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  1. #1
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    Default Trailblazer 302g

    Well I picked up the new TB 302g today. I ran it about 4hrs and I am very happy with it, I ran about 5 lbs of 7018 1/8" and I was very impressed with how smooooth the arc is. I liked my Bobcat 250 very much but I think I'll be happy with the new TB302g. There's a bunch that I need to learn about this machine. I need to read the manual and see what's up with those dig settings. All in all so far so good.
    I would like to say thanks again to everyone for all the great advise. I will have more questions...
    Bulldog
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    Oh and by the way I got a GREAT deal at my LOCAL dealer.$3500.00 for the welder 2 quick disconnects , 20lbs of 7018 1/8" and 13' of #2 whip cable.
    Bulldog
    Oh yea a full tank of fuel. I don't think you get that from your internet dealers.
    5 Passport Pluses
    2 MM 212's
    MM 210
    MM 251 MIA
    MM 350 P w/Python
    Syncrowave 250
    w/ tig runner
    Trailblazer 302
    12RC w/meters
    Spectrum 1000
    Spectrum 2050
    2 Black BWEs
    Joker BWE
    Star & stripe BWE Digital
    2 star & stripe xlix's

    REAL TRUCKS RATTLE
    CUMMINS BABY

  3. #3
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    Good deal. Congrats on the new addition.
    Don


    '06 Trailblazer 302
    '06 12RC feeder
    Super S-32P feeder

    HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
    Esab Multimaster 260
    Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog
    Oh and by the way I got a GREAT deal at my LOCAL dealer.$3500.00 for the welder 2 quick disconnects , 20lbs of 7018 1/8" and 13' of #2 whip cable.
    Bulldog
    Oh yea a full tank of fuel. I don't think you get that from your internet dealers.
    Great deal! I am glad you are happy with the stick arc. I think with time you will come to appreciated the 120HZ, 3 phase, 4 pole DC arc. There is very little AC interference in the arc.

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    On behalf of the LOCAL dealers thank you for buying LOCAL we need the support,You will love the machine I sold 2 last week with extreme feeders customer loves them hes burning hobart fabshield 81n1 5/64 and loves it,he had a hard time running it with bobcat 250

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    Bulldog - Welcome to the Trailblazer family!

    My local dealer (AirGas) beat all the internet deals AND discounted everything else to rock bottom. Says that I'll never get those prices again until I spend another $7500

    Try the 12RC feeder if your dealer has a demo - you'll be impressed.
    Barry Milton
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK
    Great deal! I am glad you are happy with the stick arc. I think with time you will come to appreciated the 120HZ, 3 phase, 4 pole DC arc. There is very little AC interference in the arc.
    Can anyone explain the diff in stick arc between this machine and the pipe-pro?

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    Congrats on the new machine.You are going to really like the new Trailblazer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShieldArc
    Can anyone explain the diff in stick arc between this machine and the pipe-pro?

    The Pipe Pro 304 is an engine driven version of the XMT 304. Therefore, the arc is an inverter arc and welds like the XMT 304. It has the same DIG control for arc force that is infinitley adjustable from 0-100% on the SMAW mode. The DC arc is inherently clean. There is no AC output on this machine. I think the Pipe Pro 304 has a better DC arc than the Trailblazer 302 if you are welding pipe, specifically downhill travel. This machine is a good attempt by Miller to clone the arc of a true DC generator like the old Lincoln Pipeliner.

    The TB302 has a fantastic DC arc. There are 4 preset DIG settings. It is a rectifed AC arc with minimal AC noise. I was discussing the TB302 arc with a Miller engineer yesterday and was informed the DC output is for very clean. There is a slight AC ripple in through a small portion of the 3 phase arc cycle (about 5 degrees out of 360). This actually smooths out under a load.

    I use several machines in the field with the TB 302G being the smallest unit. I think it is a great dollar value with a footprint that will fit just about anywhere. In the shop I use XMT machines. Between the 2 DC arcs I prefer the XMT arc, but have no complaint with the Trailblazer arc. Most of my pipe my welding is vertical uphill.

    I do prefer the arc of a true DC generator, but they have their drawbacks: large footprint, heavy weight, numerous brushes to replace. Even with all this you have to love them if you stick weld for a living.

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    How is the trailblaizer 302 on Aluminum with AC ?

    Ok for automotive type stuff?

    Also what is the quietest Trailblaiser in recent history, the 302G ?

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