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    I'm looking at this 1 year old dynasty 350, anybody knows how I can check how many hours it's has been used?
    As well when comes to hours what are considered high number of hours on these machines?
    DYNASTY 350 DX
    DYNASTY 200 DX
    MILLERMATIC 251
    1942 MONARCH CK-12 LATHE
    1969 BRIDGEPORT J-2 HEAD MILL
    SCOTCHMAN 350 COLD SAW
    DAKE 200 BENDER
    BEAUMONT METALWORKS KMG BELT GRINDER

  • #2
    I would be more worried about lack of hours.

    Beware that you as second owner probably will not get benefit of warranty, and if they fry it typically will be withing 3 years or extreme old age. One that had fried already and fixed under warranty should be bullet proof in my opinion and experience.
    Nothing welded, Nothing gained

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    • #3
      Originally posted by shovelon View Post
      I would be more worried about lack of hours.

      Beware that you as second owner probably will not get benefit of warranty, and if they fry it typically will be withing 3 years or extreme old age. One that had fried already and fixed under warranty should be bullet proof in my opinion and experience.
      That's how my 700 is....fried, then beefed
      Upgraded with new boards and now bulletproof!
      It has made me tens of thousands ever since.

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      • #4
        Warranty? I never check bills of sale, just the serial#

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        • #5
          Here are pages from Dynasty 350 manual showing how to access the menu to see the statistics.

          I agree with shovelon and FusionKing that my 350 seems to be bulletproof as it has worked perfectly since the repair.

          My Dynasty 350 information:
          Serial Number: LH 480 241 L - (pre-blue lightning)
          Software number: 224545 D

          Purchased: 3 Jan 2008

          Got “HELP 31” message 3 April 2008.
          Arc time: 12 hours 47 minutes
          Cycles: 3400

          Repaired under warranty by:
          Power Source Repair Co
          544 Pusey Ave
          Collingdale, PA 19023-3326
          610-532-6460

          Current statistics
          Arc time: 288 hours 53 minutes
          Cycles: 107340
          Attached Files
          Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

          Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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          • #6
            It's in shop and powered...
            It's a big step from 200dx, even high freq, start is smoother.
            There's another year and half warranty left, let's keep fingers crossed...
            DYNASTY 350 DX
            DYNASTY 200 DX
            MILLERMATIC 251
            1942 MONARCH CK-12 LATHE
            1969 BRIDGEPORT J-2 HEAD MILL
            SCOTCHMAN 350 COLD SAW
            DAKE 200 BENDER
            BEAUMONT METALWORKS KMG BELT GRINDER

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            • #7
              Checked hours today finally it said 475 hours...
              DYNASTY 350 DX
              DYNASTY 200 DX
              MILLERMATIC 251
              1942 MONARCH CK-12 LATHE
              1969 BRIDGEPORT J-2 HEAD MILL
              SCOTCHMAN 350 COLD SAW
              DAKE 200 BENDER
              BEAUMONT METALWORKS KMG BELT GRINDER

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              • #8
                Dynasty 700 questions

                Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                That's how my 700 is....fried, then beefed
                Upgraded with new boards and now bulletproof!
                It has made me tens of thousands ever since.
                Hi,
                I recently bought a Dynasty 700 and am getting to know it.
                My machine has 390 hours on it.
                Tell me at what number of hours did your 700 fail, and what was the problem?
                What was the cost of repair?
                Are you using yours for Aluminum?

                Thanks

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                • #9
                  my dyn 350 also has about 350-400 or so hours on it so i dont have first hand experience on the longevity of these machines, however i was about to buy a dyn 700 with 5500 hours on it, and everything worked just fine. I have also spoken with a few other guys with dyn 350 and 700s, and they both went into the 6000 hour range.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by EDL View Post
                    Hi,
                    I recently bought a Dynasty 700 and am getting to know it.
                    My machine has 390 hours on it.
                    Tell me at what number of hours did your 700 fail, and what was the problem?
                    What was the cost of repair?
                    Are you using yours for Aluminum?

                    Thanks
                    I really don't remember anymore.....it could be back a few thousand posts tho!!
                    It was low compared to now
                    They upgraded the boards and they said it was a couple thousand or so.
                    Yep we do a fair bit of aluminum
                    I love that machine.....best shop tig ever. Duty cycle is NEVER an issue

                    www.facebook.com/outbackaluminumwelding
                    Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                    MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                    Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                    Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                    Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                    Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                    Miller WC-115-A
                    Miller Spectrum 300
                    Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                    Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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                    • #11
                      Dynasty 700

                      Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                      I really don't remember anymore.....it could be back a few thousand posts tho!!
                      It was low compared to now
                      They upgraded the boards and they said it was a couple thousand or so.
                      Yep we do a fair bit of aluminum
                      I love that machine.....best shop tig ever. Duty cycle is NEVER an issue
                      Hi,
                      I got really busy and didn't get back on the forum, sorry.

                      I love the 700, it`s a great machine; and you`reright, the duty cycle is never an issue.
                      I think more people should be thinking about dutycycles and fully understand them before buying a machine.
                      I don`t meet to many people who really understandthese machines.
                      It would be good if Miller made a cheat sheet whento use the different settings and the effects on the weld.
                      An example: I noticed that with 4043 rods a 60 to65% balance gives a shiner finish. When I use 5356 rods I can put the balance upto 75% and still get nice shiny welds. Also I find higher Htz is better with4043 as is more Argon like as high as 33 CFH, whereas with the 5356 14 CFH is sufficient.
                      This type of info is very difficult to find??

                      I just purchased a 3M 9100 Adflow welding helmetand that is the next best thing to the 700.
                      Put the two together and welding is a truepleasure. It is like welding in an air-conditioned room.

                      Later

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                      • #12
                        Ha!
                        I have a 3-m helmet and DO weld in an air conditioned room!

                        www.facebook.com/outbackaluminumwelding
                        Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                        MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                        Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                        Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                        Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                        Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                        Miller WC-115-A
                        Miller Spectrum 300
                        Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                        Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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