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    I miss my old mig welder

    I miss my old S.A.M. mig welder. I actually had two of them. The first one died durring a duty cycle test. My fault. The second one bit the big one in a building fire (not caused by me). The part I liked about them the best was that they had amp and wire speed control on the torch with one control knob. I was spoiled by that feature. How come no one else makes something like that......or do they. I haven't seen any.

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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    S.A.M? Never heard of this brand.

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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    They were produced by Control Systems of Ontario. They must have gone out of biz a long time ago. I just did a search and came up empty. They did exist though. I had 2 of them.

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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    I do believe controlled systems was bought out by AMD. Another Canadian co.
    Will have to check my old phone book for my notes.

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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    Do you still have the old Controlled Systems MIG welder? I am looking to acquire one.

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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    Still looking? I have a fully functioning unit.

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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    Lorch, EWM and Fronius all do welders with torch controls. They are proper industrial quality machines made in Europe.
    There are a few others now also, like Bohler, Parweld etc
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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    Can you post photos of the inside of the welder.

    Most time is the power supply die which is simply to replace from a electronic supplier.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by stefuel View Post
    They were produced by Control Systems of Ontario. They must have gone out of biz a long time ago. I just did a search and came up empty. They did exist though. I had 2 of them.

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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    Thread is from 2012... I'm guessing they got over it...
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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Thread is from 2012... I'm guessing they got over it...
    …then again some WW members just can’t let things go.


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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    This not first time I thing it new but real old.
    I need to look when first post was started.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    …then again some WW members just can’t let things go.


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    Re: I miss my old mig welder

    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    This not first time I thing it new but real old.
    I need to look when first post was started.

    Dave
    LOL. that was not directed at you Dave.

    ...just messing around in general.


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