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Tom1948
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Help identify this welder

Post by Tom1948 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:53 am

Can anyone identify this welder. No name on it.
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choprboy
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Re: Help identify this welder

Post by choprboy » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:57 pm

Looks like a SnapOn YA2xx auto shop welder that someone has made a new front panel for. Maybe a YA204 or YA218/219.

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Re: Help identify this welder

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:02 pm

choprboy wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Looks like a SnapOn YA2xx auto shop welder that someone has made a new front panel for. Maybe a YA204 or YA218/219.
Or it could be a Century unit. The general shape and configuration of the controls and cabinet suggest a 20th century Century unit. That would be prior to Century's acquisition by Lincoln Electric.

BTW, I have a 250 amp Century MIG welder that strongly resembles your unit's appearance, but with a slightly different control layout.
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Re: Help identify this welder

Post by choprboy » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:43 pm

Yeah, I thought about Century, but the grey over black stripe is a very SnapOn look. Did Century actually make SnapOn's welders?

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Re: Help identify this welder

Post by spro » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:13 am

The other possibility is Kempi . One of the earlier inverter type. Made in Italy, originally. Complex circuit boards at the time. Originally a 3 phase machine , it would work with single phase 220v . ( it took a little doing ) but this must have been a horse of a welder. PowCom or golly can't remember others made copies of this welder. Even single phase 220v I welded lots of stuff with MIG large reels from that unit.
The penetration was good because the control circuitry didn't rely upon 3 phase nor did the wire feed unit.

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Re: Help identify this welder

Post by Tom1948 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:03 pm

Thanks guys, appreciate the help....Tom

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Re: Help identify this welder

Post by rrnut-2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm

Yes, Century did make the Snap-On Welders. Any parts that I need for mine, YA212, come from Century.

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