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  • fun4now
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    Sparky24

    hummm BWE and upgraded you to a syncro180

    she got a sister by any chance


    LOL just kidding i just got hitched although there could be a few other's here intrested

    congrats you will love the 180

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  • Sparky24
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    Hey guys thanks for the info. Talked to the wife at supper tonight and it looks like it will be the 180 . I knew this would be the right place to get my question answered. I will let you all know when it arrives. Thanks again and Happy Holidays

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  • joebass
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    I agree with the rest, if aluminum is not on the horizon get the Maxstar. If it is get the Syncrowave or the Thermal Arc.

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  • rb455ho
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    econotig or syn 180

    I would definitely go with the syn 180 or pt185 the econotig as everyone has said you will soon outgrow. I am pretty sure the econotig does not have any balance control so you are limited in adjustability regarding aluminum. I have a syn 180 and have welded 1/4" 6061-T6 aluminum with no problem. Obviously, with very limited duty cycles. I got a syn 350 for the shop and now use the 180 at home great machine.

    Enjoy whichever one you purchase!!

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  • orgalmeister
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    I had an Econotig for one year. Good to learn on but soon I needed more adjustability re: low amps. But I only paid $350 for it. I too looked at the Syncro 180 and Dynasty 200. Went with a Thermal Arc 185, priced just a little more than the Syncro and less than the Dynasty with almost all the bells and whistles.

    Steve

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  • fun4now
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    DSeckt

    So far, I've only figured out how to turn it on..
    LOL thats great. how long have you had it and how can you resist playing with a great new toy like that ?

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  • DSeckt
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    I have no right posting anything here,,,, BUT.... I went with the 180 based on information I read here!!! So far, I've only figured out how to turn it on..

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  • Sundown
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    If you don't need to do aluminum you might concider a Maxstar 150STL or STH. Esp. if you are amperage deprived like I am

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  • ASKANDY
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    10-4 unless you really are tight on the $$, the Sync 180 is far better for little extra money.

    A-

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  • fun4now
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    syncro 180

    i gota agree with the dawg.
    sweet talk her out of another $100 or so if you can and step up to a unit that will take care of any home project ideals and last ya a life time.
    the econo tig i think is realy a entry level lerner unit that most out grow prity quick unless you are just doing artsy stuff. as a home shop unit you would do better to start with a syncro 180. i would have gone with 1 but cant get enough power to my shed/shop so i'm saving for the dyn.200 but thats a hole different $$$$$$$ range. the syncro 180 is a great unit with lots of true lovers/owners.
    you should be real happy with it(syncro180) and when you out grow it you will be starting a welding shop.

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  • arcdawg
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    step up to the syncro 180 or the p.t. 185......the ecno is going to run ya around 1350.00 and the syncro is a few hundred more.......

    ITS WELL WORTH IT..........do a ecno search on this site and you will see what i am talking about

    dawg

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  • Sparky24
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    Econotig

    Hi everybody. This is my first post so here is my question. My wife wants to buy me a new welder and I was thinking about the Econotig. It will just be used for playing in the garage building anything that comes to mind. Could anyone give me some pros and cons on this unit or should I be extra nice to her and go for a bigger unit? She just got me the BWE for Christmas and now a new welder so I am on a roll So if you could give me some info I would appreciate it.

    Thank You & Happy Holidays
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