Like Christmas every time I look at it - its more than equipment - its art! Then use it and drool...
February 23, 2018
Everything about it with the exception of covers not fitting well due to thickness of metal and weatherstrip expansion - is absolutely beyond comparison to any units in my 48 year history of picking up wet / damp rods with crumbled broken stinger and welding in the most awful environments using sometimes home made rigs. I didn't know welders were adjustable growing up, we had two or three lugs to clamp for various amps, I used what my father and his father used, suitcase type welders we made pulling cable around a pole with a tractor and wrapping cores - regardless my point is I've seen / used the worst / functional and now I've seen the best, this rig will strike, burn, idle, run your tools, chop saws, grinders and more, sitting right next to you and you cannot hear it over most job sight noises or your hand tools. Its loaded with options, the console, knobs, labels and more are intuitive and easily read. I've got lots of folks saying "I wouldn't own a digital yadda yadda" and the bottom line is fear of electronics. I try to explain even dial units have circuit boards inside, but it does scare some folks away, including my 252... Regardless of all else, the EFI is superb, the fuel usage and cold starts without black puffing of manual choke and controlled a/f ratio are self evident upon first start. IF you're afraid of the electronics that implies you might want to service circuitry yourself or expect to open a panel and change a tube - nope folks, most everything is replacement boards HOWEVER these guys popped a USB port in for diagnostics and programming in the field. Not enough time nor patience to give you all the heads up and perks but if this thing came with a fold down cot I would sleep with it! Cyberweld had a heck of a time getting my order as it was holidays, snowstorms, etc - regardless I got MORE than I paid for and they took it on the chin, if you THINK you can do better than Cyberweld, you need to hear my entire story, these folks will stop and personalize the process with names, extension numbers and hold your hand if need be - they are top notch, your satisfaction and standing behind their products is job number one even though they didn't make the product, the way they take ownership of challenges makes it seem so - they are my one stop shopping supplier!
- Quieter than most the tools you'll run off it, clean burning, immediate start, more forgiving on fuel storage / longevity, strikes arc, welds, runs tools all at idle depending on load needs. USB diagnostics and updates. If you can get over the fear of not being able to repair it yourself with bailing wire (many of my friends say its too complicated) its kinda like a smart phone, you own it for a few months and then find feature you skimmed the manual and forgot about. It's pure art, pure Miller, makes me proud to own blue... I wish I could elaborate further but my vernacular and welding terminologies inhibit my expressive abilities... Owning one is like having a Ferrari, you may never punch it to the floor and its quiet when you cruising, but put the boot to it and she comes alive and will do your bidding, no matter what you think about the "numbers" it will meet and exceed your perceived comprehension of KW...
- Covers kinda sticking out at corners due to thickness and weatherstripping - but should settle in after a bit, otherwise no complaints, can't dig one up... Upon first opening you expect to find a key fob with door locks, power windows, trunk and fuel cap release, its just an awesome machine.