Vulcan 205 TIG Welding Machine Review

Written By: Liam Bryant

Reviewed By: Russell Egan

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The Vulcan 205 TIG Welding Machine is highly efficient and versatile, with user-friendly features and robust build quality. However, it may be expensive for hobbyists and beginners.

Vulcan 205 TIG Welder
  • Advanced features with simple interface
  • Outstanding TIG aluminum performance
  • High frequency arc starting for ultimate arc quality







Vulcan 205 TIG Welding Machine Review


  • Dimensions: 20 x 12 x 13
  • Weight: 38 pounds
  • Max Output: 205 amps
  • Output Range: 10-205
  • Polarity: DC
  • Duty Cycle: 40% @ 205A

I rate this as high powered welder. This is a moderately priced welding machine. It can weld up to 3/16 inch steel. This welding machine is impressively lightweight at just 38lb, making it very portable and convenient for various tasks.

You can download the manual here.

Pro Tip: For smoother, cleaner welds with the Vulcan 205 TIG, always ensure to clean the surface you're welding thoroughly before you start. Additionally, make use of the pulse feature for better heat control and reduced warping, especially when working with thin metals. Remember to practice good torch control for consistent bead quality.

What is Included?

  • Vulcan 150A TIG welding torch 12-1/2 ft.
  • Gas nozzle (#4, #5, & #6)
  • Collets & bodies (1/16 in., 3/32 in. & 1/8 in.)
  • 2% ceriated tungsten (1/16 in., 3/32 in., & 1/8 in.)
  • Work cable and clamp 10 ft. with DINSE-style connection
  • 205A electrode holder and cable 10 ft. DINSE-style connection
  • Foot pedal
  • Ar/CO2 flow gauge regulator and hose 6 ft.
  • 120V input cable with plug (NEMA 5-15P) 10 ft.
  • 240V input cable with plug (NEMA 6-50P) 10 ft.


  • Advanced Inverter Technology
  • Dual Voltage Capability
  • High Amperage Range


  • Higher Price Point
  • Limited Availability in All Retail Stores


1. Advanced Inverter Technology

The Vulcan 205 TIG welding machine features Advanced Inverter Technology, significantly improving its performance and productivity. This technology allows the machine to provide a steady and precise welding arc, making it efficient and reliable. It also enables the Vulcan 205 to operate with less power consumption, reducing energy costs.

The compact and lightweight design of the inverter also enhances the machine’s portability, making it convenient for various workspaces. This feature makes Vulcan 205 ideal for professional welders seeking high performance and efficiency.

2. Dual Voltage Capability

The Vulcan 205 TIG welding machine features a Dual Voltage Capability, making it a highly versatile tool for welding operations. This feature allows the machine to operate on either 120V or 240V input power, accommodating various environments and requirements.

It automatically adjusts to the provided power source, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency. The Dual Voltage Capability enhances the machine’s flexibility and makes it convenient for users to weld in different settings without worrying about power compatibility.

3. Multi Function Capability

The Vulcan 205 TIG welding machine boasts Multi-Function Capability, significantly enhancing its versatility. This feature allows the machine to perform different types of welding, such as TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, Stick welding, and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding.

This makes it suitable for various metal types and thicknesses, from thin sheet metal to heavier structural plates. Its multifunction capability, therefore, provides users with a comprehensive welding solution in a single, compact unit, saving both time and space.

Vulcan 205 TIG Welding Machine Review

Field Testing

I recently field tested the Vulcan 205 TIG Welding Machine and I am beyond impressed. The machine is relatively compact, but don’t let its size fool you, it packs a punch with a power range of 15 to 205 amps. It handled everything I threw at it, from stainless steel to aluminum, and performed excellently every time.

The user interface is straightforward and intuitive, making it easy for beginners and experienced welders. The Vulcan 205 allows you to weld with both DC and AC, allowing for great versatility. The machine also has a pulse feature that I found particularly useful for precision welding.

One feature that stood out was the High Frequency start. I could start the arc without touching the tungsten to the metal, reducing tungsten contamination. I was pleasantly surprised by how cool the machine stayed after hours of use.

The only minor downside I noticed was the fan noise which was a bit louder than I expected. However, this is a small price considering the machine’s performance and durability. Overall, the Vulcan 205 TIG Welding Machine offers unmatched value for its price.






Value for Money:


Overall Score:


The Vulcan205 TIG welding machine is best suited for precision welding tasks such as those required in automotive, motorsports, aviation, and other industrial applications where high accuracy and clean welds are necessary.

This product has a 90 day warranty guarantee to be free from defects. This is relatively low compared to other models and doesn’t account for failures.


My experience with the Vulcan 205 TIG Welding Machine has been satisfactory. Its performance is quite impressive, scoring a solid 80% on my scale. Although not perfect, The machine’s durability is reasonably good at 70%, and it offers decent value for money, scoring a 70%.

With an overall score of 73%, the Vulcan 205 TIG Welding Machine has proven reliable and efficient for my welding needs. While there’s room for improvement, I’d still recommend it to other professionals in the welding industry for its solid performance and considerable durability.