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    I been weeding as a hobbyist on a Lincoln tombstone dc cracker box for thirty year, I wants good dc machine , electric 220 single phase, I have to buy used. Any suggestion. I already have miller mig and a miller tig unit.

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    What's wrong with the tombstone? It sounds like you have all welding processes wrapped up. Are you trying to go blue with your stick unit or is the Lincoln lacking something that you desire in a machine?

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    Does your tig smaw? If so then there ya go.
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    I just wanted some more adjustability, the Lincoln is ok for welding just can't fine tune ampere

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    If the Linc is DC there is no real reason to change, you got one of the best they ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
    If the Linc is DC there is no real reason to change, you got one of the best they ever made.

    I certainly agree. I've got an AC/DC Lincoln "Tombstone" welder that does a great job. I like stick welding for a change now and then. In fact, I bought the Tombstone so that I wouldn't have to fool with the cables and hoses on my Syncrowave 200 to change it over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownbagg View Post
    I just wanted some more adjustability, the Lincoln is ok for welding just can't fine tune ampere
    I know what you mean by fine tuning. Being able to "tweak" it up or down 5 amps is nice.
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    You could get a cst280, they run rod pretty nice. Some hot start controls and infinite amperage control. Just get your wallet out!
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    I'd recommend an Everlast powerarc 200....

    About $350.

    I've never used one, but I here good things about them.

    My 2cents.

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    The Lincoln if ac/dc is a great machine but if you feel the need for infinite adjustability then look for a Miller Thunderbolt ac/dc 225/150.
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