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  • Spectrum 375 -VS- 375 Extreme

    I think i need to break down and spend the money but Would I be correct in my assumption that the Extreme model would be more energy efficient?

    What other pros and cons to the 2 machines other than weight and size?

    Thank You All!

  • #2
    There actually are the same as far as power consumption.

    The real advantage IS size and weight. They both cut the same.

    Andy

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    • #3
      Yes, but what exactly is the difference between the 375 and the 375 X-treme, besides coming with the hard case? What do they leave out in the much smaller model? What features are present in one, but not the other? I am trying to decide which one to get.
      Last edited by Joe from N.Y.; 12-03-2009, 09:10 PM.
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      • #4
        i like my 375 the x is a inverter and
        iv herd from dynasty 200 owners when
        they stop working they cost a lot of money to fix

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BC Iron works View Post
          i like my 375 the x is a inverter and
          iv herd from dynasty 200 owners when
          they stop working they cost a lot of money to fix
          Having looked around the web forums this is a concern of mine, seems they have more issues also; are the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
          inverter units? I have been swaying myself to this unit. Its only double of what I want to spend and I can get the free little buzz-box, but that is the norm isn't it.

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          • #6
            go to cyberweld.com they miller and TD
            and good info the 52 is a good machine
            for $1480.00 and you get a free stick
            welder with it

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            • #7
              The 375 and 375X have the same output and features. The difference is size, weight and price. 375X is much smaller, lighter and more expensive, all due to it being an inverter instead of a transformer machine.

              Inverter plasmas like the 375X, 625X, 875 and Powermax 30 and 45 are ideally suited to on-site mobile jobs. The transformer machines are better for shop work where you dont need to carry them around alot.
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              • #8
                375 vs 375 xtreme

                No question, the Extreme is a better choice. The 375 was supposed to work equally well on 120 or 240, but the fact is that it would regularly trip a 20 amp breaker, even at the lowest setting. The Extreme works well on either 120 or 240, and the setting knob clearly shows where the "breaking point" is.

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                • #9
                  Have a 375...

                  I have a non extremely 375....been resting on top of my maxtron for 2 years now, works awesome, will cut 3/8 well. Dont see any reason for the extreme unless u want to move it around, honestly the 375 is not that heavy. No heavier then a roll of welding cables...
                  Kevin
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mikeswelding View Post
                    No question, the Extreme is a better choice. The 375 was supposed to work equally well on 120 or 240, but the fact is that it would regularly trip a 20 amp breaker, even at the lowest setting. The Extreme works well on either 120 or 240, and the setting knob clearly shows where the "breaking point" is.
                    Mike;

                    If you are popping a 20amp. breaker reguarlly, you have problems some where else !
                    I ran my 375 on 120v. for six months ( Never Popped the 20amp. breaker !) before I ran 240v. out to my shop !!
                    To make matters worse you are popping breakers at the Lowest Settings !!

                    ............ Norm
                    Last edited by nfinch86; 12-05-2009, 03:59 AM.
                    www.normsmobilewelding.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      Thanks guys I think you helped me settle on the 375, it really should do all I need, and it is closest to my target cost. It is often hard to keep these realities in check. Thank You All Again! Nick

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                      • #12
                        On 115v the breaker pops. It works 10x better on 220. I ended up selling my brother the 375.
                        I now have the 625 x-treme. Much more portable.
                        Last edited by CarbedNotch; 12-05-2009, 04:49 PM.
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