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Offline 3TBhilux

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re CIG WELD 175i
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:41:22 AM »
Re Cigweld 175i mig welder...
Has anyone used one of these I'm very keen to get one and would think its quite capable of doing what I want it to do and that's weld chassis members(in Black Steel) up to 4mil thick and 25 x 25 RHS duragal, keeping it with in the duty cycle.
On the touch tig side I would only be doing very light Ali if any at all..I could go to 200i  but it would be an over kill ...
Anyones comments pls.. ???

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Re: re CIG WELD 175i
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 08:44:12 PM »
You wont be TIG welding aluminium with that welder. You need an AC welder for that.
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Re: re CIG WELD 175i
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 11:57:32 AM »
Thanks for reply..
175 i is a inverter welder with tig torch attachment available????? and sold with it in certain deals... ???

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Re: re CIG WELD 175i
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 12:04:48 PM »
We have one at work and I used it to build my trailer and its a great welder. Only trouble we have had with it is a printed circuit board in it stuffed up and was replaced under warranty. Ours cops plenty being in the smelter. Am going to get one for home myself one day. Great little welder.
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re CIG WELD 175i
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 03:27:11 PM »
I've got one myself at home, it's been a brilliant little welder for the couple of trailers I've built plus the odd bracket and the likes. Highly recommend it. Never used it as a tig yet though.



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Re: re CIG WELD 175i
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 03:37:30 PM »
I own the 200i and its a great welder
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re CIG WELD 175i
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 05:01:43 PM »
Thanks for reply..
175 i is a inverter welder with tig torch attachment available????? and sold with it in certain deals... ???

Let me clarify. You can TIG weld with it but not aluminium. For stainless and carbon steels it will be fine as it uses a DC current. Aluminium requires an AC current to TIG weld. Hope this explains a little better.
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