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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Need Help buying Sycrowave 250 dx

    Hi Folks I have the chance to buy a 250 DX( 16 hours on machine) it's equipped with a coolin system and one as new also with no cooler. But was wondering if cooling system would be a pain in the butt ,cause my shop(garage is not heated in winter) when not in use and here in Canada it can get cold as you know...

    What's your advice and thanks for reading.......AG

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    TIG coolant usually contains antifreeze...

    so your cold winters should not be a problem...

    http://store.cyberweld.com/lowconan.html



    life is much better with a water cooled torch...
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    life is much better with a water cooled torch...Last edited by H80N; Today at 09:50 PM.
    LOL and a beer cooled torch holder...

    i envy you anticostiguide nice catch 250dx with 16 hours

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    The seller is asking 3800 firm....don't forget up here in Canada everything is aliitle more expensive than in the US....

    Thanks for the reply guys...more input the better. AG

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    Quote Originally Posted by anticostiguide View Post
    The seller is asking 3800 firm....don't forget up here in Canada everything is aliitle more expensive than in the US....

    Thanks for the reply guys...more input the better. AG
    Seems a bit expensive... normally see them in the $2500 and below range here...

    but if it is exceptionally nice..?? maybe...

    could you post the serial number so we can tell you how old it is..??

    unlikely.... but it may still be under warrantee...

    On coolant.... if there are no warrantee issues... a lot of guys are running RV antifreeze.... it does NOT have the stop leak or other additives that most of the regular car/truck antifreeze has.... that tends to plug/clog torch body, pump and other tight passages..

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech...reeze/17179674
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    “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

    My Blue Stuff:
    Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200DX
    Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
    Millermatic 200

    TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam..

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    Right on, will keep in mind.RV coolant is easy to get also...

    AG

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    RV coolant won't work, due to the alcohol content. Does it really get all that cold in New Brunswick anyways. Humidy yes, so lots of snow, but cold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruizer View Post
    RV coolant won't work, due to the alcohol content. Does it really get all that cold in New Brunswick anyways. Humidy yes, so lots of snow, but cold?
    Cruizer

    you are right... the Walmart stuff NOW contains Alcohol...(ethanol/methanol)
    it never used to..
    they have changed the formulation..

    http://ops.americanamb.com/1101MSDS/...Antifreeze.pdf

    Many other brands of RV & Marine Antifreeze do not... so better to check the MSDS.. first
    the good ones are pretty much just Propylene Glycol and water,,

    http://www.midlandtool.com/MSDS/Peak...%20Coolant.pdf

    http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdf...df5e792462.pdf

    Thanks for the heads up..
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    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know......

    “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

    My Blue Stuff:
    Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200DX
    Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
    Millermatic 200

    TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam..

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    Cruizer it got down to -30 last winter, but usally it -25 c once in a while....but the cooled 250 dx is the answer in your opinion.....only issue it's 6 hours away....


    Thanks AG

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