Tig Inverter Shopping Tips:
Tungsten Inert Gas welding is preferable for certain types of welding. However when shopping for a TIG inverter you want the best price on the unit which will best suit your purposes. Chances are you are not going to be using it on an assembly line, so for most people, the high end industrial models aren't necessary or cost effective. For most people, the need is for portability. After all, if you are moving around a lot in a shop it will save your back.
When shopping for a TIG Inverter you can narrow down the product choices to those which are most suitable for your specific purposes and the types of jobs you plan to do. Look for the machine that has sufficient output suitable for the uses you will put it to.
The Schumacher - 90 Amp DC Inverter Stick Welder with TIG Torch is super lightweight. It also has amp selection from 5 - 90 amps and resists power fluctuations giving you a more predictable weld. This particular model comes with a TIG Torch. If ultra portability is a concern then this might work very well.
The Forney inverter welder is also ultra portable with electrode diameters from 1/16 - 3/32. This particular welder will work well with DC steel mild steel and cast iron electrodes. This is a less flexible welder than the Schumacher and this is reflected in the price.
Hobart is extremely well known in arc welders and the Hobart EZ TIG 165i Inverter-Based Welder uses 230 volts and has a 165-amp output. This unit is definitely suitable for professional use. The serious hobbyist might be advised that it does require gas shielding for this unit. This is not an exceptionally portable unit but it will outperform any of the others.
Now, what are you going to do with your TIG inverters? How much do you want to invest in your new unit? How portable do you need it to be? The answers to those questions will affect which of these or any of the others you find suitable.
When selecting TIG Inverters, price is definitely a factor but equal consideration should be given to flexibility and adequate power output. A combination of these three factors will help you find a unit matched to your needs.
For true flexibility, you may want to consider something on the order of Schumacher - 150 Amp Inverter Stick Welder with TIG Torch. The price will match its flexibility and power output and the hobbyist may find this just the right step up or it may be too much for their needs.
There is no one welder that fits the needs of every shop or hobbyist and there is no single factor you should look for. Shopping for a TIG Inverter is really a matter of finding thebest one suited to your particular needs. If you are a power welder and use TIG welding for work, then theTIG inverter needs to be powerful and flexible enough to handle anything that comes through your shop door. If you work out in the field then also you need to consider power sources as well as flexibility and portability. If you are a hobbyist and you dont plan to use the machine everyday, consider saving a bit on cost and possibly portability.