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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    S.W. Missouri

    Default Removal of AC capability

    I wish Miller and Lincoln designers would watch this video and rethink their decision to remove AC capability from their Eng. drive welders.
    Trailblazer 302
    Lincoln SP-135-T
    Hobart Stickmate AC/DC
    Smith torch
    Spoolmatic 30A

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Lodi, CA


    I can count on the fingers of one hand, the number of times in the last 25 years, I wished I had AC welding capabilities on my engine drives. And have fingers left over.
    Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Cave Creek Az


    I have used the ac on my TB exactly 3 times. All 3 times were on a batch of drill stem that was going in a fence. It was magnetized and played heck with the 6010 I was using.
    So long as the machine has good ac aux power then you can use another machine powered from it if needed. Still, if it was available, I would pay more to have it.

  4. #4


    I never welded on AC until I got a Dynasty and experimented with it on thin tubing and plate (3/16" or less). Not sure why, but it's less likely to burn holes using 3/32 6011 than on DC- in my hands. Since the Bobcat, I've found additional uses in restricted access corners and magnetized fence pipe recalcitrant to the ground cable winding trick. As a matter of fact, I regularly use all three polarities depending on the material thickness and weld type, mostly farm & ranch applications.

    I purchased a Bobcat because it had AC weld polarity.
    Dynasty 350
    Bobcat 250
    Maxstar 150S
    Titanium 9400
    Purox O/A
    Cutmaster 42

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Flin Flon & Creighton area

    Default AC capability

    I agree with most people here, i really use the trailblazer 302 AC output doing portable TIG welding with the HF-251 D , and it works awesome. I have welded lots with the inverters , but for the variety of work i do i like this setup. and for heavier work a guy can go DC and use the spoolgun. Stick welding with the AC is a very handy card to have up ones sleeve , it my not be used all the time but it can save a guys azz once and a while. I guess if the unit i got every pooches out i'll have to buy an inverter and run it off the generator. i sure wish they retained the AC capabilities , but i suppose they build what the majority of people want and use.
    I have a welding addiction

    ...the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    st-eustache qc.canada

    Thumbs up

    69 years old instructional video, way better than most i have seen on youtube.

    thank you for sharing.

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