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  • #16
    Saw the title "OLD TIG WELDERS" clicked on it thinking it was a thread referring to my generation. I'll have another cup, Please.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
      Seriously...rig a button...it would only take ya about a half hour. Just set your heat and weld. I gave up that POS pedal years ago...better beads too ....much better
      does it kill the arc in between presses
      miller 330 abp
      everlast 225lx
      airco 250a tig
      hobart handler 125 mig
      o/a torches

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Lasgambler View Post
        Saw the title "OLD TIG WELDERS" clicked on it thinking it was a thread referring to my generation. I'll have another cup, Please.
        yeah i should of wrote old tig machines
        miller 330 abp
        everlast 225lx
        airco 250a tig
        hobart handler 125 mig
        o/a torches

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        • #19
          Originally posted by mikesparks View Post
          does it kill the arc in between presses

          Yep...as long as you hold it down it's at the amps the dial says and if you let off it stops.
          There is no less than a dozen boat factories using that method and it produces excellent results.
          I believe Sundowner III on this board has promoted this method on anodized aluminum as well.
          When you get to the end of a bead you just flutter the button. I have been meaning to set my Dynasty up like this but just never got around to it but the owners manual goes into great deal about how it is programmed to be used in this manner. This isn't just something I am doing to use an old machine... I've used Syncrowaves and others set up like this. It is a fast method of laying down dimes. And this old machine does it well

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          • #20
            on the dyn you don't have to shut off between clicks. you can set it to be at 50 then click down to crater fill say 30 then click back up to 50 and so on as many times as you want switching between the amp settings. really neat setup. i been planing on setting one up for my TA-185 but been more concerned with just working on my bead performance as it is with the foot control.
            thanks for the help
            ......or..........
            hope i helped
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            • #21
              Originally posted by fun4now View Post
              on the dyn you don't have to shut off between clicks. you can set it to be at 50 then click down to crater fill say 30 then click back up to 50 and so on as many times as you want switching between the amp settings. really neat setup. i been planing on setting one up for my TA-185 but been more concerned with just working on my bead performance as it is with the foot control.
              Yea James I see that you can do that also. I just have to get the momentary switch for my machine. Just haven't had the need. But with the current projects I may need it but the 350P sorta dug into the budget. I weld on so many thicknesses in so many situations I think that the controller I have is the best compromise but not in every situation. I may get me a new pedal someday even

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              Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
              MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
              Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
              Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

              Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
              Miller 30-A Spoolgun
              Miller WC-115-A
              Miller Spectrum 300
              Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
              Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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              • #22
                where can i get a push button at ?
                miller 330 abp
                everlast 225lx
                airco 250a tig
                hobart handler 125 mig
                o/a torches

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                • #23
                  they sell them for about $125 i think. seems like arc-zone had them. but the $ is a guess. i can check.
                  it seems like making one would be easy enough to do. i have heard they are a nice option for situations the foot control is not so good in. i just play in my shop so buying one is likely out. if i ever make any $$ with my lil shop i just may have to look a little closer at one. but for you guys paying the bills its a good investment from what i have heard.
                  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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                  • #24
                    FusionKing and Fun4now,
                    I looked at arc-zone, I didn't see that "button"? I was talking to a guy that his friend made his aluminum truck rack. Welds were BEAUTIFUL!!! But all he knows, that after he laid his bead, he went over it with a "button" like you guys are talking about. I'd REALLY like to find out about this.
                    Any more help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!!!!!!
                    I have a Dynasty 200 and a MM251
                    I'm not late...
                    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                    • #25
                      here ya go.
                      http://store.cyberweld.com/rmonco.html
                      cyberweld is also a good place to order from. i have used them a few times with excellent results. fast service and tracking #'s in your e-mail.

                      it seems like a lot of $$ for a simple push button switch to me ?? i don't see why its so much??

                      i made some thing smiler for my plasma cutter out of a $5 car horn button. i needed a bigger button so it could be a step on foot control. but the long and short of it is, if it was a varied control like the foot control i can see the potomiter needing to be the right thing. but this is just a on/off button, all it dose is create a short in a low amp low volt control circuit. so why so much ??
                      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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                      • #26
                        Thanks James,
                        feel dumb for asking, but I thought it would be hooked up to the torch like a slide switch (instead of the foot pedal)????
                        I'm not late...
                        I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                        • #27
                          it will be attached to the torch. i just made a foot peddle one for my plasma to make funky cuts easy-er. some torches come with a built in button others its an add on. i'll look for a better pic or example.
                          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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                          • #28
                            this looks right but need more info on it,i'm checking.
                            http://www.arc-zone.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=707
                            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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                            • #29
                              i dont think that button will work on my machine
                              miller 330 abp
                              everlast 225lx
                              airco 250a tig
                              hobart handler 125 mig
                              o/a torches

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                              • #30
                                I went to the LWS and got a real flat one that had 2 wires (they said it was for a plasma cutter) and then went to the hardware store and got 50 ft of "lamp cord". I then wired them altogether and hooked it onto the foot control plug at the welder end so I have both foot or hand at the same time. I just flip the switches so it is remote contact but standard amp control not remote so it's whatever the machine is set on.
                                Most of the momentary tig switches you see for sale are for newer style welders and won't work on the old ones....you gotta make them cause they didn't have them! Unless you wanna chop off the 14 pin plug but I wouldn't recommend it.
                                The reasons the ones you see for sale are so high for like the Dynasty is because you are buying the button and the extension cord and the 14 pin plug and that stuff is good quality welder grade stuff. Just like the set-up for fingertip controller just a little cheaper and simpler.

                                www.facebook.com/outbackaluminumwelding
                                Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                                MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                                Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                                Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                                Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                                Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                                Miller WC-115-A
                                Miller Spectrum 300
                                Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                                Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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