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    WE went to HOme Depot today, they had some heavy duty shelves on sale, so I bought 6 sets of them.

    I looked around and found their welding stuff, they had the old reliable Tombstone there, it was priced $269.00 for it. Except they sold out of them because of Christmas, the floor model was the only one left and they said they wouldn't sell it.

    Somethings just never die,

    Jerry

  • #2
    I walked into a SEARS store and they have the AC/DC version of the Tombstone.

    Not having a stick welder and perhaps wanting to add one, I may opt for this one. I think it was going for about $369.00. I have a " use you credit card and get 10% off " coupon, just waiting for them to put it on sale and maybe with any luck get it for under $300.00

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    • #3
      Keep a close eye out!

      Those deals go by faster than a dove on the last day of the season! I missed this one on Craig's List by just a few minutes:

      $125. I have a Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder complete with Cart, bottle, hose/regulator and flux core wire. This unit runs off of standard 110v house current, it is a used unit with plenty of life left in it. Will be glad to let you try it out.

      I was sick! I'll be faster next time.
      Triggerman

      Ammonia refrigeration tech
      Trailblazer 302 (yes, it's new)
      Millermatic 180 w/Autoset
      CST-250
      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."

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      • #4
        Trig,

        The price at Home Depot is the everyday price. The used welders I have bought in the past, I buy thru my dealer. If it craps out, they fix it. When I am done with that unit or that type of work, I sell the welder. But that has only happen twice so far.

        I still like the Tombstone at $269.00.


        Jerry

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        • #5
          Tombstone??

          I got one had it for years ...also have a thunderbolt in the same class (both AC only) IMO the miller is a better machine. I never use either of them anymore and have been thinking 'bout selling them both...what do you guys reckon I should ask for them?

          They weld ok for what they are... just got used to way better welders.

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          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
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          Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
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          • #6
            Lincoln Tomstone

            A tombstone is used by me all the time. I have an AC/DC tombstone too but seldom use it. I just tig weld as I need too. I think they are decades old. Just put 3 $100 bills in your wallet so if you see a tombstone you want you will be ready.
            Think Alot
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            And Then Do It Again & Again

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            • #7
              triggerman from texoma an old dalasite welder

              Originally posted by triggerman View Post
              Those deals go by faster than a dove on the last day of the season! I missed this one on Craig's List by just a few minutes:

              $125. I have a Hobart Handler 140 Mig Welder complete with Cart, bottle, hose/regulator and flux core wire. This unit runs off of standard 110v house current, it is a used unit with plenty of life left in it. Will be glad to let you try it out.

              I was sick! I'll be faster next time.
              do you have any help on my dynasty 200 dx tryng to figure out the bells and whilistles / P&H /syncrowave 250 and 180 now a dyn200 dx/ every time i change welders i wan't to go back to the last one/ pat

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              • #8
                You know I miss having my Tombstone around, I spotted one up for sale. The guy wanted $125 for it, but then said $100, so I bought it. It works great.


                Jerry

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                • #9
                  Dynasty trouble

                  Originally posted by patrick View Post
                  do you have any help on my dynasty 200 dx tryng to figure out the bells and whilistles / P&H /syncrowave 250 and 180 now a dyn200 dx/ every time i change welders i wan't to go back to the last one/ pat
                  Maybe you should just throw that ole Dynasty my way. Seriously, from what I understand, the Dyn has a standard setup to give you a starting point. And the video that comes with it is supposed to be a lot of help. Good luck!
                  Triggerman

                  Ammonia refrigeration tech
                  Trailblazer 302 (yes, it's new)
                  Millermatic 180 w/Autoset
                  CST-250
                  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."

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                  • #10
                    Trig,

                    Keep you eyes and ears open. Really good deals come along a lot more than I thought. I got a large C02 bottle for $25, another place had 2 Oxygen Bottles for $20 bucks. These are ones that were still in date.

                    I find store brand and some name brand welder at 2nd hand stores. Some of them you have to know what they are or who actually made them.

                    There was a guy trying to sell me a Miller MIG still in the box for some really cheap price, I passed on it. I was afraid it fell off the truck or something like that and when I would register it, I would be told it was stolen.

                    There are deals out there.

                    Jerry

                    Hey there was this guy who had a really nice, but very old O/A torch for sake cheap. If am Acetylene generator as a part of the outfit.

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