Thanks. I have an ESAB 250 and love it so I was really debating the REbel.I was hesitant at first to try the Rebel 215ic but after working with it I would say this little unit has held it's own vs the Miller's I have owned in the past. While building my JK-8 I ran everything from .023 wire to .035 in Mig as well as some stainless and this thing rocked them all. Towards the end of my build my welder shut off. I called ESAB and after troubleshooting for a few minutes they apologized and shipped overnight a brand new machine. Now that is customer service!
I have not used the ARC or TIG functions yet but will be this winter.
I've never had much luck with a spool gun on aluminum. Unless your building boats or other really large things. I agree, AC TIG with HF is the only way to go.It's DC only, so not TIG aluminum capable. It can only MIG with a spool gun. I would pass and get a unit with AC TIG and high frequency start.
I've never had much luck with a spool gun on aluminum. Unless your building boats or other really large things. I agree, AC TIG with HF is the only way to go.
I looked through the specs on the Rebel. It doesn't really say that it's a CC/CV machine. But if the MIG it talks about is the Short Arc process, then CV has to be there.