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    Hi,

    I have recently joined the welding world with a Millermatic 172. I am looking to start welding aluminum. Does anyone know what model spoolgun and adapter I would need?

    Mahalo,
    MM 175
    Miller Spectrum 625
    SO UB-5
    Baleigh MPB-10
    TP Ring Roller

  • #2
    Aloha.

    Don't know da kine 172, brah. 175 maybe? For a 175, Miller recommends the SGA 100 controller paired with the Spoolmate 3035. The total cost is pricey - around $600 total.

    You stay good.

    Hank
    ...from the Gadget Garage
    Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
    Handler 210 w/DP3035
    TA185TSW
    Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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    • #3
      Hank,

      Could be dis kine

      http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o1318f_mil.pdf


      Millermatic Challenger 172
      Ed Conley
      http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
      MM252
      MM211
      Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
      TA185
      Miller 125c Plasma 120v
      O/A set
      SO 2020 Bender
      You can call me Bacchus

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      • #4
        For that price I'ld sell it and get a new MM180 w/ the SG100 for $926.77 fron IOC on ebay. $600 is way to much for that set up. Just my opinion if you plan on welding Al. I used that set up to make my welding cart. Worked great on 1/8" Al.

        James
        Miller Dynasty 200DX SOLD
        WeldTec Water Cooler SOLD
        Miller Millermatic 180 w/ Spoolmate 100
        20Ton press
        And lots of Cut-off and grinding wheels
        www.IAGPERFORMANCE.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
          Hank,

          Could be dis kine

          http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o1318f_mil.pdf


          Millermatic Challenger 172
          Ed,

          I knew I had heard that number, but I couldn't find it in the owner's manual list. If you read the manual (I'm having trouble with Firefox and Adobe. Can't get the browser to work with it.), will it do the trick with an adapter and a 3035?

          Hank
          ...from the Gadget Garage
          Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
          Handler 210 w/DP3035
          TA185TSW
          Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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          • #6
            Hank I've got a 172. The only way I would put a spool gun on it would be to find the controller used for so cheap a price people would say I stole it. Upgrade is the way to go.
            Dennis


            Thermal Arc 185-TSW
            Millermatic Challenger 172
            VictorO/A
            Atlas Craftsman 12 by 24 Lathe
            Esab PCM-875
            Wholesale Tool Mill-Drill

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tailshaft56 View Post
              Hank I've got a 172. The only way I would put a spool gun on it would be to find the controller used for so cheap a price people would say I stole it. Upgrade is the way to go.
              Thanks, brother. Good info.

              Hank
              ...from the Gadget Garage
              Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
              Handler 210 w/DP3035
              TA185TSW
              Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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              • #8
                millermatic 172

                Originally posted by jranoa View Post
                Hi,

                I have recently joined the welding world with a Millermatic 172. I am looking to start welding aluminum. Does anyone know what model spoolgun and adapter I would need?

                Mahalo,
                the spoolmate 100 and the 300409 kit will work
                you will have to do some rewiring as the plugs on the switch will not match up with your drive motor plugs
                http://www.brweldingsupplies.com/par...roduct_id=1096

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                • #9
                  BR Welding Supplies is a good place to shop iffin' anyone needs anything
                  Ed Conley
                  http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                  MM252
                  MM211
                  Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                  TA185
                  Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                  O/A set
                  SO 2020 Bender
                  You can call me Bacchus

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