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3 Tips for choosing your inverter welder
Written by Paul V. last update of 11-10-2015
Evaluate the level of performance
1. Evaluate the level of "performance" you want
To choose the inverter welder suited to your needs the first factor to consider is the use that you will have to do:
a - Hobby use
DIY, Do it yourself,
small constructions and repairs
Electrodes 1.6 and 2.5 mm
This product range includes all welding machines that have small power and low electrical absorption, designed for users who do not require significant performance:
You can make small metal constructions like:
The average power is around 80-100 amperes. In the Telwin catalog, the Force series perfectly meets these characteristics. The Telwin Force 125 welding inverter has 1.6 to 2.5 mm electrodes.
b- Semi-professional use
with thicknesses greater than 5 mm
Electrodes 1.6 to 3.2
Mid-range welders are recommended for both novice and experienced users. They are designed for a
Caution: These welding machines cannot be used continuously for 8 hours each day, despite having professional characteristics.
All kinds of welds
Electrodes 1,6 a 4
The professional inverter welder is designed for the most demanding users to carry out their work:
It is possible to weld:
Caution. The power of the welding machine is an essential component:
Actual usage time
2. Evaluate the actual use over time
Finally, you have managed to start welding but ... the welding machine says enough!
Nothing unusual happened: your welding machine was overheating and went into protection.
Each welding machine has a specific work cycle that is indicated on a plate placed on the machine or on a table shown in the instruction booklet.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN !!!!!!???
summing up :
The greater the power supplied and the diameter of the electrode used, the lower the utilization cycle will be. When the welding machine overheats it automatically locks to allow cooling.
Caution. While the welding machine cools it MUST NOT BE OFF!
How to choose the inverter welder according to the data plate
How much should I invest?
3. Choose your budget?
Choose the level
Time of use
The two previous tips have made us understand how to choose an inverter welder :
the best inverter welding machine
to buy the best inverter welding machine we have to:
Errors to avoid
Performance and Price
Generally the performance goes hand in hand with the price:
Choice of accessories
Accessories are an important component while shopping:
It is better to buy the welding machine already complete with all the accessories
Welder + accessories kit
Buying the welding machine and accessories aside costs more.
Buy inverter welders without accessories only if you already have accessories and a helmet mask.
Choose to buy the inverter welders with case and accessory kit ready to weld immediately without further expenses. The Telwin catalog offers all the best solutions for your every need.
Lineonline recommends the purchase of the Telwin Force 165 inverter welding machine:
The Inverter Telwin Force 165 welding machine is one of the most popular welding machine models. In the version with the mask included it can be used immediately and in total safety, and thanks to the free accessories, no further purchases are necessary. The reduced consumption and absorption means that this model can also be used at home or in the garage without affecting the normal domestic network
1) Reduced consumption
2) Complete kit for immediate welding
3) No overload to the power grid
4) Can also be used at home.
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