Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 20
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pblevy Basic welder
As a newbie I wanted something inexpensive to start learning TIG welding. This little unit does that but nothing else. No amp control with a foot pedal and lift start does limit you. I also think a i have a leak where the gas hose connects to the torch.
June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 3294 pain to get up and running
the biggest issue I had to get the welder up and running is trying to adapt the gas line to the regulator. their gas hose is an odd size and the welding supply store was not able to accommodate me so I had to go to a shop the makes hoses and fittings to hook me up..10.00 dollars later and about an hour of driving time I was ready to rock and roll this welder is compact and does an awesome job. Need more projects
May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kaclaytor So far so good
Have only used the welder a hand full of times, but so far no complaints. For the price you can't go wrong.
April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jampst Disappointment
I had the correct power supply for this welder (which pulls 30 amps maximum on a 220 volt) and was only running it at 75 amps with the correct electrode. I reviewed the manual thoroughly, I gave it plenty of cool down time between small 1 inch welds and it blew a fuse of some type on the circuit board inside. It sounded like a .22 caliber pistol fired off behind me as I made my little 1 inch weld. The longer it's on, the worse it performs and the cooling fan resembles something you'd find in a desktop computer, it barely blows any air and is almost silent. What's scary is that it comes with an adapter to plug into a 20 amp 110 volt receptacle. The onboard circuit breaker and overload protection failed miserably and it popped my house breaker box instead. Harbor Freight inverters have an on switch that is basically a circuit breaker. You push in and up fairly hard like any double pole breaker switch and it looked much more durable. This Everlast has a simple push button switch (I didn't see anything resembling a breaker inside when searching for the blown fuse). I got my money back and bought a Harbor Frieght 170 amp mig (26 amp supply required 220 volt) and a 70 amp stick welder to learn that skill with and play around for the same money that this Everlast cost me. An all around bad deal here and I ignored other reviews before purchase in which customers reported blowing fuses on theirs.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tiggy Nice Tig Welder For The Money
I was skeptical about this little welder, but to my surprise it works really well. You do have to get use to the lift start feature for starting the arc. It doesn't have high frequency start like the more expensive units, but it works fine with a little practice.
I haven't used the stick mode on it yet, only the tig. You will also need to get yourself some tungsten and a flow regulator for your argon. When you unbox the welder do yourself a favor and throw away the welding shield that comes with it, it's a joke. Get yourself an auto darkening helmet and you will be a lot happier and your welds will be also.
The unit can run on 120V or 220V. I've only used mine on the 220V side so I didn't have any limitation to the amperage range I could use. I'm sure the 120V side does fine, but you'll be limited to the amperage you can use.
Another thing I really like is the fact that it comes in a convenient carrying case. When your all done welding you can simple box everything back up into the case and store it under you work bench without having to eat up floor space like other units will.
Keep in mine that this is a DC welder only, no AC. So doing aluminum is not an option. You'll have to purchase a more expensive Tig welder for that.
March 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GGWinTEXAS BETTER THAN EXPECTED
No. 1: I am not an expert welder or "Mr. Fix-It".
No. 2: The original unit had to be returned because it would not turn on. However the customer service was 5 star. 1/2 point off.
No. 3: The replacement unit welds like a bandit. I was really amazed. In experienced hands this unit can handle just about any job.
No. 4: 1/3 to 1/4th the cost of an American made (maybe) unit.
No. 5: Simple and easy to use.
I have added a photo of my practice weld, using 1/8th dirty mild steel with a 1/8 6011 rod at 107 amps.
All it takes is practice, practice, practice.
September 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Defective
Bottom line the second I opened it up it spoke Chinese to me. For the money this is exactly what I expected. I plugged it in and the cooling fan kicked in right away sounding like an air raid horn from the Cold War. The overheat light was on and the digital amperage readout didn't move when I turned the knob. Called the Everlast Tech and he told me it was defective. I was really bumbed out but the Home Depot return process was a breeze. I'm now waiting on another Power Arc 140st to come. My fingers are crossed.
July 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jdeanie Smooth operation short one fault
The unit has worked out of the box, good for what I'm using it for.
One issue has me wondering wtf, sometimes when I first start it and go to strike a arc nothing happends.
I got nervous and started to look into the return policy and begin to remember all the reviews saying stay away from import welders.
Upon closer inspection my duty light was on, well that shouldn't be on when you first start it up.
I fussed around untill I thought ok what will happen if I cover up the fans for a few seconds, boom the light went off and I went on to weld some 3/16 square tube with my 1/8 7018 at 80 amps.
I fix the duty light issue by using my hands to cover up the fans for three seconds and I'm ready to go.
December 23, 2014