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  • I pulled the trigger !

    I finally ordered a Dynasty 200dx . I almost feel bad dropping that much coin but at least I got the welder I've been wanting. I ordered it from Baker's Gas and Welding Supply for nearly $100 cheaper than IOC . I've already got a aluminum job lined up , gotta make some of that hard earned cash back. Anyone here ever use a argon/helium mix to get more top end out of a 200dx ? I use a Lincoln 355 SquareWave at work , besides the lack of top end compared to the 355 anyone care to make predictions on how I think the two machines compare ? Thanks
    Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
    Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
    Rockwell vertical mill
    Beverly Shear B-3
    Beverly Shear JR
    Home-made English wheel
    Milwaukee Porta-band
    " Sawz-all
    Tennsmith 36" stomp shear
    Fixer upper 1968 Redface Lincoln sa200
    Powcon 300st

  • #2
    yipeee!!!

    Well good for you
    You're gonna love it!!!
    As for the gas mix...I was gonna try that someday but never got around to it yet.

    www.facebook.com/outbackaluminumwelding
    Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
    MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
    Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
    Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

    Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
    Miller 30-A Spoolgun
    Miller WC-115-A
    Miller Spectrum 300
    Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
    Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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    • #3
      I've already forgot the $$$ for mine. It is a VERY GOOD INVESTMENT!

      Now, if I can just get work to buy a Dynasty...
      Dynasty 200 DX runner
      Sync 350 LX
      XMT 300 w/D74 and roughnecks
      Hobart 135
      ESAB PowerCut 875 plasma

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      • #4
        I have used a helium mix and it does make the puddle more fluid, with preheat and a helium mix I have welded very heavy plate. I built a press plate for a buddy of mine. It was one inch base with 3/4" risers and 1/2" crowns. Took all day one saturday, between getting it hot enough and duty cycle I was heating the piece and cooling the dynasty all day.

        I believe after you get used to what all the adjustments do you'll prefer the dynasty. I have used the lincoln tig and I know I prefer the miller. But heck I own a few of them, so I better.

        Congrats on the new machine,
        Paul

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        • #5
          I chose the Dynasty for several reasons . One is it has a small footprint , two is it's very efficient compared to transformer power supply's. Possibly the greatest thing about a Dynasty is it's small enough to be portable and with the auto link I'm not stuck with running on just 220 volts like some of the red inverters. Do any of you Dynasty owners have any advice on things you've needed when you go portable such as electrical outlet adapters ? What's some of the things you fellow Dynasty owners have used your machine to weld when doing portable work ? Thanks for all reply's as I'm trying to get more ideas on types of work that will help pay for my new toy. I do x-ray boiler tube work for a living and would love to possibly be able to find some small jobs where folks need a x-ray butt weld made here and there. One thing that prompted me to take the plunge was being offered some titanium welding last summer for some side work and having to turn the guy down because he didn't have the proper equipment to do the work.I think the Dynasty with all it's adjustability and high end features would weld ti great. Also been thinking about putting some business cards out at the local marinas , seems like theres always something aluminum or stainless broke around marinas.Sorry for the long winded post but I'm excited and looking for ideas and suggestions. Thanks again.
          Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
          Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
          Rockwell vertical mill
          Beverly Shear B-3
          Beverly Shear JR
          Home-made English wheel
          Milwaukee Porta-band
          " Sawz-all
          Tennsmith 36" stomp shear
          Fixer upper 1968 Redface Lincoln sa200
          Powcon 300st

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          • #6
            You've made a very good choice!!!

            As for plugs...a 110 and 220 is a start. The three phase plugs can vary site to site.

            I paid for my Dynasty Runner with side job's using the customers welders, and a friends sync 200 at a few places (sync 350 is not easy to haul around ) and it got the job's done. Now my friend whishes he got a Dynasty . Most of the stuff I do on the side is automotive stuff (intake manifolds, ss exhaust, fuel cells, etc...)
            Dynasty 200 DX runner
            Sync 350 LX
            XMT 300 w/D74 and roughnecks
            Hobart 135
            ESAB PowerCut 875 plasma

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            • #7
              Marinas did it for me

              www.facebook.com/outbackaluminumwelding
              Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
              MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
              Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
              Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

              Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
              Miller 30-A Spoolgun
              Miller WC-115-A
              Miller Spectrum 300
              Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
              Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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              • #8
                congrats on the dyn 200. your going to love it.
                thanks for the help
                ......or..........
                hope i helped
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                feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                JAMES

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                • #9
                  Hello Showdog75
                  You will love the portability of the Dynasty 200DX. I haul my Dynasty 200DX , Contractor kit and 375 Extreme in the back of my Subaru Wagon.
                  As far as things you will need to make it work. Mostly Plug Pig tales and hand tools. Please remember that the Red wire is only for 3 phase power.
                  Good luck.

                  g6racer
                  Miller Dynasty 200 DX
                  Miller Spectrum 375 X-TREME

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                  • #10
                    since when do tigs have triggers??
                    Dylan

                    RED BIRD WELDING

                    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

                    HH-140
                    Crappy stick welder
                    Victor supper range II
                    Makita grinder
                    more stuff i don't feel like listing.

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                    • #11
                      you could call a finger butene a trigger.

                      but i suspect it was just a figure of speech referring to making the commitment to spending the cash.
                      I'll bet you knew that though.
                      thanks for the help
                      ......or..........
                      hope i helped
                      sigpic
                      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                      JAMES

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                      • #12
                        Wow , the Dynasty is schweeeet . I think a blind monkey could lay down a slick bead on aluminum. I'm impressed and I haven't changed any setting yet. Played around with some .062 aluminum using 3/32 thoriated tungsten and the beads looked awesome. I've got alot to learn about this thing and look forward to it. This was using just 85 amps with a foot pedal.
                        Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
                        Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
                        Rockwell vertical mill
                        Beverly Shear B-3
                        Beverly Shear JR
                        Home-made English wheel
                        Milwaukee Porta-band
                        " Sawz-all
                        Tennsmith 36" stomp shear
                        Fixer upper 1968 Redface Lincoln sa200
                        Powcon 300st

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                        • #13
                          I thought we were going to be talking about a MIG but I would rather hae a Dynasty than a MIG any day so congratulatioson your new machine, hope you enjoy it.
                          This is an automotive discussion forum that has some great infromation

                          www.autobodytoolmart.com/shoptalk

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