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MT-125 Duty Cycle Test

Aug 2015 21
15 03 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



Duty Cycle is a rating that manufacturers use to demonstrate how long a machine can run without overheating. A machines true duty cycle is how long it will run at full power (100% output) out of a ten minute period. So, if a 200 amp machine will run at 200 amps for 6 minutes straight, before shutting down, it has a 60% duty cycle at 100% output. Unfortunately, some manufacturers like to play with these numbers to make it look like a machine is more robust than it really is. It is not uncommon for a machine to be labeled like this: 60% duty cycle at 50% output. In this case, the machine REALLY only has a 30% duty cycle at 100% output, so be very careful when reading labels!

In this episode, we are going to see if the MT-125 can stand up to its 35% duty cycle at 100% output claim. If it does indeed stand up, we are going to do a part 2 video seeing just how far it can go!

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TIG Welding on an MT-125 Inverter with Generator Power

Aug 2015 13
15 03 Thu
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



We built the MT-125 with portability in mind. This small machine is designed to be able to take with you to a garage, work site or weld out in a field. Many times, when welding on location, welders find that they need to use generator power. In the past, inverter machines were very susceptible to the fluctuations in power put out by generators. We decided to test the ability of the MT-125 to hold a steady arc while working off the Lincoln Bulldog 5500 generator.

To make it even more difficult on the machines, we even added a 100 foot extension cord to see what happened. Watch the video to see the results.

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TIG Time is a TIG welding video series that is dedicated to making our audience a better community of welders. Each show is loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. If you have a request or are in need of welding help; let us know with a comment below!

New episodes every Friday!

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AC Welding Frequency with the AHP AlphaTIG 200X

Jul 2015 31
15 03 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



The AHP AlphaTIG 200X has been one of the go to machines as of late for first time welders and experienced home welders on a budget. For only $800, this machine offers many of the advanced features of much more expensive machines. The new AlphaTIG 200X offers the same features as the last model, but added an adjustable AC frequency control setting. You can now adjust the frequency from 40-200 Hz.


In this episode we will look at how to set the machine for Aluminum welding with a special look on how different frequency settings effect the weld.


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TIG Time is a TIG welding video series that is dedicated to making our audience a better community of welders. Each show is loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. If you have a request or are in need of welding help; let us know with a comment below!

New episodes every Friday!

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Choosing a Torch and Foot Pedal for the AHP 200X

Aug 2015 07
15 03 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



The AHP AlphaTIG 200X is one of the most popular low cost TIG welding machines on the market today. While this machine does come with a TIG torch, it can be improved upon even further by getting into some professional TIG welding accessories. In this episode we talk about some of the ways you can upgrade your 200X and how it will improve your welding. We go over torch selection, foot pedals and connectors.


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TIG Time is a TIG welding video series that is dedicated to making our audience a better community of welders. Each show is loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. If you have a request or are in need of welding help; let us know with a comment below!

New episodes every Friday!

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Everlast 210 EXT TIG Welder Review: Part 2 - DC Welding

Jul 2015 23
15 03 Thu
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



In [part 2] of our review on the Everlast PowerTIG 210 EXT we go over the DC functions of the machine. In addition to doing some gun repair type welding we test to see how this machine performs at its minimum amperage range.

The 210EXT is a digital, AC/DC machine that has a multitude of features boasts an impressive amperage range of 5 - 210 amps. Let's see just how well the machine performs!

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TIG Time is a TIG welding video series that is dedicated to making our audience a better community of welders. Each show is loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. If you have a request or are in need of welding help; let us know with a comment below!

New episodes every Friday!

Check out some of the products we use in TIG Time:
CK WorldWide TIG Torches
ArcOne Welding Helmets
WeldWatch Camera Systems
AquaSol EZ Wipes

Would you like to be a sponsor of TIG Time? Contact us via email at info@weld.com. Read More