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Thread: Everlast 250EX vs 210EXT

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    Default Everlast 250EX vs 210EXT

    What are the pros and cons on these two machines ? If you were purchasing a new unit would buy a 210ext or 250ex ?
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    I too would like to know that because i have had the 250 ex for awhile and i am thinking about selling it to get the 210 ,have been happy with the performance of the 250 but i am getting to doin alot more aluminum work now and would the features of the 210 just wish it had a little more amps like 250.

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    I have the 250EX. I don't think I could rationalize the idea of swapping out a 250EX for a 210ext. Except for the goodies that the more recent 210ext might have, I wouldn't trade a equally capable machine that puts out more amperage.

    Make sure that you get a machine that fits your needs, your future needs, and the flexibility that you desire. Sure, the machine might do wonderful things like slice bread and butter it at the same time.

    Boys, these are tools, not toys. These are designed to do a job. Don't let your emotions make decisions for you!

    They are both mean, lean, green machines.
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    your right about them bein tools for sure and the 250 ex is a good machine and im,in it to make money ,so of jobs i am doing the 210 and the adjustments it has on it would make things a little easier,but the 250 is capable of doing it,just like some the features on the 210.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnson697 View Post
    your right about them bein tools for sure and the 250 ex is a good machine and im,in it to make money ,so of jobs i am doing the 210 and the adjustments it has on it would make things a little easier,but the 250 is capable of doing it,just like some the features on the 210.
    Which features make you want the 210 over the 250 ? I'm not a professional welder, I'm just curious.
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    the way you can shape the arc in ac.i use a aerowave miller at work and you can adjust both the positive and negative side of the arc and can really fine tune the arc get some fine aluminum welds with it and from what i am reading on the 210 you can do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly1944 View Post
    I have the 250EX. I don't think I could rationalize the idea of swapping out a 250EX for a 210ext. Except for the goodies that the more recent 210ext might have, I wouldn't trade a equally capable machine that puts out more amperage.

    Make sure that you get a machine that fits your needs, your future needs, and the flexibility that you desire. Sure, the machine might do wonderful things like slice bread and butter it at the same time.

    Boys, these are tools, not toys. These are designed to do a job. Don't let your emotions make decisions for you!

    They are both mean, lean, green machines.
    You got that right,,cannot imagine trading down in amps and having to work through a touch screen to make adjustments, when everything on the 250EX is in plain view on the dials,,,the 250Ex is a hard machine to beat in both performance , useabliltiy, and price,,I like mine and won't be replacing it that's for sure..
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    You got that right,,cannot imagine trading down in amps and having to work through a touch screen to make adjustments, when everything on the 250EX is in plain view on the dials,,,the 250Ex is a hard machine to beat in both performance , useabliltiy, and price,,I like mine and won't be replacing it that's for sure..
    neither can i and i have owned more and less powerful blue machines. the 250 ex delivers the amps that were missing from my dynasty 200. can't fathom why you would go backwards. i'll take the amps any day most of the rest is fluff.

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    here's a pic of my trailblazer setup with HF box.Click image for larger version. 

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    i bought the ex for portability and easy setup for aluminum welding. check the setup for my trailblazer and i still only get 225 amps out of it. i keep the hi freq around just in case. if the ex can't handle it i pull out the spool gun and a plumber's torch. it's no accident that miller is coming out with a 280 dynasty. people have been waiting over a year for it's release, the only reason they are coming out with it is they know they are losing sales.

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    here's a shot of the ex in action on a boat i have been doing quite a bit of work on. in this case new grip rails.

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    when the material gets real thick and the tig is too slow; time for the spool gun.

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    man, that last picture is a product seller; oleg needs to kick me a ball cap or something. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdcmiami View Post
    neither can i and i have owned more and less powerful blue machines. the 250 ex delivers the amps that were missing from my dynasty 200. can't fathom why you would go backwards. i'll take the amps any day most of the rest is fluff.
    not that i want to loose that amps if you read my first response on this thread just like the adjustments the 210 has.but i like my 250ex ,has made me some good money more than paid for itself.never have topped the machine out on duty cycle .

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    Sure some of these machines are capable of saving settings for several applications. It might be old school, but if I find a sweet spot, for an application, I write it down in a little notebook and keep it with the welder. Gee what happens when the digital memory on the higher tech welder heads south. Oops!

    Just remember guys, I'm not being sexist, but computers are female. I'm sure you ladies out there can say the same about us guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnson697 View Post
    ... adjust both the positive and negative side of the arc ...
    I don't believe that the 210EXT offers this feature. Sounds like you are confusing the 250EXT with the 210EXT.

    Also check out the difference in rated duty cycle of the 210EXT (210amps @ 40% duty cycle) compared to 250amps @ 60% duty cycle for the 250EX. They are not in the same ballpark.
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    It does offer the control over the AC balance, which adjusts the positive and negative sides of the arc. It does not offer amplitude control, however.
    It also has wave form, which none of our other machines have, as well as the advanced pulse for welding aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by performance View Post
    It does offer the control over the AC balance, which adjusts the positive and negative sides of the arc. It does not offer amplitude control, however.
    It also has wave form, which none of our other machines have, as well as the advanced pulse for welding aluminum.
    Which is what i am looking for,for those of you who have never used something like this you can make sweeeet lookin aluminum welds with these options.

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    Not that i cant lay a good bead with the 250 ex as i have pics on here of some aluminum boxes i do , but i can lay an even better bead with a machine like the 210 ,but yes i would luv it if had the additional amps.

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    Sounds like you have a valid reason to get the 210ext.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnson697 View Post
    the way you can shape the arc in ac.i use a aerowave miller at work and you can adjust both the positive and negative side of the arc and can really fine tune the arc get some fine aluminum welds with it and from what i am reading on the 210 you can do the same.
    The 210EXT doesn't have the asymmetric AC output like the Aerowave, only the 250EXT has that feature.
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    The number one question is, will the 210EXT hold a sharp tungsten (red) at high amperage and not get dingle berries on AC? The 250EX will do this only after the AC balance potentiometer has been replaced with a 1 meg pot, or that's what it took on the two 250EX's I have. I would put my 250EX up against any high end tig welder!

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    How did you determine the change of the 1 meg pot would help the tungsten?I dont understand electronics this way at all and would like to learn stuff like this to understand how things like this work and do my own mods without harming the machine.

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