Let's agree to disagree. I enjoy your posts H80N. I am a fair person for the most part. I do have to disagree to an extent. Miller is a great company. So is HTP. I do not buy stuff for myself based on where it is made. I buy it based on quality. Example(I have a BMW M roadster for weekends), Mercedes are twice the price of Toyota but you have a hard time finding one that will outlast the Toyota. Check Toyota resale vs Mercedes....I had a 200dx and I have used a 350....I liked both. I also replaced a $1000 board in my 200dx....if it was that's hard to swallow when you buy a $5000 package. It was just out of warranty and a relatively low hour machine. I'll give em this, it was a first gen machine. Also, there are a bunch of Miller dealers around.....that comes with being the first ones to the show which they were. I am not here to badmouth Miller but there are other options. Paul at HTP is a good dude. Personally I do mostly aluminum repairs and ss/aluminum metal art on the side now but the invertig 221 is a very capable machine with as many programs as any other. In case you doubt the capabilities talk to dimesfabrication on instagram or google toxic fab. There are no inferior qualities and you get 10% more amps with the duty cycle to suit as well as basically a unit at half the price. Does HTP make their own welders? Not sure, probably not most of them but I do not care. They support them and have for 30 years. I got my HTP invertig 221 loaded for $2860 shipped. This included water cooler, 250 amp watercooled torch, 2 gallons of coolant, a spare consumables kit and everything to get up and running plus some free goodies like torch holder, stickers and 2 t shirts. I never received and freebies from miller with the exception of a replacement flexhead torch for my first gen diversion 165. That original torch was junk. I am not a big Lincoln fan because of how chinese they have been lately but the old dc600s and even stuff like a weldpak 180hd machines are hard to kill. Sorry, this is my opinion,. I am not forcing anything down anyone's throat but their are options that are reliable for people that can't afford to have a Dynasty sitting in their garage for when they get home from work. Dave
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