Can anyone tell me the differences between the Miller Maxstar 200sd and the Miller CST 280?
I know the CST 280 operates on 220 and up. Does the Maxstar 200sd operate on 115?
Any other differences?
Which is the choice to own?
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10-09-2013, 08:11 AM #1Junior Member
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Difference between Maxstar 200sd and CST 280
10-10-2013, 05:34 PM #2
Here's MILLER'S info 200
CST 280 http://www.millerwelds.com/products/stick/cst-280/
The 200 will run 115 volts and Max AMPS is 200. At 115 volts you have 100 % duty cycle at 90 amps with stick and at 220 volts 100 % is 125 amps with stick.
This also has digital readout and is better for tig
The CST 280 at 220 volts has 100% with stick is 150 amps. Dial adjustments for settings and it will do tig.
As far as choice, what type of work and material will you be using ? Are you gonna be tig welding much or more stick welding. What about a mig ? We need more info on your usage.
To make it easy, get a Miller 211 mig for thin material or the 252 for thick, CST 280 for stick, the ''NEW'' 210 syncro , and throw in a TRAILBLAZER engine drive.
Ok, now go spend some money.
10-11-2013, 08:30 AM #3Senior Member
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As stated, the CST will not run on 120v. The max star will run on 120v at reduced welding amperage.
The CST 280 is a 280 amp machine on 3 phase power only. On 230 single phase power, the CST 280 maxes out at 200 amps weld output.Lincoln Idealarc 250 stick/tig
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