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UNIMIG VIPER 185 KUMJRVM185 MIG/TIG/Stick Welder

UNIMIG VIPER 185 KUMJRVM185 MIG/TIG/Stick Welder

MPN: KUMJRVM185
4.8 from 158 reviews · View Statistics
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Pros

Easy to use
Lightweight, mobile unit
Suitable for all types of welding

Reviews

4.8
158 reviews
  • Build Quality
    4.8 (85)
  • Value for Money
    4.8 (85)
  • Ease of Use
    4.9 (85)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (81)
  • Safety
    4.9 (67)
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bill3
bill3
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Good, Solid Welder

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I put up with my previous welder for 3 years. It was my first Mig machine and near the top of the line for home welders. I could rarely get a decent bead out of it no matter what I tried, but it wasn't that bad that I thought something was wrong with it. It made me think I was just a crook welder. That's until it finally gave up the ghost and I got my Unimig Viper 185. From the very first spark it produced 1000% better welds than the old machine. Don't get me wrong, I'm still not a great welder, but my Unimig produces welds that are at the limit of my ability. Now I can improve my technique and my welds will improve.

Purchased in for $845.30.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Excellent welder complemented by sound after sale support.

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Support provided by Unimig led me to the best model for my use. Since my selection I have found many more are in use and very well regarded as a reliable and flexible unit which is easy to set and use by both amateurs and professionals.

Purchased in at Total Tools WA, Bunbury for $498.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Gerard W.
Gerard W.North Western Region, NSW

Out performed my expectations

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After using my Unimig Viper 185 a few times now, the quality and ease of use have out performed my expectations. From welding 5mm flat bar to 2mm plate, this unit has performed as well as the more expensive comparable units on the market.

Purchased in at Sydney Tools.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Mal
Mal
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

My Viper 185

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Works a treat and seems good value. The euro style connection is almost universal and allows mig guns to be changed quite easily if required. The machine is easily carried in one hand. Happy little vegemite !!!!

Purchased in at Sydney tools Stafford for $845.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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IanS
IanSSydney Surrounds, NSW
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What a great little welder!

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After struggling to produce consistent welds with another brand of welder a friend talked me into buying a Viper 185. Best welding decision ever! Lovely smooth inverter welder just makes Gas MIG a joy. Consistent quality and penetration weld after weld. TIG is basic configuration but an excellent introduction to the magic of TIG welding. Highly recommended.

Purchased in for $799.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Claus Schmid
Claus SchmidGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
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I could not have bought a better welder from a better company.

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Brilliant welder. I heard a rival companies salesman say he doesn’t know how they get such a great welder from a 10amp plug. That speaks for itself. Brilliant aftersales service. Very very happy.

Purchased in for $650.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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sam
samMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
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Viper 185

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Got the whole kit-welder, trolley, helmet,gloves, mig, tig and stick
Haven’t tried tig function but mig kicks ass all over my old one.
Excellent for home/tradie work, can run good beads and has the good clean “crackle” all good migs have.
Have used down to 1.0mm zinc anneal with no problems

Purchased in at Total Tools SA, Elizabeth.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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S.M
S.MVictoria
  • 4 reviews
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Setting new standards!

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I have been welding for years and this is one of the easiest welders to set up that I have used, and I have used plenty. Has a great duty cycle for single phase welder.

Purchased in at eBay for $725.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Stephen L.
Stephen L.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Unimig viper 185

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Absolutely love this welder
Its easy to use and easy to setup
Great bundle deal with trolley and mig wire / stick electrodes / helmet / gloves / and starter pack
It also has more than enough power for most peoples needs.

Purchased in at Sydney Tools for $895.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Alphaweld
AlphaweldPerth, WA
  • 2 reviews

The ultimate multi-process welder for DIY enthusiasts!

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If you're seeking impressive welder performance without wishing to spend big on multiple welders, the Unimig Viper 185 is your perfect solution! Whether it's MIG, TIG or Stick welding - this ultimate multi-process welder ticks all boxes.

Proudly available at Alphaweld - https://www.alphaweld.com.au

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Purchased at Alphaweld.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Oscar Wilbur
Oscar WilburVictoria
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A great solid welder.

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This is a dreat welder, with lots of power and easy to set up using the instructive user guide. I was unboxed and MIG welding in 30mins! Haven't tried Tig or Arc yet.

Purchased in at Sydney Tools for $999.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Chuck
ChuckGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 2 reviews
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Easy set up - after 20 year break

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East set up - all the unimig content on the website and manuals make it easy to trouble shoot and make adjustments on the fly. After two years and quite a few jobs I’d still highly recommend the 185.

Purchased in for $950.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Glenn Dawson
Glenn DawsonSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
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Easy to set up and use

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Having never welded before I found the unimig viper 185 welder easy to set up and use. Instructions guide you easily through the setting up and use of the machine

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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This is a perfect welder around the home

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Fantastic welder to also use plasma cutter not much you can’t undertake when you use them together would recommend them to anyone
If you’re thinking of getting one it’s a bit the ideal tool for you easy to use easy understand fantastic

Purchased in .

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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So im no welder but picked up my new 185 yesterday

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Brought from Sydney Tools in Malaga and for less than a grand for the 185 and the bonus pack, im a better welder than i was yesterday. Probably a bit more machine than i needed but i plan to grow in to it.

Purchased in at Sydney Tools WA for $999.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Questions & Answers

Mark
Markasked

What output and type 240V petrol generator would be required for operation of the KUMJRVM185?

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Hi Mark, we recommend at least a 10kVA generator for the VIPER 185

Ivan S.
Ivan S.asked

Hi there, Unimig 185 that worked two weeks ago - now can't get an arc, even to earth clamp. All switches appear fine, have reseated earth and work lead

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Brian Ewart.
Brian Ewart.

I suggest you contact Unimig their staff are most helpful and informative it may well be an easy fix or a component failure that would be covered under warranty.

Dennis
Dennisasked

i am trying to mig stainless and have set the machine up as per recommendation but cannot get the weld to stop splattering even if i muck around with the speed and voltage i have a ally liner in and am using straight argon is that a problem

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Hi Dennis, for stainless steel you'll need an Argon-C02 mix not pure argon.

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Details

Features:

  • The UNIMIG VIPER 185 is a multi-process welder, letting you do MIG, TIG, or STICK welding.
  • With a standard 10-amp outlet, it’s ready to be used anywhere.
  • A voltage reduction device helps prevent voltage overloading, to both protect you and the machine.
  • The machine has a geared roller drive unit, which provides a smooth and consistent wire feed as well as assisting with using longer MIG torches.
  • It’s also Spool Gun ready, so you can attach a Spool Gun to run wires with a softer core, such as aluminium MIG wire.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that this welder was easy to use, even for beginners to welding. Reviewers said part of the reason it was easy to use was because UNIMIG provided easy-to-follow instructions and videos to help users.
  • Reviewers also said that the unit was relatively lightweight and easy to move around.
  • According to reviewers, the machine worked well for all types of welding, with users saying that it had plenty of power to weld heavier metals as well as light gauge. They also appreciated how easy it was to switch between welding types.

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The UNIMIG VIPER 185 is a 2022 ProductReview.com.au Award Winner, taking out the top spot in the Welders & Soldering Irons category. The VIPER 185 was praised by reviewers above all for its ease of use and excellent safety features.

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