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  1. #1
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    Millermatic 35 amd Spoolmate 3035

    Hello,

    I don't need to weld aluminum but I want to learn. I definitely need to weld stainless steel.

    I currently have a millermatic 35 white face welder with the spot welder panel (model SKP35). I will be getting a spoolmate 3035. I believe I also need the control box SGA-100 #043856.

    Is this machine worth the expense of 500.00 to set this up to weld aluminum and stainless and if so, is there anything else that I will need to weld aluminum and stainless? I currently have a argon/co2 tank. Maybe the purchase of a trimix tank?

    Any info will be greatly appreciated.

    banshee

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    Re: Millermatic 35 amd Spoolmate 3035

    To do alum, you will need 100% argon. You will either need to get another cylinder, or swap your current one for an argon one. I belive mix for stainless will depend on what stainless you are doing and what the requirements are as far as corrosion resistance.
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    Re: Millermatic 35 amd Spoolmate 3035

    You don't need a spool gun to weld stainless. Put the wire in the machine and use the regular mig gun.

    Use tri-mix gas for stainless.

    Use 100% argon for aluminum.

    Use 100% co2, or argon/co2 mix gas for steel.

    I'm not sure the spool gun you have chosen is the right one for that machine or not. I have heard of folks using Spoolmatic 1 or Spoolmatic 3 guns on the old Miller Matic 35's. Might want to send a PM to Duaneb55. He knows the ins and outs of the old MM35's and what spool guns they work with.
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    Re: Millermatic 35 amd Spoolmate 3035

    Thanks for the info DSW. I will have to first pickup another tank for the tri-mix and then another one for the Aluminum at another time.

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    Re: Millermatic 35 amd Spoolmate 3035

    Thanks to DesertRider33 for his info also. I came across the Miller spool gun hookup chart. On the first line of the chart it lists the MM35 uses spoolmate 185 with control box SGA-100 #043856. I also read that the spoolmate 185 is the same as the spoolmate 3035 gun. I may be wrong but that is what I read on the net.

    I have a chance of getting a new spoolmate 3035 for a reasonable price.

    I did talk to Duane55 in the beginning of the year and he informed me that I could install the spoolmate 3 onto this machine with a little electronics tweak. He was nice enough to send me the info on how to do it, just haven't had the time to investigate it yet but I will. I haven't been able to find a spoolmatic 3 yet.

    Thanks again...

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