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    I don't make my living as a welder. I'm not planning on building any bridges. And I'm not planning on welding any aluminum. So I'm thinking about getting something like a Maxstar 150 STH. But it's DC only. Aside from aluminum, are there any other metals I wouldn't be able to DC tig with the unit?

    Thanks,
    Jon

  • #2
    Originally posted by jonnymag View Post
    I don't make my living as a welder. I'm not planning on building any bridges. And I'm not planning on welding any aluminum. So I'm thinking about getting something like a Maxstar 150 STH. But it's DC only. Aside from aluminum, are there any other metals I wouldn't be able to DC tig with the unit?

    Thanks,
    Jon
    You can weld aluminum on DC it is just alot harder. As a matter of fact heavy aluminum sections are often welded on DC.

    I don't know what your budget is but I would seriously look at a Syncroware 200 or Dynasty 200DX. Unless you really need the portability of the 150.
    Ron

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    • #3
      AC is commonly used on Magnesium, and thin sections of copper and copper alloys.

      On copper and copper alloys I have used AC but with my balance set in the very high 90's, so basically DC but with just a hint a cleaning. You can do that with the Dynasty 300, I do not know off the top of my head if that is possible with the D 200 and it is definitely not with a transformer machine.
      Ron

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      • #4
        Sorry, been offline for a few days.

        Originally posted by shadetreewelder View Post
        I don't know what your budget is but I would seriously look at a Syncroware 200 or Dynasty 200DX. Unless you really need the portability of the 150.
        Needs to be portable and 110.

        Right now, I'm thinking mostly ornamental stuff -- stainless, copper, bronze, brass

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        • #5
          If you want a decent 110 welder, this is pretty much your only choice.
          Miller Maxstar 200 DX
          RMLS-14 Momentary Hand Control
          Miller Syncrowave 180 SD
          Porter Cable 14" dry metal saw
          Hitachi 4.5" grinder
          http://mhayesdesign.com

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