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  • Trying out a 200DX on Sat.

    I sold my 180SD two weeks ago and have been saving for another TIG machine. I have a good repor with the welding supply company I deal with. I wanted to get a synch. 250 machine but the more I read here I want to try the dynasty 200DX machine. I know it is not as powerful as the synch 250 but I will see what the 200DX can do tomorrow. I am going to bring some alum. scrap with me. I will bring .090 plate and some machined 6061 .500 (flange used for Throttle body). I made a upper plenum box with my 180SD using the same material and it worked well. See build up on my site. Anyway I might be going the 200DX route. The power of the dyn. 300 is tempting but that is a lot of money. Someday when I make more money I will get a dyn. 300. For now I have enough cash to pick up a dyn. 200DX. torch(air cooled for now), foot control, gas regulator and ground clamp. If I do get this machine I will water cool it eventually. My main uses for a TIG are: convert intake manifolds to EFI (machine and weld in injector bungs), make custom upper intake plenums (alum)(like blown S-10), fabricate cold and hot sides for turbos (mild steel/ stainlees). I think the dyn. 200DX should be able to handle that.
    T.J.
    www.tjsperformance.com
    Miller Dynasty 300DX
    HTP MIG 240
    HTP 380 Plasma

    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    South Bend Lathe
    Etc. Etc....
    tjsperformance.com

  • #2
    let me know what the outcome is..........i would like to stop by and check it out..........

    good luck

    dawg

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    • #3
      if the guy showing you the machine is KNOWLEDGABLE with it, you WILL be happy with it from the get go.

      i had fully planned to water cool mine. but i don't know now. it doesn't get too hot for what i am using it for, with the air torch.

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      • #4
        Guys, I am still learning tig but, the heat problem I have doesn`t come from the torch . I have a problem keeping my hands comfortable being so close to the material i`m welding. I`m sure if I had more experiance my beads would be longer and may affect my opinion,but so far I have had no inclination to upgrade to a water cooled.
        The Dynasty is a great machine!

        I`ve been concentrating on aluminum since that is what I purchaced it for, but attached is a pic of a steel weld I am not to ashamed of showing.

        Mike
        Attached Files
        Regency 200 w/30A
        Dynasty 200 dx
        Esab 875 plasma
        MM350-P w/30A

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        • #5
          Like Blown s-10 said, hope you get someone knowledgeable. I've never seen a welding store stock a DX yet. Much less try one out. Not even an SD version. Don't let the controls intimidate you at first. There are two pages in the owners manual that will set you up for basic aluminum welding and the other page is for stainless. Pretty straightforward how to do it...Let us know the report....
          Wheat Stalker

          Millermatic 210
          Dynasty 200DX
          Fisher CZ-5...CZ-3D..
          Trek 5500
          1966 Amphicar

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          • #6
            Update 200dx demo'ed

            Well this store that I go to had a brand new one in stock. Matter of fact two in stock. We opened up the box, pulled it out and hooked it up to a new foot pedal and a new #17 torch. Hooked up a tank of argon and I brought some srap alum. with me that I cleaned prior at my shop. Fired it up on a thin to thin fillet weld and banged out a nice bead.
            Then I wanted to try thick to thin. So the person (real cool too) said, go ahead. So I wanted to see what .090 to .500 would do. The thin was a fillet weld on the edge of the .500. So we turned the freq up to a higher setting (cannot remeber) and turned up the amps to 175. Man does that thing sing when the freq. is turned up. It sounds like a screaming model airplane. When I saw it puddle and I started moving and filling the nice keyhole I was I gotta have one of these machines. I sounds so diff. from my sync. 180sd. I was able to concentrate the arc on the thick stuff and the thin just followed suit and made a nice puddle. I did not even try steel or stainless cause I knew it would do them just fine. I am picking it up next week. Can't wait.
            T.J.
            www.tjsperformance.com
            Miller Dynasty 300DX
            HTP MIG 240
            HTP 380 Plasma

            Bridgeport Milling Machine
            South Bend Lathe
            Etc. Etc....
            tjsperformance.com

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            • #7
              i knew you would like it. yes, it does sing, doesn't it.

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