexibility, regarding the type of current you can use.
With the Everlast PowerTIG, you'll no longer have to worry about the voltage type.
In addition, the Everlast PowerTIG comes with a completely adjustable AC frequency alongside an AC control, allowing you to set the voltage parameters according to the task you’re performing.
The Everlast PowerTIG is a dual-voltage welder.
This means it can accommodate varying types of voltages, two in particular.
The Everlast PowerTIG can provide both 110 and 220V.
The benefit of the dual voltage is that it increases the flexibility of use, as well as the overall value of the product.
The 110V option, for instance, will allow you to hook the Everlast PowerTIG right out of the box to any of the standard outlets in your household. Here, you'll not have the need of installing a new inlet or even using an adapter to get the Everlast PowerTIG running.
The 220V option, on the other hand, will provide you with more power. While the 220V is not suitable for the heavy-duty tasks, it's ideal for lightweight commercial tasks.
Versatility on the Everlast PowerTIG is further underlined by the multi-functional nature.
The Everlast PowerTIG is more than a TIG welder.
This machine can also support other welding processes such as MIG and Stick.
A value-addition function, the Everlast PowerTIG houses several welders into a single unit.
Therefore, you’ll no longer need to purchase several welders for the same task.
The Everlast PowerTIG is a single-phase AS/DC welder.
This unit has an impressive amperage or rather output rating that ranges from 3A all the up to 310A.
The extremities on the range mean that at 3A, theEverlast PowerTIG can comfortably hand the thin metals such as aluminum sheet without poking holes, causing undue penetration or spattering.
On the extreme end, the 310A is powerful enough to handle the thick metals.
According to the manufacturer, this unit can handle steel ranging from 0.3mm to 12.7mm.
Regarding the duty cycle, the Everlast PowerTIG runs at 60% at 200A and 40% at 250%. Regardless of the output setting you choose, we can all agree that this unit offers an impressive runtime, hence making it suitable for the time-bound welding tasks.
The pulse mode feature is perhaps the selling point of the Everlast PowerTIG.
Functional on both the AC and DC settings, the pulse function controls the amps between high to low amp value. In effect, this will help you achieve greater heat control as well as a greater arc definition.
To promote ease of use, the Everlast features a digital readout function. This feature allows you to read all the performance metrics and give you an accurate description of the overall performance of the machine.
Besides the digital readout, the controls on this unit are color coded. The color-coded controls simplify the ease of use and make the unit more appealing.
Further, this unit comes with a panel and foot pedal controlled modes. Therefore, this unit gives you the option of either operating from the panel or the foot pedal. All this goes a long way to improving the intuitiveness of this machine.
Like we had mentioned in the beginning, you can use the Everlast right out of the box. This is because this unit comes with a gamut of accessories for the complete welding machine package.
The absence of a filler rod and shielding gas is probably the biggest drawback we’ve seen in this unit.
Some users also claim this unit is weighty, but at 60 pounds, it's within the average range and by all means acceptable.
With an impressive capacity and performance, the Everlast PowerTig is an excellent choice for both the seasoned and beginners.