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  1. #1
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    Default Want to buy a used Syncrowave 250

    Hi,
    I want to buy a used syncro 250. I have only mig experience no tig. I am mechanically inclined.
    I have found a used syncro 250 for sale locally for $1700. Comes with leads water cooled torch, smallest Tig er cooler, Argon bottle. Sound reasonable?
    Don't have serial number but looks 80's model (guessing) no meters in front.
    Can someone give me a checklist of sorts that I could do before buying?
    Should I open anything to look/check out?
    I'm taking a chance on a used machine without tig experience. I feel like I have a good undertanding on all the basics of tig welding I just need to do it.
    After reading a lot of posts I realized I don't want a smaller machine. My intentions mostly lie in Aluminum tig but I will start with some 1/4 thick steel and practice. I have the power to feed 100 amp and figured I will not regret 250. Any one live in Raleigh N.C. area ?

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    Ricky,

    A serial number would help a lot.

    Right off the bat, that price seems a little high, but without serial # and maybe some photos I'm just guessing. Does it include a foot pedal or other remote? Is it supposedly "ready to weld"?

    I sold my 86 model Sync 250 about two years ago for $1,500. Included a cooler, remote, and work lead. He already had the torches so they wern't included. My machine had plenty of hours on it, but it had always lived it's life in a relatively "clean shop".

    $1,700 is not outlandish, but if you could get it for $1,500 or so, you'd be better off. If you could find someone familar with tig to go with you and try it out, that would be even better. If it welds in AC, chances are you're good to go. Those machines are pretty "bulletproof". About the only thing I ever had to do with mine was replace the HF points assembly.
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    Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
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    I was hoping for a better deal but it doesn't sound like that will happen. I will try. Hope this picture helps?
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    Yes foot pedal, leads,argon tank,torch, cooler. Supposedly hasn't been used much in 2 years. I was hoping for $1500

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    I sold my 1999 yr model for 2625 back in jan. It was a tig runner, water cooler, torch, stick leads. Real clean machine.
    Good Luck,
    Bob
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    "Looks like" a pretty clean machine.

    I wouldn't let a couple hundred dollars stand in my way of having a quality welder.
    Syncrowave 250 DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200 DX
    Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
    Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
    Hobart HH187
    Dialarc 250 AC/DC
    Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
    Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
    PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
    Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
    Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
    More grinders than hands

  7. #7
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    Smile Synchrowave 250

    Do a little searching on CL and ebay. There's usually several for sale. ALWAYS check the S/N with Miller. They have all the information on the machine like if it was ever serviced by Miller techs. And If it happens to be stollen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky1 View Post
    Hi,
    I want to buy a used syncro 250. I have only mig experience no tig. I am mechanically inclined.
    I have found a used syncro 250 for sale locally for $1700. Comes with leads water cooled torch, smallest Tig er cooler, Argon bottle. Sound reasonable?
    Don't have serial number but looks 80's model (guessing) no meters in front.
    Can someone give me a checklist of sorts that I could do before buying?
    Should I open anything to look/check out?
    I'm taking a chance on a used machine without tig experience. I feel like I have a good undertanding on all the basics of tig welding I just need to do it.
    After reading a lot of posts I realized I don't want a smaller machine. My intentions mostly lie in Aluminum tig but I will start with some 1/4 thick steel and practice. I have the power to feed 100 amp and figured I will not regret 250. Any one live in Raleigh N.C. area ?

    wish you were closer, I have one for sale for $1400 with a cooler, and a bunch of little spare parts...
    Voigt Precision Welding, Inc.

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    Missed out on the local 250 syncro. Dollar short day late! Tried PM BADss in NY about his but no response? Guess he doesn't like rednecks. I did try a used syncro 180 but passed because it seemed underpowered on aluminum in my opinion. I might look at an old (non digital I was told) syncro 351 but what is that worth? only has air torch and ground? DOES anyone close to NC have a line on a nice used Syncrowave for sale?

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    Talking Synchro 250

    For Sale on ebay: 380351624577 Located in Baltimore.
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