Hailed due to its IGBT inverter and driver roller (cast alloy) and a duty cycle of only 35%, the Everlast Power i-MIG 140E uses a Tweeco style gun and is spool gun ready for all your welding conveniences.
Features of the Everlast Power i-MIG 140E:
Its drive roll wire size is from 0.023″ to 0.030″ and used with wire spools measuring 4″ and 8″. The convenient duty cycle of only 35% makes it a better alternative to similar MIG welders because of its 140 amps maximum power. This allows you to do more welding work while consuming less electricity.
The size is also considerable portable and allows you to carry it to another place with little hassle. With a green coat finish, its 35% duty cycle is at 40 degrees at 135 A and 21 V. Since it’s also 120 on the voltage, you can easily look for an outlet to plug it in.
This is also a ready to weld product because the flux core welder is already setup right out of the box. The amp breaker needed for the optimum performance is about 30 amps. Warranty for this product is up to 5 years with parts and labor. For the spool gun, you can purchase it separately.
Advantages and Disadvantages.
As with all great welders, this one has its own share of pros and cons. As a good point, its inverter design is its best selling point because of being energy efficient. It was also designed to use with shielding gas right off the bat. The technical support and customer service is also great. Their user’s manual is available on their website.
Another great thing about this welder is that it is priced reasonably; it has a smooth arc and is beginner-friendly. The duty cycle is also what pleases most buyers and users of this MIG welder, adding to its energy efficient capabilities that let you do the job without having to worry about the energy and time you are possible wasting. It does the job well and can outperform most cheaply-priced MIG welders of the same level.
If you want an affordable MIG welder that actually works better than your expectations of its pricing, then consider this one. The customer service and shipping is also great. Almost no buyer experience any shipping damage or bad customer service.
However, there are a few stuff you need to order separately for it to work, such as the flux core driver roller as well as a few replacement nozzles. It might not be your cup of tea if you don’t like having to go directly to the company just to get replacement parts and supplies, compared to big companies like Miller, Hobart or Lincoln. Another drawback is that the ground clamp seems to be cheaply made so you would have to replace it with a better one, as well as the gas connection.
Because it is an exclusive product, contact tips from Miller or Lincoln doesn’t work for it. However, it does use Lincoln / Tweeco 11 tips. Most users also complain that the user’s manual could have been written better for welders and first time users to better understand the instructions.
Overall, you should not be fooled by the cheap price. The Everlast Power i-MIG 140E has its own flavor of features that you might only find on higher-priced welders that are branded. It might not scream a lot when it comes to parts availability since you have to order directly, it’s considerably cheap and great for those who want to save time and energy when it comes to welding efficiently.