View Full Version : ironman 250
10-20-2007, 08:18 PM
anyone here use or have the ironman 250, and if so could you let me know what you think of it, how it runs. Basicly just give me a rating of it. I'm trying to get my boss to buy a new wire feed for in the shop and i'm shopping around.
10-21-2007, 10:30 AM
Think the general concensus would be that the IM250 is a solid machine, but not on a par with the other 250A machines available from Lincoln, Miller, or ESAB. (Duty cycle, high end output, etc)
If I was shopping for a "shop use" 250A wirefeeder, I'd be looking seriously at the Miller MM252 (great machine and great service).
I have a MM251 and have been "very" impressed with it's capability. I'd love to have a MM350P (for the pulse capability) but haven't been able to justify the additional cost.
10-22-2007, 04:00 PM
I have an IM 250 and i like mine. I like it so much i went and bought a spool gun for aluminum.
10-23-2007, 11:08 AM
For a one gas one wire shop doing general fab it would be fine.
10-26-2007, 05:30 AM
I like my 250, I don't have the need for the duty cycles provided by the Miller.
I believe that the 250 is a less expensive alternative to the beefier Miller250 series welders. The duty cycles are significant between the two products and the cost is also. It has been some time since I compaired the two, I believe the 250 has a 60% while the Miller has a 100% duty cycle.
I am satisified with my purchase for my application.
Good luck on your search.