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  • My AIRCO Heliwelder V

    Anyone have one of these? I sure do love this welder. It has been reliable as heck for me. I bought it in 1990 or so and it was two years old for $900.00 including foot pedal, thumb control, TIG torch and a new spare, Stainless cooler, BIG argon tank, 25' ARC cables. It has to be worth at least that much still. My wife and dad thought I was crazy back when I bought it for that much money.

    I believe these were made by Miller or Lincoln back then, I don't remember which.

    Last edited by BaRtMaN; 06-23-2010, 07:02 PM.

  • #2
    I had a chance to buy one of those a year ago for 750.00, I could have probably talked them down to 500.00 or so but opted to buy a blue machine instead.

    With the economy the way it is, it is a buyer's market. Unfortunate if you're the seller but so many businesses going belly up many people are forced to sell things they have had no intention of selling. I see motorhomes and powerboats out the kazoo all for sale and sitting in front of nice homes. I hope something happens soon!
    Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

    Colt the original point & click interface!

    Millermatic 35 with spot panel
    Miller 340A/BP
    Victor O/A torches
    Lincoln SP125
    Too many other tools to list

    03 Ram 1500
    78 GS1000
    82 GL1100 Interstate

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    • #3
      I am not selling it, just wondered if anyone else used one.

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      • #4
        If you bought it in 1990 that would make it you've had it for 20 years and at 900.00 purchase price that would come out to a 45.00 per year investment. I'd say you've done quite well on the deal!

        Pardon my misunderstanding, I've been working a lot of hours in a hot shop lately and thought you were trying to get a feel for what it's worth to sell. Personally if it's working and paid for I say keep it till it can't be repaired anymore. I have no intentions of selling any of my tools or equipment, it's far too hard to come by.

        Anyway I wish you all the luck in the world with your machine and hope you get another 20+ years out of it.
        Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

        Colt the original point & click interface!

        Millermatic 35 with spot panel
        Miller 340A/BP
        Victor O/A torches
        Lincoln SP125
        Too many other tools to list

        03 Ram 1500
        78 GS1000
        82 GL1100 Interstate

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        • #5
          It was made by ESAB
          Glenn 300 amp stick
          Millermatic 35
          L-tec plasma

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ccawgc View Post
            It was made by ESAB
            Thank you Sir, for the info!

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            • #7
              i've had mine about 15 years now, $400.00 & worth every penny......i love it


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              • #8
                Nice! Exactly like mine, I have the manual for it, if you eve need me to look something up for you I can. I only have the paper version and not the on-line version though. Glad to see another old work horse still cruisin a long.

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                • #9
                  If I had known it was made by Esab at the time I'd have most likely bought it. I took all the numbers to my welding supply house and they couldn't find anything on it so I figured I couldn't get parts for it if needed and passed on it but I did get a good blue machine out of the deal.
                  Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

                  Colt the original point & click interface!

                  Millermatic 35 with spot panel
                  Miller 340A/BP
                  Victor O/A torches
                  Lincoln SP125
                  Too many other tools to list

                  03 Ram 1500
                  78 GS1000
                  82 GL1100 Interstate

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    do you still have your manual bartman?

                    Originally posted by BaRtMaN View Post
                    Nice! Exactly like mine, I have the manual for it, if you eve need me to look something up for you I can. I only have the paper version and not the on-line version though. Glad to see another old work horse still cruisin a long.
                    Help I have same machine as yours. It has been working well for over 10 years until recently. I have no paperwork on mine as I bought it used. Hope you can help so I can get it working again.

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