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    GlenC
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    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!

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  • cruizer
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    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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  • sledsports
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    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.

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  • coxey2
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    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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  • sledsports
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    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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  • Tickweld rigging
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    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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  • cruizer
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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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  • Tickweld rigging
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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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