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Old 02-12-2009, 02:53 PM
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It's the power mig 255C and it does have the digital display. I can get it in the neighborhood of $1500 maybe less.

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I'd say jump. Thats a great machine and not a bad price. I am a big fan of Lincoln equipment and have never had a problem with it with the exception of a tension toggle breaking and it was covered under warranty. You will be happier with the Linc than the HTP.
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My vote would be for the Lincoln also, I admit I am biased toward Lincoln welders but after what they did for me the last 40 years I have darn good reason to be!
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HI,i have a lincoln 155-- 220, and also a lincoln 3200 --110,i love them both.they have never let me down,the 155 i used almost every day for over 10 years,the 3200 i have used for about 2 1/2 years. m,ainly for sheet metal. im not cussing HTP,i just dont know anything about them.
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The big variable for me is that the HTP is brand new with a 3 year warranty and as far as I can tell the Lincoln is no longer under warranty... This is making the wife a little uneasy!

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Sorry - couldn't resist!

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Customer: But why do they put a guarantee on the box?

Tommy Boy: Because they know all they sold ya was a guaranteed piece of ****. That's all it is, isn't it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for now, for your customer's sake, for your daughter's sake, ya might wanna think about buying a quality product from me.
I buy a lot of used equipment, especially if I can view it in action first - and I certainly wouldn't be adverse to buying a used welder without a warranty.

You'll probably get some extra equipment/materials with it and hopefully be able to test it out.

I'm sure you'll be happy with either machine.

How do the specs compare between the 2?
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I wanted to thank all of you for your advice regarding the welders! After much thought I decided to go with the HTP MIG 200 and ordered it a short while ago . The deal was just too good to pass up and I am sure it will suit my needs for a long time to come!

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here it is in a nut shell if you use it every day and your living depends on that weld ,get the biggest,best you can afford.if its at home in your shop a 110 will never let you down. I weld about every day and the little 110 i have at home has never let me down,best i can say is a used big name mig is much better than a new cheaper one,ive been useing the same welder for 25 years some of the other guys are on their third new cheaper brand.
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Those little 110 outfits do indeed have their place and as long as someone is willing to deal with their limitations they can be handy as a shirt pocket. I have a little Lincoln that I have had for many years and I still use it sometimes. That thing beat around in my tool box on my service truck for so long it has very little paint left on it and it was used in mud, snow, rain, just about every condition likely and it never let me down. If a person will mind the short duty cycle and take their time there really is no limit to what can be welded with one, with preheating from a torch prior to starting the weld 1/2" or even thicker metal is no problem at all.

BTW, Although I personally have never used one from what I hear about HTP they have a really good reputation and are definitly rated highly by those who own them.
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