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    Hello Group,
    I have a syncrowave 250 (new to me) with the manual dials and am looking for a Utube or some other method of teaching me the basic settings for doing tig work. It has the water cooled torch and footpedal, I have done some tig welding 20yrs ago for a Community College course on welding. None since then and this is a new type of machine for me. I'm needing to set it up so that I'm successful as I can be to start out. I plan on starting with 1/8" HR angle iron and flat stock as practice. I then want to do aluminum 16ga after I get comfortable with the equipment.
    So any suggestions ? Look forward to any and all responses.

    TX
    Mr fixit for the family
    Chris

  • #2
    Look around on this site & find the owners manual download section. I added the link below. Type in your serial number to get the correct manual. This will tell you what all the dials & switches do & how they should be set.

    For starters though set the big handle to "electrode negative" which is dc- for steel tig work or ac for aluminum. High frequency switch should be set to "start" for steel or "continuous" for aluminum. Balance knob, set it to 3ish. Output switch to "remote". Amps should be set about 1 amp per .001" thickness of material. For 1/8" set about 125 amps. Arc force to "off" (this is for stick welding). Post flow about 10 seconds. Amperage control switch to "remote 14" when using a pedal. Crater time to "off" (don't worry about this for now).

    Link for manuals (it is in the support area at the top of the main page)
    https://www.millerwelds.com/support/manuals-and-parts
    Last edited by MMW; 03-29-2016, 05:54 AM.
    MM250
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    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    • #3
      Basic TIG Guidelines

      https://www.millerwelds.com/~/media/...s/gtawbook.pdf

      Read and understand to get you started...
      .

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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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      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
      Dynasty 200DX
      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
      Millermatic 200

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MMW View Post
        Look around on this site & find the owners manual download section. I added the link below. Type in your serial number to get the correct manual. This will tell you what all the dials & switches do & how they should be set.

        For starters though set the big handle to "electrode negative" which is dc- for steel tig work or ac for aluminum. High frequency switch should be set to "start" for steel or "continuous" for aluminum. Balance knob, set it to 3ish. Output switch to "remote". Amps should be set about 1 amp per .001" thickness of material. For 1/8" set about 125 amps. Arc force to "off" (this is for stick welding). Post flow about 10 seconds. Amperage control switch to "remote 14" when using a pedal. Crater time to "off" (don't worry about this for now).

        Link for manuals (it is in the support area at the top of the main page)
        https://www.millerwelds.com/support/manuals-and-parts
        Balance knob goes to 7ish for GTAW. 3ish is for stick.

        Griff

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        • #5
          Griff01 - I must disagree here unless they changed this on later machines. My panel says "ac balance - set to 3 for balanced & dc welding" They even shaded the area around the 3 on the scale. Also this quote from the owners manual "Use control to change the ac output square wave for more cleaning or penetration. Position 3 provides equal cleaning & penetration".

          Here is a link to the manual. My Syncro is from 1995, KG serial #.
          https://www.millerwelds.com/files/ow.../O353L_MIL.pdf
          MM250
          Trailblazer 250g
          22a feeder
          Lincoln ac/dc 225
          Victor O/A
          MM200 black face
          Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
          Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
          Arco roto-phase model M
          Vectrax 7x12 band saw
          Miller spectrum 875
          30a spoolgun w/wc-24
          Syncrowave 250
          RCCS-14

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          • #6
            This is a very basic ... easy to understand TIG intro
            Read this... then follow the tabs on the left side of the page

            TIG Welding Tips

            https://www.millerwelds.com/resource...ing-tips/setup

            Last edited by H80N; 03-29-2016, 03:10 PM.
            .

            *******************************************
            The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

            “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

            Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

            My Blue Stuff:
            Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
            Dynasty 200DX
            Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
            Millermatic 200

            TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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            • #7
              Hey Group,
              The responses are exactly what I need! Thanks for the links. Going to check it out and if I'm struggling too much I may be back.

              TX
              Mr fixit
              Chris

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MMW View Post
                Griff01 - I must disagree here unless they changed this on later machines. My panel says "ac balance - set to 3 for balanced & dc welding" They even shaded the area around the 3 on the scale. Also this quote from the owners manual "Use control to change the ac output square wave for more cleaning or penetration. Position 3 provides equal cleaning & penetration".

                Here is a link to the manual. My Syncro is from 1995, KG serial #.
                https://www.millerwelds.com/files/ow.../O353L_MIL.pdf
                Your words are correct in reference to your manual but GTAW does not like a "balanced" arc. GTAW likes more penetration/less cleaning. Seven (7) is the preferred initial setting.

                HTH
                Griff

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                • #9
                  Thanks for clarifying your comments.
                  MM250
                  Trailblazer 250g
                  22a feeder
                  Lincoln ac/dc 225
                  Victor O/A
                  MM200 black face
                  Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
                  Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
                  Arco roto-phase model M
                  Vectrax 7x12 band saw
                  Miller spectrum 875
                  30a spoolgun w/wc-24
                  Syncrowave 250
                  RCCS-14

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MMW View Post
                    Thanks for clarifying your comments.
                    Just trying to help you understand the basics of GTAW.

                    Griff

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