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  • Settings for Miller Regency 200 welding 6061 T6511 1/4 sq. tube.

    Greetings all,

    I'm here because a few years back I picked up a Miller Regency 200 with tanks and Spoolmatic 3 gun at a garage sale...for $200., not that it matters I guess.

    Anyway, I've never got around to using it due to space contraints and the fact that I'm lucky enough to have walk-in-and-weld priviliges at a local shop.

    However, I'm doing a project at home now that the steel-only shop is no good for. I'm building a rectangular frame or box out of 5x5x1/4 6061 T6511 aluminum square tube, about 6 foot by 4 foot.

    Using my good old DeWalt-Craftsman radial arm saw (different garage sale, knock off a zero) I've cut the 45s on all eight ends of the square tube, and have bevelled them as close to 45 as I can get with my 1/4 router, leaving about a 1/16 shoulder for alignment contact.

    Does that sound about right for something like this?

    Now, I've got some .9mm 4043 wire that feeds well through the tip, a full tank of Argon, and my trusty Miller welding calculator/guide but I can't find out the basic connections and settings on the machine to get what I need! I've read the manual, but there's nothing that helps as far as I can see.

    Comments or suggestions would be appreciated!

  • #2
    Id love to know myself i have the same setup

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MindAsh View Post
      Id love to know myself i have the same setup
      Are you asking about settings, or connections/setup?

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      • #4
        I have a regency 200, so if you were to post an actual question, I bet you can get some assistance here. I’d love to help.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
          I have a regency 200, so if you were to post an actual question, I bet you can get some assistance here. I’d love to help.
          Only somewhat of a tangent...

          There's a Regency 200 with a Spoolmatic 3 locally I'm trying to get a look at in person....have seen one picture and it looks clean, original manual is on top, etc. It's not something I really need, but I wound up with two Miller 22A wire feeds recently that I have no way to test and thought I could pair one of them up with the Regency and make a nice package. The 22A should be compatible with a Regency right?

          I think the OP and the recent update are probably asking about voltage/wire feed settings. For some reason I've noticed that isn't always clear when talking spool gun use.

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          • #6
            I run a 22a on my regency. How much are they asking for it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
              I run a 22a on my regency. How much are they asking for it?
              Thanks...that helps.

              The Regency is at a local auction that's literally just up the street from me. I looked at in person and it's very clean so I'm going to bid on it and see what happens. The manual is still with it and shows a 1989 date. The Spoolmatic 3 is very clean as well. They were clearly just using it for the occasional aluminum repair, not production.

              With a 22A that would make for a nice setup....actually a smaller machine than I was expecting and I've heard a lot of good comments about the arc quality.

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              • #8
                They’re hard to find on the used market because people don’t want to let them go. I had to do some minor repairs on mine last summer and they’re super simple inside too, which is a huge plus in my book. I run a 30a spool gun with a wc-24, but that 22a is plug and play. I hope you get it man!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                  They’re hard to find on the used market because people don’t want to let them go. I had to do some minor repairs on mine last summer and they’re super simple inside too, which is a huge plus in my book. I run a 30a spool gun with a wc-24, but that 22a is plug and play. I hope you get it man!
                  Well, I managed to get it at what I thought was a fair price for a clean machine with a really clean spool gun. I'm hoping to be able to pick it up tomorrow!

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                  • #10
                    Good score man!

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                    • #11
                      Got the Regency home...this is after just wiping it down. I'm super happy how nice it is. The Spoolmatic is in really good shape as well....came with four rolls of 4043. I swapped plugs and powered it up....nice big clunk when I hit the trigger on the Spoolmatic, so I'm pretty optimistic. I'll have to come up with a power lead to go to the 22A feeders, but that shouldn't be too hard. Good times!

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                      • #12
                        Did you get the controller for the spoolgun? Should be a wc-24.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                          Did you get the controller for the spoolgun? Should be a wc-24.
                          No controller for the Spoolmatic 3...it's plug and play with this version of the Regency. I'm not sure if that changed, but I know it did with the MM200...some were plug and play with the Spoolmatic 1 and some with the 3 as I recall.

                          Hopefully I can come up with some spool gun settings with it!

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                          • #14
                            Considering the Regency 200 is very similar to a Millermatic 200 I think the settings there should be a good starting point. The manual has settings for both MIG on steel as well as aluminum with the Spoolmatic 3 gun:

                            https://www.millerwelds.com/files/ow...O1303L_MIL.pdf

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                            • #15
                              I have a 30a, so that’s probably the case for me. You couldn’t plug the 30a into the regency, it has the four pin plug....I think.

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