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  • #16
    Originally posted by Bert View Post
    Heck if I had the money, I would have gotten the 350 !!! But since it would be YEARS to save up $4,000 more, I wanted a tig machine now!!!
    exactly my point. I'd have to hit the lotto or rob a bank to get that kind of money

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    • #17
      Dynasty 200DX

      It looks like from the response that the Dynasty 200 DX is the most popular. I noticed that there was a really good deal on a Thermal Arc Arcmaster 200 at around $2200 and the Dynasty at about $2600. Is the dynasty worth the $400 more?

      Thanks again for all of the input.

      Jim

      P.S. Is anyone interested in a Maxstar 200 STR?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by modela View Post
        It looks like from the response that the Dynasty 200 DX is the most popular. I noticed that there was a really good deal on a Thermal Arc Arcmaster 200 at around $2200 and the Dynasty at about $2600. Is the dynasty worth the $400 more?

        Thanks again for all of the input.

        Jim

        P.S. Is anyone interested in a Maxstar 200 STR?
        But with the Accessories yer looking at:

        TA200 $2,237.00

        200dx $ 3,343.77

        so the Dx isn't really just 400.00 more

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        • #19
          Additional cost

          You are right. You really have to watch those things. The question then is the 200DX worth it?

          Jim

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          • #20
            I sure couldn't tell you if it's worth it. When I bought my Dynasty last fall I don't guess I even knew TA HAD a 200 out...all I ever saw was 185's.
            I will say in a pinch which I get in fairly often I use every bit of juice my Dynasty has got...200 amps and 250 hz and have used it there for SEVERAL minutes untill the part got enuff heat built in to back down. I have welded in the middle of the bottom of workboats with 1/4" thick hulls with a bulkhead t'eed right off from there above where I was welding and It performed FLAWLESSLY.
            It does so well I am starting to think about ending my mobile welding and just stay in the shop except for my very favorite customers. I am sick of seeing customers check out my stuff and then go get a machine for themselves Just seeing that little box kick@$$ so hard makes a lot of people just sure as heck they can lay down a bead like me.
            What's even stupider LWS sells them a syncrowave after that because that's what they are pushing...they say I'm the only guy using a 200 Dynasty THEY know
            If you do get the TA just remember this is a MILLER board and you will still ALWAYS wonder if you would have been better off investing in a USA made product of superior quality and will more than likely have welder envy...if you don't believe me just read about 1000 of Fun-for-now's posts!!!!

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            • #21
              How is it superior quality?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                ...if you don't believe me just read about 1000 of Fun-for-now's posts!!!!
                Aww...c'mon, don't pick on the guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                (I thought he had 2,000 posts on it!!!!!!)

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                • #23
                  KBFab, just sick man.......just sick.....

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                  • #24
                    The inverter welder like the Dynasty is the way to go. The Syncrowave doesn't have adjustable AC frequency or a pulser (10pps is hardly a pulser compared to the 250 pps on the Dynasty 200DX). The power of blue. Dream it, weld it.

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                    • #25
                      i got the dynasty dx for aluminum and its the best
                      but dont forget its a great stick welder to i use it on the
                      road all the time for steel and stainless stick, 2 leads a 50' #10 ex.
                      cord a couple addaptors for 110 and 220 and some rods
                      and it all fit in the front seat of the truck
                      you will not be sorry with this welder got mine at cyberweld .com
                      no shipping or tax

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                      • #26
                        OOOps. Posted on wrong thread. Sorry.
                        Last edited by Blue Collar Moto; 04-06-2008, 02:25 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
                          How is it superior quality?

                          Just stirrin' the pot dude...

                          To me made in USA makes it superior without question...made in my town would be even better

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                            Just stirrin' the pot dude...

                            To me made in USA makes it superior without question...made in my town would be even better
                            And excellent service/customer service.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by tasslehawf View Post
                              And excellent service/customer service.
                              Indeed

                              guess I'll have to wear blue here shortly

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                              • #30
                                More Tig Stuff

                                By the way, I fired up my Maxstar 200 STR yesterday. It is the first time in years that I have used a DC stick welder. It was really smooth and nice. I also used the lift-arc on the unit and welded a little bit with the TIG. Too bad it doesn't have AC. Nice little welder, though.

                                For those who are more experienced, how do you rate the lift-arc versus the high frequency start? I have been taking a TIG class at a local community college and using a big Miller water cooled tig and so the Maxstar and the older Syncrowave are my only reference. Somehow I keep thinking that I am going to ruin the Tungsten when using the lift arc. Also, the manual doesn't tell much about what amps you use when starting the lift arc.

                                Jim

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