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    Hello everyone, yes it is true I am the winner of the ultimate weldshop. I just found out about this sight a few days ago. I was reading some of the forum information and questions and best wishes. I would like to thank all of the people who have wished me well with the new equipment I have received from Miller(Thanks Miller!!) . I have my work cut out for me with the plasma ha ha! The tig will also be a challenge as a shake like a leaf in a tornado but I will make it.
    The story is I went to get weld gas for my mig welder at Prax air in Winnipeg (Manitoba) and saw the ad board at the store. I proceeded to grab a ballot and enter the draw for the instant prizes. I figured to win the weldshop main prize was really far fetched. I entered the draw and it said I didn't win an instant prize so away I went. I was at home a couple months later when I received a phone call from Miller. I thought I had a recall or a warranty issue with my Miller 130 mig that I had previously purchased. I returned their phone call and talked to a very positive and polite Miller marketing representative. At first I didn't catch the beginning of the conversation and heard " I need some more information" well in this day and age you are always a little skeptical of this request. I asked a few questions and understood what was going on. We proceeded to talk for a few minutes to iron out the details and I received some information regarding the winnings.
    The prizes were sent to the distributor in Winnipeg. It was arranged to meet the Miller rep and have some pictures, and accept some congrats from various people at the venue. I received the prizes and continued on my way quite excited to open all these new boxes. I had to get home it was really sinking in that I had this new welding equipment in tow. I frantically opened boxes like a little kid at Christmas! Well that is the story, still have to figure out how to use the plasma and the tig to precision (I need lots of practice), I mean lots. Thanks again

    P.S. I will be asking you questions in the future hope you will give me a hand

    Thanks Madmax
    Last edited by Madmax; 02-18-2008, 07:27 AM. Reason: forgot

  • #2

    WOW! Best wishes, glad you made the post. Keep us posted with what you won and how you are using your new equipment.


    • #3
      Congrats and welcome to the board. WE would sure like to see some pics of all the new toys errr tools


      • #4
        That's cool. It's good to hear from the winner of this.

        Good luck with all your stuff.


        Insert jealous smile here


        • #5
          Congrats Madmax!!!!!

          All of us (well, most of us ) are happy for you. Welcome to the board and please post some pics.

          Best of luck,

          Ammonia refrigeration tech
          Trailblazer 302 (yes, it's new)
          Millermatic 180 w/Autoset
          HF-15 High frequency
          XR15 w/Push-Pull Gun
          Victor O/A, DeWalt, North mask

          "A professional knows what to do. A craftsman knows why."


          • #6
            That's fantastic!! Good for you.
            I still gotta give you the "YOU SUCK" award. LOL
            Pictures please!


            • #7
              way cool.
              lots of great people here willing to help. hang around, good to have ya.
              and congrats on the new toy's.
              thanks for the help
              hope i helped
              feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat.
              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.


              • #8

                i'm happy for ya (fingers crossed) good luck and welcome
                Miller Bobcat 250
                Victor O/A
                Chop Saw
                hand tools


                • #9
                  Congrats on the win. Really surprised it made it to Canada. Would be nice to see some pics if possible. Enjoy the new toys. If you can't use em all at once I'm just in the next province & could help put them to work
                  252 Miller Mig
                  180 Synchrowave
                  R - 45 Milling Machine
                  Kingston 1100 Lathe
                  Miller 2050 Plasma Cutter


                  • #10
                    Congrats! And welcome to the forum.
                    Syncrowave 250DX
                    Invison 354MP
                    XR Control and 30A

                    Airco MED20 feeder
                    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
                    Smith O/A rig
                    And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at


                    • #11
                      Nice to know its in good hands with a true miller customer not some "miller killer" lincoln snob!!! Congrats!!!
                      Miller Digital Elite inferno
                      Miller MP-10 passive helmet
                      Hobart Stickmate 250/160 ac/dc


                      • #12
                        Welcome, I am also glad to see someone won that will use the equipment. not someone that already has a shop full or non Miller user.

                        Please take lots of pics (we love pictures).
                        Tim Beeker,
                        T-N-J Industries
                        (my side bussiness)

                        Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
                        Esab 450i with wire feeder
                        HH135 mig
                        Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
                        Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
                        Marathon 315mm coldsaw
                        vertical and horizontal band saws
                        table saw
                        Dewalt cut off saw
                        Sand blast cabinet
                        lots of hand grinders
                        Harris torch
                        beer fridge


                        • #13
                          Congrats on your new toys. I guess people do win these things after all. I could think of a better thing to win other than a bunch of brand new Miller equipment. If I had my way, my whole shop would be blue, but unfortunately 4 ou of the 5 machines I use at work are red. But I'm blue at home!!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 2much2do View Post
                            Congrats on your new toys. I guess people do win these things after all. I could think of a better thing to win other than a bunch of brand new Miller equipment. If I had my way, my whole shop would be blue, but unfortunately 4 ou of the 5 machines I use at work are red. But I'm blue at home!!
                            yes people do win these things, just not mad i didnt win

                            my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
                            feel free to P/M me


                            • #15
                              Congratulations on the win. It's good to find out the equipment will be getting some use. Too many times I have seen or heard of people winning items that they have no use or interest in.

                              Get the equipment hooked up and burning metal and show us some pics of what we didn't win. Dave
                              If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

                              sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
                              Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.