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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by benweldingawhile View Post
    I run a welding training program on the west coast, we have three of the 252's. One has a problem with the process selection portion of the machine. It will reset amperage to 230amps, no so good when putting a root pass in. Machine can be reset by pressing process selector button until smaw comes back around

    The only other problem we have is duty cycle.
    Put this one under a new topic, too confusing otherwise. Pretty simple solution though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruizer View Post
    Put this one under a new topic, too confusing otherwise. Pretty simple solution though.
    Why change topics??... seems to be right on subject...

    it is regarding the 252i isn't it??
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    Default changed my direction.

    Thinking more along the lines of a xmt 350 and a 74 feeder now. Probably suit me better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledsports View Post
    Thinking more along the lines of a xmt 350 and a 74 feeder now. Probably suit me better.
    That should get it done....Handily.... with Amps and duty cycle to spare...
    Last edited by H80N; 11-26-2013 at 10:14 PM.
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    “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

    My Blue Stuff:
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    Thermal arc are made in Japan, good machines but not as reputable and good selling as Miller welders, and there must be reason for that, right folks?
    On the end this is a Miller forum and it should be for the Miller machines.
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    Default Japan??.. Not anymore..China

    Quote Originally Posted by iliyahamovic View Post
    Thermal arc are made in Japan, good machines but not as reputable and good selling as Miller welders, and there must be reason for that, right folks?
    On the end this is a Miller forum and it should be for the Miller machines.
    FYI.... In the PAST... Thermal Arc Inverter TIG machines like the TA185 and TA200 WERE made by Sanrex in Japan... these days their machines are a new generation, new design and made largely in China...

    INCLUDING THE 252i

    http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php...n-america-quot

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    Last edited by H80N; 11-27-2013 at 09:50 AM.
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    Millermatic 200

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    I really don't think it really matters as to where a machine is made anymore, as most parts DO NOT Originate in the USA anyways. I see parts in machines, that are made in Italy, France, Poland, China, Japan, Canada. Lincoln Engine drives for instance are now all made in Canada. Lincoln Tigs are made in Poland now. Millers are made all over the place as well. Have to keep costs down, makes the end user happy. Then complains that its not 100% made in the States, but refuses to pay double or triple $.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruizer View Post
    I really don't think it really matters as to where a machine is made anymore, as most parts DO NOT Originate in the USA anyways. I see parts in machines, that are made in Italy, France, Poland, China, Japan, Canada. Lincoln Engine drives for instance are now all made in Canada. Lincoln Tigs are made in Poland now. Millers are made all over the place as well. Have to keep costs down, makes the end user happy. Then complains that its not 100% made in the States, but refuses to pay double or triple $.
    Sure.....

    Where things are made is important to some.. while others can give a hoot...

    And yet others break out in a rash, get downright testy and hostile when a light is shined on where a particular welder or brand is built...

    Interesting Phenomenon..
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    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

    My Blue Stuff:
    Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200DX
    Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
    Millermatic 200

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    99% of the the steel toed boots to your hard hat are made over seas. I don't see anyone at Work Warehouse checking to see where the items are made. Same for the truck, or car parts. It's sad but true

    I went to Jamaica, and those vendors seling those wooden turtles, wooden cups and such are all made with a cnc, in wait for it....... CHINA
    Last edited by cruizer; 11-27-2013 at 01:04 PM.

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    where was your cell phone made????? where was your computer made????? to my mind, it is not so important where things are made, but where they are engineered and who is controlling and directing the manufacturing. My limited experience with Thermal Arc has been for the most part positive, my mucho experience with Miller, over the years, not so positive.

    Advancing or creating new opportunities for Americans doesn't happen by supporting or subsidizing mindless, low wage, low skilled jobs. If the Chinese can or anybody else can do it cheaper, LET THEM!!!!!!! I mean, how much brains do it take to hook up part "a" to part "b".
    Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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