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  • #16
    PA is way too far away, at the moment I am out west in the most remote community in lower 48 states, others claim that title, but they have not figured out where we are yet. Pick a direction, any direction, and its 250+ miles to a major city, and nothing but sage brush inbetween. I'll be back in Tx soon, lots of equip down there.

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    • #17
      Yep--no help from PA! There are lots of machines in TX. Good luck; hope you find a deal on exactly what you need. You can put it in the truck and take it home.

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      • #18
        Just so you know.....all those square wave machines have boards. Some are now obsolete too. Getting a transformer machine that is old can actually cause a lot of grief in certain cases. If you can't try it, then don't buy it. I'm not saying that those machines are junk. Just pointing out the fact that electronics were used to achieve "square wave" and they fail just like any other board and are not cheap when they do.
        Because there are enough people with the frame of mind that older is better, that it can in certain areas, drive the cost higher.

        If you want a older robust tig machine, look for a Miller AB/P 300 or a Lincoln 300/300
        Those 2 machines are rock solid and simple, you can find them being used in factories to this day. They can be run on lower amp service if not used for high amps. Outdated ? Yes. Badass ? Certainly And they weld aluminum perfectly too
        Any more than that and you are getting picky or at least better(at tigging) if you can use the options on newer designs.

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        • #19
          I have a 1974 330 ab/p branded as an airco 3a. She's a skookum beast. I have had to repair it, even though the parts are updated and required some modification to the machine, she's choochin along just fine. If you look for a machine like that, make sure you have a way to unload it once you get her home; she's a big girl...

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          • #20
            dalmatiangirl61,

            I have an old AIrco Heliwelder I will give you if you want.
            It was the first welder I bought and it was used when I got it.
            Still works and has the old mechanical contactor which pulls in each time the foot pedal is pressed.
            I named her "Thumper". I feed her 240 VAC 60 Hz single phase.
            I understand, you are way out west and I am in PA near Philadelphia but the offer stands.


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            Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, large first aid kit, etc.

            Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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            • #21
              Good lookin machine there.

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              • #22
                Ryan,

                Yes, I have Thumper and you have Helga.

                Good equipment that will last for years.
                Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, large first aid kit, etc.

                Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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