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Old 06-23-2006, 09:20 PM
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By the way Scott, I want to add to what you've been saying all along about the Spectrum 375 operating better on 240 volts. I had mine rigged for 120 volts for about a year but switched it over to 240v 2 or 3 months ago. It not only cuts better but the consumables seem to last 5 times as long in the sense that I can keep on using them until they are just a ragged mess, clean them up with emery cloth & keep right on going. I can't say that practice helps the precision of it but it sure does save money. On 120 volts, the tips and electrodes had to be changed as soon as they got a little pitting just to keep the arc going. It's a 100% better machine on 240 volts.
I also noticed a slight difference in cutting when I swapped the input coord for a 20' 10ga SOO and started using only 240V. But now I need to make a pigtail to be able to use 120V if I need too, can't win I guess
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