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Old 06-12-2006, 01:36 AM
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Default It's ALIVE! FrankenSpoolMate 3535!!!

After having problems with the duty cycle on my beloved 3035 SpoolMate I decided something had to be done. After a little research, I discovered that the ventilated snout from a 3545 is a direct fit and bolt-on. Tips and nozzles are different, though. And the motor and some other parts are different between the guns. But at $53 from the LWS it was worth a shot and I'm happy to say the improvement was about 90%. I still had a couple "pop-backs" once hot and the larger nozzle makes welding in corners harder but otherwise it was a vast improvement. I haven't tried it with .045 wire yet--I can't remember if I would need a different roller set or not.

PS: I had already tried the "trick" recommended by the tech folks at Miller of relieving some of the roller tension to avoid "squishing" the wire as it passes through the roller.
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:34 AM
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That's some good information and work there! Thanks.

I scooted the thread over to the Equipment forum.
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