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    Syncrowave 200

    Anyone here running one of these things?
    Found a good deal on a 4 month old one.
    Went yesterday and looked at a 250, but it was beat up pretty bad plus I didn't realize the power draw on it.
    John

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    Re: Syncrowave 200

    I've got a Sync 200. Is there a question you'd like answered or are we taking a poll?


    Define "good deal"? As far as power draw, all the transformer machines are power hungry, but at 1/2 or less the cost new of an inverter machine of the same power, they are often worth it for the small time user.
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    Re: Syncrowave 200

    The shop wants 1700.00 for the 200, but the guy that works there said I could come back and talk to the owner on Monday, he might go less.
    The 250 had been used in a factory for repairs in a caustic environment and had a lot of rust and corrosion, so I passed it up.
    John

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    Re: Syncrowave 200

    New you can find the Syncrowave 200 for about $2K without the wheel kit.

    http://store.cyberweld.com/miactigwesys.html
    http://www.brweldingsupplies.com/sho...der-907308.cfm

    Earlier this year I was seeing the same units for about $100 less, but I can't find the links right now. $1700 isn't what I'd call a "great" deal, more like next to new. I've seen low hour units go for $1300 this spring on CL. Thats a "good" deal, and older moderately used ones listed for $1100.

    Unless the unit comes with decent accessories, cylinder, water cooled torch, etc. I'd probably pass and just go new myself.

    The 200 is a nice starter unit, but it's a bit light on power if you want to do heavier alum, say 1/4" to 3/8". I can do 1/4" on mine with some preheat, but wished I'd ponied up the extra cash for a 250 sometimes to have the extra amps on alum. On 1/8" - 3/16" it does a nice job, but the water cooled torch would be a nice addition especially if I was going to use it commercially.
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    Re: Syncrowave 200

    Quote Originally Posted by DSW View Post
    New you can find the Syncrowave 200 for about $2K without the wheel kit.

    http://store.cyberweld.com/miactigwesys.html
    http://www.brweldingsupplies.com/sho...der-907308.cfm

    Earlier this year I was seeing the same units for about $100 less, but I can't find the links right now. $1700 isn't what I'd call a "great" deal, more like next to new. I've seen low hour units go for $1300 this spring on CL. Thats a "good" deal, and older moderately used ones listed for $1100.

    Unless the unit comes with decent accessories, cylinder, water cooled torch, etc. I'd probably pass and just go new myself.

    The 200 is a nice starter unit, but it's a bit light on power if you want to do heavier alum, say 1/4" to 3/8". I can do 1/4" on mine with some preheat, but wished I'd ponied up the extra cash for a 250 sometimes to have the extra amps on alum. On 1/8" - 3/16" it does a nice job, but the water cooled torch would be a nice addition especially if I was going to use it commercially.
    ^ What he said. I bought one and it's a good unit to start with.

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    Re: Syncrowave 200

    Found a new Sync 200 machine with the wheel kit at a local welding shop for $2099.00, going to go that route in less I find something else in the mean time.
    Sale is through August 31 so I can look for awhile longer.
    Thanks for all the help.
    John

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