Maxstar 150 ST , thinking of buying one but..

Ive been reading good things about the maxstar 150 on the net but
before I dig into my wallet to buy one I really need to know a few
crucial things.
Mainly will this burn 6011 rod ok? i heard it had problems with 6010. I
dont need to use 6010 for anything. 6011 is the rod i use all the time
and it must be happy using 6011.
Second. Will it work ok with 308L or 316 stainless electrodes?
bob, the happy hobby welder.
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bob
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The Maxstar 150 has no problem with any electrode. 6010 is the toughest electrode for any small machine to burn, because it requires very high Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) to run smooth.
Miller's inverters are the only small inverters that promise 6010 compatibility.
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Ernie Leimkuhler
I don't know about the Maxstar 150, but I have a 140. I could not run 6010 rod with it at all. 7018 was fine. Gary
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garyh82012
The Maxstar 140 and 150 are 2 completely different machines. The 140 was actually a Fronius made inverter from Austria.
The 150 is made in Appleton, Wisconsin. If you CAN'T run 1/8" 6010 and 7018 from a Maxstar 150 while running from a 110 v 20 circuit, Miller will refund your money in full.
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Ernie Leimkuhler
I have burned mucho 1/8 6010 on my Maxstar150. It will do it on 120V, but 240V actually gives a usable duty cycle. Burns quite well. 3/32 is quite usable on 120V.
Ernie Leimkuhler wrote:
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enl_public
That's odd. I've run 1/8" 6010 with my Maxstar 140 at about 100 amps on 220 with no problems.
But my all time fave is 1/8" 7018 with the machine cranked up to just below maximum output.
It's like a teflon zipper.
V
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Vernon
well thanks for the input I quess I had some bad information. Now I need to decide if i want to buy a used powcon 300 st or a new maxstar 150 st. thanks bob
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bob
well thanks for the input I quess I had some bad information. Now I need to decide if i want to buy a used powcon 300 st or a new maxstar 150 st. thanks bob
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bob

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