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Old 03-31-2014, 10:25 AM
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Default What Spoolgun for a Millermatic 200?

I have an older mig, Millermatic 200, and I would like to see if there is a good aluminum spoolgun that I could purchase. I would like to weld some boats, and tubing with it. Any idea the thickness it could handle?
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:30 PM
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I have an older mig, Millermatic 200, and I would like to see if there is a good aluminum spoolgun that I could purchase. I would like to weld some boats, and tubing with it. Any idea the thickness it could handle?
Some of the MM200 would mount a Spoolmatic 30A... w/ WC-24..

pls post your serial number so we can check the manual...


There are a few models of spoolgun that will work...

here is the Miller Spoolgun compatability chart...

http://www.millerwelds.com/products/...gun-chart.html
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:12 PM
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It's been years since last using the 200 machines, but I do have a newer MM185 with the 15a spool gun that has seen a little use on what we call Crawfish boats and center console tubing and plate work. A little use meaning it's run about 80% of the beads on 4 boats. Understanding that Crawfish boats are built for 'abusive and long life lasting use', have hydraulics and usually a steel wheel out front and possibly 2 steel drive wheels in the rear (sometimes just one).

Full on 1/4" material is about the limit for my little machine (pushing everythings limits), 3/16" being a best use for thickness's for this machine and gun combo.(IMO)

I've got a larger spool gun for the 350P as well as a nice push/pull.

Seems like everybody and their brothers prefer 1/4" material for the bottoms of the flat boats as they constantly drag themselves over levee's and sometimes crossing a road to get to the next field.

Do I like the 15a s/g? Yep. Light, compact and does justice on my smaller Miller. Would I use it on the 200? Absolutely.

FWIW, the 15a's can be found all the time on say Ebay for way less than half the price of new. Saw one a few weeks ago that sold for $100 and looked to be hardly used. (I wonder if they are all selling the 15a's and going with 30's???)
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:39 PM
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FWIW, the 15a's can be found all the time on say Ebay for way less than half the price of new. Saw one a few weeks ago that sold for $100 and looked to be hardly used. (I wonder if they are all selling the 15a's and going with 30's???)
The 15 and the 30 are the same gun. The difference is the cord length hence 15' and 30'...Bob
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I have the Spoolmatic 1 that originally came with them. Works great, high duty cycle, but a tad on the heavy/bulky side.
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What about the HTP spool guns, are they any good?
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