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MufflerBearings69
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question. Right from their (Hobart's) site:

If you ever need warranty service, simply take your welder to any Hobart or Miller Authorized Service Agency.

Both brand names are carrying the same new 5/3/1 warranty effective January 2008. Scoped both on their websites Very Happy

This stuff also supports the idea its all still USA made Miller if ya ask me Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, if I had the money and could buy the mig I really want-

ESAB MigMaster 250 with the ST23a spoolgun.

That sucker is rated at a 50% duty cycle @ 250 amps.

We had one at my 2nd welding shop job and it was the cat's meow so to speak... But sticker shock is there too Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still want to get a real welder but for the time being am stuck with a little 110volt flux core thing from Harbor Freight.
Any chance you guys can point me at ay a 2-3lbs spool of flux core stainless wire for some exhaust work??
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know how mcuh luck you can expect out of a machine that small trying to do stainless but I guess its worth a shot...

I was working with some .045 solid 316 SS wire in my 175 amp Hobart mig and it was not liking it at all... Yes wire diameter was an issue but still wasnt going well for me...

That being said- I usually find my stuff at cyberweld and they have nothing SS and flux cored...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I am afraid of that. Maybe I will have to borrow a welder or do a loose fit at home and dolly the car somewhere for welding.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive never welded SS with a MIG but i have to agree with MB69, its going to be a big job for that little welder. i dont think flux core SS is available either. however, try posting your question here.... http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/communities/mboard/forumdisplay.php?daysprune=-1&f=4. if it can be done with your machine, these guys can tell you how or offer more helpful suggestions than i can.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No flux core SS anywhere. I don't know how they could make it to begin with?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a few hits on ebay and I found this 5 lb spools of .045.


http://www.airgas.com/browse/product.aspx?Msg=RecID&recIds=7529&WT.svl=7529

Also have it in .035" but it cost even more

http://www.airgas.com/browse/product.aspx?Msg=RecID&recIds=7528&WT.svl=7528
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only thing I notice on those wires is they list a shielding gas also.... I know there are types of wire that are used in "dual shield" applications but thats as much as I know about it...

Just happens one of the guys I went to welding school was going to be mig welding pipe with some dual shield so he had to do his tests with it... I asked what the hell he was doing and then kinda lost interest...

I am off to find the old welding forum I was on, one of the oldtimers there will know!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thermadyne.com/IM_Uploads/DocLib_2621_Stainless%20Fluxcored%20Data%20Sheet%2062-2704.pdf

Here is some info I found real quick on there- Note how high amperage is and that all of theirs are dual-shield wire...

Hoping to find someone there who has used it still...

http://www.readywelder.com/accessories.php
^ They sell flux core SS wire in 1 lb spools but give no info on it... $18.50 for that 1 lb spool... I see now in their forum even the admin has never tried the wire, lame!

ESAB makes a self-shielding SS flux wire series they call the Core-Bright but it comes no smaller in diameter than .045 and no smaller in spools than 33 pounders so probably no help...
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