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  • collier
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    Foot Control

    I bought one of these for my DX200 and it works GREAT. It is heavy duty steel construction with a heavy cord. I have used it about 6 months and am very pleased.

    John

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  • Blown S-10
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    why do they cost so much ? because they know they can get that much for it, thats all there is to it. labor cost, profit, overhead, play a roll. but i bet that they could still make a profit at half the price.

    i like mine. and if not abused it should work well forever. the key word is "should".

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  • cruizer
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    Hey, I thought you were going to buy one of mine. $150 bucks canadian just saved you $150+ bucks more....

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  • aphexafx
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    Originally posted by pjseaman
    One reason for the cost is that when you make it you fix it when you buy it you expect warranty!
    Well, that's true. And you know, having a warranty on a part that belongs on the floor and is stepped on by nature of it's function is pretty cool. Well, there you go! That's an excellent point.

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  • Paul Seaman
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    One reason for the cost is that when you make it you fix it when you buy it you expect warranty! I have seen a couple failures due to being dropped, the interior components are still delicate electronics.

    Peace,

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  • aphexafx
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    Yah! That was my gripe a week or so ago. And consider this: The foot pedal costs, what, $200US. And the Coolmate3 costs $500US? There is a HUGE difference in the complexity and components for the two, more than 1-1/2 times the difference, I think. So either the Coolmate3 is a HUGE deal, or the foot pedal is VERY MUCH NOT A HUGE deal. Hmm. OK, last time I mention it...

    I have an old CryBaby Wah-Wah pedal...maybe I could convert it...

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  • Mike W
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    Just a variable resistor and a switch.

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  • wrench3047
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    It makes me wonder why the manufactered ones are so expensive. Are they setup the same way, or are they solidstate. It was covered before in a post but i don't remember.

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  • Mike W
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    There is a guy on the Hobart board that just bought some scr's for $7.50 I think. Once you have those, the rest of the parts are very cheap, a few bucks.

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  • wrench3047
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    cool, if you don't mind me asking how much would that pedal cost if I bought the parts today.

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  • Mike W
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    It did not have another one. I started from scratch with the scr setup. R4 on the schematic is the variable resistor in the foot control. The switch is used to trigger the high freq box.

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  • wrench3047
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    thanks, the way you made it does it wire in where the orginal controller went or you wired it in?

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  • Mike W
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    Here is a couple of pictures:
    http://photobucket.com/albums/v110/tek798/Welding/

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  • wrench3047
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    How did you make it? I'm curious how it's setup. After a while I would like to put stuff like that together, also if I ever have a problem with one I would like alittle information on what I'm looking at. Maybe you could post a schematic and or some pic of the insides. thanks

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  • Mike W
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    The price of these is kind of high for a variable resistor and a switch. I think it is like the $500 toilet seat in a airplane. The whole plane costs so much that the toilet seat is just a drop in the bucket. I made my own foot control.

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