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  • #31
    guess i've been initiated

    You guys have been great. I really appreciate the help....I need it and this is a fantastic resource!

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    • #32
      Originally posted by scratchedup View Post
      guess i've been initiated

      You guys have been great. I really appreciate the help....I need it and this is a fantastic resource!
      Glad you are still here...

      You will not find too many candied words here…

      What you will find is a group of people with an interest in solving problems and helping people

      Who volunteer their time, expertise and experience to find resolution to those issues…

      True…. Sometimes those responses and answers are pretty direct and may seem brusque..

      Think of it like a design review or problem solving session in an industry or scientific setting…

      Candy coated does not apply… clear, concise… (sometimes a little sarcastic) answers are the order of the day.. there is a definate tendency to cut to the chase....

      Just as when you are asked a direct question in your area of expertise.....
      one might suspect that you would also give the most direct unvarnished answer...
      ..... something about a bear depositing fertilizer in the forest....
      Last edited by H80N; 05-23-2014, 07:54 AM.
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      • #33
        I've been reading the Diamond Group Tungsten Guidebook.

        It recommends a dedicated diamond grinding wheel. Looking at the usual sources (ebay, Amazon) what grit grinding wheel would you recommend.

        And there is a big section on cutting the tungstens......again I'm looking for advice here. I'm a believer in proper tools. What do I need to have to properly cut the tungstens?

        I recently purchased a dedicated grinder but it is not powered up yet. If I get a diamond wheel on one side what kind of wheel should I get for the other end side?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by scratchedup View Post
          I've been reading the Diamond Group Tungsten Guidebook.

          It recommends a dedicated diamond grinding wheel. Looking at the usual sources (ebay, Amazon) what grit grinding wheel would you recommend.

          And there is a big section on cutting the tungstens......again I'm looking for advice here. I'm a believer in proper tools. What do I need to have to properly cut the tungstens?

          I recently purchased a dedicated grinder but it is not powered up yet. If I get a diamond wheel on one side what kind of wheel should I get for the other end side?
          Why cut them..?? why not just use the long backcap and leave them full length..??....they will get shorter with use/reprep..
          if you do need to shorten for short backcap tight places...
          jusy notch with the grinder and snap across a sharp edge like a steel benchtop... then grind/prep as usual..

          I have been using a bench grinder with a dedicated wheel for many many years... no diamond wheel or fancy/expensive purpose built tung grinder...

          has worked for me...
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          The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

          “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

          Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

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          Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
          Dynasty 200DX
          Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
          Millermatic 200

          TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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          • #35
            I'm just trying to be a good student. The link to the Tungsten Handbook is very clear and specific...

            Diamond wheel, If the tungsten touches the pool ones needs to cut it off and re-sharpen and the cutting must be performed correctly.....

            This may be small but it comes from the link earlier in this thread.


            I realize this is probably over kill (like my cable) but just throwing it out there for discussion.

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            • #36
              Ya Busted Me...Wise Guy...

              The handbook does indeed lay out "Best Practice"....... and would be ideal...

              it would be even better if we bought our tungstens preground from them...

              what I outlined is what I have been doing...

              it is what you could get away with and get satisfactory results if you are careful..
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              The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

              “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

              Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

              My Blue Stuff:
              Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
              Dynasty 200DX
              Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
              Millermatic 200

              TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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              • #37
                I am one of those guys who reads manuals and directions.....

                Just want my cute little Blue machine to work and since I just starting out I'm still acquiring some necessary equipment.

                And have never minded spending good money on good tools.

                Been working a lot but I should have a chance to take some photos and do this...

                NO RED TUNGSTEN,,,

                try some 2% Lanthanated,,,, bet the machine behaves better,,,
                (3/32 should cover about all situations with a Dyn 200)

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                • #38
                  OverKill Power Cord....installed in May 2012 when I purchased the machine used.

                  Factory 14ga cord-





                  New cord + ground connection-




                  BIG terminals!






                  Overview-

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                  • #39
                    Doesn't look like 6 looks like 8, Toughy to fit #6 lugs on a 40amp switch, but never the less, overkill all the same.

                    DO NOT put pressure on that memory/control board from those cables, and tighten up the brass nuts on the backs of those output studs also make sure that the voltage sense lead is firmly placed on them
                    Last edited by cruizer; 05-24-2014, 11:29 AM.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by cruizer View Post
                      Doesn't look like 6 looks like 8, Toughy to fit #6 lugs on a 40amp switch, but never the less, overkill all the same.

                      DO NOT put pressure on that memory/control board from those cables, and tighten up the brass nuts on the backs of those output studs also make sure that the voltage sense lead is firmly placed on them
                      ok thx

                      yes actually not sure wot gage.....but its big.

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                      • #41
                        The big problem in these was the electrical noise created when the primarys were squished together at the strain relief, hopefully you have not created more noise from doing this. You have to use a larger metal strain relief with a rubber insert and not the plastic type with the little fingers that bare into the sheathing.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by cruizer View Post
                          The big problem in these was the electrical noise created when the primarys were squished together at the strain relief, hopefully you have not created more noise from doing this. You have to use a larger metal strain relief with a rubber insert and not the plastic type with the little fingers that bare into the sheathing.
                          well I don't think I did this.... it was VERY tight....I had to use a soap solution to pull the cord through.

                          Lets go back to square 1. I want/need a longer cord.

                          What do you suggest I do?

                          I will gladly rip out the BIG cord.

                          It would be nice and convenient to have at least a 15' cord. Can you suggest what to do here.

                          The Miller OEM was 14ga which I thought was very "light".

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                          • #43
                            It was 12 gage, 14 is pretty little, gotta get your gages correct. Engineeers designed the unit for that rated amperage which was 30 amps on 120 vac. .

                            Doesn't help your welder run any better though with a larger input. just a waste of time and money. But fun to learn more about your machine all the same

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                            • #44
                              Want a 30' cord just go to a #10,

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by cruizer View Post
                                Want a 30' cord just go to a #10,
                                HHHhhhmmm...

                                you may want to think this over before you permanently attach a long power cord to your Dynasty 200DX..

                                Part of the great joy and utility of owning and using the Dynasty 200DX is it's portability and ease of transport..

                                The more you hang off of it the more awkward & harder it is to drag around from site to site...
                                (Before you dismiss moving it... think about how useful it could become at places like..customer, brother, car buddy's garage etc)

                                the more tentacles...the harder to transport..Why not make that 30 footer a removable extension??...

                                Part of the reason I bought the Dynasty 200DX was it's extreme portability and how that complemented my Dynasty 350 Tigrunner.. that lives in the shop..
                                Last edited by H80N; 05-25-2014, 06:18 AM.
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                                *******************************************
                                The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                                “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                                Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                                My Blue Stuff:
                                Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                                Dynasty 200DX
                                Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                                Millermatic 200

                                TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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