It is like new and only used about 3 hours. The 12-foot direct-connect cable with heavy-duty strain relieve provides extended reach and accessibility to your work. The 100 series is really meant for the small homeowner machines. How hard would it be to adapt a spoolmate 150 to this welder? It never goes into the puddle. A choice of 15 ft or 30 ft cables allows it to be used in the shop or the field. With practice, and a quick trigger-finger, you can do some pretty thin aluminum with it.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro. It comes with both plugs and changes with just a snap. Moreover, it is quite a bargain for its value and its specifications. Can you See the tip of the wire? Pros and Cons Of The GoChange Spool Gun. The spool gun is slightly less maneuverable than a conventional mig gun but the trade off is worth it in being able to consistently feed aluminum wire without bird nesting every few minutes.
Are there other generic spool guns I should consider? Trying to push soft aluminum wire thru a cable that long is challenging and mostly just not doable. It comes with a Miller Spoolmate 100 Series spool gun, Miller -100 Gun and a Miller regulator. It is possible to mig weld aluminum without a spool gun. Head tubes come standard with FasTip consumables. Simple instructions included along with switch, Amp control plug, insulated connectors and color-coded lead wires.
Are there less expensive options that would work with this welder? That is the reason for spool guns. Once installed, toggle between wire-feed motor or spool gun drive plug with speed adjustment by the machine speed control knob and trigger action from spool gun or mig gun. Louie; I have no desire to sell mine, but if you want to decide if you want to own one, I can spare mine for a month. The picture below is of a weld that was done using a step and pause welding technique with the spool gun. The 1 pound spools shown in this welding video are available in either 4043 or 5356 alloy and other alloys too, but these 2 are the most commonly used. His truck's aluminum dump was hammered! The same consumables are used on standard, 45-degree, and 9-inch extension barrels. The trick was to angle the mig gun to that about an inch of wire fed out before it contacted the weld area.
Go for the most expensive Louie Stacking beads requires quality equipment. Then you could change to a normal welding angle. Using pure argon has never been easy with the welding torch as the motor speeds are easily controllable in the long run and as a whole. There are several aluminum mig welding techniques that work ok, but the one used in the video is just a slow steady motion. That was quite a good price. If you are person who is looking forward to doing some aluminum welding without the hassle and fuss then this is a welding torch to consider for your budget.
The construction of the 30 A is a lot better than the cheaper small amp guns. A clear spool canister protects the wire and allows for easy visibility. I built an entire commercial fishing boat with one of these guns, and it's still going strong. I am selling it because I don't use it. With in 15 minutes my welds were getting good penetration and looking consistent. I have plenty of business right now to justify the machine on its own for mild steel but not enough to jump up to a big spoolgun with aluminum. Dual V-knurled drive rolls with adjustable tension control for consistent feeding of different types of wire.
Spend the extra money and get a real welding gun. There are also 2 wires that are made for the motor while the switch also gets 2 wires. Pulling the weld will cause it to be sooty but its not the end of the world. This is a great item, I never welded aluminum before, I followed the instructions, I connected to my Millermatic211 and it worked perfectly. In the second video,the suggestion for setting wire tension is excellent. Designed for Ease of Use A wire feed speed adjustment on the gun handle and reversible drive rolls save both time and money. With a duty cycle rating of 180 amps, it can take wire of 0.
Set the tension tight enough but not too tight. It seems to keep the tip cooler. Miller should've made the 211 Spoolmate 200 compatible for a closer duty cycle pairing. I hope it arrives in good shape. It can get pretty hot when used like this. A lot of reviewers praised it for being versatile when it comes down to handling aluminum material. With a spool gun, the wire only has toe fed for a few inches.
A stainless brush will remove the soot. I have already checked ebay and everything there is through the roof expensive i. The spool gun has about a hour on it. The thing is pretty durable. That will only get you started but it is a good starting point. The spoolmatic spool gun is a well-balanced industrial spool gun featuring a built-in gas valve, rotatable canister, and all-wire dual-groove drive roll.