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  • Syncrowave 200

    I ordered my syncro 200 today...It should be in by tues. I can't wait

  • #2
    Congratulations. I know you'll like it when you get it. When you get your welder don't be intimidated by all the parameters you can change like dig control, post gas time, pulse rate, background current, etc. Miller pretty well has it all perfectly dialed in with the default settings. Just plug it up and start welding.

    I was a little dissapointed with mine when I stick welded with it though. With the dig control, no matter how hard I tried I could not get the rod to stick to the work. Now that takes a lot of fun out of it. I still have some work to do. That stack of dimes every body looks for when they weld, well, I get a few dimes, a couple of nickels and then a 50 cent piece. But that isn't the Syncro's fault
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    If I had know I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.

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    • #3
      lol...I was curious..What does the dig control actually do?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wizzade View Post
        lol...I was curious..What does the dig control actually do?
        As I understand it, Dig provides additonal short circuit amperage at low voltages to prevent the electrode from sticking to the work.

        According to the Synchrowave 200 Manual, Dig Control is initiated when Stick is selected. Percentages of Dig vary from 0 to 100%. When set at zero, the Dig current will provide no additional short-circuit amperage at low arc voltage. This would be similar to a standard stick machine with no Dig.

        Increasing the Dig percentage increases the short-circuit amperage at low arc voltages to help start and maintain an arc and prevent the electrode from sticking to the workpiece.

        The manual shows suggested settings for different rods. For example:

        For celulose electrodes (6010, 6011) use a Dig setting of 50 to 80%.
        For Low hydrogen electrodes such as 7018, they recommend 25 to 35%.
        For other electrodes, they suggest using enough percentage to keep electrodes from stickng.

        I just got my used Synchrowave this week and haven't yet fired it up due to the need for a new socket to plug it in and a minor failure in my cooling circulator. I will get it going this coming week and I'll try the Dig, square wave balance and pulse for the first time.

        Hope you like your machine.
        Miller Syncrowave 200
        Milermatic 252
        Lincoln AC/DC "Tombstone"

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        • #5
          congratts on the new TIG. i wish i could have gotten one of them, but could not power it. had to go inverter.
          thanks for the help
          ......or..........
          hope i helped
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          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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          • #6
            I just wanted to make sure nobody got the wrong idea about what I said about the syncrowave 200 I have. I was joking about the rod sticking. I mean I wasn't joking about not being able to stick the rod, that was the truth. I was very impressed with the dig control. The only rods I could find when I hooked it up were some 7014 rods that were 5 or 6 years old and had not been kept in a rod oven, but lying loose on a shelf in my storage building. I must have burned up a pound of rods and not once did any stick, even when welding with AC.

            I just wanted to make sure nobody got the wrong impression about the syncro 200. It is a great welder in my opinion. Now if I can just get the stack with all dimes
            sigpic 6010
            If I had know I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.

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            • #7
              Yeeeee Haaawww!!

              I bought a 200 about three weeks ago. Ive been fiddling and futsing since then but it does a great job. The machine has four hours on it (3 of which are from me- my very first TIG experience. ) and so far ive stuck everything together... except wood and titanium!

              BUT... I found a flaw or a malfunction. I dont know which. So check your machine too. Maybe someone goofed. My hour counter works as it should. The machine has four hours on it. The cycle timer is pooched. It seems to reset to zero every one hundred cycles. Everytime you strike an arc, that is one cycle. I know ive struck more than 67 arcs in the last four hours!! check you machine. When its getting close to 100 cycles, do the "press process and pulse buttons and turn on " routine as described on page 23 of the owners manual. Count your time and cycles. Weld until you pass one hundred strikes and go check to see if it counts 100 plus or has reset to single digit value.

              I'm not so sure about the pulse feature . I can see myself going into an epileptic fit as the arc back lites the room and it comes in behind the mask! reminds me of some sort of scifi effect one would see in a cheap 1960's space movie!

              Whats up with a stack of dimes....? Duh i dont get it....
              Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

              Miller 251/30A spool
              Syncro200
              Spectrum 625
              O/A
              Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
              Standard modern lathe
              Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
              horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
              Roland XC540 PRO III
              54" laminator
              hammer and screwdriver (most used)
              little dog
              pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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              • #8
                Duh, never mind... I get it now... Duh...

                Im going to give this to a friend. I sealed some coins inside to make noise as it is handled. Lets hope it drives him nutz trying to figure out what it is!!! HAHahahahahaha!!!
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                Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                Miller 251/30A spool
                Syncro200
                Spectrum 625
                O/A
                Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                Standard modern lathe
                Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                Roland XC540 PRO III
                54" laminator
                hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                little dog
                pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                • #9
                  I ALSO HAVE THE 200 AND LIKE IT..................even if you never learn how to tig well.............it sure does look good sitting there.
                  I like the pulse.
                  Nick
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                  • #10
                    SignWave

                    that would make a great babby toy.
                    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
                      baby toys

                      I was thinkn' 'bout akin a few more and turnig it them into a mobile... Hahahaha! I have to wait and see how much it drives my buddy nuts first!

                      Wizzad, How much tig experience you have?
                      Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                      Miller 251/30A spool
                      Syncro200
                      Spectrum 625
                      O/A
                      Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                      Standard modern lathe
                      Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                      horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                      Roland XC540 PRO III
                      54" laminator
                      hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                      little dog
                      pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SignWave View Post
                        Duh, never mind... I get it now... Duh...

                        Im going to give this to a friend. I sealed some coins inside to make noise as it is handled. Lets hope it drives him nutz trying to figure out what it is!!! HAHahahahahaha!!!
                        Evil. P-U-R-E-E-V-I-L!!! ROFLMAO!!! If you were MY friend I'd bean you over the head with it if you gave it to me!
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                        Clint Baxley
                        Baxley Welding Service
                        Rembert, SC 29128

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SignWave View Post
                          Wizzad, How much tig experience you have?
                          Not much...maybe 3 hours. I have to say I'm addicted though

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                          • #14
                            I was reading what the machine comes with and noticed that the machine comes with a 150A torch. Thats fine but this is a 200A machine. Does this mean i can only weld up to 150A with this setup?

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                            • #15
                              Ive got the same machine, I havent cranked it yet, but maybe some day.
                              the rule of thumb is about an amp per thousands on an inch of material thickness. I am using aluminum as the standard. the same rule loosely applies to the electrode. A 1/8th(0.125") is good for about 100-150 amps in all but DCEP. the torch will accept a 5/32' electrode too.

                              rattle rattel rattle.. hehehehehe.....

                              This machine has done everything i have put to it so far. Ive done 1/4' aluminum no problem and 1/8 steel too.
                              Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                              Miller 251/30A spool
                              Syncro200
                              Spectrum 625
                              O/A
                              Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                              Standard modern lathe
                              Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                              horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                              Roland XC540 PRO III
                              54" laminator
                              hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                              little dog
                              pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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