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    Needing advise....on Optima.just found one used and for the right price.(the inside scoop)anyone have this set-up?would like to know everything there is on set-up, seetings,type of gas ect.I have a S-22 Feeder ill be using with it.I ran pulse some 10 or more yrs ago.was a compete different unit.
    Welder99.....
    Trailblazer 250G
    Bobcat 225
    Miller 150 STL
    Lincoln SA-200
    Miller XMT 304
    Lincoln Squarewave 355
    Lincoln 140C
    Lincoln 170T
    Miller S-22A feeder
    Miller 30A Spoolgun
    Miller XR-15
    Lincoln LN-25's
    Hypetherm 380
    Trailblazer 302
    Spectrum 875
    Just to mention a few

  • #2
    The XMT 304/Optima is great. The optima has preprogrammed settings for different material and thicknesses. It also has a setting called MMP- Manual Mig Pulser. You can input all the variables yourself. Within each program, you can change variables to suit your needs. In otherwords, you may like a shorter arc length or you can dial in a hotter setting. It really is user friendly. How old in the Optima??

    Andy

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    • #3
      Hi Andy,
      Thank you for the responce.The optima i believe is around 5-6 yrs old..But has very little use.It was owned by a gentlemen that past away.His wife had sold the XMT,and the guy didnt want the Optima.So she offered it to me at a very reasonable price.Around 10 yrs ago i worked for General Dynamics On the M1A1 Army Tank Project as a Welder and i used pulse on some applications i think we used 98-2 gas but its been to long ago to remember....so what gas do you recomend?.
      Welder99.....
      Trailblazer 250G
      Bobcat 225
      Miller 150 STL
      Lincoln SA-200
      Miller XMT 304
      Lincoln Squarewave 355
      Lincoln 140C
      Lincoln 170T
      Miller S-22A feeder
      Miller 30A Spoolgun
      Miller XR-15
      Lincoln LN-25's
      Hypetherm 380
      Trailblazer 302
      Spectrum 875
      Just to mention a few

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      • #4
        98-2 and 95-5 are the most common for steels with 98-2 working for both steel and SS. Argon only for Alum. The gas recommendation will be in the optima. Go online and look up the optima control manual. The pulse programs are listed there.

        Have fun

        Andy

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