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  • Miller Trade-in? XMT 450

    Hello, long time lurker, 1st time poster!
    I recently picked up a new Miller XMT 450 never used with warranty. Paid airgas to install solenoid & dinse connectors but still haven't pulled the wires for it.
    It was a deal I couldn't pass up but really I just wanted a dynasty tig. Does anyone know of any trade-in or buy-back programs?
    Or would anyone be interested in a trade? Just let me know. Thanks again.

    [email protected]
    Detroit, MI area.

  • #2
    Originally posted by cjforge View Post
    Hello, long time lurker, 1st time poster!
    I recently picked up a new Miller XMT 450 never used with warranty. Paid airgas to install solenoid & dinse connectors but still haven't pulled the wires for it.
    It was a deal I couldn't pass up but really I just wanted a dynasty tig. Does anyone know of any trade-in or buy-back programs?
    Or would anyone be interested in a trade? Just let me know. Thanks again.

    [email protected]
    Detroit, MI area.
    Good luck with a trade. You bought one of the hardest niche market welders made. The xmt450 prior xmt456 have one huge drawback....requirement to have 3 phase power. All is not lost as the xmt is a good dc only tig welder.
    Kevin
    Lincoln ranger 305g x2
    Ln25
    Miller spectrum 625
    Miller 30a spoolgun
    Wc115a
    Lincoln 210mp
    F550 imt service truck

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    • #3
      Go figure. Thanks for the info.
      It seems silly just to keep it for the occasional DC Tig.
      It's never even been used! I hoped someone would be interested.
      Are there any options with Miller Corporate?

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      • #4
        I wouldn't call it a niche market, any shop with 3 phase power would have a top notch machine.

        Mig.
        Spray Transfer.
        Pulse Mig.
        DC Tig.
        Arc welding.
        Carbon Arc gouging.

        The only thing it cant do is Tig aluminum.

        I have the XMT 304 in my shop and we primarily use it for Mig and carbon Arc Gouging.
        Its a great machine.

        Put it on Craigs list, You might have to wait for the right person to come along, but They will buy it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
          I wouldn't call it a niche market, any shop with 3 phase power would have a top notch machine.

          Mig.
          Spray Transfer.
          Pulse Mig.
          DC Tig.
          Arc welding.
          Carbon Arc gouging.

          The only thing it cant do is Tig aluminum.

          I have the XMT 304 in my shop and we primarily use it for Mig and carbon Arc Gouging.
          Its a great machine.



          Put it on Craigs list, You might have to wait for the right person to come along, but They will buy it.

          Bought 3 xmt456s from a closed manufactor. They were mint. Took over a year to sell them. I ended up selling them for less than a xmt350. Most companies who need a welder of that type buy new and more than one. Also they dont buy from craigslist. Realistically how many people need a 450 amp machine?
          Kevin
          Lincoln ranger 305g x2
          Ln25
          Miller spectrum 625
          Miller 30a spoolgun
          Wc115a
          Lincoln 210mp
          F550 imt service truck

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          • #6
            Tryagn5, I do have to agree most big companies dont even consider used, but I did say you might have to sit on it for a bit, but my guess is that you will find someone to buy it for around 6-8 hundred less than what you paid.

            Unfortunately my 3 phase comes from a 40 hp rotary phase converter, other wise I would be interested.

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            • #7
              I would love to have a machine that big. And since we're on to the rotary phase converter comment, did you build that thing or buy it? I ask because I'm considering it, partly because I think it would be a fun project, partly because I need a bigger machine and 3ph ones are easier to find than single phase ones at that size. How big of a rotary phase converter does it take to run...say, a 300-ish amp welder?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
                Tryagn5, I do have to agree most big companies dont even consider used, but I did say you might have to sit on it for a bit, but my guess is that you will find someone to buy it for around 6-8 hundred less than what you paid.

                Unfortunately my 3 phase comes from a 40 hp rotary phase converter, other wise I would be interested.
                Well to give an idea of value, all of the xmt456's were 2012's. All three sold for less than 2k each. They still had 1 year or so of warranty. Took a long time to sell. Power requirement is huge. I wish they were single phase like the maxtron they replaced.
                Kevin
                Lincoln ranger 305g x2
                Ln25
                Miller spectrum 625
                Miller 30a spoolgun
                Wc115a
                Lincoln 210mp
                F550 imt service truck

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                • #9
                  Ouch. Thanks for the info. Well it is a 2015 machine, never even been used. I was hoping someone over at Airgas would be interested in a trade. I think a Dynasty 200 is cheaper, right? Anyway...No luck yet.

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