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  • Maxstar 150S or a Hobart Stickmate ac/dc

    I have found a used Maxstar 150s (stick only) for the same price I can get a new Hobart stickmate ac/dc for. I don't need the portability of the Miller....it would be nice however.........I like the fact that the Miller has a higer duty cycle...and it will take up less space....it includes the case and leads....as far as having 220 that isn't a problem......if I need to weld with a 110v outlet I can use my HH140.....what would you guys do?
    Thanks,
    Mike
    10
    Miller maxstar 150s
    60.00%
    6
    Hobart Stickmate
    40.00%
    4
    George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
    Fear is temporary, regret is forever
    HH210 with SG

  • #2
    do you have any plans for doing aluminum ???
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped
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    • #3
      Not with stick......as for TIG I'm still getting my feet wet with MIG......I'd love to have a TIG set up but the $ involved is a little much for me at this time.
      Mike
      George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
      Fear is temporary, regret is forever
      HH210 with SG

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      • #4
        Hey Mike,

        Just curious. Why would anyone get rid of a Miller Dialarc AC/DC unit to get a Stickmate? Seems like a giant step backwards.

        I finally (after cleanup and painting) got my Dialarc up and running. That is one sweet machine in DCEP. Every bit as good as the Sync 250 and a lot less hassle to set up. That was the main reason for going with the Dialarc, so that I didn't have to keep changing out my leads.

        Since I've picked up the MM251 w/30A Spoolgun, I probably won't use the Dialarc that much, but it's nice to know there's a sweet machine in the corner, ready to "burn some rods".
        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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        • #5
          I didn't have the juice to run the Dial Arc....and I had a line on a nice MM185 with spool gun for $500 (deal fell through)....so I started looking at stick machines and ran across the used Maxstar......but now that the HH210 is out I may have to look at it as well.
          Mike
          George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
          Fear is temporary, regret is forever
          HH210 with SG

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          • #6
            if all you ever plan on using it for is stick i would say go for the maxstar. if you think you might like to try TIG some day then go with the TIGmate.
            the tigmate would alow you to play with TIG and lern it as time permits and when you are ready to get a realy nice TIG unit later if you outgrow the tigmate you can use the footcontrole, torchest and gages on the new one. also you can get the torch one month, the gages the next foot controle the fallowing month and no big strain to the wallet, and all this time you still have the stick being used for whatever its needed for. the tigmate offers a lot more versatility. true it dose not go down to 5 amps but as a stick welder would you ever go below 30 amps ?? look at it as a free TIG lerning tool.
            if you know there is no way you want to try TIG go with the maxstar to save some space and lower power use. as i understand it DC realy is the way to go when stick welding any way.seems to be the preferd process.
            tuff choice but i would have to vote tigmate. like i said its a free TIG lerning tool, slowly invest an additional $250 and you are ready to lern TIG, even less if you want to share a regulator with one of your other machines.

            if you didnt have the juce for the dialarc can you give the tigmate its needed 60amp breaker ??
            thanks for the help
            ......or..........
            hope i helped
            sigpic
            feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
            summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
            JAMES

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            • #7
              Stickmate not TIG.......The Dial Arc called for a 90 Amp breaker....I rent and my main is 100Amp.....the Stickmate draws 47Amp @ max out put....the Maxstar draws 21 @ max output..... I have to power to run both......I also have 25ft each of leads that would be a nice addition to the Hobart / I could get the Maxstar and sell them.
              Mike
              George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
              Fear is temporary, regret is forever
              HH210 with SG

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 84ZMike View Post
                Stickmate not TIG.......The Dial Arc called for a 90 Amp breaker....I rent and my main is 100Amp.....the Stickmate draws 47Amp @ max out put....the Maxstar draws 21 @ max output..... I have to power to run both......I also have 25ft each of leads that would be a nice addition to the Hobart / I could get the Maxstar and sell them.
                Mike
                i didnt know that i have a 50 amp breaker on my 240? but i have a dif. welder and have no idea what they say is supposed to be on there? ohwell it works and doesnt overdo-it so i guess its fine
                welding...its awsome

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                • #9
                  I also have 25ft each of leads that would be a nice addition to the Hobart / I could get the Maxstar and sell them.

                  why couldnt you use then on the maxstar ?? its standerd dins conectors isent it ?? even so you could always change out the ends to comodate the max.
                  sorry i thought you said tigmate my bad. go with the maxstar then.
                  thanks for the help
                  ......or..........
                  hope i helped
                  sigpic
                  feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                  summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                  JAMES

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                  • #10
                    Picked up the Maxstar tonight......once I get my ext. cords and adapters done I'll burn some rods and see how she does......
                    Mike
                    George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
                    Fear is temporary, regret is forever
                    HH210 with SG

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                    • #11
                      you should be realy happy with it. every one seems to realy like the max150's congrats on the new toy.
                      thanks for the help
                      ......or..........
                      hope i helped
                      sigpic
                      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                      JAMES

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