Hi there,

I have an old Miller CP-250-TS with a Millermatic 30A wire feeder. They are actually Canox branded, but made by Miller. We got these thrown in for free with a shop my dad and I bought. It needs work; new cables, a new spool hub, gas setup and likely a new gun. Otherwise everything seems to work. Previous owner used it for his business and said it worked like a champ til copper thieves stole all the cables. We have 3 phase power at the shop.

I'm a beginner at welding, only having used cheapo 120V MIG welders. I have a few questions; Is it worth spending a few hundred dollars to get this welder working right? Most of the welding I would envision doing would be lighter material and sheet. Would this welder be suitable for that, as well as tinkering and learning?
or would I be better off selling/scrapping it and saving my money on a newer small MIG welder?

Thanks sincerely for any help and advise you can offer!

Devin B