Just got the 200EX last week and have been working with it.
First impression was "Nice looking but where are the knobs for adjustments on the settings?
All digital dashboard with a cool clear cover to keep things clean.
Nice power, Quiet fan! (Thank God!) Will miss my watercooled torch! Hopefully one will become available soon...
I am really liking the torch that came with the machine. Got a scroll wheel for amp adjustment. Goes from max setting on the machine to almost zero. Little awkward to get used to but I am getting there.
Long cables so you don't have to have the machine in your lap when working.
The only down side I see at this point is the 1/4 inch euro hose quick disconnect on the back of the machine to hook the gas to. Longevity sells the hose with connector separately!
All in all I'm liking this machine. Will make a vast improvement over the TigWeld 250 ac/dc I was using.
Hope it works out for you Kevin. I did a lot of research when I was looking for a new rig and I chose the Everlast PowerTig 200DX. Got it for $1100.00 and couldn't be happier. Keep us informed on how this one works out for you. You're still keeping Tigger right?
She has been sleeping in the tool room since I started using Longevity. No way am I getting rid of that machine.
Was using the Longevity MigWeld 250p and the Millermatic 251 at the same time the other day. Had two helpers going at once. Was interesting to watch both machines working. No difference in welds that I could see but just looking at the power cords on the two machines told me which one I want working more often. The power draw on the 251 is twice the 250 at the same amps!!
That little dial on the meter was just a spinnin!!!!
From the desk of Kevin Caron, where the answers are stranger than the questions!