Last updated on January 30th, 2020 at 11:20 pm
The quality you will achieve in TIG welding depends on the welding equipment in use. TIG welders may differ in capability, pulse frequency, etc. Although there are many models out there, in this AHP AlphaTIG review, we will explain why it’s probably one of the best you can find around. AHP AlphaTIG 200X welder is a favorite choice for both amateurs and professionals. It’s affordable, flexible, portable, and offers good control.
This particular model is well suited for heavy-duty metalwork. It has two working modes TIG and stick, which gives you the ability to work with thin and precise welds, as well as thick metal plates.
It features superior settings that are favored by professionals, while offering enough room for beginner welders to improve their learning curve. Although it can take some time and practice to master, but once you get accustomed, it won’t disappoint.
It’s suitable for light to medium industrial work. You can use it for daily welding tasks, maintenance repairs, and it will not have any problem TIG welding heavy-duty tasks as well. Besides, with the stick welding mode, you can tackle lighter jobs, such as welding pipes or welding outdoors.
Input: 110/240V, 1Ph, 50/60Hz
Current Type: AC/DC
Amperage Range: 10A – 200A
TIG Output: 200A @ 60% Duty Cycle
Stick Output: 155A @ 35% Duty Cycle
Welding Thickness: 1/4 – 3/8 Inch
Pulse Frequency: 0.5Hz – 200Hz
Weight: 50 Pounds
Dimension: 19 x 23 x 12 Inch
What’s Inside the Box
On purchasing this welder, you will get a lot of other welding accessories such as argon regulator, flow-meter, 2T/4T function, metal foot pedals, pigtail 110V plug, 9 feet ground clamp, 9 feet stick holder, and WP17 TIG flex hose torch.
AHP AlphaTIG 200X Review – Conclusion
The front control panel can be overwhelming to an inexperienced welder. But they are really easy to use, the provided product manual explains all the details about how to use them. And the built-in digital display will show you the output amperage during welding. Not to mention, when you adjust the pulse feature properly, it will give you full control of the weld heat. Overall, the AHP AlphaTIG 200X welder is affordable and easy to use, suitable for both novices and professionals. However, the product has a lot of limitations. Some users complain about several defects in the regulator pressure gauge, foot pedals, low-quality accessories, leakage in the torch, etc. Nonetheless, it offers versatility in a more budget-friendly package with a good warranty. It can be used to weld aluminum and mild steel of various dimensions, and it’s efficient in welding most types of materials, both thin and thick.
Performance - 8.5/10
Durability - 8/10
Good Value - 9/10
Ease of Use - 7.8/10
Warranty - 8.5/10