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  • tig welder

    has any body used a lincoln ideil-arch 250 for tig welding? are they any good and how much do you think a used one is worth? i have a guy that wants to trade me for my race truck body dont want to get ripped off thanks jason

  • #2
    With Lincoln Electric, you always get ripped off!

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    • #3
      Re

      The lincoln Ideil is a good machine.It runs smooth anyway.So is the truck body worth keeping around or is it just more clutter I'm a miller fan my self but if
      I had a truck body laying around verses a welding machine that could possibly bring in more cash so i can buy the miller I realy want well you know.

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      • #4
        the truck is for sale it was offered as part trade for it i was asking $4300 or $3000 as rollerwww.cardomain.com/id/link523 i am not sure what the lincoln is worth wish it where a miller but no one has any money here in michigan ever one just wants to trade been offered 2 cars 3 truck 2 motors with trans but nothing i wanted tell this welder

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        • #5
          oh ya

          Those m/c are bullet proof weve had them around my plant for 25 years in just about every dirty hole imaginable we must have 30 or 40 of them they use to run about 1200 canadian (500 americanLOL) and they hold there own for tig welding (general repairs)

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          • #6
            My Syncrowave 250 was about $3500 ready to weld , includeing an argon bottle, so unless the welder is in really good shape you might be getting the raw end. I dont know how the Lincolns compair price wise , but I'm sure you would be satisfyed with the machine. Then again if you cant sell the truck body and the welder is in good shape , it might be the way to go, especially if the truck body is outside in the weather getting rusty and loosing value.

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            • #7
              the trucks inside the welder is old 70,s with hi-freq box and argon bottle it looks old some rust on out side he said it is like 500-600 pounds

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              • #8
                If you can see rust on the outside, the coil could be in pretty bad shape.

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                • #9
                  licoln

                  Just remember this if you decide to swap. The lincoln is one of the hardest machines to get parts for I have delt with them for years and it always take about 5 calls & 2mnths for the parts to get to my door step so if the machine is not in the best of shape don't go there.Besides if you can make that kinda money on the truck I'd hold out for a better swap.

                  P.s with miller I get my parts within a week or less.

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                  • #10
                    Lincoln welders may be good when new but they don't last like miller welders!

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                    • #11
                      Without some substantiation, that statement is sure to get you flamed! I'm ducking!

                      Miller guy here for sure, but there are some seriously fine machines out there with red paint jobs. Lincoln has all but owned the pipelining industry (not exactly warehouse production-line environment...) and is the still the only serious DC generator manufacturer. Ones built in the 60s are still in high demand.

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                      • #12
                        Mac, I see you have a 460 Ford ... Great truck from Canada, eh, mine is a 1996 F250 supercab, short box w/60,000k on it. Best truck I ever had, I did buy a Chevy once when they told me it was Fords that kept getting swiped here. It lasted in my driveway all of two months before they got it, so I figured I'd go back to Fords, go figure.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MAC702
                          Without some substantiation, that statement is sure to get you flamed! I'm ducking!

                          Miller guy here for sure, but there are some seriously fine machines out there with red paint jobs. Lincoln has all but owned the pipelining industry (not exactly warehouse production-line environment...) and is the still the only serious DC generator manufacturer. Ones built in the 60s are still in high demand.
                          I have a lincoln at home and it pisses me the **** off! It's only about ten years old and it can't keep a steady output! (Lincoln ac welder)
                          Last edited by 2112; 02-25-2006, 08:20 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sundown
                            Mac, I see you have a 460 Ford ... Great truck from Canada, eh, mine is a 1996 F250 supercab, short box w/60,000k on it. Best truck I ever had, I did buy a Chevy once when they told me it was Fords that kept getting swiped here. It lasted in my driveway all of two months before they got it, so I figured I'd go back to Fords, go figure.
                            Wow : Times are really getting bad when you have to make a decision on buying a vehicle based on who will and when it will be stollen .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sundown
                              Mac, I see you have a 460 Ford ... Great truck from Canada, eh, mine is a 1996 F250 supercab, short box w/60,000k on it. Best truck I ever had, I did buy a Chevy once when they told me it was Fords that kept getting swiped here. It lasted in my driveway all of two months before they got it, so I figured I'd go back to Fords, go figure.
                              In New Mexico? Though I do remember driving down the entire length of the state without seeing a single law-enforcement officer of the non-border-patrol type. Well it wasn't so much driving as it was flying really low...

                              Mine's a year older, I put the 110,000th mile on it this afternoon. F-250 Supercab with the long bed, only 2WD.

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