> small machines is the Miller Maxstar 200STR.
> For $1650, it really can't be beat.
> If you need really small the Maxstar 150s are good, but limited to
> 3/32" electrodes for 110 volt input.
> On 220 volt input you can just run 1/8" rods.
> We had one for 1 week at school before we traded up to the 200 STR. >
> In article , rvb
> > >
> > >>
> > >>How old is the 50 amp breaker? The Dialarc has a huge startup surg e
> > >>normally..and if the breaker is old..it may be tripping below the 50 > > >>amps.
> > >>Replace with a 60 amp.
> > >>Also, remove the cover of the welder and check for any of the big cop per
> > >>straps running hither and yon in the machine touching any of the fram e.
> > >>Ive seen that on two machines so far..both Dialarcs.
> > >>Facing the machine, check the left hand side for burned straps. Both
> > >>were there
> > >>Gunner
> > >I took it to the Miller fix-it place and they told me I was duped.
> > >That it was missing half the parts it was supposed to have and they
> > >weren't going to even touch it.
> > >They said I'd be better off buying another one with the price it would
> > >cost to fix it. So, I guess it's to someone who needs one really ba d
> > >or to the scrap heap with it.
> > >:(
> > Oh and I forgot to mention that I did replace it with a 60-amp it was
> > still blowing the breaker albeit rarely. One other thing the guy
> > mentioned is that it had some new fangled poteniometer. The original
> > one was a clay model. For what it's worth.
> > Maybe it's time to just go buy a stinking thunderbolt or one of those
> > Maxstar 150s models.
> > --
> > As Iron Sharpens Iron,
> > So One Man Sharpens Another.
> > Proverbs 27:17
much TIG at all and thought you needed HF for use with a foot pedal or
your had to scratch start like with Stick. Not true?