You have to hold the drive wheel release mechanism with one hand, then try and feed the wire into the tiny flexible plastic tube before it engages the bottom drive wheel. By Customer Service on August 8, 2. Answer: To be sure if the Miller Spoolmatic 3. I believe on the 251, with its digital gauges, that when you pull the trigger on the 30A just a quick, one second pull the display should tell you what the settings for the spool gun are. However, welding aluminum this thin can mean burn-through. Two Ranges of Miller Welding Guns When looking to buy a welding gun for welding aluminum there are two distinct ranges of gun that you can use, a spool system and a push pull gun.
It has an 160 A at 60% duty cycle, an increase on both the 100 and the 150 models. Willy Later: Found the speed control, there is a red dial imbedded in the bottom of the handle, no marks, you don't even notice it unless you turn the gun over and look, and when you turn it the speed control indicator on the mig machine changes accordingly. I connect the spoolmate 3. C c includes a contactor Control box. The trigger wires hook up to where your regular mig gun trigger wires hook up so as to turn the contactor on and off. Reliable yet economical direct connect spoolmate 3035 with 12 ft.
Whereas with a conventional mig setup, the liner is usually about 8-10 feet long. If you are using contemplating buying the spoolmatic range then you can also use a weld control unit. The Miller Spoolmate 150 is the next model up in the range. Its main benefit is the increase in amperage that you can use over the 100, 150 A at a 60% duty cycle as opposed to 135 A at 30% duty cycle. Beyond this though, you want to ensure that you are covered as best as possible for future welding projects. By Customer Service on March 1. As for where I watched ebay for a few months, couple of local welding stores had used ones.
Don't turn it up all the way. Once it is loaded it welds nicely but the short barrel makes it and argon hose coming out of the barrel hard to reach into tight spaces. Passport Plus there is no adapter needed. To competently weld material this thin does require a great deal of skill and experience. Here we are going to focus on spool guns which you would generally use in light to medium industrial welding. Can I use this spoolmatic on my Lincoln power mig 3.
When looking at Miller spool guns the available models are again split into two distinct ranges, the Spoolmate Range and the Spoolmatic Range which we will look at separately. In real terms what are you able to do with it? The hook ups across the welder ranges are different, the best option is a direct connection although Miller do make a series of adapter and field installation switches that can be used to marry certain guns with certain welders but you need to check the specs. Amazing, Miller is usually better than that! Customer walked in with steel use the mig gun an hour later another walks in with aluminium grab the spoolgun. Also if you use the chart settings only the voltage setting will be applicable. So my reading of 320 ipm might be the same as your 380 ipm. Beyond this though, you want to ensure that you are covered as best as possible for future welding projects.
In another discussion group someone mentioned that the wire speed is controlled at the gun, I need to get to the shop and see what I can find, none of the literature from Miller, and I've looked at quite a bit by now, mentions anything like that. Whilst this is possible with certain ancillary tools when it comes to spool guns it is more difficult. Too tight and the drive rollers will mash the wire and cause other problems. Currently, in this range there are four models, the Spoolmate 100, 150, 200 and 3035. The second range is the Spoolmatic range. I have two bottles and regulators so in theory I could have an aluminum project and a steel project side by side and jump back and forth by just picking up the correct gun and pulling the trigger.
This is a crossover range with models that are suitable for both the more serious hobbyist and also for professional welding shops. If you purchase a Miller Syncrowave 210 907596 or if you currently own a Syncrowave 210 it will require that the machine be up graded to Mig capabilities by an authorized Miller service center in order to use the Miller Spoolmate 100. At the other end of the spectrum, you can probably weld aluminum as thin as 1. Whilst you might have invested in a Miller machine you may think that you can save a little money buying non Miller tools. I did call Miller regarding the. Pull the trigger on the main gun and the display shows you main gun settings. Which is what I last used on aluminum.
Had this setup for years and was as good as it gets,as one member stated. Somewhere in the last couple of days I ran across a note that said that the ipm reading on the machine was for reference only and was not be considered as accurate or absolutely correct, only a way to keep track of where you are and where you are going when you adjust up or down, as the gun's drive mechanism compared to the reading on the machine are not in any way completely sync'd. The gun also provides various extended and curved barrel options, useful for welding in tight places, with a special heavy duty barrel for hig amperage aluminum welding. Millermatic 35, 22, 62, 72, 74 series feeders. The spoolmate 150 also indicates suitability for steel and stainless wire. Thats what the spool gun options on millermatics 200 and other are.