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  • 54 series vs 74 series wire feeder

    Is there a huge difference between these wire feeders to use and in the actual results ? Seems the 54 series is still pretty favored over here in New Zealand , just after an opinion from anyone who's used both ... Worth the extra money ?

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    52/54 can be easily repaired with jobber parts and likely will last forever . The 70 can not be repaired easily , however is somewhat reliable.

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    • #3
      54 series vs 74 series wire feeder

      Thats exactly what I've heard bro , that the 54 is a beast , I've only had burnback stuff out on mine but apparently that's common , are the results the same bead wise tho our is there some modern unicorn magic in the 74 ?

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      • #4
        Unfortunately there's no magic unicorn in the 74 feeder. I have a 74dx and it has some bells and whistles but all in all Cruizer is right. A feeder is a feeder is a feeder. It feeds wire. Nothing more. If a 54 delivers wire correctly its going to do the same job as a 74 that delivers wire correctly.
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        • #5
          s74 feeder

          Originally posted by sledsports View Post
          Unfortunately there's no magic unicorn in the 74 feeder. I have a 74dx and it has some bells and whistles but all in all Cruizer is right. A feeder is a feeder is a feeder. It feeds wire. Nothing more. If a 54 delivers wire correctly its going to do the same job as a 74 that delivers wire correctly.
          I ran 10 of em S-74 feeders in a tech college for 7 years and not a hiccup.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by coxey2 View Post
            I ran 10 of em S-74 feeders in a tech college for 7 years and not a hiccup.
            I haven't had one problem out of mine either but as fancy as they are it still only provides one true function... Deliver wire.
            Dynasty 400 wireless
            Coolmate 3.5
            Sw320 speedway
            Ck flex lock 230
            4 victor flow meters
            2 Flametech Duel flowmeters
            2 genuine miller torch buttons
            A$$ loads of tungsten
            XMT 350 CC/CV
            S74DX feeder
            Stick leads from here to China
            A30 Spool gun
            WC24
            Langmuir crossfire hobby table
            Everlast powerplasma 100 w hypertherm torch
            Harris O/A
            Pet raccoon
            I'm just a peckerwood in the boonies with fancy welding equipment

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            • #7
              Originally posted by coxey2 View Post
              I ran 10 of em S-74 feeders in a tech college for 7 years and not a hiccup.
              And you would have known they were repaired or maintained? I maintain them for a tech college here. A student doesn't know if a machine is down or not as I switch them out. Mind you these machines are used 8-10 hrs a day everyday.

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              • #8
                AFAIK, the only one to stay away from is the 75 feeders. The company that made the feeder drive assy is no longer in business and there are no parts available!
                Glen
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