Linde TIG?

I have an opportunity to buy an older Linde HF-250 ac/dc tig/stick
welder with built-in high frequency for $500. It has the argon cylinder,
collets, cups, tungsten, foot pedal and roller cart.
It seems to be in good working order. Is there anything I should be wary of?
TIA
Jay Cups
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JayCups
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3 phase? Even if it is single phase, the power draw on the older transformer units can be pretty nasty for residential installation. Who owns the cylinder? Many times the cylinder is not refillable. I'm not extpert on that model but check out the HF section, does ti work and can you get parts?
JayCups wrote:
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RoyJ
Compare the looks to Miller Dialarc 250 HF.
Be wary of nonworking welders.
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Ignoramus18738
Sounds like a good deal to me if it really is in good working order. The nomenclature suggests that it might be a rebadged Miller DialArc 250HF. If it is, that is a very capable machine. I would not trade mine for any other before spending a fair bit of time with the replacement candidate. A guy who made his living as a weldor once told me that the guys in the shop hated it when the boss replaced the DialArc's with Synchrowaves. Before the replacement they could weld ally tanks leak-free nearly every time, after the replacement they had to do a lot more rework. Not knocking Synchrowave here, merely recounting an anecdote.
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Don Foreman
Thats a Miller Dialarc 250-HF (or is very very likely to be) and is a strong, well made and dependable machine.
Also badged as a Bumblebee. The Linde is likely to be painted green and white, the Miller, blue and the Bumblebee is Orange and white, but they all have the same guts/face/controls.
Thats the average price..maybe a bit in your favor. It does have a cooler?
Gunner
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