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An agro company closed it's shop, and I was able to get a Miller Syncrwave 250 DX. It was only used as a stick welder, and had very low hrs. I got it for well under 1K, then added a Cool Mate 3, and have it wired for 100 amps. There is a plug in, and a fused breaker box, I could not pull 200 amp service due to underground conduit being too small by ordnance. I do not have anything planned for the higher amperage, but it's there.
Now the interesting part is I have never TIGed in my life, but I wish to learn. I'm in the pool, now it's sink, or swim.



 

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Well you've got yourself a very nice machine that will cover just about anything. I recommend watching a lot of videos and listen to what their using and doing. I use 2% lanthenated I weld stainless aluminum and steels. 3/32 tungsten also gives you a good wide range. 100% argon tank you won't need to use helium with what your gonna use for. Which helium gives you a hotter puddle at the same setting. A lot to learn be patient and steady hands!
 

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Good luck with your new welder. That was a great deal is the torch water cooled if not it won't be that hard for you to do.
 

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Thank you, it is water cooled. Air gas has their welding show this weekend I'll pick up some rods etc. I also have a brand new bench grinder I can use for the tungsten too.
 

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Looking forward to trying it out, I have been checking out youtube, and tip&tricks. I do have a 3M auto dark helmet. Working on the Chevelle has me busy, besides work.
 

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Nice score. It’s nice to be in the right place at the right time.
You get the “YOU SUCK” award too!
 

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Nice score. It’s nice to be in the right place at the right time.
You get the “YOU SUCK” award too!
yes you do.
That's awesome. So jealous, I have a project that my welder burns through too easily with. That would be great to dial down. I don't think you will find TIG difficult, there are so many videos. WeldMonger being a great source. I think the difficulty comes with Aluminum. So go steel, then learn AL.
 

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I'm envious but glad your able to get a great deal.
 
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