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  • 200DX on aluminum & steel

    i was just playin with it again last night.
    just seeing what power it can put out before it trips my lowly circuit. it didn't do too bad, this thing is not power hungry. the fan came on a few times.
    and to see what the different settings do. the sound the arc makes on 250hz is impressive . though it didn't narrow the bead as much as i thought it would. i guess 3/32" can only go so thin, or/and i need more practice. like i said, i was just playin with it.

    pic 1.
    that is 1/8" angle. there is no bead, i was adding filler. but i need bigger filler rods, as i couldn't add enough. my goal here was to see how much it would penetrate. the bead on the back side (forgot to take a pic ) is massive, about .125" tall. the hole on the left side, i stoped there and wanted to see if it would blow a hole. it nearly did, till the breaker tripped.
    iirc i had it on 110amps.

    the other part is differential races. one bead is real thin, with no filler, looks good, top right. top left, just seeing if it would penatrate all the way, it did.
    bottom left, just seeing if it had the power to weld the thick part of the race. once again, it did.

    pic 2 & 3.
    .125" x 5" x 24"(just the one side, with the most beads on it. the other side is the same) 6061 plate. just wanted to see if it would even bead on this large size plate. once i saw that it did easily, penetration tests comensed, not a problem there either.
    the plate with the most beads. i just ss wire brushed that real good, thats it. most had filler, 1 didn't, the flat looking one. yes, i need practice on my crater fill.
    the 1 bead off by itself on the other plate (btw, these 2 plates are jointed by JB Weld). i wanted to see if it could lay a bead WITHOUT ANY cleaning what so ever. as you can see, cleaning didn't make much, if any, difference.
    this machine cleans as it goes . i can see it spitting the junk away from the bead. it even "seems" to clean its own tungston

    i have never welded with a modern TIG machine, so i have nothing to compare its performance with. but i must say, this thing is impressing me very much, and i'm not even feeding it well. 220v should be VERY impressive, and probably more than i will ever need.

    more to come
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  • #2
    sweet

    look's like it dosent mind being on 110V at all. lot's of umph in that lil box

    you are realy making me jones for mine seems like everybody is getting a dyn200 lately
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped
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    • #3
      yeah, this thing doesn't need much power at all.

      yeah, i figured i would make you jones, sorry. i just wanted to give my review for the folks here, so they have more info to help make their descision. i wouldn't be able to afford it on my paycheck, too many bills & other goals. but i have a method for buying something like this. i have been selling things i have, guns(don't have the interest in them i used to, and i have a lot of them), a car, side jobs, other things. i take the money and put it in an envelope. "had" about 2+ years of this savings, it will be gone with the next credit card payment. so thats how i afforded it.

      btw. my cart is moving along. it will look pretty nice. but it sure as **** is taking long enough . its design isn't that difficult, and i'm not dragging ass on it. but it just seems the time flies by. part/much of the problem is the used metal i am using, needs to be cleaned up first. & me trying to deside on how to make it, somewhere between the vision in my head, and the welding table, things get blurry. and i want to use what i have, so improvisasion takes time.

      good luck on getting your 200 . hopefully you will be able to get it sooner than you planned.

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      • #4
        Blown S-10

        my cart took about a week , i kept changing things and i too was using scrap i had around and the prep time on old stuff seems to take a long time. but you wont regret taking the time when your vision come to life
        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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        • #5
          Looks nice! I had mine on 110 as well for over a year. Stepping up to thicker material dictated the need to go to 220

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