Kemppi Kempak 200DC Stick/TIG

  1. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    I was bored and bought another welder... too bored, it seems, because it really isn't worth it :D
    Bought a few weeks ago while i was down in Preston... came out of a closed down factory and seems to have sat for a good few years in a shed.

    It's a heavy lump of a thing! Loads of steel and copper in it
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    Finally got around to testing it out last night...
    Pulled side panels off, blew the dust out first.
    connected it up to 3 phase supply... and it actually works! Stick welds 6013 and 7018 quite nicely, and then tested the TIG setup... really quite decent.
    HF is strong, the slope control and post gas all work well, and the 200 amps is a very strong 200 amps! Quite a smooth DC output for an old transformer as well.

    The plan is to repaint the panels, get some Kemppi stickers made up, and then sell it on. No real reason for buying it, other than to see what it was like and to own quite a cool old fashioned TIG set.

    Main problem is that it states 3 phase only... but internally it looks like the 220V option only has two pins... wondering about trying it on single phase to see what it does... It would make a lot easier to sell on if it would work on 240V.
     
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  2. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    prob wouldn't pull top amps on single phase........
    my oil filled 225amp Oxford is a different animal on single phase......
    be glad when it's back on 3 phase.......
     
  3. 500e

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  4. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    Looks like a build spec since its the same as mine, and has a / at the end for a serial no which looks like it's been stamped in very roughly by an apprentice :D
     
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  6. a111r Member

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    That doesn't warrant a repaint as it's in good condition for its age.
    Clean it up with white spirit, T-Cut etc. and it will look much better, red oxide on the rusted paint chips.
    Think 'oily rag' condition, better than a repaint for enticing buyers.
     
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  7. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    Nothing worse than slapping new paint on something...just give it a clean. Anyone looking for one will expect it to look the way it currently looks I reckon.
     
  8. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    You havent seen the top... paint is non existant lol
     
  9. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    I painted the top... 2020-08-08 19.57.29.jpg 2020-08-08 20.15.52.jpg
     
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