View Full Version : Lincoln Power Mig 300
01-13-2004, 04:57 PM
How many people here have a Lincoln Power Mig 300?
Do you like using it?
Have you used it in more than one process?
How does it compare with other machines that you have used?
01-13-2004, 10:57 PM
While you are waiting for real time replys you can go here it is the best sight I have found for threads on the mighty PM300. Just scroll around there are a bunch of discusions.
Chaski message boards (http://www.chaski.com/ubb/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=welding)
01-15-2004, 04:20 AM
It's a monster that can do just about everything! I haven't tried running a TIG torch on it yet or even arc, but for MIG what's not to like. Really nothing on the market by other manufactures that can compete, but I have heard blue will have something out one of these days! I'm saving my pennies for a push pull gun, so that's when the fun really starts. As noted above, Chaski's site has a bunch of knowledgeable people (Scott, Ken M etc.) who can answer more of the technical stuff!
01-19-2004, 12:35 PM
I bought the push/pull version a few months ago. Unfortunately, I'm in sort of a transient state (just about to retire from Navy and move) so I haven't had much opportunity to use it. For the few little jobs I did and some practice, it was a dream. I'm running everything through the push/pull. It comes with 25' of cable, so it doesn't need any accesory cables and obviously not a spool gun. I just switch out the conduit and gun liner when I switch between aluminum or steel. The only drawback I could see as far as usability is that the Python is somewhat large and cumbersome when you compare it to push only. One other note is that something as simple and as consumable (for some people) as contact tips is not readily available at your local welding shop and very hard to find on the web too. If you order from MK, you have to buy them in bags of 25 and they really don't want you ordering through them because they have distributors. The distributors might stock a few in a few sizes, but likely won't have every size (my approach because I'm so new to it and want to experiment around). Several told me they wouldn't order other sizes because they would just sit on the shelf. I ended up buying from about 4 different retailers and stocked up on tips, so I'm ready to go now. Bought every size drive roll kit too. Being that I have a small TIG box (Square Wave 175), I'll likely keep TIG and SMAW on that box and not mess around with those processes on the PM300. I really like it, but again I've never owned another MIG, so my opinion isn't particularly useful.
01-20-2004, 03:06 AM
I would say it has a nice stick arc with more adjustments then most machines.The tig arc is very good,but is lift-arc only.I have a button control on my tig torch.I would be fine if I did not have another better equipted inverter tig.The mig arc is very very nice with more adjustments,and setting then you can shake a stick at.Overall,it is about the best deal going.
01-31-2004, 06:05 PM
its one hell of a machine, i tryed it out at lincoln and man if i had the $5000 i would have one in a heartbeat, the python is the cats ***, no whipping no motion at all and man that aluminunm bead i layed on 3/16 looked like the best TIG weld had ever layed, i wonderwhen miller is going to step up?
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