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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:23 pm

@MatthewD wrote:
Cool welder! Pull start? Bet that uses plenty of gas!

It's electric with emergency pull start
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:45 pm

Anything you dont like about the engine drive welder? The general welding experience about the same as a non engine drive unit? Do you need to hold when you start the arc and wait for it to rev up?

Ive had the opportunity to run a few mig beads from a big engine drive miller, I dont really remember anything in particular about it... ha.
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:58 pm

I bought it broken and just had it fixed so I've only ran 2 beads with it so far. Its and older model that doesn't have the auto idle so there isn't any delay in power when you strike an arc. So far I like it, only bad thing is day about them is that they can be expensive to buy and expensive to fix. I bought mine for 400 and put 400-500 more dollars into it to get it working with new 25ft cables
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:13 pm

So it would run full bore if youre welding or not? How big of a gas tank does it have?
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:13 am

I think you can control the throttle with the lever onto of the engine. The gas tank doesn't look that big for an opposed twin.
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:09 pm

It's not the original gas tank, I think its about a gallon. It has 3 speed settings, Idle rpms, generator power rpms, and welding power rpms
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:17 pm

@TedTheDestroyer wrote:
It's not the original gas tank, I think its about a gallon. It has 3 speed settings, Idle rpms, generator power rpms, and welding power rpms
I bet that old girl will weld some heavy stuff. What was wrong with it when you bought it?
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:06 pm

Airgas service tech told me there was a missing diode and some wires were hooked up wrong, so not much really
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:58 am

I use an old westinghouse welder sometimes for heavier stuff. Everything else a 110 hobart flux core mig. I used the stick welder to hook the frame together on the simplicity adventure edition. The stick can lay down a lot more steel quickly compared to the small hobart.
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:17 am

@TedTheDestroyer wrote:
Airgas service tech told me there was a missing diode and some wires were hooked up wrong, so not much really
Oh yeah. At least it wasn't the motor, I've heard Onan parts will break you.
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:30 am

Yeah stick welders are much better at laying down deeper beads faster.
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PostSubject: Re: Arc welders anyone?   Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:38 am

For sure, I've filled a quarter inch gap with one before.
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