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    Hi,
    I want to buy a used syncro 250. I have only mig experience no tig. I am mechanically inclined.
    I have found a used syncro 250 for sale locally for $1700. Comes with leads water cooled torch, smallest Tig er cooler, Argon bottle. Sound reasonable?
    Don't have serial number but looks 80's model (guessing) no meters in front.
    Can someone give me a checklist of sorts that I could do before buying?
    Should I open anything to look/check out?
    I'm taking a chance on a used machine without tig experience. I feel like I have a good undertanding on all the basics of tig welding I just need to do it.
    After reading a lot of posts I realized I don't want a smaller machine. My intentions mostly lie in Aluminum tig but I will start with some 1/4 thick steel and practice. I have the power to feed 100 amp and figured I will not regret 250. Any one live in Raleigh N.C. area ?

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    Ricky,

    A serial number would help a lot.

    Right off the bat, that price seems a little high, but without serial # and maybe some photos I'm just guessing. Does it include a foot pedal or other remote? Is it supposedly "ready to weld"?

    I sold my 86 model Sync 250 about two years ago for $1,500. Included a cooler, remote, and work lead. He already had the torches so they wern't included. My machine had plenty of hours on it, but it had always lived it's life in a relatively "clean shop".

    $1,700 is not outlandish, but if you could get it for $1,500 or so, you'd be better off. If you could find someone familar with tig to go with you and try it out, that would be even better. If it welds in AC, chances are you're good to go. Those machines are pretty "bulletproof". About the only thing I ever had to do with mine was replace the HF points assembly.
    Syncrowave 250 DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200 DX
    Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
    Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
    Hobart HH187
    Dialarc 250 AC/DC
    Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
    Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
    PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
    Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
    Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
    More grinders than hands

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    • #3
      I was hoping for a better deal but it doesn't sound like that will happen. I will try. Hope this picture helps?
      Attached Files

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      • #4
        Yes foot pedal, leads,argon tank,torch, cooler. Supposedly hasn't been used much in 2 years. I was hoping for $1500

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        • #5
          I sold my 1999 yr model for 2625 back in jan. It was a tig runner, water cooler, torch, stick leads. Real clean machine.
          Good Luck,
          Bob
          Millermatic 252 w/30A
          Big Blue Air Pak
          Ellis 3000 Band Saw
          Trailblazer 302 Air Pak w/ Wireless Remote
          8-RC
          Dynasty 200 DX
          XMT 350 MPa w/S-74 MPa Plus
          Millermatic 211
          Passport Plus
          Spectrum 625 X-TREME
          Lincoln SA-200 Blue Tint Red Face '63
          2-Lincoln SA-200 Red Face '68
          SA-200 Black Face '59
          SA-200 Green Lite '84
          SA-200 Green Lite '80
          SA-200 Red Face '69
          SA-200 Red Face '66
          SA-200 Green Lite '81
          '70 Black Face Round Barrel

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          • #6
            "Looks like" a pretty clean machine.

            I wouldn't let a couple hundred dollars stand in my way of having a quality welder.
            Syncrowave 250 DX Tigrunner
            Dynasty 200 DX
            Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
            Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
            Hobart HH187
            Dialarc 250 AC/DC
            Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
            Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
            PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
            Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
            Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
            More grinders than hands

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            • #7
              Synchrowave 250

              Do a little searching on CL and ebay. There's usually several for sale. ALWAYS check the S/N with Miller. They have all the information on the machine like if it was ever serviced by Miller techs. And If it happens to be stollen.
              Mustangs Forever!

              Miller equipment.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ricky1 View Post
                Hi,
                I want to buy a used syncro 250. I have only mig experience no tig. I am mechanically inclined.
                I have found a used syncro 250 for sale locally for $1700. Comes with leads water cooled torch, smallest Tig er cooler, Argon bottle. Sound reasonable?
                Don't have serial number but looks 80's model (guessing) no meters in front.
                Can someone give me a checklist of sorts that I could do before buying?
                Should I open anything to look/check out?
                I'm taking a chance on a used machine without tig experience. I feel like I have a good undertanding on all the basics of tig welding I just need to do it.
                After reading a lot of posts I realized I don't want a smaller machine. My intentions mostly lie in Aluminum tig but I will start with some 1/4 thick steel and practice. I have the power to feed 100 amp and figured I will not regret 250. Any one live in Raleigh N.C. area ?

                wish you were closer, I have one for sale for $1400 with a cooler, and a bunch of little spare parts...
                Voigt Precision Welding, Inc.

                Miller Dynasty 200 DX, Miller Syncrowave 250, MillerMatic 252, Hypertherm Powermax 45, Auto Arc Trailpower 8000,272+187 lb Peter Wright anvil, 120 lb Fisher-norris, and more! Buffalo drill press, Grizzly Horiz. Bandsaw, Edwards shear, Barth Shear, bantam mechanical ironworker, Hopkins fly press, Doall Bandsaw, brown and sharpe surface grinder.

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                • #9
                  Missed out on the local 250 syncro. Dollar short day late! Tried PM BADss in NY about his but no response? Guess he doesn't like rednecks. I did try a used syncro 180 but passed because it seemed underpowered on aluminum in my opinion. I might look at an old (non digital I was told) syncro 351 but what is that worth? only has air torch and ground? DOES anyone close to NC have a line on a nice used Syncrowave for sale?

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                  • #10
                    Synchro 250

                    For Sale on ebay: 380351624577 Located in Baltimore.
                    Mustangs Forever!

                    Miller equipment.

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                    • #11
                      If I was willing to spend 3000 plus I think a new dynasty 200 would be my choice. I seriously want a good used sycro 250 but $1500 is my budget

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                      • #12
                        Synchro 250

                        Here's a machine on ebay for sale item # 110712734346
                        Mustangs Forever!

                        Miller equipment.

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                        • #13
                          capt thanks I for the find. I have been watching Ebay too!

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                          • #14
                            $1500 too low

                            I would be surprised if you could pick up a Syncrowave 250 for $1500. A more realistic budget would be $2000, and even then you might need to be patient. The lowest price that I can recall seeing was $1700, and I think that it did not last long at that price.

                            Richard
                            Syncrowave 200, Millermatic 211, Victor torch, Propane forge....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by raferguson View Post
                              I would be surprised if you could pick up a Syncrowave 250 for $1500.
                              If I recall correctly, somebody picked up THREE Sync 250s for less than $1000 TOTAL (in other words, $333 EACH), about 3 or 4 months ago, right here on this forum.

                              Yeah, that's rare, but I don't think $1500 is an impossible dream.

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