I'm shopping for a new tig welder for my home/hobby. I have no tig experience, but would like to learn tig as well as be able to weld aluminum and stainless.
It seems that I've reached an impasse trying to decide between a transformer unit and an inverter unit. The available electric service in my house limits me to 220v single phase approx. 50 amps.
Apart from weight, what advantages do the inverter units have over the transformer units? I need to decide if it justifies the $1000 increase in price.
For transformer units I was looking at the miller syncrowave 200 and lincoln precision tig 225, which are within a few dollars of each other. For inverters I was looking at the miller dynasty 200 and the lincoln invertec v-205t.
Any advice will be appreciated. Mike M.