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  1. #51
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    Here's my current thought, a used XMT 304CC/CV or XMT 350CC/CV ($1000-$1400) and possibly a new 24A wire-feeder with the Bernard Q-gun (951195 ~$1800).....The new 24A with digital readout and pre/post flow and spot control (#951195) is cheaper than adding the field upgrades to a base 24A ($1320)/22A ($1040) ...plus, I like the idea of having the digital display... the 24A has the 4-roller feed, not necessary, but why not!
    Field upgrade module costs:
    1. Voltage control - $150 (included in 24A)
    2. Run-in control - $272 (included in 24A)
    3. Preflow/Postflow and Spot Control - $291
    4. Digital display - $498
    5. For pulse, add a used Optoma pulse control - Used $???


    At projected $2800-$3200, it will cost more than a new 252 ($2300), less than a 350P ($4200), however with much more functionality and capabilities.
    Glen
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    It sounds like a plan.
    I would dig thru SunDownlll's old posts.
    I think that is the setup he was using.

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    Default XMT 350 CC/CV price

    What would be an excellent, "don't pass-up" price for a used Miller XMT 350 CC/CV ??? What about pricing adjustments for year of manufacture? Assume it's in decent working condition, not needing repair, probably 2007 and newer.
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    I don't want any "I told you so". But just remember, your going to have zero warranty. So unless your buying from a friend, who had the unit in his garage and barely used it. You'd better think again. I see lots of these in auctions. Most are blown. Industrial shops are not known for their track record in maintenance..

    So do you need the stick and DC tig?. If not why bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruizer View Post
    I don't want any "I told you so". But just remember, your going to have zero warranty. So unless your buying from a friend, who had the unit in his garage and barely used it. You'd better think again. I see lots of these in auctions. Most are blown. Industrial shops are not known for their track record in maintenance..

    So do you need the stick and DC tig?. If not why bother.
    I thought about this or the 304 to have the stick/TIG option... I do want to stay low enough on price to cover a repair if needed. New circuit board is about $500... Miller gets about $2200 for a school unit with a 90 day warranty... I want to buy around $1200 or less if opssible
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    Well, a 304 is way less costly to repair than a 350. Depending on what the error code is. That said, most schools don't have the funds to repair them, which is why most repair shops including myself do it for next to nothing. It's not difficult to tell what the problem is on a 304 either without doing any research. The 350's have a whole set of $$ problems though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruizer View Post
    Well, a 304 is way less costly to repair than a 350. Depending on what the error code is. That said, most schools don't have the funds to repair them, which is why most repair shops including myself do it for next to nothing. It's not difficult to tell what the problem is on a 304 either without doing any research. The 350's have a whole set of $$ problems though.
    Good to know, a 304 will work too! If I can get a 304 for under $1200 and a new 24A feeder with all options for $1800, that's still $700-$1000 less than I can get a new 350P. This is why I was looking in this direction. I can always add an optima later for pulse...
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    Well, it looks like I finally made a decision.... I found a fairly pristine MM350P (2008) with a XR-AlumaPro gun for under $3K .... Just need to get a Q300 for steel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlenC View Post
    Well, it looks like I finally made a decision.... I found a fairly pristine MM350P (2008) with a XR-AlumaPro gun for under $3K .... Just need to get a Q300 for steel!
    Good for you... I sure like mine....
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    The MM350P is here!

    I had to switch to 230V ... looked pretty clean inside .... once I get a steel gun... I can burn some wire...

    That 6/4 power cord was a bear to get the NEMA 6-50P plug on! Time to get a longer cord on it, maybe a 25ft 8/3
    Last edited by GlenC; 09-12-2014 at 10:23 PM.
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