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    Just picked up a Miller 252 a week ago an tried it out this weekend with some gasless hobart wire and think i should have gotten the dual shield wire now but anyway having some feeding issues. I just wanted to know has anyone tried the drive rollers that are V grooved but the inside the V there is knurling to help the rollers grip the wire better?

    Has anyone tried I think it is called trimarc triple 7 fluxcore wire how well did it weld? When i bought the machine I didn't have a 75/25 mix bottle yet but boy wish i would have maybe held off and gotten the dual shield wire then. I know the triple 7 isn't cheap but i work at a welding store and can get it a little cheaper then anyone else but anyway wanted to know everyones thoughts on it before i try it out.

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    Chris

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    Knurled rolls are for flux core, u rolls that are smooth are for solid. They all should be stamped on the side of the rolls for wire diameter. The size is what is visible when mounted on the machine. Why do you think you need to run dual shield? Are you welding outside or something? If not solid with 75/25 would work just fine.

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    I have the V groove drive rollers...and Cgotto6 is right there for flux core...if its not welding correctly...one thing to check is the polarity...252 is a nice machine...we have one at my work...love it

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    I run dual shield everyday 10 hours a day with a MM252. I run one smooth drive roll and one knurled. I have tried about every combo and that one seems to work the best. It says in the manual other combos can be used for opitum performance so i started swapping them around . Watch your voltage over 24 volts and you will fry the gun. I can melt a new one in about 10 minutes with dual shield and 75/25 gas...Bob
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    Thanks guys I have some knurled rollers on order although there for 035 wire kinda thinking of maybe trying the 045 wire as well, I bought the machine for home use plus wanted to practice for a welding test for a job locally which i know this company uses dual shield.

    Thanks for replying.

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2626 View Post
    Thanks guys I have some knurled rollers on order although there for 035 wire kinda thinking of maybe trying the 045 wire as well, I bought the machine for home use plus wanted to practice for a welding test for a job locally which i know this company uses dual shield.

    Thanks for replying.

    Chris
    I bought a few small rolls of .035 dual shield to practice with at home for the same reason. I ran it 20 years ago but it seems more used now...Bob
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    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
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    Your 252 should have the horsepower to run either .035 or .045. Size the wire to the work and you will be all set. Good luck with the practice and the test.

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    I spent a good week getting everything in sink on my 252, I have been using my 211 for 3years, it was a big jump up but It will get the job done for me..I use .035 in the 252 and .030 in the 211.I don't see me useing .45 wire much if at all.Just give your self some time on the 252.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cgotto6 View Post
    Your 252 should have the horsepower to run either .035 or .045. Size the wire to the work and you will be all set. Good luck with the practice and the test.
    I talked to a guy today who said yes the 252 would run the .045 wire but may not run it as good as say .035 wire. I also looked up the Tri-mark triple 7 and they do make it in the .035 spool but the welding store i work at doesn't carry .035 just the .045. May see if it can be ordered or see what other stores in the area sell it for, love that dam employee discount for now but seriously miss the h*ll out of welding for living. Worse thing I have done so far in my life is get out of welding full time but at this point I will have only been out of it for 8 months so not to bad i guess.

    Thanks
    Chris

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