Lincoln MIG, TIG, and stick welders are some of the most reliable machines in the market. From these three, TIG welding is one of the most common ways to weld two metals together. But first, you will need a reliable welding machine, and Lincoln TIG welders are the best you can buy.
In this article, you'll know more about their key features, what sets them apart from other welders, and why you should try TIG welding. Before anything else, deciding which TIG welder to get is a big part of the process because it's the main tool you will need to perform the job, and the success of your welding will depend on the particular welder you use—so don’t take it lightly.
Take a look at some of the best Lincoln TIG welders:
Lincoln Square Wave TIG 17S TIG Welder
Lincoln Electric's Square Wave TIG welder is good, and not just for TIG welding. This machine may be used for stick welding as well. It can weld materials with a wide range of thickness—from a thin gauge to about 4.8 mm—without compromising its welding performance.
One of its key features is its AC Auto Balance. This allows the optimum mix of penetration and cleaning when aluminum is welded together. You don't have to buy accessories to start welding. Everything you'll need already comes with this TIG welder. You may use this for AC/DC welding on cast iron stick welding on stainless steel.
What sets it apart: This is an excellent choice for light welding fabrication, to maintenance, and repair work; all TIG welders under Lincoln Electric's Square Wave welding line are a cut above the rest. According to TopWeld - a welding and fabrication services in Canberra, NSW, this machine can shorten the transition time between the positive and negative charges. It will also reduce tungsten spitting, which can then prevent further electrode erosion of tungsten. This will also produce a smooth AC arc. Whether it be on the AC or DC mode, using it will prompt high-frequency ignition.
Why you should get it: This is an excellent tool whether you'll do regular welding or are working with stainless steel and cast iron. It's recommended to get this Lincoln AC DC TIG welder if you plan to use it both for TIG and stick welding. The Square Wave 175 series is best for beginners since it's a straightforward device for welding. However, since this is a more basic TIG welding tool, you may not find it helpful for advanced jobs.
Lincoln Square Wave TIG 200 Welder
The Square Wave TIG 200 welder comes from the same line as the TIG 175 welder. Because of this, they overlap in some basic features. The TIG 200 can also prevent tungsten electrode corrosion with its reduced spitting. You can also generate a smooth AC arc with this welder.
It looks the same on the outside, although the TIG 200 welder is slightly smaller, making it more portable and comfortable to lug around. Even with its small size, it has AC frequency control and pulse features. The main difference is that the TIG 200 welder may be used for stick welding, but it does not have an auto-balance setting like that of the TIG 175.
What sets it apart: You can control its AC frequency which ranges from 60 to150 Hz. The lower frequency range is recommended if you're working with a broader bead, while higher frequencies are for more focused beads. In addition, the pulse feature is helpful for faster welding since it creates a stable rhythm. This rhythm is useful when filling metals and welding them together.
Why you should get it: The Square Wave TIG 200 welder is an excellent welding machine for professional welders. Compared to its TIG 175 counterpart, these have more advanced features. So if you want to produce clean and strong welds quickly, this is the best welder for you. Its pulse and puddle control and its AC frequency control all contribute to making clean welds. The only disadvantage is that it costs more with its added features. However, you can think of it as an investment, especially if you're using it for professional TIG and stick welding.
Lincoln INVERTEC® V205-TP-2V
Like Lincoln's Square Wave collection line of TIG welders, many welders are included in this INVERTEC line. One such welder is the V205-TP-2V. Its key features are its excellent arc for different electrodes, namely Cellulosic, Rutile, and Basic. These may be used for up to 4.0 mm in thickness. In addition, it has a smart switching 230/240V single phase capability, which makes it a lot easier to switch voltages and gives more power while working.
It has a "fan-as-needed" feature, which may be used to reduce the intake of dust and fumes while working. You can also use a high-speed pulse to minimize any distortion experienced during its use, along with increasing its travel speed. With this feature, you'll be able to adjust the arc focus.
What sets it apart: It has both high frequency (HF) and Lift TIG ignition. With this, you can position the tungsten electrode near the area to be welded, then start by triggering the torch. Professional welders commonly use HF and lift TIGs. This may be used for three different welding processes: stick, lift TIG, and TIG pulse.
Why should you buy it: If you're a professional looking for a TIG welder that can be used for more than one process, then this may be the welder for you. Compared to other Lincoln TIG welders, the V205 is compatible with a generator, making it ideal for on-site use. This is recommended if you want a Lincoln Electric TIG welder you can bring around everywhere.
Lincoln Electric PrecisionTIG 225 TIG Welder Ready-Pak With Cart
Aside from the Square Wave and INVERTEC line, Lincoln TIG welders can also come from Lincoln’s Precision line. The Precision TIG 225 is very much similar to the welders in the Square Wave line. It has operator-friendly controls when selecting various modes, polarities, and welds. In addition, it comes with a TIG pulser which may be used to remove any distortion of material when heat is applied to it. Aside from TIG welding, this device can be used for stick welding with up to 4.0 mm electrodes.
What sets it apart: Its easy-to-use interface is what sets it apart from other Lincoln Electric TIG welders. Its user-friendly design and controls make it suitable for beginners to use. You'll only have to select the mode and polarity you're targeting, and you can then start welding. When you're welding aluminum with it, the AC Auto Balance feature will automatically open for cleaning and penetration. This feature will either increase or decrease cleaning and penetration on the aluminum. Although compared to the Square Wave line, the Precision TIG 225 can only cater to two types of welding processes.
Why should you buy it: If you're new to TIG or stick welding, we recommend trying Lincoln Electric's Precision TIG 224 welder. Aside from its easy-to-understand interface, the welding process is straightforward too. All you have to do is plug the device in, set the desired setting, and start welding.
Whether you're a pro at welding or you're just starting out, there is suitable Lincoln TIG welder equipment for you. You can already make a selection based on the four welding machines we've listed above. But before deciding on which you should choose, you must first know how you're going to use it. If you're a pro welder and you plan on using your machine daily, choose a higher grade TIG welder. Lincoln’s welders are all top-notch and built to last, so although these are more costly compared to more basic welders, think of them as worthy investments.