I posted a few days back about getting the little harbor freight tig, and what fun I was having running beads. I was hoping the cheap machine would cure the 'tig fever' I had for a nice machine....
well, I live about 35 minutes from HTP in illinois, you can probably guess the rest! The HF tig is being returned, and I am in awe of my new invertig 201. What a difference! The arc on this machine is way, way smoother than the harbor freight, which I suppose it should be for 10 times the price. And I now understand the true glory of the foot pedal.
The pulse feature is great, that really seems to 'pace' me when moving a bead across.
Anyway I'm in love with this tig stuff, it is almost magical to watch that little ball of fire at the tip of the tungsten, direct it just where you want, as you modulate it's heat with the pedal. What a cool process.
Is there a way I can post a photo of a weld w/o me having my own webspace?
P.S. if anyone in chicagoland is looking for a millermatic 135 MIG, I'm going to be selling mine.