Primeweld Tig225x Review – 40% Duty Cycle

by Miles Bruner 0 Comments

In this Primeweld Tig225x review we’re going to show you why it’s one of the best TIG welder options for the budget concious welder — it’s priced at under $1000 USD. It’s quite a flexible machine with easy to use knobs, but it does have some not-so-great things to be mindful of.

The first thing that you need to be aware of is that the Primeweld Tig225x has a flexible amperage output, going as high as 225 amps, which is plenty for thick metal TIG welds.

Although that’s great, we do want to make you aware that the foot pedal that comes stock with the machine is not something to celebrate. It gets the job done, and if that is all that matters to you, great! But if you are used to a higher quality foot pedal, you may want to replace it.

The Primeweld Tig225x also features flexible pulsing capabilities for your arc. Not everyone uses pulsing, but it’s a nice feature to have. Other things to note – the 225x is a DV machine, the cord is comparable to that of a 12 gauge heavy duty extension cord.

What is the duty rating?

  • For 120 volt duty cycle
    • TIG 40% at 140, 100% at 108
    • MMA 40% at 120 and 100% at 76
  • For 240 volt duty cycle
    • TIG 40% at 225, 100% at 155
    • MMA 40% at 180, 100% at 139

Is the AC Waveform Square or Sine?

It is square ac waveform

This machine is ideal for the DIY’er / Weekend Warrior Welder / Hobbyist. If you’re just wanting to learn a new skill, it’s a great option.

Primeweld Tig225x Video Review

Pros
  • Good variety of functional capabilities
  • Pulse arc functionality
  • Supports AC / DC
  • Foot pedal is included
Cons
  • Foot pedal is ok as a stock all inclusive accessory

  • 12 gauge cord

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