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Old 03-05-2006, 08:35 PM
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Does anyone have experience with the Multimaster 260. If so what did you think?

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Old 03-05-2006, 08:45 PM
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Where oh where is Scotty????
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:10 PM
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I have a little time on it.
It's a good machine, but I guess it depends what you want to
do with it. The one I used did not have the inductance control
option, which can change the way the machine welds.
It's a Chopper/ (Esab calls it super switch) machine so
it can do some nice things. The arc is really pretty nice
but somewhat narrow to dial in. It's pretty close to a
inverter type arc. Kind of crisp. The closest machine
that I welded with in arc type, is the Lincoln powermig
255. It will cost big bucks to make it match up with a Lincoln
powermig 350 and even then it still does not quite match
up as far as features. I still prefer the 250 standard migmaster
for it's short-arc on MS. Most of the Esab reps. do too.
They know how to weld too.


One last thing about the 250 migmaster. I was looking at one at Airgas
that had some problem. I did not ask what it was, but the cover was off,
so I looked around. The circuit board of the thing is the size of a credit
card. The SP175 plus I have, has a board about 15 times that size.
Same with the little Miller migs. Less is more sometimes!!!

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Old 03-05-2006, 09:41 PM
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I wonder how much the inductance control would change it, it is only like $45.00. I like the 260 because you can add stuff to it as you need it. Plus the the 4 roller wire feeder looks good too, more like a industrial wire feeder.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:26 PM
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I wonder how much the inductance control would change it, it is only like $45.00. I like the 260 because you can add stuff to it as you need it. Plus the the 4 roller wire feeder looks good too, more like a industrial wire feeder.
The inductance on my MM 350P is real sweet, I would spend the money, but then again on a Miller it is standard... :evil:

How much coin for one of these yellow boxes?
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:32 PM
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The one I saw on the net was a little less than $2500.00
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The one I saw on the net was a little less than $2500.00
Well you could pick up a MM350P for ~$3200.... :evil:
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:38 PM
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Ya that is about double what I originaly wanted to spend. The $2500 is about my limit. I wish they had a CV machine with the adjustable inductance and the digital meters, I really don't need the multi process. The Esab Migmaster 250 doesn't come with digital read outs standard and even then its not for the wire speed. Not that I really need them but if your spending that much money I think they ought to be standard.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:21 AM
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The 260 comes with meters that do read WFS/amp/volts

They use to be under $2,000.00 a while back.
I just bet you could do better then $2,500.00
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:52 AM
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Yes I know the 260 does, but I was talking about the 250. It would be nice to get the 260 cheaper but I was seeing the 250 for $1900. I will ask a suppier around town tomorrow.

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