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  1. #1
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    Default My AIRCO Heliwelder V

    Anyone have one of these? I sure do love this welder. It has been reliable as heck for me. I bought it in 1990 or so and it was two years old for $900.00 including foot pedal, thumb control, TIG torch and a new spare, Stainless cooler, BIG argon tank, 25' ARC cables. It has to be worth at least that much still. My wife and dad thought I was crazy back when I bought it for that much money.

    I believe these were made by Miller or Lincoln back then, I don't remember which.

    Last edited by BaRtMaN; 06-23-2010 at 07:02 PM.

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    I had a chance to buy one of those a year ago for 750.00, I could have probably talked them down to 500.00 or so but opted to buy a blue machine instead.

    With the economy the way it is, it is a buyer's market. Unfortunate if you're the seller but so many businesses going belly up many people are forced to sell things they have had no intention of selling. I see motorhomes and powerboats out the kazoo all for sale and sitting in front of nice homes. I hope something happens soon!
    Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

    Colt the original point & click interface!

    Millermatic 35 with spot panel
    Miller 340A/BP
    Victor O/A torches
    Lincoln SP125
    Too many other tools to list

    03 Ram 1500
    78 GS1000
    82 GL1100 Interstate

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    I am not selling it, just wondered if anyone else used one.

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    If you bought it in 1990 that would make it you've had it for 20 years and at 900.00 purchase price that would come out to a 45.00 per year investment. I'd say you've done quite well on the deal!

    Pardon my misunderstanding, I've been working a lot of hours in a hot shop lately and thought you were trying to get a feel for what it's worth to sell. Personally if it's working and paid for I say keep it till it can't be repaired anymore. I have no intentions of selling any of my tools or equipment, it's far too hard to come by.

    Anyway I wish you all the luck in the world with your machine and hope you get another 20+ years out of it.
    Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

    Colt the original point & click interface!

    Millermatic 35 with spot panel
    Miller 340A/BP
    Victor O/A torches
    Lincoln SP125
    Too many other tools to list

    03 Ram 1500
    78 GS1000
    82 GL1100 Interstate

  5. #5
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    It was made by ESAB
    Glenn 300 amp stick
    Millermatic 35
    L-tec plasma

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccawgc View Post
    It was made by ESAB
    Thank you Sir, for the info!

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    Thumbs up

    i've had mine about 15 years now, $400.00 & worth every penny......i love it



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    Nice! Exactly like mine, I have the manual for it, if you eve need me to look something up for you I can. I only have the paper version and not the on-line version though. Glad to see another old work horse still cruisin a long.

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    If I had known it was made by Esab at the time I'd have most likely bought it. I took all the numbers to my welding supply house and they couldn't find anything on it so I figured I couldn't get parts for it if needed and passed on it but I did get a good blue machine out of the deal.
    Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

    Colt the original point & click interface!

    Millermatic 35 with spot panel
    Miller 340A/BP
    Victor O/A torches
    Lincoln SP125
    Too many other tools to list

    03 Ram 1500
    78 GS1000
    82 GL1100 Interstate

  10. #10
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    Default do you still have your manual bartman?

    Quote Originally Posted by BaRtMaN View Post
    Nice! Exactly like mine, I have the manual for it, if you eve need me to look something up for you I can. I only have the paper version and not the on-line version though. Glad to see another old work horse still cruisin a long.
    Help I have same machine as yours. It has been working well for over 10 years until recently. I have no paperwork on mine as I bought it used. Hope you can help so I can get it working again.

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