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Old 10-03-2018, 11:38 AM
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Just cracked this can of excaliber 7018mr,
Straight from awg just like God intended. First bead is on the right. First chunk of the bead I ran was at 122 amps, I kicked it up to 128 second chunk of the bead and it just got worse from there. Plates where cold.

I have been working with the hot start and arc force. I set them back to my old settings and if you look at the back bead on the left, at the end of the bead it started spitting. I was pretty frustrated, so I quenched and took a deep breath and I was laying down some pretty good beads at 125amps but it sticks 3/4 down the rod.

Brand new rod, tight arc.... Wtf? I am going to be reset my machine to factory and try again. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-03-2018, 11:42 AM
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I'm no expert, but it looks like the plate on the right started arc blow problems in about the middle, getting worse as you went to the right end.
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I'm no expert, but it looks like the plate on the right started arc blow problems in about the middle, getting worse as you went to the right end.
Why don't I come up with this? Thanks

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Factory reset seems to have done the trick. To be honest I moved the ground too. Damn I hate not knowing which one did it.Click image for larger version

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Looking Much better.
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I agree with moving the ground
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:20 PM
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Very nice. Looks good from here!

Now check your leg width, and be sure you got equal legs. If not, then put more arc force in the vertical plate, and let puddle flow into bottom plate. Or do a little manipulation to build the profile so's the vert leg is equal.

That is one very impressive machine. I can't get that quality until I switch to the Ranger.

You can beat arc blow by welding in from the ends instead of welding from one side to the other. 7018 doesn't like to weld to "air".
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Thanks but I started having worse problems and called Lincoln tech support and I talked to them. The chip that controls arc force is not seeing ground after the chip warms up. Probably a cracked solder joint. It was pulling me down to 40v when I was holding a tight arc.

Again industrial size stupid. I was on the phone with the tech and he said "it shows that you have 2 square Waves, have you tried one of those?" Damnit man.

Air gas is the only repair Depot in town...... I hate them. Called them anyway. 9 weeks before they touch it....

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Pretty darn pathetic when a simple control goes down, and can't be repaired
for 9 weeks.

I like A.C. and Hobart does make a 7018AC but it does run a little wonky.

My simple buzzboxes all work just fine, and are simple inside.

Same with my old Hobart portable.
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Very nice. Looks good from here!

Now check your leg width, and be sure you got equal legs. If not, then put more arc force in the vertical plate, and let puddle flow into bottom plate. Or do a little manipulation to build the profile so's the vert leg is equal.

That is one very impressive machine. I can't get that quality until I switch to the Ranger.

You can beat arc blow by welding in from the ends instead of welding from one side to the other. 7018 doesn't like to weld to "air".
The 210mp is probably my favorite machine to stick weld with I have ever used. And Rock solid until now. I knew they redesigned the circuit board right after I bought mine. I guess I get an upgrade.

Regardless I ran a couple of pounds of 7018 on my square wave and it ran great. Way better than 210. Off to repairs it goes. My problem is now 1- no wire feeder 2- I planned to be moving to Colorado before it's getting back from repair. I am just stumped as what to do.

The thing that kills me is that I was almost there, not being a one trick pony. My stick and mig are almost there....

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