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  • Why buy "Miller" leads?

    These appear to be twice as expensive as other stick welding cables that are available. Better rubber coating? More relaxed/easier to roll-up? I'm buying a new Wildcat 200 and I will need leads.

    Thanks

  • #2
    I have two sets of leads that are Es*** Prene 2/0 cable. One set in the shop with the Marquete and one with the BlueStar 2E on the truck. Never had any problem with them. You don't have to buy Miller Branded on everything. Find the best items that fit within your budget or the amount of money that is in your wallet that you are willing to part with.
    '77 Miller Bluestar 2E on current service truck
    '99 Miller Bobcat 225NT for New Service Truck
    '85 Millermatic 200 in Shop

    '72 Marquete 295 AC cracker box in Shop
    '07 Hypertherm Powermax 1000 G3 Plasma Cutter in Shop
    Miller Elite and Digital Elite Hoods

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    • #3
      What is Es***Prene ?
      [B]Stickmate LX 235AC/160DC
      HH210

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      • #4
        I would assume Es*s*e*x
        MM250
        Trailblazer 250g
        22a feeder
        Lincoln ac/dc 225
        Victor O/A
        MM200 black face
        Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
        Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
        Arco roto-phase model M
        Vectrax 7x12 band saw
        Miller spectrum 875
        30a spoolgun w/wc-24
        Syncrowave 250
        RCCS-14

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        • #5
          check ebay for leads

          Best deals I've found for cable were on ebay (AC/DC Electric I think they call themselves) and WeldingSupply dot com (I hope this doesn't violate the forum rules – if so, moderators, please delete).

          I believe the cable I bought from ebay was the same brand/type cable Miller used for the work cable included with a TIG machine I bought.

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          • #6
            Miller leads and trailers are for the "one-stop" shopper

            Cyberweld has a 25' Miller lead package for $199. I can go to the local discount welding store and buy (2) 25' leads, 3 lugs, a clamp and stinger of equal quality for about $138. The little trailers ($1600) are double what a new 3'x6' trailer would cost.
            It is just a matter of convenience. Heck, a few mom and pop LWS might even bolt the welder on the trailer, put on a cable tree ($168) and install your cables. Put it on visa, hitch it up, and you have an instant service rig.
            Make your own leads and save about 30%-40%.

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            • #7
              Thing that make you go ummmmmmmmmmm

              My goodness. I know that there are filters on the Miller Forum to help protect the inocent among us, i.e. children that might be sitting close to mom and/or dad who might be reading. But to Filter out a Brand Name like E S S E X, a major Wire Manufacturing Company and found on Welding Rigs worldwide, GET A GRIP!!!! I have control stickers on my Well Service truck for use when setting up the Mast. Mast E R E C T I O N, and Mast E X T E N S I O N. But the filter is so PC (Politically Correct) that is might even block former TX Gov. and Former President of the USA, George W. B U S H.
              '77 Miller Bluestar 2E on current service truck
              '99 Miller Bobcat 225NT for New Service Truck
              '85 Millermatic 200 in Shop

              '72 Marquete 295 AC cracker box in Shop
              '07 Hypertherm Powermax 1000 G3 Plasma Cutter in Shop
              Miller Elite and Digital Elite Hoods

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