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    I got this idea from a project that I saw on the forums. No mods to the 212 were necessary and it keeps everything together and neat.
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    Last edited by johngo1; 12-28-2008, 11:49 AM.

  • #2
    NICE JOB Nice snug fit!!!!!!!
    Only thing I would add, is a strap for that MM140!
    Don't want an accident and seeing that thing topple over!!!!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    • #3
      Now you just need a Y for your gas hose and you'll be set.
      Syncrowave 250DX
      Invison 354MP
      XR Control and 30A

      Airco MED20 feeder
      Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
      Smith O/A rig
      And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bert View Post
        NICE JOB Nice snug fit!!!!!!!
        Only thing I would add, is a strap for that MM140!
        Don't want an accident and seeing that thing topple over!!!!!!
        I took the strap off for the picture. The only thing is that you can not open the doors but I have 11 pound rolls in there which at my hobby rate last a year. :-)

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        • #5
          what about when/if it birdsnests?

          frank

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          • #6
            Yup the birds nest.
            I get them when taking.
            Keep the tip clean and use the jell.
            Millermatic 135
            Dynasty 200DX

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            • #7
              WOW!!! Really drives home the point of marketing the MM211 doesn't it

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              • #8
                Johngo1,

                Guess I've gotta go against most of the previous comments.

                Unless I'm missing something here, that arrangement (mig on mig) is flat out crazy. From what I'm seeing there is no lateral support for the basket/shelf (whatever) sitting on the 212. The only thing that seems to stabilize the shelf is the friction of the pads on the feet of the shelf. One little bump on one side and the whole shelf/welder come tumbling down. That cheesy little nylon strap does nothing to stabilize the shelf.

                Not only that, as has been mentioned, you've severely limited your access to your wire feed system. Major hassle.

                It's your equipment so you can treat it as you please, but if it was mine, it'd be time to go back to the drawing board.

                Just my .02


                PS As a bare minimum, I'd add support from the legs down the sides of the 212. Think of it as a saddle on a horse.
                Last edited by SundownIII; 12-29-2008, 12:17 PM. Reason: addition
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                Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
                Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
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                Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
                Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
                PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
                Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
                Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
                More grinders than hands

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                • #9
                  One little bump and my xr control could come flopping off my cart too...



                  It's not strapped or attached in any way other than gravity parking it there, but somehow it stays put.

                  The airco is bolted down, but mostly because it's not designed to sit flat. Originally it was intended to be post mounted so it could rotate horizontally to aim the cable towards the weldor.


                  As for serviceability - yeah, there's a design flaw with the OP's cart if you need to change rolls on the mm212 often, but I think the guy already answered for that pretty well; he's a hobbyist.
                  Syncrowave 250DX
                  Invison 354MP
                  XR Control and 30A

                  Airco MED20 feeder
                  Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
                  Smith O/A rig
                  And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

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                  • #10
                    lmao!!! That thing should say "AND ALL ACCESSORIES INCLUDED"
                    or something like that Cool that you have everything right there!!!
                    Do you have a picture of that cart bare??
                    I'm not late...
                    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                    • #11
                      Bert, the two pound spools even fit in the drawers.

                      All accessories don't fit though, I don't have room for c25 and 98/2 along with the argon for the aluminum. I didn't want to make it any bigger than it already was, so I limited it to 2 tanks.

                      The wire rack also isn't really necessary either, but I figured since I had the space under the second feeder, I might as well clear the space off the shelf.

                      This is as close to naked as I have.

                      Syncrowave 250DX
                      Invison 354MP
                      XR Control and 30A

                      Airco MED20 feeder
                      Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
                      Smith O/A rig
                      And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Fishy Jim View Post
                        As for serviceability - yeah, there's a design flaw with the OP's cart if you need to change rolls on the mm212 often, but I think the guy already answered for that pretty well; he's a hobbyist.

                        I'm an occasional-hobbyist -- it's true I don't change the rolls that often.
                        The current one has been there for more than a year
                        On the other hand, I do not weld enough to get good enough that
                        I don't get birdsnests... Plus that's where The Chart is and I refer
                        to it probably much more often than you guys who do this
                        every day

                        Also, I like the idea of using a tool-box-riser like you did

                        frank

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Fishy Jim View Post
                          Bert, the two pound spools even fit in the drawers.

                          All accessories don't fit though, I don't have room for c25 and 98/2 along with the argon for the aluminum. I didn't want to make it any bigger than it already was, so I limited it to 2 tanks.

                          The wire rack also isn't really necessary either, but I figured since I had the space under the second feeder, I might as well clear the space off the shelf.

                          This is as close to naked as I have.
                          Yeah, I wouldn't want it to be bigger than that!, then it starts to become too cumbersome! Nice job on the rack, thanks for the pic

                          oh, btw, didn't wan't to see it more naked'er
                          I'm not late...
                          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                          • #14
                            Cute little bottles of shielding gas shown in this thread!
                            Where is thier momma??
                            I mean, come on.
                            When I got my mm 210 (with the spool gun)a few years ago(at work), the first thing we did is modify the cart to have 2 bottles of gas(argon and mix) and have 2 regulators.
                            My hobby inverter welder, goes thru the biggest rental bottle of argon available to a welder about every 2 to 3 months.

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                            • #15
                              The pics of mine are old. I've taken my reserve 152cf of argon off and replaced it with a 336. Once I burn through my 125 of c25, and 98/2, I'll probably be switching to c15 and also going to a 336 of that.
                              Syncrowave 250DX
                              Invison 354MP
                              XR Control and 30A

                              Airco MED20 feeder
                              Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
                              Smith O/A rig
                              And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

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