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CAC-A with Millermatic 252?

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  • CAC-A with Millermatic 252?

    Can it be done?

  • #2
    NO! Not possible. Best be looking for a BIG CC machine.
    Syncrowave 250 DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200 DX
    Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
    Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
    Hobart HH187
    Dialarc 250 AC/DC
    Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
    Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
    PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
    Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
    Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
    More grinders than hands


    • #3
      What about a Dynasty 200, with small carbons? I know it doesn't have the ***** to really go to town, but would running air carbons actually damage it as long is you don't overload it? Definately not going to try it without knowing.
      Owner of Burnt Beard Fabrication & Welding Ltd.

      BigBlue 500D
      Dynasty 200DX
      Millermatic 211
      4' Box and Pan Break
      IR compressor


      • #4
        I called a friend that works at Miller and got his advice. I've done it with a Deltaweld (CV) many, many times, so I knew it is possible. I'll probably pick up small arc rig and give it a try. Sooooooooo much easier than grinding!

        "With small carbons i.e. 1/8 and under yes. Although I would rec a CC
        machine due tot he volt/amp curve. You can carry longer arc lengths
        without carbon pick up in a CC mode. You will also have to jumper the
        trigger leads and opend the drive rolls to keep from feeding wire every


        • #5
          Why would you want to gouge with a 1/8 carbon?
          Save a lot of trouble and use a scarfing tip.


          • #6
            What if I don't own torches?

            Big torches are nice for thick material, but sometimes slowing down and using a small carbon makes neater work and less clean-up later.


            • #7
              What is CAC-A?
              Old Chief


              • #8
                carbon arc cutting - air

                Google "arc gouge" and you can find out plenty.