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  • Syncrowave 250 or Dynasty 300 ?

    Need some input to help me decide on either a Synrowave 250 or the Dynasty 300.

    I understand the 250 is legacy technology and the 300 is current. I'm using this as a big toy, I bought a MM200 mig used and it has worked out well. I wanted a TIG and thought I'd treat myself to a new machine. I test drove a 180SD in the maintenance shop where I work, not enought beans. I thought I was settled on the 250 but the local dealer introduced the 300. Is the inverter technolgy robust? We have some Maxstars showing up in the production areas, they use them to tack. (Parts are EB welded after tack).

    I like the price on the 250, ($3650 with power correction), the 300 looks like around $4800, (buying the pieces seperate). I like size of the 300 and the power input, better for the garage.

    I'm a NC Programmer and welding is a hobby rekindled from youth. I currently making various "stuff" for the garage/shop, maybe a buggy down the road.

    All comments welcome...
    Frank aka Fred
    Frank
    (aka Fred)
    MM200 (antique and still cook'n)
    Lincoln 160 buzzzzzz box - left to live with a nice youngster
    Dynasty 300DX
    Spectrum 625
    Chevalier Knee Mill - Bridgeport clone you idiot.
    Homebuilt tube bender - with home made dies no less
    Delta Drill Press & Grinder collection

    Needed - a bigger shop to use the stuff

  • #2
    a 250 would be a good choice for you ps i do nc stuff as well I use M/C what do you use ?
    Miller aerowave full feature
    Lincoln power mig 300 with prince gun
    dynasty 200 dx
    lincoln sp 135 plus
    302 trailblazer
    s22p12
    powcon starcut
    cp 400 metal spray

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    • #3
      Either one has plenty of beans.....if I had the lettuce I'd opt for the 300DX.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dandimand
        a 250 would be a good choice for you ps i do nc stuff as well I use M/C what do you use ?
        Unigraphics NX2. At work and I have a seat that I use for side work also, anyone need some solid modeling? NC 3-5 axis?....
        Frank
        (aka Fred)
        MM200 (antique and still cook'n)
        Lincoln 160 buzzzzzz box - left to live with a nice youngster
        Dynasty 300DX
        Spectrum 625
        Chevalier Knee Mill - Bridgeport clone you idiot.
        Homebuilt tube bender - with home made dies no less
        Delta Drill Press & Grinder collection

        Needed - a bigger shop to use the stuff

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        • #5
          I own both and although the 250 tigrunner is a nice machine, it was relegated to a corner with about an hour of time on it after I purchased the 300. The 300 gets used on a regular basis (mostly CrMo and aluminum) and due to the arc shaping possibilities, is a pleasure to use. Anyone interested in purchasing an as-new 250 tigrunner?

          Steven

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TRIALLYR
            I own both and although the 250 tigrunner is a nice machine, it was relegated to a corner with about an hour of time on it after I purchased the 300. The 300 gets used on a regular basis (mostly CrMo and aluminum) and due to the arc shaping possibilities, is a pleasure to use. Anyone interested in purchasing an as-new 250 tigrunner?

            Steven
            What woudl you want for the 250? email me at fmotz@cox.net - I'm in lakeside
            Frank
            (aka Fred)
            MM200 (antique and still cook'n)
            Lincoln 160 buzzzzzz box - left to live with a nice youngster
            Dynasty 300DX
            Spectrum 625
            Chevalier Knee Mill - Bridgeport clone you idiot.
            Homebuilt tube bender - with home made dies no less
            Delta Drill Press & Grinder collection

            Needed - a bigger shop to use the stuff

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            • #7
              After doing an 1/8" alum ramp project I am glad I have a sync 250 and not a 180, I found myself welding at 180-220amps.
              Justin Starkey
              Syncrowave 250 TIGRunner
              Miller 210 MIG
              Spectrum 375 Plasma
              Ford and GM Dyno-tuning on the Moblie Dynojet trailer I built.
              VMP Tuning.com

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              • #8
                Used a dynasty 200 at the PRI show

                at the miller booth, it was nice on aluminum. the arc is so much cleaner.
                Justin Starkey
                Syncrowave 250 TIGRunner
                Miller 210 MIG
                Spectrum 375 Plasma
                Ford and GM Dyno-tuning on the Moblie Dynojet trailer I built.
                VMP Tuning.com

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                • #9
                  Anyone ever build a trailer mover?

                  oops wrong thread
                  Justin Starkey
                  Syncrowave 250 TIGRunner
                  Miller 210 MIG
                  Spectrum 375 Plasma
                  Ford and GM Dyno-tuning on the Moblie Dynojet trailer I built.
                  VMP Tuning.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Justin00Stang
                    I recently completed a 24ft mobile dyno-jet trailer (6500lbs). My lot is pretty small and I need a good way to manuver it around.

                    When it comes to ratings for larger trailers this seems like the place to go:
                    http://www.powermoverinc.net/

                    But the price tag is a little steep when you look at the parts, a steel frame, a motor, some gears/chains, and wheels.

                    Anyone ever build one of these yourself? they don't seem to use very big motors, even a golf cart motor would seem to be overkill. Though if I could pick up an electric golf cart drivetrain cheap and lock up the clutch it may be an easier solution.

                    Another idea I had was starter motors, I have several Ford V6/V8 ones laying around. The RPM Is pretty low, would need to be further reduced. The torque is going to be pretty good. I am just afraid running it for more than 30-60 sec will overheat it.
                    A starter motor would work OK in this application, it's a LOT lower load than they usually see. I've seen a couple of winches made form starters & they could run a long time with no problem.
                    HTH Cya Frank
                    Syncrowave 180 SD
                    MM185 with 3035 Spool gun
                    1971 Roughneck 1e
                    Stars-n-Stripes BWE
                    Optrel Satellite OSE
                    ESAB 875 Plasma Torch
                    Lincoln 200SA Diesel
                    O/A Set
                    Century 250A/C-D/C BuzzBox
                    1.5 kVA Spot Welder
                    Phoenix Electrode Conditioning Oven

                    Professional Auto Mechanic since 1974
                    My own shop since 1981

                    Cya Frank

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                    • #11
                      oops, i posted this in the wrong thread
                      Justin Starkey
                      Syncrowave 250 TIGRunner
                      Miller 210 MIG
                      Spectrum 375 Plasma
                      Ford and GM Dyno-tuning on the Moblie Dynojet trailer I built.
                      VMP Tuning.com

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