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  • Need help with old Miller Cricket

    I was given a Miller Cricket from my brother in excellent condition. The problem I am having is buying a spool of wire for it. The Cricket has a large diameter hub but all 1 - 2lb spools in the stores fit a small diameter hub. There seems to be no option on the Cricket to change to a smaller diameter. The only spools that will fit are the large spools and I don't do enough welding to justify a spool that size.
    Does enyone have any ideas or has run into this problem?

    Thanks for any advice you can give.

  • #2
    Have you considered buying a 8" roll of wire on flea bay?

    You can buy a single 8" roll of .030 mig wire for around $22 to 25.00 shipped to your house. I doubt you'll be saving much money by buying the smaller 1-2 lb rolls. Just make sure you take the wire out and store it inside the house to keep it from rusting if you're not going to be using for a long time.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ER70S-6-Mild-Ste...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Weldmark-70S-6-C...QQcmdZViewItem

    2 Roll of wire for around $32 delivered. You can buy this with a friend get a roll for $16.00 delivered.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2-10-lb-Rolls-ER...QQcmdZViewItem

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    • #3
      I guess that's not too bad an idea. Pound for pound the 8" is probably cheaper in the long run.

      Thanks for the tip.

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      • #4
        You're welcome... BTW, welcome to the site...

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        • #5
          it is cheaper to get the larger spool. i was thinking you could get an old 8" spool and rewind but that would not work out so well, liable to bind up a lot.
          first time i got a 8" spool for my MM135 i fell in love, hate changing role's. now its always got wire when i need it. if it sits too long and gets a little surface rust i just run off about 20ft and its good to go again.

          welcome to the site.

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