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Old 05-07-2007, 10:12 PM
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Smile New Welder , it is blue .

I finally broke down and bought a welder that will run my Miller 10E wire feeder , and do other processes also . I picked it up Friday from my local LWS , I paid more for it there but I like to be able to get my supplies locally . I purchased a Miller XMT-304 multiprocess welder , it has more functions then I know how to run right now . It has settings for , scratch start tig , lift arc tig , remote control tig , mig , pulsed mig , stick , remote stick & tig , and voltage sensing mig feeders , and is capable of running carbon arc gouging . It did not come with a pulse controller , it is a $1000 dollar option so don't hold your breathe on me buying one . I ran a few rods of 6011 Sunday afternoon , replacing a equipment jack that someone stole off of one of my wood hauling trailers . The arc is softer on this then on my Hobart buzz box , it will take some playing with to get use to it but I like it so far . Dan
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:41 PM
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Cool. I toyed with getting one of those. Never really ruled it out, either. They just cost so blasted much.


Have a blast with your new toy...errr....serious machine.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:55 PM
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Cost was what got me to buy this , when I was thinking of buying a new Miller 251 mig , I got prices on that and a good tig setup . This turned out to be the better buy , although I won't be able to run aluminum in the old Miller 10E feeder I don't do much aluminum welding. Dan
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:08 PM
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Believe me...I understand completely. I kinda have decided that the Miller Shopmate 300DX will do it for me. BUT, the XMT's are a very close second in the multiprocess side, but out of the race due to cost. I suppose when I get established better and actually TIG more, they may be a better choice. For now...I can only dream anyway.
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:53 AM
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It'll weld better if ya paint it red J/K nice machine, have fun with it.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:03 AM
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Congratulations on the new welding machine! Is that a 0-100 arc force control knob I see there on the left front? I like to run it at 100% for 6010/6011 rod. It allows you to run lower amperage without electrode sticking and makes a crisp arc. I like 0-30% for a nice smooth 7018 arc.
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:02 PM
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Scott , maybe that was why the arc sounded and looked soft . I forgot about it and it is still set on zero . Have to turn it up some . Have to got to pick up the last of the steel for the trailer rebuild tomorrow . Spent $180 at the industrial supply house yesterday , a box of 50 Sait wafer wheels 6" dia , a 1 1/4" carbide hole saw and a pair of gloves . Went to Harbor Freight and got the last 10" caster for the cart ,and came away with a glass bead booth and glass beads , gloves , heat shrink tubing , and the caster . Dang I gotta quit going to Harbor Freight with time to kill . Dan
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:27 AM
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Congratulations on the new machine. I'd have to go to school to learn to how to use it to its potential
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:41 AM
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:20 PM
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Talking Update on 10E feeder

I managed to get the contactor control figured out on the Miller 10E and have it up and welding again , now I just need to fine tune the voltage and wire speed to get the weld to look nice . Now it is time to build the cart and consolidate all the machines in one place . Dan
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Turbo torch and B-tank
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