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Old 03-04-2005, 11:29 PM
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Once again JT hit it dead center (hmmm, a velvet painting of Elvis, if I could only find an original). It's your nickel and it all boils down to what's going to make 'you' happy, practicality be damned. Just my .02.
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:30 PM
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...... Like I said, the SA may be a bit better in the most experienced hands but you wont notice it, it wont be night and day......If you put them where you couldnt see them I doubt you could tell them apart.
That's what I was wondering about.........They say the SA200 makes "The Perfect Arc". The only reference point I have is when I switch my machine from AC to DC....and it's a pretty big difference ! I was thinking that I would see just as much a difference going from DC on a "buzz-box" to a genuine SA200. And I don't know where the 3600 R.P.M. machines (Bobcat, Ranger, Trailblazer......) figure in on this.
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Old 03-05-2005, 12:23 AM
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Marko,
There is a SA-200 on ebay, but it is in Conn.
If you are still considering the Ranger 250, you could take the next step and get the 305. Then you would have digital meters. If you want your ranger to act like a generator machine, set arc force to -4. If you want it to act like a Miller diesel, set it to +4
You could also look at the Vantage300.
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Old 03-05-2005, 12:40 AM
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Oh and by the way John T., that was one hell of a good post.
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Old 03-05-2005, 02:02 AM
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Mikey....I could be wrong, but I think a Stickmate and a Thunderbolt are very close to being "The Same Machine" !.......(at least, they look the same).....
Ain't that what i said? I's what I meant to say anywho.......
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Old 03-05-2005, 06:31 AM
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THANKS JOHN ! You're exactly right ! That's how I feel. I DO want one.....I know I don't NEED one, but there's something about one of them Lincoln generators that just makes me feel like "I want one". Maybe it's the thought of having that "Perfect, Pure D.C. Arc", maybe it's the opinions I've read that have praised the machine as "The Best Welding Machine Ever Built",.....Lot's of things !
Sberry is absolutly right also....a 3600 R.P.M'r would be much more "practical" (there's that damn word again).... for what I would use it for.......but then, I'd (presumably) be giving up that "perfect, no-ripple arc" right off the bat.
And of course Arcdawg probably sumed it up best: "If he DOES get one, It'll have more coats of wax on it than hours"

I might end up with a 3600 R.P.M'r.....I've got an open mind......BUT....If I do end up with a Pipeliner, I'll just have to invoke the old saying: "If I had to explain, you wouldn't understand anyway"
WOW Thats the best ive ever heard or read, Tim Allen would be proud of that speace,,But you hit it on ALL Heads,,,,,,And thats what makes the world all about!!!!!!!!!!! you are a good letter riter and typrst, that would have taken mr 6 hrs,,,,,KEEP Up The Great riting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and I enjoy it,as do alot ,Thanks,Jack
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:17 AM
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Marko,
There is a SA-200 on ebay, but it is in Conn.
If you are still considering the Ranger 250, you could take the next step and get the 305. Then you would have digital meters. If you want your ranger to act like a generator machine, set arc force to -4. If you want it to act like a Miller diesel, set it to +4
You could also look at the Vantage300.
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Thanks Jeff ! The info. about that "arc-force" control...I printed it out.

Connecticut would be a little bit of a "ride" for me, so I think I'll pass on that one.

The Vantage 300 ?.......Maybe you mean a Commander 300 (?)......at any rate, That machine is not what I have in mind......If I get something that heavy, It'll be a generator machine.....If not, then It'll be a Ranger or Trailblazer.

Thanks again !.....Marko.
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:37 AM
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Marko,
The Vantage 300 is new, didn't make it into the 2005 catalogue.
It's a 1800 rpm small diesel tthat I think they made to compete with Miller's Pro 300. It is on their website. I haven't heard of anyone who has bought one.
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:43 AM
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Marko,
The Vantage 300 is new, didn't make it into the 2005 catalogue.
It's a 1800 rpm small diesel tthat I think they made to compete with Miller's Pro 300. It is on their website. I haven't heard of anyone who has bought one.
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Oh !....OK.....I'll take a look ! Thanks !
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:58 AM
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Oh !....OK.....I'll take a look ! Thanks !
OK, I looked....still not what I want. Thanks again !
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