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  • Aluma Reels

    got myself a set of 6 aluma reels. 1 oxy\acetylene, 1 propane, 1 electrical, 1 for the remote and 2 for welding cables. These are the best ever. I have worked in many adverse weather conditions with no problems at all. I have worked along side other welders that have shell-ryn reels, and they have gone down for the day because they had to clean the inside of their reels where they make electrial contact.

    You can contact mitch 1(204) 774-2285 and he can give you more info on these reels

    go to the link below to see a few pictures

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2634106

  • #2
    They are not too bad, though never use any type of lubricant on the reels, as they will blow.

    I just don't like the way the cables especially the remote attaches to the Alumireel wiring. Not sure if Mitch fixed that quirk or not. He was in a couple of months ago.

    The remote reel cable mountring has been changed, so we support these reels 100%

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    • #3
      My question is this, why use a seperate remote/electricity reel/cord? Is this a common Canadian thing?

      In the U.S.A. these are combined into one unit, using one cord the vast majority of the time. I can't imagine dragging out a seperate cord for the two.

      The standard for remotes in this country is the "Cable Control Kit", sold by a very nice lady. These are pure d bulletproof remotes with two 120v outlets built in.

      Just wondering.

      JTMcC.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JTMcC View Post
        My question is this, why use a seperate remote/electricity reel/cord? Is this a common Canadian thing?

        In the U.S.A. these are combined into one unit, using one cord the vast majority of the time. I can't imagine dragging out a seperate cord for the two.

        The standard for remotes in this country is the "Cable Control Kit", sold by a very nice lady. These are pure d bulletproof remotes with two 120v outlets built in.

        Just wondering.

        JTMcC.
        At $160 for a Cables remote it is a best buy for a Lincoln generator!!!!!!!
        But what if you own a Vantage, Ranger, or Miller? Is there a remote with
        120v for these machines?

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by thebeenman View Post
          got myself a set of 6 aluma reels. 1 oxy\acetylene, 1 propane, 1 electrical, 1 for the remote and 2 for welding cables. These are the best ever. I have worked in many adverse weather conditions with no problems at all. I have worked along side other welders that have shell-ryn reels, and they have gone down for the day because they had to clean the inside of their reels where they make electrial contact.

          You can contact mitch 1(204) 774-2285 and he can give you more info on these reels

          go to the link below to see a few pictures

          http://www.cardomain.com/ride
          I go to the link but I can't find a truck or aluma reels. Jef

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          • #6
            Beaver

            Originally posted by JTMcC View Post
            My question is this, why use a seperate remote/electricity reel/cord? Is this a common Canadian thing?

            In the U.S.A. these are combined into one unit, using one cord the vast majority of the time. I can't imagine dragging out a seperate cord for the two.

            The standard for remotes in this country is the "Cable Control Kit", sold by a very nice lady. These are pure d bulletproof remotes with two 120v outlets built in.

            Just wondering.

            JTMcC.
            I'm going to say no. I've seen 1 guy set up like that but he didn't have a remote. Mine have always 120v outlets on them. JT what's the name of the company that makes these remotes? JEf

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wicked one View Post
              I'm going to say no. I've seen 1 guy set up like that but he didn't have a remote. Mine have always 120v outlets on them. JT what's the name of the company that makes these remotes? JEf
              Here ya go.
              Attached Files

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wicked one View Post
                I'm going to say no. I've seen 1 guy set up like that but he didn't have a remote. Mine have always 120v outlets on them. JT what's the name of the company that makes these remotes? JEf

                Cable Control Kits in Bastrop Louisianna.

                Phone or fax: 318-281-1833

                email: Cableshrlyj@aol.com

                They've been around for many years and are the standard of the industry. I've got a couple of them. They are $150 for a SA-200 (with no cord, you can use any extension cord) and about $280 for a 250 or 300 including 125' of cord. Ask for Shirley, she's a nice lady.


                JTMcC.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wicked one View Post
                  I go to the link but I can't find a truck or aluma reels. Jef
                  Here it is http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2634106

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                  • #10
                    yep, these reels rule. they're easy to mount and work like a charm.. i started out with just the welding reels and added the rest as i could afford them. just dial up mainstream mitch and he'll be happy to send them out to you! his website is alumareel.com

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                    • #11
                      Wicked one,
                      I go to the link but I can't find a truck or aluma reels. Jef


                      don't know if you got threw to the pic's yet or not but here they are encase you didn't.

                      thebeenman
                      welcome to the site, always good to have new input. great looking setup.
                      Attached Files

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                      • #12
                        What the hech are you guys talken about, remotes with no plugins??

                        We make over 80% of the welder remotes in the Western Provinces, all have quad plugs ins.

                        Every major rental firm have our remotes as well in Alberta.

                        Alumureels are the best in the live reel market. We don't support anyonther type of live reel. Shylrin is the next best though they are not live.

                        Every thing in Canada is a little more expensive, a 300D Remote will run in at $425 Can, powder coated steel remote case, quad receptacles, magnetic mounts, shock mounted rheostat. polar flex cable ect.

                        The Miller's or Lincolns cc/cv units have a choice of 1turn, 3 turn or 10 turn control, detachable heads, quad receptacles, and magnetic mounts

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                        • #13
                          I just got a call from my Pipe Welding buddy, we are here near Detroit. MI.
                          He is used to doing gas distribution for the past 18 years a few months ago he decided to sign on with the pipe local out of oklahoma, he said hes currently doing a 42" line in Nebraska, I think he said it was a 1700 mile line.
                          He said he's running 3/16 7018 on the root and their having him run a .045 dual shield wire the rest of the way out.
                          He said the reels hes been using burned up in about a week ounce he hit the pipe line, he said the guys hes working with wrap their leads and only use reels for the other things.
                          Since I've never used a reel I have no experience but am wondering if there are reels that would stand up to this kind of work.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
                            I just got a call from my Pipe Welding buddy, we are here near Detroit. MI.
                            He is used to doing gas distribution for the past 18 years a few months ago he decided to sign on with the pipe local out of oklahoma, he said hes currently doing a 42" line in Nebraska, I think he said it was a 1700 mile line.
                            He said he's running 3/16 7018 on the root and their having him run a .045 dual shield wire the rest of the way out.
                            He said the reels hes been using burned up in about a week ounce he hit the pipe line, he said the guys hes working with wrap their leads and only use reels for the other things.
                            Since I've never used a reel I have no experience but am wondering if there are reels that would stand up to this kind of work.
                            You have to unroll all your cable if your going to weld big inch/big rod.
                            If you dont the magnetic field is way to hot for any kind of spool.

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                            • #15
                              The magnetic fields also do interesting and erratic things to the circuit boards of your welders, especially on the Ranger, Vantage, Trailblazer and Pro series. Don't much like Steel reels and steel wraps for this reason.

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