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Power for Inverter Welder

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Organicfarmer1972

09-16-2012 17:17:27
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I've been reading up on how great the new technology is for the inverter welders so I have two questions for the resident experts.

Is it worth the investment for someone who does only occasional welding (and I'm not very good either to be honest)

Also if I want to use it for fence work, would a portable generator provide enough power to use it in the field?

Thanks in advance guys (and guyettes)

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Puddles

09-17-2012 02:30:01
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 Re: Power for Inverter Welder in reply to oldfarmtractor, 09-16-2012 17:17:27  
The majority of my welding experience is with diesel engine drive welders. First inverter I ever bought was the Dynasty 300. Just amazed me how much control an inverter has over the puddle. But the Dynasty is a poor excuse for a stick welder. On an impulse buy I bought an Everlast PA-200 stick welder. WOW! What a nice arc! Just as nice of an arc with 7018 as my Red Face machines, and welds 6010 just as nice as my Short Hood machines. Now the PA-200 has auto hot start, and arc force, I can tell it is there, but I wanted more, so I bought Lincoln's V350-Pro, with spool gun. Hands down the best welding machine I have ever ran! But it was $5,000.00 + where has the PA-200 was $315.00 FOB my front porch.
If you want to know more about the Everlast machines Mark Lugo is a sponsor in the welding section on TractoByNet forum, he can explain everything, and he is a very knowledgeable weldor. If you're not already a member there join, and ask Mark a question or two.
http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/welding/

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Stick welding

09-16-2012 22:09:13
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 Re: Power for Inverter Welder in reply to Organicfarmer1972, 09-16-2012 17:17:27  
You can buy an inverter for considerably cheaper than a low end AC/DC transformer and have a superior machine with a much higher duty cycle. Inverters put out very smooth DC weld current. Ask Puddles about his inexpensive Everlast inverter. An inverter will make you a better welder while a low end transformer is more likely to make you frustrated and invent new curse words.



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jon f mn

09-16-2012 18:28:41
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 Re: Power for Inverter Welder in reply to Organicfarmer1972, 09-16-2012 17:17:27  
Never used one either, but found this link seems to answer your questions fairly well.



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