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  • #16
    Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

    here's a test weld using 6011:

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    cleaned up:

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    me at the helm:

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    over all impression so far:
    1. really quiet compared to my ac welder
    2. so easy to start and sustain an arc
    3. easier working on the 6011 on the powercraft than on my ac welder
    4. after using it practically the whole day and after about 1.5 kilos of rods, no overheat nor any problem so far (i guess the cool weather of Baguio helps a lot in the cooling of the machine)
    5. not so much splatter (though this may be attributed to arc length, proper voltage, etc.)
    6. verdict - so far so good...

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    • #17
      Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

      Originally posted by bugel View Post
      How about the cable length? Gano kahaba both ground and stinger..
      .benta ko na si yamato ko! Mas type ko yan hehehe..

      hehehe ipon ipon na lang bro

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      • #18
        Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

        Very nice purchase bro amboy. Kaya lang gumastos ka pa para bilhin yan dito sa Manila eh, there is an industrial shop also in Baguio City the sells Powercraft machines, I just researched the machine and found this out, Carpentertrade Enterprise, Baguio City, Benguet. I just don't know the prices of their units.

        Well I suppose to really know and learn its capabilities, I guess you will have to maximize its use with lots of tests on different welding electrodes, different metal thickness and different ampere setting, para bang break in sa machine, hehehe

        Truly, using a DC Inverter machine is really very much different from the usual AC machine, DC machines are quieter, portable, produces soft start and deeper metal penetration and lots of savings on electric consumption plus can be just plugged to an ordinary household outlet, so enjoy your new toy bro amboy and hope to start seeing more metal projects soon.


        CHEERS and STAY SAFE !!!
        CIGWELD Weldskill 250 amp Mig Welder
        AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
        HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
        YAMATO 300 amp AC Stick Welder
        YAMATO 200 amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
        DeWALT Chopsaw
        HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets


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        • #19
          Bro. Rosy yup enjoying the machine tremendously :-) actually using it to fabricate restaurant seats for our resto business... well actually converting bench type seats to single type seats ill post pictures of this project. Im always in manila naman on the ave. Twice a month since my kid is studying there kaya no added cost naman on my trips to t. Alonzo :-)

          So far the machine has gone thru about 3 kilos of welding rods without any hitch :-D

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          Yamato 200 Amp AC Arc Welder
          Powercraft PIW201i 200 Amp DC Arc Welder
          Makita 9556NB Angle Grinders
          Bosch GSB16RE Drill
          Bosch Power Sander
          Dewalt Cordless Drill
          Dewalt D7610 Chop Saw
          Powercraft Auto Dimming Helmet
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          • #20
            Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

            Hi bro amboy,

            Just sent you a PM regarding your thread review of your new machine being moved to the proper forum !!!



            Thanks again
            CIGWELD Weldskill 250 amp Mig Welder
            AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
            HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
            YAMATO 300 amp AC Stick Welder
            YAMATO 200 amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
            DeWALT Chopsaw
            HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets


            cloned STIHLs

            MS 044 chainsaw
            MS 070 chainsaw

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            • #21
              Ok tnx bro rosy

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              Yamato 200 Amp AC Arc Welder
              Powercraft PIW201i 200 Amp DC Arc Welder
              Makita 9556NB Angle Grinders
              Bosch GSB16RE Drill
              Bosch Power Sander
              Dewalt Cordless Drill
              Dewalt D7610 Chop Saw
              Powercraft Auto Dimming Helmet
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              • #22
                Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

                Originally posted by amboy View Post

                So far the machine has gone thru about 3 kilos of welding rods without any hitch :-D
                Haha..yan ang break in!
                Yan ang advantage pag malamig ang klima..dito samin konting kilos lang tagaktak kagad ang pawis!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by bugel View Post
                  Haha..yan ang break in!
                  Yan ang advantage pag malamig ang klima..dito samin konting kilos lang tagaktak kagad ang pawis!
                  Hehe yup... the cool weather helped a lot :-D

                  Guys pansin ko lang when I was about to try welding on a thin square tube na electrode negative, when I switched the connector ayaw mag lock ng electrode terminal sa negative connector. However the ground terminal fits perfectly naman sa positive connector. Is this normal or aren't they supposed to be interchangeable?

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                  Yamato 200 Amp AC Arc Welder
                  Powercraft PIW201i 200 Amp DC Arc Welder
                  Makita 9556NB Angle Grinders
                  Bosch GSB16RE Drill
                  Bosch Power Sander
                  Dewalt Cordless Drill
                  Dewalt D7610 Chop Saw
                  Powercraft Auto Dimming Helmet
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                  • #24
                    Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

                    Originally posted by bugel View Post
                    Bro bigla ka bang nagsisi
                    Originally posted by miked View Post
                    ^hehe...di naman. mejo lang.haha..

                    talagang ganyan, may mga bagay na mapapasayo at meron namang hinde. very lucky pa rin ako kasi nakakabili pa rin ng gamit kahit papano just to feed my urge na magDIY ng mga bagay bagay.

                    A bit of OT here, if bro amboy will allow :

                    Mga Bros and to all members who purchased the YAMATO DC Inverter,

                    Please don't regret buying the YAMATO just because you see a better looking machine now. If I recall more than a year ago I made a survey for the ASEA brand of welding machine here in the forum, a survey to know who are those interested for a group buy of the said brand, after we had a welding EB at timber's shop with the introduction of the ASEA weld machine together with a sort of seminar with the owner himself explaining and promoting their units. But then in the survey, I just got a few handful of names listed, I guess it was suppose the price of the ASEA brand welder was a bit pricey for any newbie in arc welding that is why it never pushed through.

                    But how come when I pulled the trigger on the YAMATO DC weld machine, made an extensive review and weld application ( bead runs on test plates ), almost all interested in arc welding got so delighted and excited that they joined the Yamato survey I made. I guess it just boiled down to its very affordable price, the lowest in the market for a DC Inverter machine compared to the rest which are 10K and above for a 200 amp welder.

                    Well more that a year have passed, na enjoy naman nating lahat yung quality ng Yamato and nobody was forced to buy a unit of the said brand. We enjoyed the assurance of the seller of the warranty and after sales service. So I guess the point here is that we simply wanted a cheap and affordable weld machine, so we all went and got the YAMATO brand. We will never know the real score or quality of any of the weld machines in the market now, whether cheap or expensive until we buy one and try to use it for ourselves and be satisfied by it. Well a very very few members bought an ASEA arc welder machine but never made a review of their new toys, so how will we know of their real quality ? Now if we want to upgrade our units, then that's just fine and healthy, ipon ipon lang tayo so we can buy a new and much better weld machine and take a chance. But mind you even the more expensive ones have lemons too. LOL

                    Just my personal and honest opinion over a cup of coffee.
                    CIGWELD Weldskill 250 amp Mig Welder
                    AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
                    HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                    YAMATO 300 amp AC Stick Welder
                    YAMATO 200 amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                    DeWALT Chopsaw
                    HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets


                    cloned STIHLs

                    MS 044 chainsaw
                    MS 070 chainsaw

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by rosy View Post
                      A bit of OT here, if bro amboy will allow :
                      No problem bro. Rosy :-)

                      I hope though i didn't cause any ill feelings with anyone when I posted the powercraft. Just wanted to share my experience to everyone :-)



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                      Yamato 200 Amp AC Arc Welder
                      Powercraft PIW201i 200 Amp DC Arc Welder
                      Makita 9556NB Angle Grinders
                      Bosch GSB16RE Drill
                      Bosch Power Sander
                      Dewalt Cordless Drill
                      Dewalt D7610 Chop Saw
                      Powercraft Auto Dimming Helmet
                      ----------------
                      Sent from my Samsung Note 2 using Tapatalk Beta 4 for Android

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                      • #26
                        Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

                        Bro amboy,

                        NO ILL FEELINGS AT ALL !!!

                        As a matter of fact we welcome here your full and extensive review of the POWERCRAFT so other members will have other alternatives and be educated. Please do continue sharing your thoughts and experience here with regards to your new toy, let us help others be educated with different brands of weld machines. We seldom get members reviewing their newly acquired weld machines here so please just keep on posting your results on the POWERCRAFT use.

                        I would just like to reiterate, I am not defending the YAMATO brand ha, and have no connection of whatsoever with EY Industrial Supply Inc.


                        CHEERS and STAY SAFE bro !!!
                        CIGWELD Weldskill 250 amp Mig Welder
                        AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
                        HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                        YAMATO 300 amp AC Stick Welder
                        YAMATO 200 amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                        DeWALT Chopsaw
                        HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets


                        cloned STIHLs

                        MS 044 chainsaw
                        MS 070 chainsaw

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                        • #27
                          Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

                          wala masamang loob dito mga sirs. just the usual conversation lang tayo dito... post lang ng tools para may alternative yung ibang forumers. masaya pa rin ang buhay at may konting koleksyon ng gamit para sa mga trabahong kaya namang gawin kesa maghire ka pa ng iba. baka di ka pa masiyahan sa gawa nya.

                          enjoy lang sa pagsindi ng bakal...

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                          • #28
                            Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

                            LOL oo nga mas advantage sa wearing ng safety gears si Bro Amboy ... hay naku dito sa Metro isinusuot mo pa lang jacket tagas na pawis hehheheh.

                            Mas mahal itong Powercraft DC Welder na ito compared sa Yamato.
                            Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
                            Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
                            Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
                            3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
                            Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
                            Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
                            Snap On Tools
                            Metabo Power Tools
                            Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
                            Bosch Power Tools
                            3M PPS

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                            • #29
                              @rosy
                              All's well bro :-)

                              @miked
                              Thanks bro :-)

                              @jayl
                              Hehe tama bro... advantage here in baguio when wearing ppe's though we do get a lot of fogging sa goggles because of the cool ambient temperature :-D see you when I get back to manila bro :-D

                              ----------------
                              Yamato 200 Amp AC Arc Welder
                              Powercraft PIW201i 200 Amp DC Arc Welder
                              Makita 9556NB Angle Grinders
                              Bosch GSB16RE Drill
                              Bosch Power Sander
                              Dewalt Cordless Drill
                              Dewalt D7610 Chop Saw
                              Powercraft Auto Dimming Helmet
                              ----------------
                              Sent from my Samsung Note 2 using Tapatalk Beta 4 for Android
                              Last edited by amboy; 09-10-2013, 10:40 PM.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Powercraft PIW200 Review w/ pics

                                Nope..not at all..ako pa magsisisi? Haha..ilang steel window na ba nagawa ko kay yamato..? not mentioning all the projects i've done in this tiny machine..eto nga lang at katatapos ko lang ng bed frame..so far so good,alive 'n kickin pa rin ang welder ko..

                                I'm just admiring bro amboy's new tool,digital kasi eh..

                                Cheers

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