As much as usenet is a lot of Questions with good replies and off topic Posts i need to take a moment to give Kudos to a manufacturer that exceeded any expectation i ever had in terms of a response.
I own a Miller Synchrowave 200. I made the choice based in part on availabiltily and in part on price compared to an inverter of similar capacities and based on input from here and experiences welding.
I bought a first generation Synchrowave 200 having originally planned on getting the 180SD
I've had to move the machine around a significant amount and frequently pack up the cables in their hangers to avoid them getting damaged.
I realized in the process that the cable hangers are either too small or a third is required to effectively handle the stinger the TIG torch and the Ground clamp. (the pedal had its own hanger already)
Since i was extremely happy with the overall performance of the machine but felt that a tiny improvement using a trivial amount of sheet metal would significantly help improve their product, I send them that as feedback.
The most stunning part is that within 24 hours of me sending my feedback (With automated reply) Someone not only Looked at my reply but forwarded it to the right group AND I had a Personal reply from the Miller Commercial TIG product manager to my positive feedback.
With Support like that i actually feel bad having bought a Lincoln MIG machine at a sellout price because the extra few hundred i would have paid for the comparable Miller seem well worth the support level that i now see Miller provides.
Just wanted to share a VERY positive vendor experience
Brent Ottawa Canada