Good upgrade from a Coolmate 1
March 12, 2016
This is a good cooler, compact, reasonable cost and not excessively noisy. I have a Dynasty 200DX Tigrunner setup and I like it for two reasons, the Dynasty DX welder and the "all in one" design. At first I liked everything but the Coolmate 1 cooler has always been marginal and I've had a few problems with the pump here and there. I was welding a motorcycle frame mod for a friend one night recently and my torch started getting warm and I noticed my cooler was slightly less noisy than usual so I disconnected the return line from the torch to the cooler and there was no flow. I have been good to this cooler, clean the filter at least once a month, it never is very dirty, change the coolant annually and generally I treat my equipment like it's gold. Luckily I keep an air cooled torch and was able to get the job done. I shopped Cyberweld the next day because I was tired of that noisy, weak kneed cooler I had and the only reason I liked it is because the Tigrunner package is so compact, integrated and looks good on the cart. I knew I had always wanted more cooler, just few searches on Google convinced me I was in good company as to the general dislike of the Coolmate 1 and for $565 I didn't want another repeat so despite the bigger size of the Coolmate 1.3 which means it wouldn't come close to fitting in the Tigrunner cart I looked at the dimensions of the cooler and decided with modifications to the Tigrunner running gear I could make it fit. I made a longer, wider offset tray for the cooler, modified the shelf support bracket and bought longer cam-buckle straps to hold my Dynasty to the Coolmate 1.3 and it looks like factory made! The only difference is I have a cooler for the long run that seems to match the value of my welder. My torch stays cool no matter the amperage, there is a big difference. I might add that I don't think this cooler is as noisy as my original Coolmate ! and certainly not as loud as the Bernards we have at work.
ProsGood cooler for the under 300 amp machinery. Good upgrade from a smaller unit. Cyberweld.com price, free standard shipping.
ConsDoesn't fit in Dynasty 200DX Running gear without modification.