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    I have a syncrowave 200 I bought new 4 years ago it has 2 hr on it now. I am not a pro welder I work on old British cars for a hobby, I need help with the setting to tig weld 18 & 19 gauge sheet metal or did I just buy the wrong welder.
    Thanks for any help
    I also have a 211 mig with no problems
    Last edited by wallpaperman; 10-22-2014, 03:24 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by wallpaperman View Post
    I have a syncrowave 200 I bought new 4 years ago it has 2 hr on it now. I am not a pro welder I work on old British cars for a hobby, I need help with the setting to tig weld 18 & 19 gauge sheet metal or did I just buy the wrong welder.
    Thanks for any help
    I also have a 211 mig with no problems
    That is a fine machine for automotive sheetmetal...

    TIG is the BEST answer for classic sheetmetal...

    good place to start with settings for 18-19 Ga steel is

    DCEN

    Approx 35 amps (w foot pedal)

    Properly Sharpened Tungsten (I like 2% lanthanated)

    HF set for start only

    Gas flow 15 cubic feet per hour 100% Argon

    What problems are you having..??
    Last edited by H80N; 10-22-2014, 06:04 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by H80N View Post
      That is a fine machine for automotive sheetmetal...

      TIG is the BEST answer for classic sheetmetal...

      good place to start with settings for 18-19 Ga steel is

      DCEN

      Approx 35 amps (w foot pedal)

      Properly Sharpened Tungsten (I like 2% lanthanated)

      HF set for start only

      Gas flow 15 cubic feet per hour 100% Argon

      What problems are you having..??
      "I have a syncrowave 200 I bought new 4 years ago it has 2 hr on it now"
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
        "I have a syncrowave 200 I bought new 4 years ago it has 2 hr on it now"
        Actually... that is not all that uncommon on machines bought for hobby purposes...
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        Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

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        Millermatic 200

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        • #5
          First post welcome to the forum, take it ez on that machine.
          Lincoln A/C 225
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          • #6
            Originally posted by H80N View Post
            That is a fine machine for automotive sheetmetal...

            TIG is the BEST answer for classic sheetmetal...

            good place to start with settings for 18-19 Ga steel is

            DCEN

            Approx 35 amps (w foot pedal)

            Properly Sharpened Tungsten (I like 2% lanthanated)

            HF set for start only

            Gas flow 15 cubic feet per hour 100% Argon

            What problems are you having..??
            The setup that you show here looks fine for sheet metal as mentioned. You say that the Syncrowave 200 should be set to HF for start only. I've looked in my manual and also on the front panel of the machine and I can't figure out how to set HF for start only. There is a setting for Hot, Medium or Soft start in DC+, DC- or AC but that's all I can see. I know that the HF is on all of the time on AC because I can hear it. The machine welds beautifully in all modes. Maybe I'm missing something?

            S/N LG200749L
            Miller Syncrowave 200
            Milermatic 252
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Synchroman View Post
              The setup that you show here looks fine for sheet metal as mentioned. You say that the Syncrowave 200 should be set to HF for start only. I've looked in my manual and also on the front panel of the machine and I can't figure out how to set HF for start only. There is a setting for Hot, Medium or Soft start in DC+, DC- or AC but that's all I can see. I know that the HF is on all of the time on AC because I can hear it. The machine welds beautifully in all modes. Maybe I'm missing something?

              S/N LG200749L
              Some machines automatically switch HF to start only when set to DC TIG and to HF continuous for AC TIG... looks the the Sync 200 might be one of them... The Diversion 165/180... and the Lincoln Square Wave TIG 175 are others..
              most other machines are switched manualy...
              Last edited by H80N; 10-23-2014, 10:16 PM.
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