View Full Version : Portable mig question
08-07-2006, 02:37 AM
I recently came in to posesion of a Miller Bobcat 225...(FREE). It runs good but needs some carb work. It also needs the throtle control. My question is this, I have a Lincoln mig 200 for the shop. Would it be worth selling the lincoln and getting a portable setup for the Bobcat? I'm thinkin of puttin the Bobcat on my truck
08-08-2006, 01:31 AM
I would keep the 200 for shop work and get a feeder for portable work. The shop machine will work better than the feeder. The Bobcat requires a voltage sensing feeder. You just about can't short circuit with it. I haven't yet. It will run a mean globular and spray transfer, though. The voltages are just too high. They are good on flux core, though. Mine is a 225G, older model. I can run anything I want with a feeder except thin sheetmetal with solid wire. BUT, since I mainly do heavier stuff in the field, I'm good. If need be, I can always use my MM135 off of the Bobcat to do some thin stuff.
Besides, I will run my feeders off the Bobus while in the shop on occasion. The best time is when I turn off the machine. The shop machines are totally quiet comparedto the Bobcat. That and they are cheaper to run with 3 buck plus gas looming.:realmad:
08-08-2006, 07:56 AM
Wonder why no one ever gives away a Lincoln :)?
12-23-2006, 10:47 PM
sorry i didnt realize this was an old post that i looked up on a search, mods you can delete
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