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    Re: Esab/Lorch tig Deal..

    What does the 301i have for the connections, 50mm Dinse or Tweco?
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    Re: Esab/Lorch tig Deal..

    50mm Dinse
    My 220 came with 2 male ends (same box as the 301)

    Excellent stick welder. Powerful arc to say the least..

    Added switch lets you set stick amps without unhooking the ft pedal.
    Many reasons to have one made, and use.
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    Re: Esab/Lorch tig Deal..

    Well we lost some posts here that were made on the temporary forum.
    I'd like to take a minute to thank those that answered my questions, it all worked out.
    And finally I have the machine mobile in the shop on its own cart! Had it rigged up temporary with another water cooler, worked but not convenient.
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    Has a drawer for my torch parts, they never had a home before.
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    Ernie F.

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    That's a lovely welding cart.

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    My cart with a Lorch on it.. Have too much stuff in the small shop to have any more carts.. This cart was built 15 + years ago, and had more machines on it then I can count too..
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    Re: Esab/Lorch tig Deal..

    I've been using the 301 a lot, working great!
    I have questions regarding the fan function on the unit, I didn't find any details in the manual, unless I missed them.
    The machine is extremely quiet. I can hear the fan go on for a second when switching the machine on but have yet to hear it while using the machine.
    Is the fan function on demand when the machine gets to whatever temperature to require cooling?
    Does the fan operate at different speeds, low to high depending on amount of cooling required?
    I'm not complaining here, I listened to a constant fan (and cooler fan) for 35 years so this is different.
    Ernie F.

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    Re: Esab/Lorch tig Deal..

    I found one of the answers on the Esab web site in the "brochure".
    Is the fan function on demand when the machine gets to whatever temperature to require cooling?

    From the brochure:
    Intelligent Heat Sensing Fan: Operates as needed to cool components and reduce airborne contaminants pulled through the power source.
    As far as the fan having variable speed, not sure. I suppose it hasn't got warm enough, despite all the welding, for the fan to be needed.

    Wondering how everyone else is liking their Esab/Lorch machines?
    Ernie F.

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    I have a 301 but run it on 1ph. A friend has the same on 3ph. The fan is very quiet and definitely on demand. I also have other Lorch products and the fans almost never turn on and when they do you can hardly hear them. Top Notch products.
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    Re: Esab/Lorch tig Deal..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    I have a 301 but run it on 1ph. A friend has the same on 3ph. The fan is very quiet and definitely on demand. I also have other Lorch products and the fans almost never turn on and when they do you can hardly hear them. Top Notch products.
    I can attest to the quiet, so quiet I almost thought something was wrong! I run my 301 on 3 phase but in reality I almost never need the extra punch it would provide. Maybe 3 phase is more efficient energy wise but probably something that is hard to tell the difference. The machines are definitely Top Notch.
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    Re: Esab/Lorch tig Deal..

    220 manual on page 3-29 has the fan test.. Just in case you want to check it. Machine is smart enough to let you know if there is a error there..

    3 phase is nice with the 220i machine. just to get you to the 220 amp range. These are excellent machines, and probably my last AC/DC tig.. After using many top units, there is zero reason to try to upgrade, unless you need more power. The 301 was a great deal, but the $1000 price difference over the 220i was not in the cards for me.. For the $1500 + price total it will go down as one of the best deals on Amazon. Had a ton of them too..Although the $400 60i 3 phase plasma cutters were a heck of a deal too. Since it works perfect on my 15hp RPC. cuts though 1.5 inch without faulting .

    The stick arc is really powerful on this machine.. Runs real hot for the amps.. Same with AC tig..
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    I have run the 301 hard on both single and 3 phase, I have noticed the fan comes on but have to try and listen for it. Been a very good welder. Based on the size you would never think how much it puts out. Not a single issue out of this unit so far, only really use it for aluminum, combined with a coolmate 3 and 20 series torch it's a workhorse.
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    Re: Esab/Lorch tig Deal..

    Quote Originally Posted by Jawslandshark View Post
    I have run the 301 hard on both single and 3 phase, I have noticed the fan comes on but have to try and listen for it. Been a very good welder. Based on the size you would never think how much it puts out. Not a single issue out of this unit so far, only really use it for aluminum, combined with a coolmate 3 and 20 series torch it's a workhorse.
    Mine is set up the same (Binzel cooler same as Coolmate 3) and so far it's been great. Only thing I have to get used to is having to turn on the water cooler separate after having an outlet on my other machine for so many years.
    Ernie F.

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    It's complete now!
    Had a cover made to protect it but mostly to obscure and make it not be seen by the creeps who might look in the windows at night. The black nylon fabric is the same stuff used to make range bags.
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    Ernie F.

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    Re: Esab/Lorch tig Deal..

    Cool setup the binzel coolers look awesome, too.

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