AHP Welder AHP AlphaTIG 200x

The AHP AlphaTIG 200X TIG welder has lots of juice and power needed to complete your TIG welding jobs with ease.

As you certainly know, owning a robust and quality welder on a reasonable budget really makes fun.

Become a top welder with this economic machine that puts you at the center of custom welding.

Said enough, let’s take a look at its core features:

AHP AlphaTIG 200x – unboxing & video review

At first, please take a look at the following video review to get an impression on the features of the AHP AlphaTIG 200x:

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Technical specifications

No, take a look at the of the overall technical specifications of this welding machine. One thing to add is that the 2018 models come with 200Hz pulse frequency / AC frequency and a new welding torch.

Product features

In detail, the AlphaTIG 200x has the following technical specifications:

  • Duty cycle TIG: 50 % @ 200A (20 V)
  • Duty cycle Stick: 35% @155 A (28 V)
  • 200 amps max output on 240 V
  • 140 amps max output on 120 V
  • 110v/240v 50/60Hz rated electrical input
  • AC/DC output power type
  • DC 10A & AC 20A minimum start amps
  • 60% duty cycle at 200 amps
  • 2T/4T functionality
  • Start and end amps adjustment in 4T mode
  • High Frequency TIG start
  • Pulse frequency 0.5 to 200Hz
  • Anti stick control
  • Weight: 50 lb
  • Dimensions: 20 in x 9 in x 22 in

Source: https://www.ahpwelds.com/product/ahp-alphatig-200x-accepting-pre-orders-only-estimated-ship-date-june-30th-2018

2018 AHP AlphaTIG 200X 200 Amp IGBT AC DC Tig/Stick Welder with PULSE 110v 220v 3 YEARS WARRANTY

Last price update as of August 20, 2018 3:47 pm PST More Information
$749.99 $799.00
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Main features

Made by AHP welding systems, this TIG welder has a wide range of welding settings.

Of course, having a lot of settings is essential for any welding machine. But furthermore, the AHP is an ideal machine for both, the professional and also the hobby welder.

Offering a powerful 140 amps at 120 V, this machine gives long lasting and reliable performance with IGBT technology backing it up. If you want a higher performance, switching to 220v which provides up to 200 amps is no hassle. Furthermore, this machine offers a full range of features and controls for AC welding.

2018 AHP AlphaTIG 200X 200 Amp IGBT AC DC Tig/Stick Welder with PULSE 110v 220v 3 YEARS WARRANTY

Last price update as of August 20, 2018 3:47 pm PST More Information
$749.99 $799.00

Pre and post flow control and start and end cycle are programmable features with the 2T/4T Sequencer function that can be switched via a remote. No foot pedal is needed to transition the amp slope (although the foot pedal is included) and is a main feature for welding out of position.

A fully adjustable pulse feature helps to control the heat by adjusting pulse frequency, base and peak welding amps, and between low and high amp stages division of time.

AHP AlphaTIG 200x - TIG welding arc

TIG welding arc with AHP AlphaTIG 200x

Choosing this welding machine gives you the benefit of creating multiple effects at any pulse speed. Other welding machines have a fixed pulse speed and can’t be easily adjusted as this one. The pulse can be used in both DC and AC modes and offers a great range of frequency control.

In unfavorable conditions like windy conditions, the TIG welding machine makes welding easy with its versatility in power.

Included in the box with the TIG welding machine is a 9ft stick holder, 9ft ground clamp, 14ft WP17 TIG torch, foot pedal, argon regulator, 110v plug adaptor, and a basic consumable kit (without the tungsten).

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Avoid mistakes when working with the machine

In this paragraph we give you some welding tips and tricks so that you can avoid mistakes when working with your new AHP AlphaTIG 200x.

2018 AHP AlphaTIG 200X 200 Amp IGBT AC DC Tig/Stick Welder with PULSE 110v 220v 3 YEARS WARRANTY

Last price update as of August 20, 2018 3:47 pm PST More Information
$749.99 $799.00

For general information about TIG welding you should take a look into Millers TIG welding tips.

Other than that, please make sure that the cooling fans operate to their fullest potential by uncovering the vent of the welder. To prevent leaking, all fittings and connections from argon bottle to welder must be correctly placed. The grounding rod should be driven into the ground when using a generator. Turn the ground clamp connector clockwise to secure the work port into the welder. Going clockwise, tighten the TIG Copper nut connection to the TIG port.

If the pedal is being used, connect the 5 pin plug to the control outlet socket. Select the TIG/MMA switch for stick operation and select torch/pedal switch for torch position.

Operating the machine will depend on if its on the AC or DC current.

For the AC current, this mode will only weld aluminum and magnesium.

DC current is used for all other metals such as copper, stainless steel, and iron.

To turn on the machine, the power button is located towards the back of the unit. Regulate the flow meter when you open the valve on the gas cylinder.

The torch switch will be controlled by the torch pedal when switched to the torch mode. Once the pulse is on, you can select a desired frequency. Utilizing the 2T/4T mode, you can start and end amps.

Only on 2T is when you can use the foot pedal.

Make sure to wear your welding safety clothing.

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AlphaTIG 200x – welding performance

The AlphaTIG 200x welds mild steel with a thickness of up to 3/8″ and aluminum up to 1/4″
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AHP AlphaTIG 200x – pros and cons

Pros

  • Improved penetration for the roughest metals
  • Smooth welding arc.
  • Setting up the machine is a simple and easy process
  • IGBT technology means long lasting and reliable machine

Cons

  • Only stick / TIG welding possible (No wire-feed MIG welding)
  • Machine is not manufactured in the USA
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AHP AlphaTIG 200x – Summary

The AHP AlphaTIG 200X is a one of a kind welding machine that can weld together multiple metals for different projects. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or experienced in welding, this machine is an excellent choice given the prices and features.

2018 AHP AlphaTIG 200X 200 Amp IGBT AC DC Tig/Stick Welder with PULSE 110v 220v 3 YEARS WARRANTY

Last price update as of August 20, 2018 3:47 pm PST More Information
$749.99 $799.00

Image Credits: Pixabay / Amigos3D

8.5 Total Score
Nice price / performance ratio

This TIG welder offers a lot for its price and is good for hobby and professional use.

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