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    Im looking into some cable covers for my tig and plasma cables and hoses.


    I have found many different styles and materials.

    Anyone on the forum have any experience or reviews on a good cover?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Jobpump53 View Post
    Im looking into some cable covers for my tig and plasma cables and hoses.


    I have found many different styles and materials.

    Anyone on the forum have any experience or reviews on a good cover?
    After melting numerous black nylon covers, I replaced them with leather. Weldtec makes a nice zippered US made leather cover. They came standard with Speedway torches.

    Lately I have been buying snap type leather covers. I have not found any US made ones yet. Netwelding sells an import that is probably the best yet(no plastic to melt).
    Nothing welded, Nothing gained

    Miller Dynasty700DX
    3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
    Miller Dynasty200DX
    ThermalArc 400 GTSW
    MillerMatic350P
    MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
    MKCobraMig260
    Lincoln SP-170T
    Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
    Hypertherm 1250
    Hypertherm 800
    PlasmaCam CNC cutter
    Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
    SiberHegner CNC Mill
    2 ea. Bridgeport
    LeBlond 15" Lathe
    Haberle 18" Cold Saw
    Doringer 14" Cold Saw
    6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite

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    • #3
      I find the snap leather covers will fill up with dirt and rocks if you use them outside the shop. Inside the shop they are fine.
      I find that soft zippered leather will pickup grinder shavings, and when you try to roll them up, you get the shavings in your hand.
      If you are going outside the shop, Velcro/hook and loop or zipper.
      Inside the shop you can add snaps to the above.
      I used 2- 50' Velcro soft leather covers put together to cover : 1/0 cable, 14 pin/lead brain cable, and a gas hose for my MPa wire feeder, as one cover would not reach around that much wire and hose. This set up was every costly.
      One more thing about snaps, they come unsnaped or tear the snap out of the leather. Loctite keeps them snaped but also tears them out of the leather.
      Good Luck,
      Bob
      Millermatic 252 w/30A
      Big Blue Air Pak
      Ellis 3000 Band Saw
      Trailblazer 302 Air Pak w/ Wireless Remote
      8-RC
      Dynasty 200 DX
      XMT 350 MPa w/S-74 MPa Plus
      Millermatic 211
      Passport Plus
      Spectrum 625 X-TREME
      Lincoln SA-200 Blue Tint Red Face '63
      2-Lincoln SA-200 Red Face '68
      SA-200 Black Face '59
      SA-200 Green Lite '84
      SA-200 Green Lite '80
      SA-200 Red Face '69
      SA-200 Red Face '66
      SA-200 Green Lite '81
      '70 Black Face Round Barrel

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      • #4
        Outside leather

        Got some nice stuff with a couple of Flex Head CK torches I ordered from Jeff over at HTP. Black super flex leather velco closured. Put one on the Dynasty leads as well. The snap leather covers will indeed fill up with rocks, sand, dirt, manure, etc. And the nylon ones melt and will burn as well.
        Mustangs Forever!

        Miller equipment.

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        • #5
          I have not tried the leather/velcro covers. That may be the best yet.
          Nothing welded, Nothing gained

          Miller Dynasty700DX
          3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
          Miller Dynasty200DX
          ThermalArc 400 GTSW
          MillerMatic350P
          MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
          MKCobraMig260
          Lincoln SP-170T
          Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
          Hypertherm 1250
          Hypertherm 800
          PlasmaCam CNC cutter
          Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
          SiberHegner CNC Mill
          2 ea. Bridgeport
          LeBlond 15" Lathe
          Haberle 18" Cold Saw
          Doringer 14" Cold Saw
          6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite

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          • #6
            cable covers

            Where are the leather velcro purchased?

            Has anyone made there own yet? Cost benefit?

            My wife handy with a sewing machine, may put
            Her to work

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            • #7
              Covers

              The covers were Weld Tec TLC-3-22V. I got 4 @ 68ea. They were 3'' wide and 22' long.
              I put 2 together to make them 6'' wide X 22', then put the other 2 together to make the cover 6'' X 44'. Then put 1/0 cable, 14 pin brain cable, and gas hose in the cover and Velcroed it closed. The cover is not a tight fit, you could change the 1/0 for 2/0 and still have a lose fit. I finished the last 6', by the welder, with some of the snap cover.
              Miller makes a real nice cover # 231-868 that I put on my 8RC. It's a full 50' long.
              Tuffer than nails.
              I got this stuff from Barnes Welding in Stockton CA.
              Good Luck,
              Bob
              Millermatic 252 w/30A
              Big Blue Air Pak
              Ellis 3000 Band Saw
              Trailblazer 302 Air Pak w/ Wireless Remote
              8-RC
              Dynasty 200 DX
              XMT 350 MPa w/S-74 MPa Plus
              Millermatic 211
              Passport Plus
              Spectrum 625 X-TREME
              Lincoln SA-200 Blue Tint Red Face '63
              2-Lincoln SA-200 Red Face '68
              SA-200 Black Face '59
              SA-200 Green Lite '84
              SA-200 Green Lite '80
              SA-200 Red Face '69
              SA-200 Red Face '66
              SA-200 Green Lite '81
              '70 Black Face Round Barrel

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              • #8
                http://www.karstsports.com/2tuwe.html

                Pic your color 1.00 per foot

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                • #9
                  Try this:
                  http://www.arc-zone.com/index.php?ma...x&cPath=13_671
                  Nick

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                  • #10
                    Just my $.02 worth, but when I was looking for a cover for my TIG rig lead, it turned out that, after playing with a few different types on other rigs, the big thing for me was how well the thing had traction on ME. I tend to wrap the TIG lead up and over around behind my neck/shoulders to take the strain off of my hand/wrist and having a lead that slides/slithers all over the place was really annoying to me. The nylon ones seemed to be more "slithery" than the leather ones, so I went with a leather one with a zipper closure and have been happy with it. I can see where one with snaps could pick up sand/rocks/other junk in the gaps, but the one I have is used pretty much only in the shop, so I have never had it pick up anything and don't expect that it would even if I did use it out where there was stuff that could try to get in it. Another thing is that the leather does stand up to any kind of contact with anything hot, where the nylon ones will melt.

                    As for the Plasma..I have no experience with that, so can not offer an opinion...I do wish I had one and maybe maybe once I find one I like and can afford, I will!!
                    Don J
                    Reno, NV

                    Never pick a fight with an old guy. Old guys are too smart to fight and get hurt. They'll just kill you and get it over with.

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                    • #11
                      For you guys that don't want to pay for the delux blue reboxing fees and get the Miller Boxes/bags..................................

                      Here are the Tillman numbers for leather velcro closure cable covers and a reasonable price to pay for them.

                      Tillman 581V Leather velcro close cable cover 4.5 across flat 2.67 per ft.
                      Tillman 582V Leather velcro close cable cover 6.25 across the flat 3.23 per ft.

                      yur welcome...

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