2018 model Ansen 180 AMP TIG & Stick welder review. High Frequency start, Gas solenoid. Cheapest TIG / Stick Welder on Amazon and it's awesome! In the first episode we went over all of the included accessories and burned some rods. In this episode we are going to go over all the TIG features and functions and see if we can put down a few TIG beads! This welder packs a lot of features for a welder in this price range. I paid for this with my own money!
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I have that same welder it was on sale for $169.90 eBay I weld for a living we have a $2900 Forney welder at work and to be completely honest I like mine better obviously the Forney has more features like AC DC pulse frequency control but for the garage you cannot go wrong with this welder👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
+Brandon Lund if you get get a hold of some 6012 electrodes on ebay or something. I would like to see how they weld thin sheetmetal. Can't find much info on them, but they were THE goto rod for sheetmetal, before MIG.
Protected Profile Next weeks video is a 6010 stick welding project and I was going to use the blue demon because I’ve had that down to around 36 amps on 6010. I will use the Ansen instead for that video and see how it does. I have not tried 6010 with the Ansen. I guess we are going to find out.
does the Ansen even run 6010? Sometimes people say the cheap welders will run it, but they won't show the weld bead they produce, but you probably need a piece of 3/8" steel to run a proper 6010 bead. I was going to buy the blue demon, but wanted to see a 6010 bead to judge for myself how well it did.
OFFROAD GMC it works great comes with an adapter from 110 to 210 I love it for the money you can’t beat it I would never buy a Miller or Lincoln $1200 take welder for my garage or a hobbyist now if you’re going to use it every day for eight hours a day I would buy a namebrand one but if it’s just something you’re going to tinker around with on the weekends this is the way to go I’ve been welding for 10 years and this is a good welder
I will cover this in more detail in an upcoming video. Be sure to check out part 1 about this welder. https://youtu.be/TylIq0qJauU . Also hit the bell notifications icon so you don't miss future episodes. Thanks for watching.
Thank you! It's a great welder! I introduced this as a 2 part series if you haven't seen the other video. I'm also going to be tig welding some cast iron with this welder in a few weeks. Stay tuned for that episode :) Thanks for watching!
twyla bowman right after I did this video they jacked the price to over $1200. They have since lowered the price to around 250.00 which it has pretty much remained. For a little more money you can get the blue demon which has a warranty from a reputable company.
compre una ansen 180 tig dc y no me hace el arco cuando activo en gatillo de la antorcha cuando la activo se ve dentro de la maquina que hace en forma de un falso contacto como puedo resolver este problema
The 3 that I have listed are this one (180 amp) the 160 amp model which has the same features as this and the Blue Demon 160 Amp Stick and Tig welder (which I have also done an unboxing video so you can compare). I like the fact that the Ansen has a high frequency start as compared to the Blue Demon which is lift start, but I've had some issues with Ansen (if you follow my channel you will know what I'm referring to).
Oh, I know. It's just to get set up for lift-start tig it would've been nice to only need to buy an Argon tank and flowmeter. I plan on getting it, I just don't have any projects I need tig for just yet.
That set has some really good features TIG wise , a real bargain. I advise using 2.4mm tungstens, I prefer 2% lanth-but thats because I do AL YOU MINNI YUM, for DC, you can use whatever, I went 2.4 on advice from Jody and 6061.com, and it works for me. DC TIG is great for stainless, and you can use stainless filler for mild steel-nice looking welds- technically not as strong but for home shop use shouldn't be a problem, 309L filler will weld stainless to mild steel, and another great filler, silicon bronze for TIG brazing-you can do some really neat work with that. You could try welding razor blades together as you obviously aint using em ha ha :)
Jaques Daniels hey buddy, I can always count on you for a good chuckle! I will give the different tungsten a try. I have a couple projects in mind and I want to try out some silicon bronze. I will be able to mig the backside for strength and tig the front with bronze for the decorative cool effect and you can never go go wrong with trusting the welding guru Jody and 6061 has some pretty impressive stuff too! I'm debating on using the razors for shaving or saving them for tig practice. Take care friend!
Ive owned a similar sized RealGear branded (Praxair / GTS Welco) distributed tig 200 for a few weeks now. Besides the downslope timer its very similar. I added a foot pedal to the unit for the start (not variable amps) and i am blown away by how effortless these little inverters run. Wired for 240v it shows great start up and output consistency with any steel i put i front of it. Id say the stick is fair at best but im biased with lots of time behind gas driven miller's too. Absolutely nothing wrong for the home owner/ hobbyist to invest in. The prices on these little things are great for a few reasons, buying a decent sheild, higher quality electrodes, gas lenses ect. Anyone wanting to try their hand at some point but not willing to or capable of making a big purchase should have a go.
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