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    Quote Originally Posted by cope View Post
    I se no need to go larger than 200 amp.
    Good deal.

    Appreciate the advice!

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    Consider this.. look at the clamp that came with the 200amp machine.. the piece of crap, then look at the tweco 150 amp clamp... big difference, you would probly be fine with the 150 but just to be safe id go with the 200amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldonwelding View Post
    Consider this.. look at the clamp that came with the 200amp machine.. the piece of crap, then look at the tweco 150 amp clamp... big difference, you would probly be fine with the 150 but just to be safe id go with the 200amp.
    Cool, as I just ordered mines. Thanks for the help everyone!

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    Maybe a stupid question here but, how can you tell the difference between a good and great ground clamp? If you have an arc wouldn't that constitute a good ground (clamp). I guess being type A (as my wife says) give me some concrete evidence...resistance ohms maybe
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    Quote Originally Posted by benny365 View Post
    Maybe a stupid question here but, how can you tell the difference between a good and great ground clamp? If you have an arc wouldn't that constitute a good ground (clamp). I guess being type A (as my wife says) give me some concrete evidence...resistance ohms maybe
    You will have an arc if you have continuity, yes, but the cheap clamp doesn't have the spring pressure for a good contact, and will wind up with arcing and pitting on the contact surface. The heavier duty clamps like the Tweco are better conductors and have stronger springs. The initial cost isn't that much, but the life of the Tweco is much longer than the cheap ones. All you need to do is look at them side by side.

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    That's the same clamp that came with my 2010 Syncrowave 250DX Complete.

    The spring in mine broke after 2 years.

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    I actually like the 500 amp sheet metal clamps.......but there are no fork lifts near or minimum wage grunts using my stuff so they last.Yup,they are over kill but it's not like it matters.
    To me all brass ground clamps are not the same.These things drive me batty,
    http://victortechnologies.com/tweco/...rodID=92051120
    They never seem to stay clamped.
    Now THIS I can get on board with,
    http://victortechnologies.com/tweco/...rodID=92051320

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    Quote Originally Posted by big mike View Post
    I actually like the 500 amp sheet metal clamps.......but there are no fork lifts near or minimum wage grunts using my stuff so they last.Yup,they are over kill but it's not like it matters.
    To me all brass ground clamps are not the same.These things drive me batty,
    http://victortechnologies.com/tweco/...rodID=92051120
    They never seem to stay clamped.
    Now THIS I can get on board with,
    http://victortechnologies.com/tweco/...rodID=92051320
    Funny I was thinking about getting the flat type but changed my mind at the last minute.

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