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  • Old Dawg, Old Tricks, need help with spool gun

    I have four welding machines, the youngest one I believe is about ten years old. The Dialarc 250 ac/dc I bought new last century. The Legend is an 87 model, well you get the picture.

    A bud calls me over to look at something. It's a Spoolmatic 30A with thirty foot leads and I can have it for $600.00. I'm like a teenage male back stage at the Miss America contest, don't know where to start first.

    Legend, too old, same with the Dialarc, and the Panasonic 261 Gunslinger doesn't have the amphenol connector, neither does the Lincoln 205 Invertec ac/dc.

    According to my favoritest Miller tech, Jesse at American Tool in Plano Texas I can have the Dialarc half ass working the Spoolmatic for about a grand's worth of modifications, deal breaker.

    I'm nervous about the Invertec because it doesn't have the best reputation and I have it working better than I had ever hoped for aluminum tig welding.

    Legend is out. So the last option is the Panasonic, I was told Miller won't help and Panasonic's tech help is nonexistent. That's why I'm here. I'd PM Cruiser but I've probably soured that relationship with so many questions before. So, anyone have a wiring diagram a 66 yr old can understand to make the Spoolmatic and the Panasonic make my world a better place?
    life is good

  • #2
    I like the panasonic, and while it has the capibility, without the Spoolgun adaptor, its not happening. None of your other welders have CV. you'd be needing a WC-115 to make it work on the panasonic.

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    • #3
      I have one I dont need ill sell to you for $250 plus shipping. About $20 on shipping thru usps

      Have you up and running for under 300$
      .
      Miller Bobcat 225NT onan
      Millermatic 211
      Spoolmate 100
      (Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
      Work better & less parts to stock.
      Miller 130xp
      T/A Dragster 85 (portability 11 pounds)
      Oxygen/Acetylene torch set 50'
      2. 4-1/2" grinders
      1. 9" grinder
      14" Makita chop saw
      1/2" Aircat impact gun 900#

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      • #4
        Also mine has the contactor which is a big plus
        .
        Miller Bobcat 225NT onan
        Millermatic 211
        Spoolmate 100
        (Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
        Work better & less parts to stock.
        Miller 130xp
        T/A Dragster 85 (portability 11 pounds)
        Oxygen/Acetylene torch set 50'
        2. 4-1/2" grinders
        1. 9" grinder
        14" Makita chop saw
        1/2" Aircat impact gun 900#

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eecervantes83 View Post
          Also mine has the contactor which is a big plus
          I appreciate the offer but I decided to go another direction. However, I have a bud who is looking at buying the spool gun and he has a similar situation as mine. I will pass on your offer to him.

          Once more, I appreciate your willingness to help.
          life is good

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