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02-02-2010, 08:46 PM
The company I work for bought an AirCo DIP-PAK 200 at auction about 18 months ago.
I saw it outside in the snow today, out in the yard at work. I asked about it, they said our welding guy hooked it up and it worked, but he didn't like it. I brought it in, wraped it in plastic and shrink wrap to try and stop it from going to total waste.
Anyone know where I could get a manual for this?
Anyone tell me anything about it?
Think I should ask if I could buy it off of them?
I'm not to electronically inclined. I have a small flux-core and a tig, but no mig. You guys think I should try to grab it?
02-03-2010, 12:00 AM
The machine was built in the 1970s. No parts or support exist any more.
If you dig around the WWW you may find a diagram although there is really little need for one.
If you cah get it for 10 bucks it's worth playing with.
02-03-2010, 01:20 AM
I have the same welder with a profax spool gun and it is a quality machine. You can still get all the parts you may need for it. An ESAB dealer will be able to help you with parts.
02-03-2010, 09:39 PM
ESAB may be able to supply you with an owner/operators manual also. I acquired a manual from them for my Airco Dip/Stick 160. These are good machines and have lasted a long time and were built back when things were made out of "real" materials. We have two Airco Dip/Stick 160 machines in the shop where I work (one of them my former machine). Both are set up with Profax guns, one has had the contactor replaced with a contactor from Miller, and they both see regular use each and every day. They can be repaired although maybe not with original parts. I would try and get it. Good luck!
02-11-2010, 09:41 AM
This Airco was the first machine I used back in the day. It is totally worth keeping. As I remember the roll feed is really fine and is real heavy duty. It is also handy because you can set up the welder and run the feeder ( which is separate as I recall) within a large area with long enough cables. Made the smoothest welds- set up with a Tweco air cooled gun. Mine was 3 phase and had one heck of a duty cycle. Ran all day with no problems. Definitely a fine machine. I would give my eye teeth to use one again. How's about posting some pics. so we can all drool. :D Neuro
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