AHP AlphaTIG 200X Review – Is It Worth Your Money?

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As a welder, the most important tool in your arsenal is your welding machine. In our AHP AlphaTIG 200X review, we'll take a look at this welder that came out in 2018 and go over the specs as well as the pros and cons of the machine.

With a new torch and dual voltage options, this is a machine that you can use for most types of welding and on different job sites. If you're not sure if you want to invest in this one, look over our review to find out what other welders thought about the 200X and how it can meet your needs.

AHP AlphaTIG 200X

AHP AlphaTIG 200X
  • Can produce thin and precise welds
  • With enhanced control
  • Conveniently portable
  • Very efficient
  • 3-year warranty

Detailed AHP AlphaTIG 200X Review & Breakdown


When it comes to buying a welder or a welding machine, you generally want to make sure that you have the newest technology available on the market. This is why we give the AlphaTIF 200X two thumbs up. The manufacturer, AHP, released this model in 2018 and loaded it with new features.

Usability

This model comes with a new torch that is suitable for 6013 and 7018 jobs. It has a long and flexible hose that lets you set up the machine and then do some work via the hose without standing directly next to the welder. You can use this welder on both steel and aluminum applications.

Pulse width modification (PWM) is another feature that many shoppers and users like. This gives you the freedom to adjust the welder's pulse as you work. It also starts and runs smoothly, which gives you some peace of mind while you're on the job site.

One of the top features of the 200X is the foot pedal, which uses metal to ensure that it will work as long as the machine does. This foot pedal allows you to both turn the unit on and begin TIG welding as well as make adjustments as you work. The foot pedal has a convenient location on the machine too.

If you typically work in areas that have 220V outlets but know that you occasionally work around 110V outlets, you'll also like this unit. Not only can it work with either of those voltages, but it can also change its output to reduce the risk of damaging those outlets. This makes it one of the most versatile welding units on the market.

Top Features

Suitable for both TIG and stick welding, the 200X works for both those who like do it yourself projects at home and professionals who work for others. It has a durable design that includes a strong steel case around the outside and a thick plastic cover over the buttons on the front. This allows you to work freely without worrying that someone might accidentally press one of those buttons and mess up your settings.

Another feature that makes the 200X worth the investment is its convenient start. Once you press the power button, this unit will come on quickly and be ready to use in just seconds. It turns off just as quickly to save you time at the end of your job too.

When used for stick welding applications, you'll find that this welding machine is compatible with most of the sticks and rods that you use daily. It also has a new and extended frequency response range of up to 200 HZ. You can easily insert the hose, rod and any other accessories that you need into the appropriate spots on the front of the machine.

Bottom Line

Though there are other welding machines in this price range available today, few come loaded with as many features as the 200X. It includes the best technology that welders need on the job and comes with some nice and impressive features that will help you get through jobs faster. You'll also get a six-month warranty on some of the parts and accessories and a three-year warranty on the welding machine itself.


Specs, Pros and Cons


In the detailed review and breakdown section, we went over the top features of the 200X and the best/top reasons to spend your money on it. In this section, we'll look at the machine's specs, including its overall weight and some of the included accessories. You'll also find a short list of the pros and cons of the 200X.

Specifications

  • Measures 19 by 23 by 12 inches.
  • AC/DC power source that works with 110/220 volts.
  • Weighs 69 pounds.
  • Has a flexible hose torch with an optional switch for TIG control.
  • 10 to 200 AMP start.
  • 30 to 70% balance.
  • Pulse frequency of up to 200.
  • Up to 90% pulse time on.
  • Includes a foot pedal control made from durable metal.
AHP AlphaTIG 200X

Pros

  • You can choose from different arc lengths based on your needs.
  • Does a phenomenal job with TIG welding.
  • Runs smoothly on all settings and as you use all the features.
  • Good overall value for the money.
  • Includes a three-year warranty on the machine and a six-month warranty on some of the parts.
  • Provides hundreds of hours of service with minimal support needed.
  • Comes packaged with materials the protect the unit during shipping.
  • Doesn't produce as much noise as other welding units do because it runs smoothly.
  • Pulse feature works quite well.

Cons

  • The machine doesn't always start as well or as quickly as it should.
  • You may get an older model rather than the updated machine.

Final Verdict

AHP AlphaTIG 200X

No matter how much welding experience you have, you need the right unit as you do projects in the field. For many people, the AlphaTIG 200X from AHP is a great unit. Updated for 2018, it now includes an improved torch and a flexible hose that lets you use that torch as you walk around the machine.

The foot pedal is another feature that we like because this lets you control the machine. As it uses real metal, this pedal will stand up to regular use too. If you want a welder that you can use through hundreds of hours of projects, you can invest in the AHP AlphTIG 200X.