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  • My new 200 DX

    **** this is a nice machine!!! I just started toying with it, wow such a clean arc, it welds like butter, the sounds it makes takes getting used to, a far cry from my sync 250, but wow.

    Awesome machine...

    However, fusion king you are correct, I hate that hand amptrol, took at least 4 -5 turns of the knob to get a puddle. I am going to see if I can return it, used it for about 2 minutes, then stole my syncs footpedal and used that....
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  • #2
    Sweet, can't wait to pick mine up in the next few days. I've never owned a tig welder and I'm going knee deep purchasing a Dynasty 200DX. I am a fast learner and very mechanically inclined so it won't be long before I master this thing.
    Dynasty 200DX

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SD_Lurker View Post
      Sweet, can't wait to pick mine up in the next few days. I've never owned a tig welder and I'm going knee deep purchasing a Dynasty 200DX. I am a fast learner and very mechanically inclined so it won't be long before I master this thing.
      I can't help but feel that practicing video games for about 10 or so years would be better cross training than anything... PLUS being mechanically inclined and a fast learner

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      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
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Badd00SS View Post
        **** this is a nice machine!!! I just started toying with it, wow such a clean arc, it welds like butter, the sounds it makes takes getting used to, a far cry from my sync 250, but wow.

        Awesome machine...

        However, fusion king you are correct, I hate that hand amptrol, took at least 4 -5 turns of the knob to get a puddle. I am going to see if I can return it, used it for about 2 minutes, then stole my syncs footpedal and used that....
        Oh I know...it is nasty crude and caveman-like. I would be ashamed to admit it if I had designed it.
        IMO even if you were able to become a great welder with the thing you couldn't help but be better with anything out there!! In fact that must be the theory Miller is going with on this...making better weldors by handicapping them.

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        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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        • #5
          what was the model number of the hand control that you didnt like?

          G

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          • #6
            You really like it that much better than the Sync 250? I have never tried one of these dynasty's... what makes them so good?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gordfraser View Post
              what was the model number of the hand control that you didnt like?

              G
              I believe it is RCCS-14....it is North-South operation

              The good one is RCC-14...East-West operation

              Just a little confusing

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              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by snowshreder View Post
                You really like it that much better than the Sync 250? I have never tried one of these dynasty's... what makes them so good?
                Well they just weld different. I hated them for awhile...about like anybody hates something new when the old stuff was working fine.

                And then you stop and realize that it only weighs 50 lbs and will weld your silverware on the kitchen table running off of the same outlet as your computer while you are reading this.

                Then you can drag it out into your garage and run it on 230 volts and weld about anything you throw at it.

                You can pack it into a place that nobody ever would even consider dragging a sync 250 into and have 3/4ths the power at 1/3rd the amp draw and be able to tailor the arc to lay down a bead like a true welding god!! And it will stick weld like a dream as well. And to be able to run on any voltage from 110-460, single or 3 phase...get the picture??

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                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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                • #9
                  When I plugged my Dynasty into a 110 outlet and welded aluminum my stepdad had a fit.
                  Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
                  Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
                  Rockwell vertical mill
                  Beverly Shear B-3
                  Beverly Shear JR
                  Home-made English wheel
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                    I believe it is RCCS-14....it is North-South operation

                    The good one is RCC-14...East-West operation

                    Just a little confusing

                    Man, I've got an east/west one and have only used it a few times, been thinking of trading it for either a north /south or a simple on/off unit!
                    Miller Syncrowave 200
                    Homemade Water Cooler
                    130XP MIG
                    Spectrum 375
                    60 year old Logan Lathe
                    Select Machine and Tool Mill
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nocheepgas View Post
                      Man, I've got an east/west one and have only used it a few times, been thinking of trading it for either a north /south or a simple on/off unit!
                      You trade it for a north-south Miller and you will regret that in a heartbeat.
                      Everything sounds better untill you actually get one.
                      Other brands may be better.

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                      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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                      • #12
                        I got to agree, there's nothing quite like the dynasty series, especially having the 200DX with it's 115v ability and it's compact size just as fusionking said.

                        When i buy tools that are expensive i try and spend the extra to get one i won't look back on and say
                        "i wish i would have sprung for such and such"

                        I've put my 200DX through it's paces indoors, outdoors, on generators and every wall outlet type except three phase and it just hooks up and performs flawlessly
                        And just like with the DX, i got a hypertherm powermax45 plasma last night and it's a dream as well... weird that it's only 45 amps though and can't run on the same power as the dynasty *scratches head*

                        wait until you've learned the features on the DX, then you'll really be in love!
                        Dynasty 200DX
                        Hobart Handler 135
                        Smith MB55A-510 O/A setup
                        Lathe/Mill/Bandsaw
                        Hypertherm Powermax 45
                        Just about every other hand tool you can imagine

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                        • #13
                          I had to go help a neighbor set up his new 200 syncrowave not all that long ago and I actually felt sorry for him
                          But he was getting into a bit of competition for me so when I looked at it that way I was also sorta glad he chose that one.
                          When you buy the best you only cry once.
                          Not trying to make 200 syncrowave users upset just saying there is a very noticable difference between how these 2 machines form a puddle...you know it the instant you strike an arc!
                          Hard to believe it packs so much punch in such a small package.

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                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                            I had to go help a neighbor set up his new 200 syncrowave not all that long ago and I actually felt sorry for him
                            But he was getting into a bit of competition for me so when I looked at it that way I was also sorta glad he chose that one.
                            When you buy the best you only cry once.
                            Not trying to make 200 syncrowave users upset just saying there is a very noticable difference between how these 2 machines form a puddle...you know it the instant you strike an arc!
                            Hard to believe it packs so much punch in such a small package.
                            YES INDEED..... A shop i get some metal from and borrow some machining services or tools that are beyond my tools ability has a sync 200 and they are paying me to teach one of their guys to run it, well, as you said, it's a whole different beast... I could weld with it, but the new guy i'm teaching can't...yet when i teach some one on my dynasty 200dx, anyone intelegent enough to listen to me is laying decent starter beads in about 20 minutes... the guy i know has spent about 5-6 hours on the sync 200 and still can't get it to work for him, but he can weld on my dynasty..funny thing but inverter machines do make a better weldor out of anyone using it
                            Dynasty 200DX
                            Hobart Handler 135
                            Smith MB55A-510 O/A setup
                            Lathe/Mill/Bandsaw
                            Hypertherm Powermax 45
                            Just about every other hand tool you can imagine

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                              INot trying to make 200 syncrowave users upset just saying there is a very noticable difference between how these 2 machines form a puddle...you know it the instant you strike an arc!
                              Hard to believe it packs so much punch in such a small package.
                              Well FK, we all can't afford 35K in welding equipment! OK That's probably an understatement!
                              My 200 was a definite step up from my econo-tig and 5 grand cheaper than the next machine I would like to own.
                              Last edited by nocheepgas; 05-23-2009, 08:44 PM.
                              Miller Syncrowave 200
                              Homemade Water Cooler
                              130XP MIG
                              Spectrum 375
                              60 year old Logan Lathe
                              Select Machine and Tool Mill
                              More stuff than I can keep track of..

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