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  1. #1
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    Default spoolmate 100 series

    just my impression on the gun

    -cheap quality!!!

    havent tried it yet but ......

    there is not 300$ worth plastic on that thats for sure!!

    but i guess for the job you gonna do with that thing ...better then nothing!!!!

    what you guys think?

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    Love em with my tip conversion of course. I also have a Westinghouse gun that i haven't used in years since i got my spool mate...Bob
    Last edited by aametalmaster; 03-09-2014 at 11:26 AM.
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    I have used mine a dozen times and have had zero problems. I may call on the services of Bob to help me out with the tip conversion one day. I think i remember it being said that the end where the tips screw in gets hot and distorts along with the tips. Not sure. I have not run really long beads at one time, maybe 6 to 8 inches at a time. Go for it........
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    Default spoolmate 100 series

    i've got to say..

    -Pretty impressive!

    thats pretty amazing what equipments are capable nowadays....

    i did not fab up all day long withthe gun , but weld up a little square frame 1-1/4 x1-1/4x1/4 thick....
    did a great job!!!!!

    not to say.... my dynasty is unbeatable ... but not comparable either!!!

    if youguys look for a cool , capable little unit
    the millermatic 211 is a great machine
    and spool gun for it??? does a great jobtoo!

    havent tried stainless yet with the spoolgun..
    pretty sure it shouldnt be a prob!!!!
    "love it"
    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinox View Post



    havent tried stainless yet with the spoolgun..
    pretty sure it shouldnt be a prob!!!!
    "love it"
    Phil
    Here is a tip to remember when using SS or steel wire in the spool gun. The drive roll groove will wear so keep a spare drive roll or have 2 sets to switch out between aluminum and steel. Because after some steel it won't feed aluminum wire at all. Learned the hard way...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Default spoolmate 100 series

    got 3 sets of drive rolls:
    -stainless
    -steel
    -aluminum

    i dont like mixing drive rolls for different materials!!
    gives you also a better purity in materials,
    do this with the bigger spool as well!

    Phil

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    What gas will you use for the stainless?

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    depending on utility
    -but usually tri-mix(Helium/argon/co2)


    if not really critical i will use the c25 i mostly use for steel

    "really depend on application"
    best way is tri-mix for stainless

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    Default spoolmate 100 series

    on mig -

    i use 100%argon for Tig on anything...

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    Ok that's what I figured. Seems every time ss mig gets brought up, it quickly gets dismissed due to the cost and availability (lack) of tri mix. Do you have any pictures of work you have done with tri mix?

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