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Old 10-24-2012, 04:38 PM
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Default MIG gun for an L-TEC 225?

The L-TEC 225 saga continues. The folks that told me that they had a liner to fit my MT-200 gun now say that they can't get it. Soooo, it looks like it is time for a new gun that I can get parts for when I need them. Any recommendations on a good MIG gun that will fit my L-TEC that won't break the bank?

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:45 PM
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Pull out liner, post pic with dimensions of brass fitting at end of liner.

Tried online? You can also email dimensioned pic to vendors.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:38 PM
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I tried several places online with no success. I have had more than one vendor tell me they could get it, only to find out they couldn't.
Here is a picture. This one runs .035- .045' wire. The hole diameter in the brass is .062"

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:51 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Esab-17717-0...item3cc89477d6

.030 one, but they have a few others.


This one is 12ft, but .052. Probably get you by?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Esab-17719-0...item3cc894824d
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That's an interesting liner.

I've cut long liners to make liners for guns which didn't have one handy, but that odd o-ring and ferrule setup is a challenge. If you could machine a new fitting out of brass with a small bit of extra tube for support, you could shove a cutoff liner (the plastic-coated end) into it snugly and be good to go.

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Thanks Scott,
I started looking farther into EBay and I found another 15' liner for my gun that I can cut down to fit, so I bought it. Hopefully it will work.

Thank you too Monky

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The guy I use lives out your way in Clear Lake. Might be worth a call. PM me if you want to try I will give you a number. May be too late now but a good contact just the same.Mike.
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Always have a couple spare liners. They never fail at a convenient time.
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Thanks Scott,
I started looking farther into EBay and I found another 15' liner for my gun that I can cut down to fit, so I bought it. Hopefully it will work.

Thank you too Monky

Randy
Randy,
Those MT-200 guns are really tough units. The micro switch trigger is a pain, but the guns/ cables are really good.You should have no issues cutting it down. Many liners come real long, and you have to trim them anyway. The 15 ft MT-200 gun I had on my first Esab Migmaster 250, was the only gun I ever used that would feed .023 wire perfect. That was using the factory .035-.045 liner. I don't recommend though..
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Remember when cutting gun liners to use a method which doesn't leave an internal burr or it will grab the wire and cause birdnesting.
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