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  • MSRP of Transformer Model Thunderbolt XL

    Does anyone know the MSRP of the Transformer Model Thunderbolt XL? I have the opportunity to buy one, and I want to know if this is a good price.
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    https://www.bakersgas.com/MIL903642.html

    MSRP is usually higher than the actual selling price, and before they were discontinued, it was $830 at that store. Even that's higher than I expected, but I never looked them up before.

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    • #3
      Thank you. So, $550 for used is not bad?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by buffumjr View Post
        Thank you. So, $550 for used is not bad?
        "Used" is too variable a term.

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        • #5
          Sounds high unless it is AC/DC and not AC only.
          If it's AC only .....keep looking.
          If it's AC/DC and it's pristine it's still on the high end IMO

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
            Sounds high unless it is AC/DC and not AC only.
            If it's AC only .....keep looking.
            If it's AC/DC and it's pristine it's still on the high end IMO
            Isn't the XL model the AC/DC version?

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            • #7
              That's double of what you can find used models for. Gently used or not, there ain't much that can break in those things. I wouldn't even consider anything over $250 and that would have to include the leads. Now if the one you're looking at comes with a mile of leads and a mountain of rod, then it might be worth that much.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                That's double of what you can find used models for. Gently used or not, there ain't much that can break in those things. I wouldn't even consider anything over $250 and that would have to include the leads. Now if the one you're looking at comes with a mile of leads and a mountain of rod, then it might be worth that much.
                Aha. I doubt he'll go for $250. I'll offer $300, and see. I'll not drive down there unless he says yes.

                Yes, the XL is the AC/DC model, and, it's about 60 miles away, through Orlando traffic.
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                • #9
                  I asked about offering $300. He said the machine has been used all of five times. He's holding firm on his price. Can't blame him, really, but I don't like his chances.
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                  • #10
                    Do you have the power to run a Dialarc or Idealarc welder? They are quite a bit heavier and are very much industrial tough welders. In my neck of the woods, they occasionally come up for around five hundred.

                    For occasional use, I understand why the Thunderbolt is appealing as its much smaller and easier to push around.
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                    • #11
                      I agree, a dialarc class machine for $500 is fairly common. I wouldn't even pay $251 for a thunderbolt, whether it was used 5 times or 500,000 times. Be patient and your deal will come.

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                      • #12
                        What's your opinion of the Thunderbolt 225 AC welder?

                        I have a 220V 50A outlet in my shop.
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                        • #13
                          One of my first machines was an AC only Thunderbolt. Used it to build a couple trailers and other projects around the shop with 6013. Gave it to a friend after I got my MIG. I wish I still had it now. If I got another one, it would be the AC/DC model. I love 7018 rod. I would ask, what are your main uses for the machine?

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                          • #14
                            My thunderbolt was my first machine. Not the first machine I ever used, we had this old as dirt marathon machine back on the farm. My TB is also AC only, but I have the DC converter plugged into it. When that rectifiers says 150amp max, it ain't joking. Replacing the fusible link inside isn't hard, just a pain in the rear. I think even the newer TBs are 200 something amp output on AC and only 150 on DC. I think.

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                            • #15
                              Does the unit have the crank on the top or the front? Crank on the top in the older model. if the brass lead screw is not stripped
                              probably a better unit than the new one with crank on front and plastic screw. The XL should have plastic screw and a polarity switch.
                              The older ones had 5 jacks.or 3 jacks depending on if they were ac or ac/dc.
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