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    Thinking about changing welding equipment

    I currently have a Hobart Handler 150, original 220v transformer based MIG, a Dynasty 200DX/coolmate 400 and a MM350P with a 25' XR-Aluma Pro and a Bernard Q300 gun and a Hypertherm Powermax 45.

    Getting older, not doing anywhere as much as planned. Haven't powered up the welders for 4 years after moving. The Dynasty replaced a old Miller Econo-Twin HF and the Hobart was the first mig.....

    The Handler 150 is very nice, but maybe not as versatile as I would like and 220v only. The 350P is obviously more than I need, but it's a great machine.

    Dielima, I have considered selling the 150 and 350P and possibly replacing with a Millermatic 255. I like the idea of experimenting with pulsed MIG. For years I had an eye on the Multimatic 215, but didn't think I really need the multi process. With that, the 200DX will do 150A TIG & 130A DC stick @60% and the Multimatic 255 will do 275A TIG & 200A stick @60%.

    I guess I need to decide on the TIG needs, because I should be able to get by on thick material with ⅛ stick multipass @130A.

    Any thoughts or recommendations?

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    Re: Thinking about changing welding equipment

    I guess it depends on what you want to do. I am toying with the idea of selling both my Miller welders to fund a new Multimatic 255. I really don't do much aluminum work and what little I do I think I could handle with pulsed MIG. Honestly I am not sure I would even use the DC TIG on the MM255. I could really get by fine for what I do with MIG and stick.
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    Re: Thinking about changing welding equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by GlenC View Post
    I like the idea of experimenting with pulsed MIG.

    Pulsed-spraying Monster right there (if you are open to other makes/models of welders)




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    Re: Thinking about changing welding equipment

    Maybe my best option is to just keep the 350P and sell the Handler 150. I guess the only thing in replacing the 150, the 350P has a slightly bigger gun....

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    Re: Thinking about changing welding equipment

    Yeah, Keep the 350P. No sense selling it and buying another single pulse machine.
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    Re: Thinking about changing welding equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    Yeah, Keep the 350P. No sense selling it and buying another single pulse machine.
    My opinion also. Plus you have the push pull for aluminum.
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    Re: Thinking about changing welding equipment

    The 350P does pulse mig. just get a bottle of 90/10 set up welder to pulse and go for it.
    pulse is a spray process so you need a spray gas mix.
    if you have an older mm350 with out pulse. pulse can be added to it by changing the tach/pulse pcb.
    not real expensive.

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    Re: Thinking about changing welding equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    Pulsed-spraying Monster right there (if you are open to other makes/models of welders)




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    Re: Thinking about changing welding equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by ccawgc View Post
    The 350P does pulse mig. just get a bottle of 90/10 set up welder to pulse and go for it.
    pulse is a spray process so you need a spray gas mix.
    if you have an older mm350 with out pulse. pulse can be added to it by changing the tach/pulse pcb.
    not real expensive.
    It's a 350P with pulse.... I just realized that its welding amperage range is 25-400A where all the other MM units are 30-xxx except for the MM255 which is 20-300A. The MM255 with cart is actually deeper than the 350p.... so I wouldn't save any space....

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