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    Looking for pricing on this item



    Whatís it worth? Are they problematic? Iím a strictly stick welder. Ive used mig but Iím more capable with stick. Can I maybe run hard facing wire with this unit?

    Bottom line is a guy owes me about a grand and is asking if Iíll take this in trade. It looks new inside. Said he barely used it didnít care for using his machine to run the mig unit and bought a 220 Miller unit.

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    Can you give more info? Model? Age? (mfg date in serial number) or just a picture of the data plate.
    Century buzzbox that I learned on 40+ years ago (was Dad's)
    Crappy Century 110volt mig 70 amp pigeon pooper.
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    Looks pretty new he is getting me pictures of the data plate and such as well as the face. He had showed it to me some time ago but I wasnít super interested in it. I usually donít do horse trading. I prefer cash money in most cases. Iím not against trading I just want to be sure itís worth at minimum the bill I have outstanding for him at the moment is all.


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    So itís an LN25 pro. It looks like is single drive though? Iím not sure how to tell


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    Re: Looking for pricing on this item

    maybe say that you want to use it, while u wait for your past due $. that way u got something and can use/test it all out, and he still owes u the $ , while u decide

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    Re: Looking for pricing on this item

    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    maybe say that you want to use it, while u wait for your past due $. that way u got something and can use/test it all out, and he still owes u the $ , while u decide
    Not a terrible idea that.


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    Re: Looking for pricing on this item

    Yeah, its worth it.

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    Using this type takes more there are no name plates whit settings.
    This type I used for over 30 years and had make the setting chart.
    It will be a pain

    If not done must mig welding you look for a machine with setting chart.

    Dave

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    Whatís it worth? Are they problematic? Iím a strictly stick welder. Ive used mig but Iím more capable with stick. Can I maybe run hard facing wire with this unit?

    Bottom line is a guy owes me about a grand and is asking if Iíll take this in trade. It looks new inside. Said he barely used it didnít care for using his machine to run the mig unit and bought a 220 Miller unit.

    Thankee in advance


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    I didn't understand any of that except it's a pain. Right about that

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    Re: Looking for pricing on this item

    Do you have a power source with CV output? If not, it'll never run right, unless running really heavy MIG.

    Going by prices over here, it's probably worth a grand at least though. If it all works fine and cleans up nicely, it should sell ok. But it needs to be worth MORE than $1k to make it worth your while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkul View Post
    Do you have a power source with CV output? If not, it'll never run right, unless running really heavy MIG.

    Going by prices over here, it's probably worth a grand at least though. If it all works fine and cleans up nicely, it should sell ok. But it needs to be worth MORE than $1k to make it worth your while.
    I run a 2019 Lincoln ranger 225 it actually has a setting for running a suit case welder, and exactly my thought. If I canít find a money saving/making use for it I need to get at least Whats owed to me out of it. If I can run hardfacing wire vertical with it then it will be well worth it I think. I still havenít looked into that much though lol


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    Re: Looking for pricing on this item

    What type of welding are you planning with MIG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joegreen02 View Post
    I run a 2019 Lincoln ranger 225 it actually has a setting for running a suit case welder, and exactly my thought. If I canít find a money saving/making use for it I need to get at least Whats owed to me out of it. If I can run hardfacing wire vertical with it then it will be well worth it I think. I still havenít looked into that much though lol


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    I will post a few thoughts on the matter. "Around a thousand dollars" has two sides to it. I don't know which side you find yourself on. The only reason I say that is to help understand value, because the Ln 25 is also worth "around a thousand dollars". I can't tell you if it will be a moneymaker for you or not. I can't even tell you if it will run hardfacing wire vertical, because there is a wide variety of hardfacing wires. I do have some experience with a few of those. But as far as the suitcase itself, it is not very difficult to learn to use it. I would suggest looking up the specs for the wire you wish to use, consider the published values, and set the wire speed that gives you an amperage value that seems reasonable for the thickness of steel to be welded. Then set the voltage to what the data calls for. Tweek it from there. My experience is that a feeder is a tremendous asset. I used to stick weld everything in the field also. I started realizing the benefits of using a dualshield for mobile work, and it has changed my approach. Today stick welding out in the field is my last option, although I still do some, particularly for small repairs. But only you know your own overall situation, but my vote would be for the feeder.

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    Re: Looking for pricing on this item

    Quote Originally Posted by villageblacksmith View Post
    I will post a few thoughts on the matter. "Around a thousand dollars" has two sides to it. I don't know which side you find yourself on. The only reason I say that is to help understand value, because the Ln 25 is also worth "around a thousand dollars". I can't tell you if it will be a moneymaker for you or not. I can't even tell you if it will run hardfacing wire vertical, because there is a wide variety of hardfacing wires. I do have some experience with a few of those. But as far as the suitcase itself, it is not very difficult to learn to use it. I would suggest looking up the specs for the wire you wish to use, consider the published values, and set the wire speed that gives you an amperage value that seems reasonable for the thickness of steel to be welded. Then set the voltage to what the data calls for. Tweek it from there. My experience is that a feeder is a tremendous asset. I used to stick weld everything in the field also. I started realizing the benefits of using a dualshield for mobile work, and it has changed my approach. Today stick welding out in the field is my last option, although I still do some, particularly for small repairs. But only you know your own overall situation, but my vote would be for the feeder.
    His debt is on the lower side of the thousand $820 to be exact. Labor on the replacement of two JD 650H drive sprockets along with a small welding repair on the C frame of the same unit. Heís a good customer too. Iíve made plenty repairing his machines and poor welding. Iíve used mig in the past quite a bit. But only in a shop setting building stairs and landings mostly. Iím pulling the trigger on it and going to just see how it goes.


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    Re: Looking for pricing on this item

    Around here Used they go from 600-1000. Like they said they work best on CV mode. I have 3 of them we use on our Miller Portable machines. There a reliable feeder.

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    Re: Looking for pricing on this item

    Yes it worth it, a new one is about 3 grand. We looked into buying one for work. The ln25 is the most expensive, the miller is a little less. we bought the Profax which looks like a miller clone for about 2 grand.
    Had been using my old beat up Hobart hefty that cost me $50.00 plus 75.00 for a contactor. Been using NR211 wire .035
    If you do not like the gun on it, replace it with a bernard like this one, look for one with a Lincoln back end.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bernard-15-...MAAOSw9fFfrcgF
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    Re: Looking for pricing on this item

    I wouldn't pay over $600 for it, even with a whip. Part of it depends on the gun. If the gun is heavily built enough to run in spray mode all day long then maybe.

    Ironworkers use suitcase welders on high steel. Welders use them in remote areas like under a building. I wouldn't mind owning one but I don't do that kind of work anymore.

    Times are tight right now, things are hard to sell. It's very hard to tell how much use that machine has had.

    metalmagpie

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