Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dick Failed nearly instantly
It "welded" a fraction of a second in tig hf mode, at a very low amp setting, before tripping the breaker of the circuit it was plugged into. After that, just turning the welder on tripped the breaker. Based on reviews I've seen, this was not entirely unexpected, and I may decide to give another one a try, not sure.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by newelder PowerTIG 185DV TIG / Stick welder
I am new at TIG welding but this machine is really new user friendly. Everything was included except the Argon bottle and tungsten electrodes.
July 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bigjim Poor customer service
I gave it 2 stars because I did not get to use it long enough to form a honest opinion. You better hope nothing goes wrong and you need to send it for warranty repair. I did some practicing with mine. Less than 30 minutes total time and on AC it would not strike a arc. Sent in in for repair in July and still no welder.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WillyJ Powertig 185 AC/DC welder
The Powertig 185 is a smooth welder. This welder is both AC and DC so you can weld aluminum and steel with it. The arc cone can be set to be narrow or wide depending on the job through the AC frequency setting. The puddle is well controlled and wets in really good. The high frequency start is clean and makes starting the weld really easy. The welder itself is pretty small with a nice strong handle for carrying around. I highly recommend this product.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ETAYLOR All of the features of a much bigger welder without all of the size and cost
The Everlast 185 welder has all of the major features a welder would want. There are some more advanced features that are missing but most people won’t notice or care. It has AC balance, frequency and postflow. These three are the most important features for aluminum welding and this welder has them. I am very pleased with this welder and highly recommend it.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MathewA Best retirement investment I've made
Welding is too much fun and being able to easily cut my metal pieces for fabrication makes it a blast. If I knew retirement could be so enjoyable with a welder I would have easily retired sooner. Don’t bother looking at a blue or red machine. You can save a ton of money with this machine. I’m even making money doing jobs for other people.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanielMartinez Recommended by Jody
Jody from welding tips and tricks reviewed this welder favorably in his videos and showed it in action too. I had been sitting on the fence about buying a welder for a while but as soon as I saw it advertised at Home Depot I snatched one up. Life is too short. I should have bought this welder a long time ago.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hobdoglin Super easy to use! Clean welds! Nice Quality welder!
This welder is amazing for the price! I have several high end welders and for the money this little welder out preforms them all! Highly recommended and will be purchasing more Everlast products
February 25, 2014