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    Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    It's a long shot but our shop was broken into friday night and 3 welders along with other misc it's stolen. I'm located near Columbus ohio. One of the welders stolen was a Miller 350 syncrowave. It's a shot in the dark but if anyone runs across a brand new ( less than one year) for way to cheap please give me a shout.
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    That sucks. I'll sticky this so it stays at the top for a bit. I hope you manage to recover at least one of the units.


    It might pay to use something like Searchtempest to keep an eye out on CL over a large area. They may not try to sell this local. Also they may wait for a few months before listing the machines if they are going to try and resell them, so I would keep looking for a while. Good luck.
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Millwright86

    Provide the machine's #'s - [less than one year old].
    If you don't have them - your LWS does . . .

    You may not know the thieves - but they know you, and
    they have been in your shop before . . .

    They were equipped with muscle - or with knowledge of
    your shop's machinery - to load the [heavy] stolen gear.

    For help: post pics & digits . . .


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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Quote Originally Posted by OPUS FERRO View Post
    Millwright86

    Provide the machine's #'s - [less than one year old].
    If you don't have them - your LWS does . . .





    Opus
    thats right, report numbesr to miller, they keep a hot list. if anyone contacts them w/ the seria;l numbers sking tech questions, it wil be listed as stolen. long shot like you say, but worth a try

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    They stole a 350? That is a lot of weight to steal!

    I agree, watch craigslist.
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    thats right, report numbesr to miller, they keep a hot list. if anyone contacts them w/ the seria;l numbers sking tech questions, it wil be listed as stolen. long shot like you say, but worth a try
    You beat me to it. The list stays for ever too. It can be a 10-15 year old machine and they will still contact the original owner.

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    They used our forklift to load them up. They had to of known the shop/layout because there are footprints straight to breaker box killing the power before cutting the power cord with a set of Side cuts out of someone's roll around. I'll get the seriel#'s and post them, i will also contact miller with the numbers. Thank you for the help I would of never thought of calling miller. An I'll try the searchtempest as well. Even if it's 2 years down the road if they contact miller it's reported stolen w/ the local pd so it might find its way home.
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright86 View Post
    They used our forklift to load them up. They had to of known the shop/layout because there are footprints straight to breaker box killing the power before cutting the power cord with a set of Side cuts out of someone's roll around. I'll get the seriel#'s and post them, i will also contact miller with the numbers. Thank you for the help I would of never thought of calling miller. An I'll try the searchtempest as well. Even if it's 2 years down the road if they contact miller it's reported stolen w/ the local pd so it might find its way home.
    just the way your taliking, i'm 90%+ sure, your looking at the theif every day at work. the guy(s) or did work for the company. its not as hard to spot the suspact as you think. in the early 90's, at my community college, the machine shop kept getting stuff missing from the shop. so what the clever teacher did was: during lectures, he'd walk around the big long table we all sat at, and start talking about the stuff missing every week. he would look at every one of us, studying our faces, as he described the theiving goin on.. this went on for 3 weeks plus. after this time, he asked one of the students to not come to the class, i doon't know the excuse he gave him for kicking him out, but the stealing stopped after the student left. its treally not that hard to spot a liar of thief if you think about it. this teacher talked about it immensely and watched for the guilty out of the bunch , and he picked him. no more theft happened after that.
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    X2 the thief is on your payroll or was.....................

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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    I agree with others.

    1. It's not going to be advertised locally.
    2 it's someone you know
    3. Report to Miller

    You didn't mention if you're insured or not but I I feel for you none the less.

    Best of luck.
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    If by chance I do find it for a good deal on craigslist would you mind if I buy it and you can have my older sw250?
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    What were the other two welders?

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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Yes, two other welders were stolen as well. A smaller lincoln mig, just purchased two months ago down in Texas on a job. Which they got a paperweight it was already burnt up, and a 252 millermatic that's a few years old. I have no doubt you all our right about it being an employee or at least ex employee. It's odd as well, because there is a lincoln squarewave 355 , right there, several miller maxstar 150s, and another 10 + other welders. They knew what they wanted that's for sure.....
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    That is shocking! Who wouldn't grab the maxstars if you are already stealing machines?
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Quote Originally Posted by VPT View Post
    That is shocking! Who wouldn't grab the maxstars if you are already stealing machines?
    ...and why *would* they take the burned up MIG?

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    They where looking for newer looking stuff. Not things that looked old and well used. I'm surprised that you did not have an alarm system in the building even if it is not a monitored.
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    i really think we should bring back public hangings for crap like this ...
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Quote Originally Posted by AFFENDE View Post
    i really think we should bring back public hangings for crap like this ...
    Or cut their hands off.
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Sorry to hear a bout the loss that's a real nasty thing taking someone's tools that they use for a living.
    I reside up in the southern mid Michigan area, I'll keep an eye out at the pawn shops around here. And I know most of them here in the mid Michigan area from buying tools and used welding equipment. So I'll let the owners know for you at all the shops I frequent. And I'm always on Craigslist daily so same there if I see anything. I'll send a private pm. Good chance they won't go up locally and most likely will be sold away from you. Like Fort Wayne, IN. Lansing, Mi you get my drift. Sorry to hear about the loss that's a real nasty thing taking someone's tools that they use for a living. I used the Miller 350 syncrowave all through college when I was going for my Welding & Fabrication degree and what a beautiful machine to have. And like its all ready been pointed out, "sounds like an inside job."
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    thank you vlad
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    It is really sad IF it is a employee that has a job . It's bad when crackheads do it for drug money . Stealing is bad but to steal from the hand that feeds you really sucks. I hope you catch the guy or guys.

    Any update ??? We need to keep this post to be seen daily, you never know if someone has info.

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    Im sorry for lack of response and updates. Been beyond busy and was build in a garage at my brother in laws. But as far as the welding machines go and the thieves neither have been found. Hopefully something turns up and thank you all for keeping an hear out and spreading the word, im truely grateful.
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Any news?
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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Post up machine serial numbers on here. Of the stolen equiptment. I normally do a google search of the serial number of the machines i am looking to buy used to see if someone posted them stolen maybe maybe even make a sticky post of stolen equiptment so people can post serials of equiptment there

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    Re: Stolen welders please keep an eye out

    Sorry to hear about your loss, I'd say a lesson in broken fingers is in order, anyway I several years ago from others misfortunes around here, invested in security, cameras and video, and if they steel the security system their still caught because today's modern tech sends pics to email so you still got um.
    Good luck! Hopefully it don't stop the work.
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