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Old 02-17-2009, 10:07 AM
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I've been away running up and down the interstates east of mississippi. Things are slowing down. Anyways, I was asked to build 2 small aluminum trailers. about 1200# capacity. Only problem... I need a new spool gun, or a small lincoln box for aluminum work. I have a miller 210 now. So given my current machine, and the thickest aluminum I ever weld is 1/4". Typically I weld 1/8" tubing. What would be the best choice. I can't borrow a friends. he's out of state working. time to get my own.

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Old 02-17-2009, 11:21 AM
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I have the standard 3035 spool gun on my MM210. It has worked great for me for a few years now. I use .030" 5356.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:42 PM
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I successfully welded 1/2" aluminum with my 3035 spoolgun on my AutoArc 230 (rebranded MM210).
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:23 PM
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not trying to hijack your thread but has anyone seen the new plasma from miller? maybe you will need this to cut your stuff

http://www.millerwelds.com/sizematters/

looks like some of our shops maybe?
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Hey guys,

I've been away running up and down the interstates east of mississippi. Things are slowing down. Anyways, I was asked to build 2 small aluminum trailers. about 1200# capacity. Only problem... I need a new spool gun, or a small lincoln box for aluminum work. I have a miller 210 now. So given my current machine, and the thickest aluminum I ever weld is 1/4". Typically I weld 1/8" tubing. What would be the best choice. I can't borrow a friends. he's out of state working. time to get my own.

thanks
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:03 PM
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not trying to hijack your thread but has anyone seen the new plasma from miller? maybe you will need this to cut your stuff

http://www.millerwelds.com/sizematters/

looks like some our shops maybe?

ain't it purty. goes right along with the bk burger shot commercial. i've got plasma cutting down i think. hypertherm 380 and a esab 875. next plasma will be a 1650 class.

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You can borrow mine if you want to try one first.

Slim,

Thanks for the offer. If I remember right your in Prattville. We'll see if I end up in bham, mobile, or montgomery in the next few days. Seems I've been running back and forth between savannah and toledo/youngstown oh area. 1-3 trips per week for a month.

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How thick do you need to weld? That rig should be able to weld 3/8" Al. with .035" 4043 although at the top of its ranges.
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