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    Default Got my new power arc 300 today

    one heavy welder , cant wait to run some heavy welding beads with it .Click image for larger version. 

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    Very nice. What kind of welding do you do that you need such a hefty welder for. Or did you just want it for all those setting it has. I think it would be good if they started putting them on the powerarc 200 also.
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    for welding thick stuff like 1 inch or thicker and hard facing bucket blades and back hoes we have a lot of farm equipment were i live mostly hay fields so needed a heavy duty welder
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    The PowerArc 200 works well without them. The have them, but they are automatically controlled. I have been welding with the PowerARC 300, and it is a good welder, but not any better than the 200 with the automatic feature. It does offer a little hotter start, but as far as the arc force control, the 200 is spot on what you need...with no need to fine tune. Having manual control of a feature doesn't "automatically" makeit better.

    As far as heavy duty: most welding is done under 200 amps as it is, even commercially, and the PA 200 is more than able to keep up.

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    200 is not enough . i have used 1/4 rod that has to have about 320 to 400 amps . to me when i buy a welder why not buy the biggest if only a few bucks more . I dont like automatic things would rather tune it were i want it .
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    Oh yeah! 300 amps of pure power! Does it get any better? It'a sort of like horsepower..... Can you ever have too much....never!
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    heres a some rods i use some rod need a lot of amps .https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...CixRviNpsLt6YQ Remember i own a machine shop and have to weld some real strange stuff some times . wanted a machine i could use 1/4 or larger rod . oh got a killer deal on a diesel generator today . found a 25 kw diesel generator . that should be enough to run my welders lol
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    How much does the PowerArc300 weigh? My PowerArc 200 throws you off because it looks light but's fairly heavy (not to heavy to lug around), but you can tell its not a light duty welder.
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    around 50 pounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanMurphy265 View Post
    How much does the PowerArc300 weigh? My PowerArc 200 throws you off because it looks light but's fairly heavy (not to heavy to lug around), but you can tell its not a light duty welder.
    Specs say 50 pounds. Sounds pretty light to me, but I still think of transformers, where even the smallest Miller Thunderbolt is 85 pounds.
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    It isn't light 50 lbs MIGHT be a little light for it. It tugs on the arm pretty good when you pick it up. Would bet it is close to the PowerTigs in weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
    heres a some rods i use some rod need a lot of amps . Remember i own a machine shop and have to weld some real strange stuff some times . wanted a machine i could use 1/4 or larger rod . oh got a killer deal on a diesel generator today . found a 25 kw diesel generator . that should be enough to run my welders lol
    Yeah, saw your other thread, Rod. That was a great deal on that generator for 200 bucks. Quite a steal. Once you get into the 1/4" rods you can definitely appreciate the additional amps. Was reading about the jetweld 1/4" rods. mooooore pooooowwwwwer .... LOL
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