Lincoln IdealArc 250
CL deal $300 had a 30 Amp dryer cord, mangled booster cables for welding leads.
Fan ran slow… it groaned & barely welded… on inspection found it wired for 480/575 Volts!!!
Rewired for 230 Volts input with power factor capacitors on the medium tap.
Installed 6 gauge power cord, painted the tins, installed new screws and casters.
Neck sold me a set of welding leads and now its ready to go.
It will probably outlast me.
This machine now welds 100 Amps into 7018 rod at 100% duty cycle. I weld better!