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    Poor gear overlap

    Hey everybody. I've got something confusing (at least to me) going back I with my blackface SA200 (Code 7307) ; the ranges don't overlap well. There's at least a 25 amp gap between every range. For example: I can weld in first gear, fine tune on 90 all day long. But if I switch to second gear, fine tune on 10, all I can do is stick my rod to whatever I'm working on. The welder will idle up like it wants to weld but doesn't have enough umph to.

    I've tried replacing my rheostat, replacing my stinger and cleaning the brushes with no results, so advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Poor gear overlap

    3-10-20? Electrode?

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    Re: Poor gear overlap

    Sorry, but not quite sure what you mean by 3-10-20. As far as electrodes go, it does I with 1/8" 5p+ and 3/32" and 1/8" 7018

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    Re: Poor gear overlap

    90 on first gear should be around 45 on second.

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    Re: Poor gear overlap

    Thanks, I appreciate it! This is the first pipeliner I've ever owned so I'm still trying to figure things out

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