I'm currently looking for a machine and trying to decide what bells and whistles I want to the budget I'm working with. Mainly I want pulse and hf start in a machine and don't see doing any aluminum so AC isn't needed so it drops my prices dramatically. I have a Dynasty 200dx in my booth at work but that's a little out of my budget(nothing above $1000).
Just wondering what TIG framebuilders have in their shops what options they use on a daily basis when welding?
I'm quite a bit leary on the no name chinese units but then again it makes you wonder what companies like Giant, Specialized, Trek, etc... use to weld their frames overseas?
Any decent lesser known machines worthy of noting?