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    For Small parts, the $49 Harbor Freight Powder...

    For Small parts, the $49 Harbor Freight Powder Coat gun, and old toaster oven (Do not use the Mrs' Ktchen oven, you will not survive the experience).
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    Good Choice, I have the pp256, very similar to...

    Good Choice, I have the pp256, very similar to the 250 with less duty cycle. Been looking at building a water cooler, but gave up, and will just order the 300. Can't beat it for the price.
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    Poll: True. I build/Modify trailers and trailer...

    True. I build/Modify trailers and trailer hitches and accessories with MIG, but for the critical weld points, like the tongue mounting and axle mouting points, I like to TIG them. Cannot be too...
  4. Sticky: Yeah, adding another 20 lbs of wire for a (could...

    Yeah, adding another 20 lbs of wire for a (could be) portable unit doesn't make to much sense.
  5. Sticky: Wow, I thought that was a mis-print on the spool...

    Wow, I thought that was a mis-print on the spool size (12lb vs 12"). The machine did not look that big. I use the max in my mig of copper coated steel at 8", and use the spoolgun for the oddball...
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    Amazon is up front cheaper, especially...

    Amazon is up front cheaper, especially considering the Prime Free Shipping and 60day? no questions asked return philosopy.

    Everlast Direct will give you an exchange repair warranty, vs a fix only...
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    I went through the same decision process. I...

    I went through the same decision process. I really liked the digital welders, but I needed a pilot arc plasma to replace my MOSFET cheapo, and the 255EXT was way out of my budget. When I bought...
  8. For what it's worth, you should consider if you...

    For what it's worth, you should consider if you will be frequently welding thick Aluminum (> 1/4"). I originally thought a 200amp unit would be ok, and per Jody's videos, I would plan on getting a...
  9. Thread: air suppy ?

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    Here is the link to the McMaster site and...

    Here is the link to the McMaster site and specific parts (I went with the barbed version, to accomodate various tubing diameter subtle differences. I bought two, one for the Power Pro, to switch...
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    I found a good source for three way ball valves,...

    I found a good source for three way ball valves, and the plastic one is compact, and rated to 125PSI. http://www.mcmaster.com/#three-way-ball-valves/=mmr3r2.

    Ordered one, and plan to plumb it in...
  11. I just got the PowerPro 256s combo, Tig Stick...

    I just got the PowerPro 256s combo, Tig Stick Plasma and love it. I needed a pilot arc plasma, and the added cost of the 256 over the 250EX was a no brainer. A lot of guys prefer separate units,...
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    Just got home with a 150CF tank of Argon, for...

    Just got home with a 150CF tank of Argon, for $229 out the door (Purshased Tank full) Refills are $30. There is a new Praxair here in Raleigh, and they are competitive, compared to the former...
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    Rambozo, the standard torch that comes with it is...

    Rambozo, the standard torch that comes with it is a WP-18 water cooled. I have large hands, so it actually feels ok.

    Update: the amptrol control that I reported was difficult to turn, appears...
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    The photo is of the extra torch that I ordered...

    The photo is of the extra torch that I ordered (Gas Cooled with Amptrol). There is also the water cooled torch that is supplied with the unit, I did not bother to photograph, but will if you would...
  15. IMHO, it is not the Everlast 200DX vs the Miller...

    IMHO, it is not the Everlast 200DX vs the Miller Dynasty. A more accurate comparison would be the Everlast 210EXT, which is also microprocessor based, and comparable waveform features. Also, still...
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    First of All, you need to determine if you need...

    First of All, you need to determine if you need AC for Aluminum or Magnesium Welding, then how thick is the material you will be routinely welding with.

    The MTS 200 and 250 are cool multifunction...
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    Thanks Oleg, for the 2013 PowerPro 256s

    Just got the new PP256s delivered. Had an earlier machine (210EXT) that came in from Amazon DOA, and Oleg stepped in to not only replace, but upgrade it to a 2013 model PP256s (actually same List...
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    I was quoted $365 for a 150CF tank out the door...

    I was quoted $365 for a 150CF tank out the door at Airgas in Raleigh, NC. The woman on the phone did not even know the refill price!

    They have a virtual monopoly around here, so the options are...
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    Wow, never thought about running a torch without...

    Wow, never thought about running a torch without the ceramic shield, but I would bet that is what it might look like. Kinda like Chernobyl, without the containment (Sorry Oleg).

    I think if the...
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    It is based on quantity not quality. I think 100...

    It is based on quantity not quality. I think 100 is the next clip level, so you are only 5 posts away.
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    I am in Raleigh, and have underground utilities...

    I am in Raleigh, and have underground utilities in my development, so we are less suceptable to the Big hits, as they usually hit the overhead lines, and are dissipated as they travel through the...
  22. I had a similar issue with my (other brand) 50amp...

    I had a similar issue with my (other brand) 50amp MOSFET PC. I noticed that air pressure was less of an issue than moisture content. you definitely need dry air, and if running from a smallish...
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    I did not know that Snails had noses!

    I did not know that Snails had noses!
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    I understand the desire to have a solution that...

    I understand the desire to have a solution that justifies owning the welder.

    how about drilling another hole in the mounting plate on the frame, through to the kickstand, then welding a stud to...
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    I had the same issue, but rather than welding the...

    I had the same issue, but rather than welding the aluminum kickstand to the chrome moly frame (brazing with silicon Bronze is the only method), I think a better solution is to weld a piece of square...
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