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  • #16
    Originally posted by JerseyWelder View Post
    I amy be a bit naive after only having used their migs but it is difficult to find any bad comments about HTP besides yours. Dave

    Lincoln small tigs made in Italy and Poland = Crap

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    • #17
      Originally posted by cruizer View Post
      Lincoln small tigs made in Italy and Poland = Crap
      Aren't some of those same machines in Yellow and marketed here as ESAB's??

      out of the same factories anyway..?
      Last edited by H80N; 10-26-2013, 04:27 PM.
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      • #18
        I apologize to cruizer than for my comments. Thought he was referring to the HTP invertigs.....I have heard nothing but praise about them. Dave PS....I like to support America but If the best is made elsewhere I always want the best.I will not buy American just because it's American...
        Originally posted by H80N View Post
        Aren't some of those same machines in Yellow and marketed here as ESAB's??

        out of the same factories anyway..?

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        • #19
          Looking for my first tig

          I can buy a 210 if I want money isn't the problem it don't really know how much I will actually need it because I haven't had a need for it yet. I just want a good tig welder that will last me and I like the idea of a stick also

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          • #20
            Originally posted by JerseyWelder View Post
            ... HTP invertigs.....I have heard nothing but praise about them...
            I haven't heard anything bad about them either. However, I haven't been able to find too many individuals who actually own them. ChuckE2009 has one that was given or loaned to him by HTP.

            He said the H stands for Hungary. Given that, I doubt if some European country can make something that is comparable to 200DX for over a thousand bucks less. They must've skimped somewhere. Perhaps it's the lack of a forum and repair service at your LWS.

            On the other hand look at how many 200 DX owners there are on this forum as well as the number of them in welding schools. There is without a doubt a large user base, and from those users you only hear praise.

            I haven't bought a TIG machine yet, but I will get a lot of hood time with a 200DX in my TIG class next term, and I imagine it is all it's cracked up to be. With a 200DX you know you have a machine that the pros use, and you will not have any neurosis or buyer's remorse later on.

            I've looked at all of them and went through what the OP is going through. In the end I think I have to go the distance and get a 200 DX and be done with it.
            Last edited by Arizona Joe; 10-28-2013, 11:13 AM.

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            • #21
              I just bought my first tig a Diversion 180. I had a really hard time finding a used syncrowave for any where close to what these guys are saying. I bought it brand new online from welding equipment from ioc for 1825 which was the cheapest i could find new. I just recieved the machine yesterday. I already have a bobcat 225 so i didnt need a machine that could do both stick and tig.

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              • #22
                Craigslist prices for Syncrowave welders.

                Originally posted by jjgriffis View Post
                I just bought my first tig a Diversion 180. I had a really hard time finding a used syncrowave for any where close to what these guys are saying.
                Looking at Craigslist today, I saw a Syncrowave 180SD for $1100, a 180 for $1200, a 200 for $1500, and an older 250 for $1800. there was also a 300 for $1000, and a 350 for $3000. These were all within a couple of hours of Denver. I grant that if I looked next month I probably would not see so many Syncrowaves for sale. You probably would not go wrong buying any of those at those prices, as you could probably sell them later for roughly what you paid for them. Even $3000 could be an OK deal if you needed 350 amps.

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

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