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  • New Dynasty 210 DX owner (2020 SN - NA prefix)

    Greetings , I've been contemplating the purchase of the Miller Dynasty 210DX for a couple of years now. I watch You-Tube regularly and was really concerned and surprised that the 2016,17, or 18's were having some failure problems (welding junkie , Darlington farm, others) . Besides , I was more than happy with my Everlast powert tig 210EXT ($1450.00 when purchased (5/2019). I really got into and enjoy tig welding so I thought I would consider another machine.
    On Sunday , 9/20 , the EL 210 ext machine went down , no arc in any mode. It is 17 months old and used most weekends for 3-5 hours on coupons ; mostly AC. I also utilize a water cooler.

    Hey, I'm not here to be critical of EL, those Miller dynasty owners were smoke-n hot and disappointed as well. ! But when I had to send my machine into the EL service center in TN and face a thirty to forty five day return time..... well I had to make a decision: purchase another EL machine and have it as a back-up or get the Miller Dynasty that I've been considering. Also, being fully aware that Dynasty's are not perfect either. They are currently $4078.00 plus tax on Cyberweld.

    For those who are curious, I placed a couple of calls to miller regarding the rash of Dynasty problems and I lucked out. I spoke with a rep at miller who acknowledged the problem and stated that miller purchased some components - per Millers spec - from a vendor and those components were indeed failing. The best I could date the machines from YT were 2016, 17 models.

    The Miller machine is on its way! I'll keep you posted how that "introduction" goes ; I'll also let you know what develops with my EL machine also.



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    I have a 210DX purchased 08/2016, board went bad and replaced under warranty, hope all is well now
    Richard
    West coast of Florida

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    • #3
      Thanks Richard, Stefan (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).

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          The photos are some 1/8 inch ISC's, the one shot with the dip is the 18gauge with .040 W.

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            Update: Received the Dynasty 210Dx! Its been about a week now since I received it ; arrived in good condition. I'm glad I was able to be home when it arrived as it arrives in a sized heavy cardboard box with "Miller" logos on it (don't want that just sitting on your door step). It also had a interesting journey. I live in Wisconsin (home of Mller) and Cyberweld has it shipped to them first, then Cyberweld ships it to me. I guess there is a substantial drop ship charge to CW if they direct Miller to send it to me directly. Also, the unit had 1 hr. and 40 min. of run time and 40 arc starts on it - testing before its packaged up I would imagine.

            I have been testing (and getting comfortable with the menu and settings) it on some 16 and 18 gauge AL. lap jts , ICs , OSCs and three different W sizes: 3/32 , 1/16, and .040 . It is a very calm arc on AC (adv. sq. wave) , not like DC , but less "noise" than the EL. The miller arc does seem sharper and more defined and very sensitive to pedal input; you can really "read it" as you weld -very responsive and controllable. Very tunable and responsive to the settings. Although the EL will dial down to 18 gauge AL , it just doesn't seem to be as manageable when you use the .040 W . The EL is ok, but just not as sensitive to the finer settings.

            Apologize for the double post, had some "edit" problems (?).

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            • #7
              You were welding aluminum with .040 tungsten?
              Richard
              West coast of Florida

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                Yep! 18gauge lap joint (pic with the dip in the middle) ; Tungsten held the tip just fine!

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                  I was intrigued by the tungsten settings (.040) on the machine, so I thought I would try it on some 18ga. AL. (not sure what alloy, but its dead soft) I used .040 5356 and also some 1/16 fill, 5356. Lap joint. In the past, with this alloy and thickness, I was having trouble with the leading edge of the lap joint be sensitive to burning back. The Dynasty was able to be dialed right in and I could get a rhythm going for a inch or two. Crazy small!!

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                  • #10
                    Crazy small Tungsten (W) !

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                    • #11
                      Sounds like you're having fun, congrats on the purchase
                      Richard
                      West coast of Florida

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Richard, I'll keep the thread posted as I make any interesting discoveries! I now see why Miller has its loyal following. Thanks again. Stefan

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