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precision 225 vs syncrowave 200

Old 03-05-2009, 08:29 PM
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Default precision 225 vs syncrowave 200

Going to buy one. Both are the same price. with the red you get an extra 25 amps

Lincoln® Precision TIG® 225 Ready-Pak With Cart AC/DC TIG Welder, 208/230 Volt, Single Phase, 60 Hertz


Miller® Syncrowave® 200 TIG Welder 208/230 Volts, Single Phase, 50/60 Hertz With TIG Runner

With the extra amps, i think the lincoln might be the best bang for the buck.

What do you guys think?
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:07 PM
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i love my sync 200, never used a lincoln but i would never switch from my miller's.
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youll never need 225 amps on any automotive use. my thermal arc 185 amp unit has been more then enough for anyting ive ever done.

i wiuld go with the miller, better unit then the lincoln.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:50 PM
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i wish i had 250amps some times, it is nice to be able to weld up some thick AL when needed with ease.

right now i have done some things where i was really maxing the machine.

i do agree that with 99% of what you will do 200 amps is plenty
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isnt the lincoln an inverter? much more portable
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isnt the lincoln an inverter? much more portable
The Lincoln is not an inverter. I would say get the one that has the most features, best duty cycle and lowest price. They are both quality, proven machines.
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i love my syncrowave 200. haven't ever tried the lincoln tho
and yea, i've never used 200 amps yet on my miller
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:09 AM
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I don't know if it's just me but my millers have always welded better than any lincoln I've ever used. I have a miller 180SD that welded better than a precision tig 175 I've used. ALso, my old hobart 135 MIG, and Millermatic 135 MIG threw down cleaner and more precise beads than stealthmode's lincoln 135 I was using for a bit. I'm not saying that miller is better, but it was better to me. Thanks again to stealthmode for letting me borrow his machine for so long.
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Love my sync200 never been anywhere near 200 amps. I learned how to weld on a Lincoln. Never go wrong with BLUE or red. Cheers
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I have a Syncrowave 200.

They call for an 80 amp breaker. Good luck finding a 80 amp plug and receptacle.

I just wired mine into a junction box, and use the breaker to shut off power. It's code if the breaker is in sight of the machine. Here anyway.
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