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  • Old Miller Dialarc 250 -AC DC

    I have an opportunity to buy an old Dialarc 250 stick welder. I have no idea how much the thing is worth and the owner wants me to make him an offer. Physically its in good shape with just a little rust and dust. Works great.

    Does anyone know how much it is worth or how old it is? Serial No. HH078486

  • #2
    They are a good old machine, yours should be a 1977 model
    Jeff

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    • #3
      I bought a Dialarc HF, which I gather is pretty much the same machine without the high frequency for TIG. It is a might machine! Smooooth arc!

      I paid about $250 for mine, but got a deal as it was rusty, dented and had a loose power chord, which made for intermittent operation. I cleaned it up, knocked out the dents, painted with Miller blue paint and with some new decals and a power cord, it is a sweet machine. Very heavy. Mine has the factory running gears, if I decide to move it around in my basement.

      I see them on e-bay for sale, that is a good place to start pricing. BTW, a Lincoln Idealarc AC/DC is a close match. Price them too for reference.

      Good luck,
      Bill
      Bill
      Miller Dialarc HF

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      • #4
        well going by the auction i was just at i would say in the 2 to 3 hundred range
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        • #5
          my father just purchased one for $450 but it was from a tech center and was MINT almost looked new!
          The one that dies with the most tools wins

          If it's worth having, it's worth working for

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          • #6
            Dialarc 250 HF

            I've had a 1978 vintage Dialarc HF-P for three years now. It's a great machine. I use it with an older Radiator 1A cooler and a WP-20 torch. Can't say enough about the stability of the arc and the clean welds it produces. My friend has a newer Miller Syncro 180 SD and for his complex welds he uses my old machine.

            Truely a marvel of Miller engineering.

            Ray

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rasommer
              I've had a 1978 vintage Dialarc HF-P for three years now. It's a great machine. I use it with an older Radiator 1A cooler and a WP-20 torch. Can't say enough about the stability of the arc and the clean welds it produces. My friend has a newer Miller Syncro 180 SD and for his complex welds he uses my old machine.

              Truely a marvel of Miller engineering.

              Ray
              tywrap the first 2 or 3' of the work and torch leads together from the machine end, and you'll suddenly have a better more stabil weld..

              Works with all non-squarewave equipment

              As well as, the HF won't effect phones, alarm, house or business equipment any longer either.

              Just a thought from a welder t-shooter...

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              • #8
                be carefull at high current draw when building a "choke" you can easily blow your hf board out when on A/C.
                Trailblazer 302g
                coolmate4
                hf-251d-1
                super s-32p
                you can never know enough

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                • #9
                  Who's bulding a choke? there is already a choke on the HF boards of all Millers.

                  My way of reducing HF loss does not effect draw, and merely stops the hunting

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