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primeweld 225 settings made simple in one video

TIG Settings Made Simple PrimeWeld 225

The best TIg welding machine in the world will not get you the best results if you don't have the right cup for the job.

We have made this simple for you by bundling the Primeweld 225 with our TIG Pro kit.

The Weldmonger TIG Pro kit is like the swiss army knife of TIG cup kits with a cup for every situation.

And you can be 100% sure all the cups and hardware will work with the nice CK tig torch that comes with the PrimeWeld 225.

We also have options for smaller kits that will help you get much better results than you can get using the basic cups that come with the welder.


I made this page to show you how simple the settings are when you use a foot pedal with the PrimeWeld 225.

There are a lot of knobs on the 225 but most of them can be set once and ignored when you use a foot pedal.

For example, the entire first row of knobs can be set to zero...except for the amperage control.


For TIG welding all steels, here are the simplified settings.

  • Set the AC DC switch to DC
  • Set amperage to about 20-30% more than what you will actually need. (based on one amp per one thousandths of metal thickness)
  • With the foot pedal plugged in, make sure to set the 2t 4t switch to 2t.  
  • Set the TIG MMA switch to TIG
  • Set Pulse switch to Off.
  • Set start current, upslope, downslope, and end current to zero.
  • Set pre flow to .5 seconds or so and post flow to 7-10 seconds.

Simplified settings for TIG welding aluminum are the same as above with these additional settings...

  • Set polarity switch to AC.
  • Set AC balance to around 9 oclock position on dial
  • Set AC frequency to 100-120hz ( a good all around setting for most applications)

Thats it.  

Now you can focus on getting some practice time instead of trying to figure out all the TIg settings.


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Michael Bugden - June 15, 2024

During one of your videos you spoke of the mount you fabbed for your handheld bandsaw.

Do you have a plan for this or can you provide some pics/video of the piece.?? I imagine different band saw makes have slightly varying contours and fit.

Thank you much
-Michael Bugden

Margaret - June 7, 2024

Love this video, and LOVE my PrimeWeld TIG 225x + stubby gas lens kit! I would buy that machine again in a heartbeat. In fact, I’m such a fan I picked up their little Stick 160 portable stick welder. I’d love to see what you think of that one!
The last part of this video was the most helpful “commercial” I’ve ever watched. Thank you!

Edsel Cass - June 7, 2024

Thank you Mr. Jody.
Been watching your videos since 2014. When I was in welding school I had a terrible teacher. You brought me through it. Your videos and your tutorials have been a priceless asset for me throughout my entire welding career. I try to purchase your products first, and I’ve been purchasing them sine 2014.. I went from pipe welding mechanical contractor stuff to structural stuff, and now I’m in the mountains of NC mig and tig welding million dollar aluminum jet boats. COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU

Stephen - June 7, 2024

Great Vid thnx Jody, I didn’t pick up on supply voltage for the machine, 110, 220, single or three phase?

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