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    Hello I am new to tig and have been learning the process. I outgrew my 180sd and bought an everlast 255 ext to advance my aluminum skills and it works great but it is so freaking noisy. The constant fan and 6 million db water cooler makes the process annoying. So now I found a brand new never used 300dx tigrunner package for $4,300. Still has the red plugs in all the ports and all connectors are still in the unopened plastic miller bags. So compulsively I bought it and was curious will the 300 preform like the Everlast with all the waveforms etc. or will it be a little behind because the 300dx is older technology pre Blue lightning(not really sure what that means?). My 300dx is the latest version of the 3 produced and does not have the Waveforms-Sine triangle. My preference would have been the 280dx but I would be $3k more for a comparable miller setup. What are your opinions and I have not received the machine yet totally psyched to fire it up. Maybe I paid to much, too late now?? What are your thoughts?
    Thanks Pat
    Last edited by patktm; 04-28-2014, 03:50 PM. Reason: duplicat

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    If the deal is legit it should work fine
    Hope it works out. Those were good welders at the time.
    It's the no warranty thing that is scary. If it blows a board or something it is worth very little money.
    If it works out, then only you can determine if it was worth it.
    You never said what you are gonna use it for, we are kinda reaching here IMO.
    Good luck!!
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