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    Angry power pro 256 problem AGAIN

    Its a shame to have to post on the forum to get a call back. Ive had nothing but problems from the start, first week I had the machine inverter failure. Mailed it back they paid the
    Postage. Only problem was it took 6 Weeks to get it back. When I did finally get it back it worked perfectly. I really like the machine but the service turnaround is way to slow imo.
    That was in September,now its 4/15/12 problems again. I was finishing up a twin turbo build when my amps dropped to 60 from 140 when welding and when I stopped the display was erratic showing 265 amps and the post flow stayed running. I was a little hot good thing I had a backup welder. Called customer service talked to Ray he informed me I would have Ship it back. Hmmmm sounds like a lemon. Then its gonna cost 155 to Ship it so make sure u keep ur box if u purchase one of these...... Now I called wanting to know if the found out out the problem no answer.. Called back no answer left a message no return call wtf......next day I called back it was the typical no answer maybe their phones are from Everlast also and broken. Just joking.left a message no return call they are fast to sell u one but u c now after my problems this is bad for business. Gimme a break plz fix this green machine. I shoulda bought a miller..........
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    best to deal with oleg or alex how old was the machine forgot i dont buy Multi Process Units i use only a unit for each job i have a tig , a mig and plasma all separate units never liked Multi Process Units , I don't have time to waist changing to what job i am doing
    Last edited by Rodsmachineshop; 04-25-2012 at 02:15 AM.
    EVERLAST 250 EX , EVERLAST I-MIG 205 , EVERLAST spool gun NOW have 2 EVERLAST POWER PLASMA 50 plasma cutter's , LINCOLN 175HD MIG WELDER , VICTOR TORCH SET and many more tools to many to list

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    I guess it 8 months old and I really dont know because its not the same one I shipped back the first time.
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    36" bending brake/shear/slip roll
    48" bead blast cabinet
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    forum is best since they all are there checking .
    EVERLAST 250 EX , EVERLAST I-MIG 205 , EVERLAST spool gun NOW have 2 EVERLAST POWER PLASMA 50 plasma cutter's , LINCOLN 175HD MIG WELDER , VICTOR TORCH SET and many more tools to many to list

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    if i am rite it has a year warranty before you have to pay shipping after a year i know the buyer pays shipping . also sorta high on shipping what you paid i just shipped awhile back to upgrade amachine to abigger on and both ways was only 48.00 dollars but i have a fedex account you can get a fedex or ups account for free saves on shipping
    Last edited by Rodsmachineshop; 04-25-2012 at 02:20 AM.
    EVERLAST 250 EX , EVERLAST I-MIG 205 , EVERLAST spool gun NOW have 2 EVERLAST POWER PLASMA 50 plasma cutter's , LINCOLN 175HD MIG WELDER , VICTOR TORCH SET and many more tools to many to list

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    Nope I had to pay its 30 freaking days only gimme a break I had a harbor freight tig that still runs and no problems hmph......
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    yep just read warranty 30 days well i dont mind much since i get good fedex rates
    EVERLAST 250 EX , EVERLAST I-MIG 205 , EVERLAST spool gun NOW have 2 EVERLAST POWER PLASMA 50 plasma cutter's , LINCOLN 175HD MIG WELDER , VICTOR TORCH SET and many more tools to many to list

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    Quote Originally Posted by coonass View Post
    Nope I had to pay its 30 freaking days only gimme a break I had a harbor freight tig that still runs and no problems hmph......
    Adam , i will make sure your pp256 will go out in 1-2 days
    will look at it early morning
    Oleg Gladshteyn
    Phone: 650 588 8082 / 877 755 WELD
    Cell: 415 613 6664 ONLY IF YOU REALLY NEED IT
    Email: oleg@everlastwelders.com
    Website www.everlastgenerators.com

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    what do you use it for tig or everything . i use seperate machines and have back ups so i know i wont be down at my machine shop and fabrication 4x4 stuff
    EVERLAST 250 EX , EVERLAST I-MIG 205 , EVERLAST spool gun NOW have 2 EVERLAST POWER PLASMA 50 plasma cutter's , LINCOLN 175HD MIG WELDER , VICTOR TORCH SET and many more tools to many to list

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    what do you use it for tig or everything . i use seperate machines and have back ups so i know i wont be down at my machine shop and fabrication 4x4 stuff


    I build twin turbo setups on diesels when I figure out how to post pics I have 7 builds I can post.
    And its mostly tig DC and AC on some alum. Parts very seldom I use the plasma but it does cut great when I use it on t4 and t6 flanges 1 inch thick
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    Millermatic mig
    Miller 300D
    Profax spoolgun
    16 ton pipe bender
    36" bending brake/shear/slip roll
    48" bead blast cabinet
    Victor oxy/acet cutting rig
    Dewalt 14" chop saw
    Metal fabricator bender

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    it sucks when you loose a machine . and have work
    EVERLAST 250 EX , EVERLAST I-MIG 205 , EVERLAST spool gun NOW have 2 EVERLAST POWER PLASMA 50 plasma cutter's , LINCOLN 175HD MIG WELDER , VICTOR TORCH SET and many more tools to many to list

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    It sure does I recieved a call from Alex assureing he was gonna get my 256 up anf going and shipped out asap I will let u know the turn around. Btw where and how can I post pics on here.
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    Profax spoolgun
    16 ton pipe bender
    36" bending brake/shear/slip roll
    48" bead blast cabinet
    Victor oxy/acet cutting rig
    Dewalt 14" chop saw
    Metal fabricator bender

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    Quote Originally Posted by coonass View Post
    when I figure out how to post pics I have 7 builds I can post.
    Use the reply with quote button at the bottom right of every post when you want to reply to another person's post like I did here.
    Here is a guide to post pics> Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm not an expert or an Everlast employee, I'm just a hobby welder sharing my experience and helping where I can.

    PP 256 (SOLD) : 2013 250EX : I-MIG 250P/w 20' Profax gun : Power Plasma 60/w p80 torch : Hobart Handler 135/w 12' .023" Profax gun : 3M Speedglas 9100XX

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoama585 View Post
    Use the reply with quote button at the bottom right of every post when you want to reply to another person's post like I did here.
    Here is a guide to post pics> Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks man it doesent work with that button for the pics maybe because im on my phone..
    PowerPro 256
    Millermatic mig
    Miller 300D
    Profax spoolgun
    16 ton pipe bender
    36" bending brake/shear/slip roll
    48" bead blast cabinet
    Victor oxy/acet cutting rig
    Dewalt 14" chop saw
    Metal fabricator bender

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    You know, it would be really great if Everlast opened an EAST COAST repair facility. **hint-hint**

    Also, and, not that I encourage anyone to open and try diagnosing problems with their own machine, but, is there any possibility of getting a set of schematics for these units? (Hope I got the punctuation right...) Nothing pulling as much current as these units do through a transistor will last forever.

    A set of PP 205 schematics would really do a person good after the warranty expires.

    I can repair almost anything with a good schematic.

    **Broadcast Engineer - Former Navy AE/AT**
    Last edited by inthefrey; 04-25-2012 at 12:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthefrey View Post
    You know, it would be really great if Everlast opened an EAST COAST repair facility. **hint-hint**

    Also, and, not that I encourage anyone to open and try diagnosing problems with their own machine, but, is there any possibility of getting a set of schematics for these units? (Hope I got the punctuation right...) Nothing pulling as much current as these units do through a transistor will last forever.

    A set of PP 205 schematics would really do a person good after the warranty expires.

    I can repair almost anything with a good schematic.

    **Broadcast Engineer - Former Navy AE/AT**

    very good idea maybe they will broaden out someday florida would be alot closer for me.
    PowerPro 256
    Millermatic mig
    Miller 300D
    Profax spoolgun
    16 ton pipe bender
    36" bending brake/shear/slip roll
    48" bead blast cabinet
    Victor oxy/acet cutting rig
    Dewalt 14" chop saw
    Metal fabricator bender

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    Got my welder back yesterday... Thanks Alex for the fast turnaround I really appreciate it.
    Hooked up my plug and ran it tig on AC and DC both welded great I will be testing plasma and stick with some 7018 later today. Again thanks Alex.
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    16 ton pipe bender
    36" bending brake/shear/slip roll
    48" bead blast cabinet
    Victor oxy/acet cutting rig
    Dewalt 14" chop saw
    Metal fabricator bender

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    Well I ran it on stick and used the plasma everything seems right does anyone know of a good mild steel rod for a pp256 I used 6010 burn like arc gouge rods and 6011 leave a hard to remove flux. Any suggestions?
    PowerPro 256
    Millermatic mig
    Miller 300D
    Profax spoolgun
    16 ton pipe bender
    36" bending brake/shear/slip roll
    48" bead blast cabinet
    Victor oxy/acet cutting rig
    Dewalt 14" chop saw
    Metal fabricator bender

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    7018 or 6013 is a good purpose rod i use a lot of 7018 at my shop since has a good penetration
    EVERLAST 250 EX , EVERLAST I-MIG 205 , EVERLAST spool gun NOW have 2 EVERLAST POWER PLASMA 50 plasma cutter's , LINCOLN 175HD MIG WELDER , VICTOR TORCH SET and many more tools to many to list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
    7018 or 6013 is a good purpose rod i use a lot of 7018 at my shop since has a good penetration
    I havent tried the 6013 but 7018 weld so smooth I laid the electrode holder down and it laid out the straight est bead uve ever seen I will give those a try thanks....
    PowerPro 256
    Millermatic mig
    Miller 300D
    Profax spoolgun
    16 ton pipe bender
    36" bending brake/shear/slip roll
    48" bead blast cabinet
    Victor oxy/acet cutting rig
    Dewalt 14" chop saw
    Metal fabricator bender

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