a couple of years ago I purchased this machine. shortly after this I got sick and have spent a lot of time since than unable to continue my usual routine. because of this my 256s has set in my shop. I used the plasma cutter once or twice but never learned to use the tig or any other processes. it is essentially a new machine. I am therefore going to sell my welder as much as I hate to. I plan to make a good deal for some one. I have an Everlast water cooler, cart and other items to go with. if interested let me know and I will compile a complete list of items and a more accurate price, the price for all will be right.