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looking to purchase a tig welder needs to be able to weld 1/4" aluminum.
been looking at millers and lincolns any personal experiences or recommendations
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I’ve got a Miller syncrowave and it’s done a good job for me. I like a simple machine, mine does not have a lot of the options like pulse timers but it’s also much easier to setup than some I have seen. The newer Lincoln machines are also very nice and easy to use
 

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I’ve had both Lincoln and Miller. Both are great machines. I had to take the Lincoln in for repair once. I would give the edge to Miller.

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I recently bought a Millermatic 220. It's and AC / DC machine and can MIG, TIG and Stick. Does up to 1/4" aluminum, carbon steel and stainless. Really easy to use. It's made me a far better welder than I actually am.
 

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If you don’t want to fork out the cash for miller or Lincoln, Everlast has probably the best “off brand” machines IMO. And they’re about half the price a miller will run you.
 

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Gonna give a second nod to the miller synchrowave. It’s a well built square wave TIG. It does best on heavier gauge though. You’re not going to weld thin sheet without a pulse until you are really good. I’m not there yet:)
 

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Miller or Lincoln. Cyberweld is haveing a sale on welders right now. I weld everyday and I get all of my stuff from cyberweld seems to be the cheapest place online.
 

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Miller or Lincoln?...kind of like Ford or Chevy....ha...ha...I've TIG'd alum and steel on both and on welding alone no clear winner. The important part is choosing a welder that fits YOUR welding projects. If you're welding alum sheetmetal manifolds all day then a machine with more control of the A/C wave and frequency and such would be important while if you're doing a little bit of this and that a simpler machine just might fit your needs....Don't forget to add some bucks to your budget for a water cooler....
 

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X2 on water cooler. I weld stainless a lot at low amps ~55a. Never a problem! But when welding my cage at much higher amperage ~120 it gets hot in a hurry. I love my synchrowave but a water cooler is in my future.
 
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