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  • Spectrum 3080

    I have a good chance to get a miller spectrum 3080 are these good and reliable machines are there any problems with it?Does anybody have any pics of steel that they have cut using the 3080?Is it easy to get consumables for the 3080?Are there any welding websites that sell them.The machine only has a couple hours of use on it.

  • #2
    Richie,

    Here's the link to the owners manual -

    Spectrum 3080 Owners Manual

    It is rated for a 7/8th inch cut - 63Amp @ 230V input 80amp output

    That is a heck of a cutter. If you have the power available and it is a good price, I'd say go for it.
    Bob Sigmon
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    • #3
      Richie,

      Unless you have matriculated, I'd guess you're still at home, and a 3080 needs 63 amps single-phase to do it's trick. It also runs on 3-phase, but I'm guessing that's moot. You'll need a 90+ PSI air supply at a pretty good flow rate. How's your compressor?

      Not intending to pop your bubble, but what it is is what it is.

      Hank
      ...from the Gadget Garage
      Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
      Handler 210 w/DP3035
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      • #4
        Originally posted by hankj
        Richie,

        Unless you have matriculated, I'd guess you're still at home, and a 3080 needs 63 amps single-phase to do it's trick. It also runs on 3-phase, but I'm guessing that's moot. You'll need a 90+ PSI air supply at a pretty good flow rate. How's your compressor?

        Not intending to pop your bubble, but what it is is what it is.

        Hank

        I have to get an air compressor for it.Anybody know any good air compressors that will will be good for the 3080?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bob Sigmon
          Richie,

          Here's the link to the owners manual -

          Spectrum 3080 Owners Manual

          It is rated for a 7/8th inch cut - 63Amp @ 230V input 80amp output

          That is a heck of a cutter. If you have the power available and it is a good price, I'd say go for it.
          Thanks bob i have been looking for the owners manual for the 3080 on miller.I guess they have replaced it with the spectrum 1000. Whats the diferences between the 3080 and the 1000.They both cut the same thicknesses.

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          • #6
            Richie,

            It is probably just updated technology on the inside. That doesn't make the 3080 bad just more reachable cost wise. There are a number of compressors that could handle the 3080. Home Depot has their largest Husky model on sale frequently for $799. If I remember correctly it runs at over 14cfm and 175psi. Not the best compressor in the world but a reasonable compressor for a reasonable price.
            Bob Sigmon
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            • #7
              1000/3080

              i think the 1000 picked up a new torch.seems like i remember reading that it got a new torch with beter consumable life.




              Unless you have matriculated, I'd guess you're still at home, and a 3080 needs 63 amps single-phase to do it's trick.


              thats for full 1 1/2" cut it wont need that for all cuts, just on the top end.
              thanks for the help
              ......or..........
              hope i helped
              sigpic
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              • #8
                richie

                i couldnt find any web-sites that still list the 3080 but did find 1 that listed the 1000

                http://www.brwelder.com/indextemplat...&SubCategory=4

                a lot of the sites dont stock the stuff just have miller ship it direct so it might be hard to find a 3080 for sail on the web (not counting e-bay)

                hope this gives you what ya need, you just wanted to know if youre price was a good 1 i'm gessing
                thanks for the help
                ......or..........
                hope i helped
                sigpic
                feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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                • #9
                  Richi,
                  I own a Kellogg and a Saylor Beale. Both have had zero problems. The Kellogg is a 1966 model the Saylor beale is only ten years old. The only thing that I had to replace on the Kellogg is the three belts that run the pump..

                  Pete

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                  • #10
                    i got a huskie 60gal 135psi setup from home depot last year.great compresor 220V with plenty of air for the 3080. i think it was like $400 on sail.

                    like 10.3cfpm at 90psi and 11.8 at 40psi so it fills up quick
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                    thanks for the help
                    ......or..........
                    hope i helped
                    sigpic
                    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                    JAMES

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                    • #11
                      James,

                      That's the same one that I have (minus the neked lady & POW-MIA).

                      It was $399. I would have gotten the bigger one but it had to go down my basement stairs and that 80 gal tank is a monster!

                      I use it for my small sand blast cabinet but I had to get a low volume nozzle for it to really keep up.

                      If you have the space and the cash, I'd go for the bigger model. It will handle the air tools, blast cabinets, and the plasma with a bit more head room.

                      I'd like to add an extra storage tank to my system but a plain tank costs more than one with the compressor on it. Maybe I should just get another compressor.
                      Bob Sigmon
                      ___________________
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                      Miller Passport
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                      • #12
                        Yup you are better off getting another air compressor.I like the air compressor in the picture.Whats that thing on the right side of the air compressor?Its about half way in the middle of the air compresser.I have seen them on the big air compressors at menards and was wondering what they were.

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                        • #13
                          if i understand your ??? it is the air outlet with a shut off valve.
                          i circled it in green is this what you ment??
                          Attached Files
                          thanks for the help
                          ......or..........
                          hope i helped
                          sigpic
                          feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                          summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                          JAMES

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                          • #14
                            The 3080 is a real solid unit. I still have one and can't complain at all. The 3080 is based on the reliable XMT chassis and inverter engine. There was a torch update to use the current torch of the 1000 but the old consumables are still easy to get and the new torch just gives you a thicker cut rating. Doubt you'd really need that thick anyway. I know I don't.

                            Andy

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                            • #15
                              Air Outlet

                              Originally posted by fun4now
                              if i understand your ??? it is the air outlet with a shut off valve.
                              i circled it in green is this what you ment??
                              Yup thats what i ment.So it dont have a quick connect coupler like some air compressors that i have used.Can you explain a little more in detail about the air outlet.

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