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  • wireburner
    started a topic used stick machine wanted

    used stick machine wanted

    I would like to find a used but good stick machine don`t matter brand needs to be 115 volt any help would be helpful

  • wireburner
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    Originally posted by Jolly Roger View Post
    Hate to break it to you boys, but the lincolns you are talking about are 230 volt. I don't think lincoln even builds a 110 volt stick machine. I've used one miller thunderbolt, once, and never again. Miller, Lincoln, Hobart are all good machines, though the Lincoln and Miller have higher duty cycles, and just so you know, Miller owns Hobart. I have always liked Miller shop machines (I've also never burned up anything but a miller, and it was only one, and I toasted it twice, was only six months old, 400 amp machine). I welded for years with a powerkraft (some of the older guys will remember them, aka Monkey-Wards) ac machine when I was learning. It is 40 years old, dad still has it, and still uses it regularly. Never buy a used machine you haven't seen weld, period. If they don't want to let you try it out there is probably a very good reason. I have never used an engine drive Miller that I truly liked not even the '04 Trailblazer a company I worked for had. I did use an engine drive Hobart that was really sweet to weld with, but they don't have the duty cycle I need. My dad's ranger 250 is by far the weldingest (not a real word I know, but ya get the drift) machine I have ever used bar none. The smoothest shop machine I ever used was a Miller Dialarc 250 that had been rebuilt by Lincoln. In fact I would move stuff just so I could get to it with that machine.
    I going to get the Hobart Stickmate lx 235 amp ac machine NEW at my local TSC store cause I Decided a while back not to get a used machine cause if you don`t get to weld with you don`t know if it is good or junk

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  • Jolly Roger
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    Hate to break it to you boys, but the lincolns you are talking about are 230 volt. I don't think lincoln even builds a 110 volt stick machine. I've used one miller thunderbolt, once, and never again. Miller, Lincoln, Hobart are all good machines, though the Lincoln and Miller have higher duty cycles, and just so you know, Miller owns Hobart. I have always liked Miller shop machines (I've also never burned up anything but a miller, and it was only one, and I toasted it twice, was only six months old, 400 amp machine). I welded for years with a powerkraft (some of the older guys will remember them, aka Monkey-Wards) ac machine when I was learning. It is 40 years old, dad still has it, and still uses it regularly. Never buy a used machine you haven't seen weld, period. If they don't want to let you try it out there is probably a very good reason. I have never used an engine drive Miller that I truly liked not even the '04 Trailblazer a company I worked for had. I did use an engine drive Hobart that was really sweet to weld with, but they don't have the duty cycle I need. My dad's ranger 250 is by far the weldingest (not a real word I know, but ya get the drift) machine I have ever used bar none. The smoothest shop machine I ever used was a Miller Dialarc 250 that had been rebuilt by Lincoln. In fact I would move stuff just so I could get to it with that machine.

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  • wireburner
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    give me some more money and i will get more amps

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  • weld_13
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    Aww common keep lookin you gotta need more than 205 amps my buzz box does 225 and that isn't hardly enuff for me to do what I need

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  • wireburner
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    they go up to 205 amps

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  • weld_13
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    Well if your goin to check that out let me look again cause there were some others that were ac only for pennies on the dollar. How high do the amps go on the stickmate?

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  • wireburner
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    Originally posted by weld_13 View Post
    I don't I have posted this one It's an ac/dc lincoln buzz box looks fairly new too http://cgi.ebay.com/Lincoln-AC-DC-22...QQcmdZViewItem
    Yeah nice machine but the shipping is more then the machine I belive i will get the hobart stickmate($250,free shipping) ac only but it is new and has a 5/3/1 warrtany

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  • Bert
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    weld13,
    good luck on that one, looks good
    Paint it blue later

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  • weld_13
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    I don't I have posted this one It's an ac/dc lincoln buzz box looks fairly new too http://cgi.ebay.com/Lincoln-AC-DC-22...QQcmdZViewItem

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  • weld_13
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    Check this one out Frieght would be a nightmare to get it but its worth a look http://cgi.ebay.com/MILLER-STICK-TIG...QQcmdZViewItem

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  • Bert
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    Everything I wanted to say, Dabar already said it!!!
    If possible, take some pieces to the place and test the machine. If not, good luck. Just look at the pics and hopefully it's clean and they took care of it.
    Good luck

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  • weld_13
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    Here is a thunderbolt ac/dc bids at $56 but will go up in time http://cgi.ebay.com/Miller-Thunderbo...QQcmdZViewItem

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  • weld_13
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    Hey check this out http://cgi.ebay.com/Four-way-Arc-Wel...QQcmdZViewItem form the looks its only 110 and probly ac only but for this starting price I would at least consider it

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  • ev372
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    Wireburner,

    There are 2 people near me who have Miller Thunderbolt 225 Stickmates. One is AC, $150.00 and the other is AC/DC, $100.00. I sent them an email and I am waiting to see if they are still available. These were listed on www.craigslist.org in Tampabay, Fl; you may want to look at these. I will let you know what I find out; from the pics they look to be in good condition. Both had the cables included.

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