View Full Version : Older Machine for Home Shop Use
11-21-2011, 11:10 AM
I am in the process of making the final decision on a machine for my home shop and would like to solicit feedback regarding the PRO's and CON's of owning an older machine. I'm presently looking at a LINCOLN TIG 300 which I can pick up locally (with tons of extras) for fairly cheap. Any opinions would be much appreciated.
11-21-2011, 06:49 PM
You cant kill those old lincoln tig welders, they are very good machines that weld very well. The downfall of them is the primary amperage draw and the size. Be sure it is a single phase machine if your using it at home.
11-21-2011, 07:53 PM
How much is cheap?
Do you have more than 50 amps available to run it? That would be bare minimum. It runs a lot better on around 100 @ 230 VAC. Weighs about 900# too. Great machine for what you want it for & very dependable.
All the Lincoln Idealarc TIG 300/300 machines are single phase. They have a very nice arc, especially on aluminum for a transformer machine IMHO.
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