Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?
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    Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?

    Hey guys ran across this today let me know what you think looks like it's been through the ringer.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3085415612364/

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    Re: Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?

    The cst 280 is a proven machine. Very nice robust welder.
    Be aware, it’s only a few 280 amp machine while being used on 3 phase power. In single phase power, it’s only a 200 amp machine. If your considering a
    new one and only have single phase power, your better off buying a 210 max star.
    Jason
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    Re: Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?

    That’s interesting....my Dynasty runs single phase 280A all day long. I thought they were basically the same machine with different features...guess I must’ve been mistaken.


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    Re: Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by snoeproe View Post
    The cst 280 is a proven machine. Very nice robust welder.
    Be aware, it’s only a few 280 amp machine while being used on 3 phase power. In single phase power, it’s only a 200 amp machine. If your considering a
    new one and only have single phase power, your better off buying a 210 max star.
    Good catch i didn't realize 200 amp cap on single phase. Gonna pass on this.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?

    We have the CST 280 since they came out . Many prefer to use that over the XMT 304. Used daily for pipe welding on 3 phase and single phase power.

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    Re: Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?

    I’ve ran the cst 280 on 3 phase power. Structural welding. Very nice arc.
    Jason
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    Re: Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cacatunda View Post
    Good catch i didn't realize 200 amp cap on single phase. Gonna pass on this.
    Thanks!
    i burn the hell outa 5/32 7018 w/ mine around 150 amps. what more you figure your gonna need outa it. id only be skeptical of it only that it worked properly/nothin wrong w/ it. i paid 2g for mine (bare) 10 yrs ago, 6 bills is less than third cost
    Last edited by 123weld; 08-13-2019 at 03:43 PM.

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    Re: Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?

    There nice, 600 bucks is fair if it works and good condition,

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    Re: Miller cst 280...$600 good buy?

    You bet. If you're a serious 6010-11/7018 stick welder, it's a good buy. Industrial job site machine, built like a tank. We ran them nonstop 12 hours a day in welding school. I'd love to have one.
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