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  • Tombstone Rehab...

    (I've also posted this question on the Miller board... sorry for the
    repeat - I figure that there might be folks here that are not there)

    A friend of mine gave me a Lincoln Tombstone (AC-225-S) that had
    been sitting in his garage for a long time and that he did not want
    any more.

    It needs a bit of TLC. The power cord is about 6" long, the plug is gone,
    and the end looks somewhat frayed -- as if something violent
    had happened to it -- rather than a nice clean cut. So I definitely
    need to replace the cord, etc. Everything else looks well used, but
    servicable, with no obvious problems. But I have not opened
    the machine up yet.

    So since I have to open the machine up to replace the power cord, I
    was wondering if there are any other things to check, any hints,
    tips, may-as-wells, watch-out-fors, etc that anyone has.

    (I know, it's a Red machine and this is a White-n-Orange
    board -- but I figure knoweldge and experience are color-blind)

    Thanks in advance


    (and you thought I meant where Wyatt Earp goes to dry out :-)

  • #2
    Cary already gave you the best advice you'll likely hear. Those old machines are fairly bulletproof. If it was working when your friend had it, it should still be working.
    Miller 251, Lincoln PrecisionTig 275, Miller DialArc 250 AC/DC, Hypertherm 900, Bridgeport J-head, Jet 14" lathe, South Bend 9" lathe, Hossfeld bender with a collection of dies driving me to the poorhouse, Logan shaper, Ellis 3000 bandsaw, Royersford drill press and a Victor Journeyman O/A.