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Old 02-13-2006, 07:09 PM
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Shade,
A while back, you made the following claim in one of my threads, and I quote:

"Oh yeah, and my wire (70S-6) is $27 per 33# spool. Just thinking out loud...."

The BEST (and also cheapest) welding supply in my area, has Harris wire for $2.90/lb (for an 11lb spool), and $1.75/lb for a 33lb spool.
I believe this equates to roughly $57 and change for a 33lb spool.

I want to try some .030 wire on my MIG machine, and I was wondering if the above quote was YOUR "special" price, OR if the rest of us can get wire for this price somewhere?? I've got SO much to buy for my shop right now, that I just can't justify $57+ for a spool of wire, but I could probably justify the $27 if I knew where to get it.
Just wondering if you could help out here?
Also, what brand wire is this?
Thanks so much.
Thanks for any advice...
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:46 PM
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PM or email Farmer.

He is my distributor.

My last price was $0.82 a pound for 0.045" Thermal Dynamics 70S-6 in 44 pound spool, this is ribbon wound on a plastic 12" spool. 0.030" may be more but shipping might kill the deal we are in Illinois.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:55 PM
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Shade,
A while back, you made the following claim in one of my threads, and I quote:

"Oh yeah, and my wire (70S-6) is $27 per 33# spool. Just thinking out loud...."

The BEST (and also cheapest) welding supply in my area, has Harris wire for $2.90/lb (for an 11lb spool), and $1.75/lb for a 33lb spool.
I believe this equates to roughly $57 and change for a 33lb spool.

I want to try some .030 wire on my MIG machine, and I was wondering if the above quote was YOUR "special" price, OR if the rest of us can get wire for this price somewhere?? I've got SO much to buy for my shop right now, that I just can't justify $57+ for a spool of wire, but I could probably justify the $27 if I knew where to get it.
Just wondering if you could help out here?
Also, what brand wire is this?
Thanks so much.
Thanks for any advice...
Paul, does your dealer know you ? I bought a 11 # roll HB 28 .035 about 2-3 mo.s ago @ $1.95/ # and I buy some Radnor 7OS6 .045, 44# from a farm supply for $29.95, not the greatest wire but for the $?, dont know how he does it, but he has pallets of it.
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Old 02-14-2006, 12:50 AM
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Paul, .030 is always gonna cost more. The bigger wires will always cost less. These are the things we live with. Best price I have come up with so far on .030 is 1.25 and 1.45/lb on 30 and 33 lb spools. I have yet to see it lower on name brand wire. I have seen Uniweld cheaper, but you get what you pay for. I'd go with the Harris you were quoted on. I have heard good things about Harris wire. The Pinnacle I use is supposedly made by them.
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:13 AM
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Say, guys, you might take a look at the items offered by RAM SALES. I have been buying here for years and found them to offer speedy service, a good product line, and free shipping west of the Mississippi. Check this link for .035 MIG wire at a good price -- $1.24/pound to your door -- (I have put many spools of this through my Millermatic 200):

https://secure.ramweldingsupply.com/...ew.mcic?s=1559

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Paul what is up with you wire search....
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:06 PM
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Well Shade,
I was originally psyched about trying some Thermal Arc, from your buddy, but after using some L-56 for the first time, I think I've found some wire I like. Granted, it's expensive, ($38 for 12lb spool from Home Depot), but I don't use enough wire to make a HUGE impact on my pocket. I actually only bought the L-56, because I had a Home Depot store credit for several hundred dollars, so I picked up a spool to try. In the future, when I weld more, I might have to find something a bit less expensive.
I was going to ask the forum, if anyone can tell me the cheapest place to buy L-56 wire???
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Thanks for your help and your recommendations.
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