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caleb90
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Last Activity: 08-18-2019, 12:47 PM
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  • caleb90
    replied to chinese welders......
    what in the world are you ramblin on about?...
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  • caleb90
    replied to chinese welders......
    also just wanted to point out that our xmt450's at work say right on the back tag. assembled in usa with a bunch of chinese markings below it.
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  • caleb90
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    back on topic about the chinese welders. from what ive looked at and gathered info from my miller rep and local airgas. all the home user hobby type 200amp machines all seem to be the same for the most part. the millers use chicom parts along with lincoln not sure on the hobarts. i try to buy american...
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  • caleb90
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    i checked out forney aswell, their bigger machines only have 10 taps on hand. they used to be a big name back in the day but dont hear much about them any more. not saying there not a good unit, but i havnt seen much info or reviews on em...
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  • caleb90
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    i was looking at the htp 2400, the 24 taps on hand would make it handy. but it is light on duty cycle compared to the hobart. plus like mentioned above, if some thing were to happen to the supplyer. ya might be up s#$% creek on parts...
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  • caleb90
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    i never said stepped machines were bad in any way. i have run many of them with out issue, set the tap fine tune with the wire speed. but i was able to notice the gaps between the different tap settings, which isnt a huge deal when dealing with 1/8th in or thicker material. all i was saying is that...
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  • caleb90
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    yes i agree i wouldnt use it to its full potential most of the time. but i am a cry once buy once kind of guy. id rather have that much of a unit for if it is ever needed, vs not having it and getting a job and say boy i really wish i bought the bigger unit..also i have a 100amp service in the shop...
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  • caleb90
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    after all i have read online, i wouldnt think of buying from neverlast or longevity. if i were to pick of a chicom unit it would be from who ever has the best track record of customer service and i believe northern tool seems to be the best. after looking at them all from everlast,eastwood ect, they...
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  • caleb90
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    well to help things out here is some things about me. i weld for a company building heavy equipment, we run our welder hard all day on spray transfur settings with .045 wire. normally 29-31 volts and 460-510ipm. a 500lb or 1000lb spool of wire depending on the station lasts about 2-4 weeks. for years...
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  • caleb90
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    also the main reason for the smaller machine is for the 120v/240v capability. for the jobs that come to my shop
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  • caleb90
    started a topic chinese welders......

    chinese welders......

    so ive been looking for a used 250amp machine for the shop. missed out on a hated millermatic 250x, just having a hard time justifying a 2500 dollar purchase for a new machine. i have a 170amp machine but need more. miller rep that comes to my work pretty much told me that the new inverter welders cost...
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  • caleb90
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    drug my feet to long and i guess it sold.. so the search continues
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  • caleb90
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    so we got one who says there not terrible and one who says if ya buy one your slow in the head. 50-50
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  • caleb90
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    he was asking 1200, i got him down to 700. might beable to get him lower if i was in person with cash in hand
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  • caleb90
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    i want a 250amp class machine for when i get jobs to big for my 170amp machine. will it get used a great deal most likly not but id like to have it in the corner. plus if like to have some thing that 30years from now it will still be working. i was looking into the newer inverter machines, mostly the...
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  • caleb90
    replied to millermatic 250x
    id be running .035 flux or solid core in a unit this size, so i wouldnt be to concerend about the hot start issue. mostly want a machine this size for bigger jobs when i get into thicker material....
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  • caleb90
    replied to millermatic 250x
    from what i can gather, the hobart ironman 230 is pretty much the miller 250 but with tapped settings. i was set on buying the hobart but i got to thinking how i would miss the infinet voltage control that im used to at work(xmt 450). was also looking at the lincoln mp 256, as i can pick it up through...
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  • caleb90
    started a topic millermatic 250x

    millermatic 250x

    hello all new here, im in the market for a 250amp class mig. found a miller 250x for sale local and can pick up for 700 bucks. was built in 1999 so its 20 years old but judging by the pics its in great shape. i know the older miller with out digital display will last a life time. from what ive read...
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