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    Replacement Mig gun

    Cut my mig gun cable today while grinding... too many things going at once and killed the cable.

    What is a good replacement for me. Just doing small jobs in my shop.

    Hobart 210 MVP is my machine.

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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    bernard are nice. i have a tweco #2 gun with 12 foot leads in really good shape .will need a nozzle and tips .uses standard back end.fits vulcan, tweco,esab,victor and a slew of other machines

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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    Quote Originally Posted by JGreen31 View Post
    Cut my mig gun cable today while grinding... too many things going at once and killed the cable.

    What is a good replacement for me. Just doing small jobs in my shop.

    Hobart 210 MVP is my machine.

    Thanks.


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    That sucks man, I've never had that pleasure but I have cut a welding lead or two, Ebay usually has a good selection and pretty good prices, you can also check some of the online welding stores and AMAZON.
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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    You can make the cable shorter till new comes in.
    Like CAVEMANN said eBay or Amazon.
    There other sources but they ship from China and takes 6 to 10 weeks.
    If you are doing welding for living I using Tweco like filetobeef said, I used Tweco for over 30 years and never had problem.
    Today I am retired so I use the best price



    Quote Originally Posted by JGreen31 View Post
    Cut my mig gun cable today while grinding... too many things going at once and killed the cable.

    What is a good replacement for me. Just doing small jobs in my shop.

    Hobart 210 MVP is my machine.

    Thanks.


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    I would visit HTP America. They make awesome replacement MIG guns that are very affordable. I especially like the flex neck MIG guns. https://usaweld.com/collections/avai...rt-mig-welders
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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    Bernard would be an upgrade and are owned by ITW which also owns Hobart. That would be the obvious choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    You can make the cable shorter till new comes in.
    Like CAVEMANN said eBay or Amazon.
    There other sources but they ship from China and takes 6 to 10 weeks.
    If you are doing welding for living I using Tweco like filetobeef said, I used Tweco for over 30 years and never had problem.
    Today I am retired so I use the best price
    You state there would be lawsuits for using non heated 7018 but would use a lesser quality import Mig gun. You have to do the manufacturer says. Don't do it man, think of all the lawsuits.

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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    Quote Originally Posted by JGreen31 View Post
    Cut my mig gun cable today while grinding... too many things going at once and killed the cable.

    What is a good replacement for me. Just doing small jobs in my shop.

    Hobart 210 MVP is my machine.

    Thanks.


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    why not a Hobart replacement?
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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    But cover I live in California.
    When trying to sue first thing first x-ray the weld and check see did everything right.

    Most of tools was made in America.
    Just try buying low cost anything in USA or even high cost.

    FYI I was exporting for over 30 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    You state there would be lawsuits for using non heated 7018 but would use a lesser quality import Mig gun. You have to do the manufacturer says. Don't do it man, think of all the lawsuits.

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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    An x-ray will not tell if the rod was in an oven. Many things can cause a weld failure.

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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    Quote Originally Posted by JGreen31 View Post
    Cut my mig gun cable today while grinding... too many things going at once and killed the cable.

    What is a good replacement for me. Just doing small jobs in my shop.

    Hobart 210 MVP is my machine.

    Thanks.


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    Is there some reason you can't just patch the cable?

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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    splice it.
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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    splice it.
    I haven't tried to splice a mig cable... I guess anything is possible ??? you could find a rigid sleeve that fits around the liner guide and make sure to chamfer the ends really good on the liner.... might work...

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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    Bernard would be an upgrade and are owned by ITW which also owns Hobart. That would be the obvious choice.
    They are super nice. I had a 300 amp Q gun for my MM 252, and I loved it, but they are also spendy. For a Hobart 210 MVP, the $89 HTP gun is more than adequate and is an upgrade over the stock gun. Just my opinion FWIW
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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    Just for a home shop a basic gun would be fine. Miller has new guns now but the M-25 that came on the 252's was not a very durable gun. For a home shop where someone was really careful it was OK but in a welding shop didn't hold up. I worked in a shop with 6 252's and they kept replacing the guns with more M-25's instead of getting the much better Bernards. They would have saved money in the long run. There was always at least 2 guns hanging up because they were damaged. I had to steal a gun off another machine so I could do my work. Too bad if someone else needed the other machine.

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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    Quote Originally Posted by Louie1961 View Post
    I would visit HTP America. They make awesome replacement MIG guns that are very affordable. I especially like the flex neck MIG guns. https://usaweld.com/collections/avai...rt-mig-welders
    Agree! They are specialists in mig gun replacements and parts.
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    Re: Replacement Mig gun

    Did get your gun/cable fix and back to welding

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGreen31 View Post
    Cut my mig gun cable today while grinding... too many things going at once and killed the cable.

    What is a good replacement for me. Just doing small jobs in my shop.

    Hobart 210 MVP is my machine.

    Thanks.


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