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Old 08-16-2019, 06:29 PM
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Question Lincoln TIG 175 and TIG 300/300: what are they worth?

Lincoln TIG 175 and TIG 300/300: what are they worth?

These are being auctioned tomorrow locally. I "sort of" need something for aluminum use at the shop. Nothing thicker than 3/16, maybe 1/4" on occasion. Both are from a reputable (according to the auction house) seller and should work... Neither has a regulator. Both are single-phase, the 175 being 230v and the 300 being selectable from 208/230/460.

The 175 is complete with pedal. Thin on "features" it would probably do what I need it to do. What would be your "can't leave without it" price? I'm feeling no more than $300...

The 300 does not have a pedal, I'm assuming a standard Lincoln 6-pin, going rate from $100-$200ish. It does have a "built-in" torch cooler but no torch. This is one heavy bitch! I'm guessing 500lbs? What would be your "can't leave without it" price? I'm feeling no more than $250ish, mainly because of its mass...
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:51 PM
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Auctions depend on who shows.

But $500-700 is a fair price for the 175.
$1000-1200 is fair for the 300.

They are single phase so they aren't going to linger like a 3 phase machine will.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:12 PM
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Assuming someone "needs" an AC TIG, figure $750 for either one.

Figure $500 min for the 175 being you can not buy one for less at HF.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:45 PM
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I paid 750 for my 175 last year. It came available to me, and picked it up. It is transformer based(I think), so I am confident that it will still be working 30 years from now. I would have liked to get a newer inverter based welder, but I don’t use it enough to feel it will pay for itself and do not think the electronics will last 30 years.

The 300 will be a great deal at $500, still good at 1200, if you have a need for it.


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Old 08-17-2019, 06:25 PM
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I'll post auction results and other details under my post in "Buying and Selling" (members only).
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