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Old 12-19-2018, 05:42 AM
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Does anyone have actual hands on with their machines? I am considering their 225EXT because I just cant justify the cost of a Dynasty for the pedal time I put in. I still have my Squarewave 275, but its such a monolith in the shop and is as barebones as you can get for features.
I see a lot of positive reviews on the various welding youtube channels, but take that with a grain of salt because I'm sure they are sponsored.
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:47 AM
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Can't speak to their involvement with him, but here is a guy I watch on youtube for some fab stuff reviewing them.

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This guy also does some reviewing.

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I missed you mentioned already doing the youtube thing... sorry.
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:54 PM
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Mine was an early model, it burst into flames, about 3 minutes after power up. The issues I had getting the problem resolved were astronomical, about 5-6 months later I got my money back.

I have no current knowledge on the current units.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:32 PM
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Most everyone I know with a NeverLast has long since gone to the more chinaesium brands due to the amount of dirt and dust the NeverLast they bought toasted out on them on the first time of any real use and could never get it fixed....

I know of two that are still in the same places to where they landed in their shop an one behind the other guys shop...…

Your prolly allot better off with an HF brand if you find one suitable to your needs
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:17 PM
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I got a 200SX tig machine that has caused no problems at all.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:26 AM
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I guess I should specify that I am referring to the 3in1 machines not stand alone machines
sorry I was not more clear on that earlier
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I am a fan of Lincoln, no issues with either of the machines I have had SQ 175 and SQ200. Maybe with exception of the electronics on the inverter machines everything supports USA fabrication and sales. If welding was my occupation Id be buying higher end Lincoln than what I have, the three year warranty is good too.

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Does anyone have actual hands on with their machines? I am considering their 225EXT because I just cant justify the cost of a Dynasty for the pedal time I put in. I still have my Squarewave 275, but its such a monolith in the shop and is as barebones as you can get for features.
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Not that I am advocating to buy the chinesiums, but hearing some feedback from the LWS that they are seeing a lot of DOA from the big red and blue suspects lately. One specific instance was a customer buying 11 of the same machines, and 4 of the 11 wouldn't power up.
I hope their slipping is not a long term trend.

For the hobby level guys, it seems the imports have finally gotten it together, and making reasonably priced, well featured machines, with common consumables. Were I in the market now vs when I originally was, I'm not sure where I'd be brand wise.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:37 PM
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For the hobby level guys, it seems the imports have finally gotten it together, and making reasonably priced, well featured machines, with common consumables. Were I in the market now vs when I originally was, I'm not sure where I'd be brand wise.
I agree. All the badmouthing won't ever change the fact that without the Chinese products, including the ones disguised as American, my shop would be pretty empty.
I don't mind buying a kit, if with a bit of dialing in the result is increasing my capabilities. Sometimes I build a tool that I could buy for 100 bucks just for the fun and the experience of doing it.
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Really some of the smaller migs/multi process China stuff is excellent. Just comparing them heads up to the older USA stuff... Half the money and about twice as good. I find the little Klutch units to be a extremely good power supply..I have one China made welding machine and it's a Klutch MP-140si.. Had a spool-gun for it already, so figured might as well put a package together with the Klutch cart I had.. I also had one klutch plasma cutter, and 4 of their welders.. Never lost one dime on any of them. Set up two friends with little auto body learning packages and traded a 220si multi process machine for my old Esab 160 caddie Mig I use to own.. So my machines are two USA Lincoln feeders, run off of my Japan Thermal-arc, Esab Caddie Mig 160i from Poland, Esab Caddie Tig 2200 AC/DC from Sweden, Thermal-arc PeeWee 85S from Japan, Thermal Dynamics 38XL from USA, and Thermal Dynamics 60i from Mexico.. I really don't really care where they are built, just make it reliable, and weld/cut excellent.. I have nothing against somebody building a better mouse trap, no matter where it's built.I just like the rest of the world to be able to get in the game too.. I am guessing India is coming on strong with all the new HF stuff out of there..

The latest Lincoln Mid range machine. sure looks like they have upped their game.. Powermig 260 is a quality unit. You look at it and you think inverter,,but it's all old school transformer in the power supply part..(Heavy)
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