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    I have a Millermatic Vintage model, 1994 model, Best welder I have ever used. It has a three position wire speed switch, high, low and aluminum. No plug for a spoolgun. What is the purpose of the alum wire speed? Just curious??

  • #2
    It probably puts that machine into overdrive. Running aluminum wire is fast, spray arc fast.

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    • #3
      The manual does not say much..... but looks like range selection...see page 11

      Fig 4-3 Center Baffle Controls

      https://www.millerwelds.com/files/ow.../O1311_MIL.pdf


      Last edited by H80N; 07-29-2016, 11:24 AM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by H80N View Post
        The manual does not say much..... but looks like range selection...see page 11

        Fig 4-3 Center Baffle Controls

        https://www.millerwelds.com/files/ow.../O1311_MIL.pdf

        Right on. Schematic shows this switch directly controls feed motor speed. Wire speed range of adjustment is impacted by the selection of HI or LOW on the welding voltage selector switch, then by the range selector switch, then finally "more finely" by this switch. On low, wirespeed adjustment is the least "touchy"; the range is limited. On FULL, you have a broader range of adjustment, going up to higher maximum. On ALUMINUM, the feed to the motor is max rpm when you turn it all the way up. If you tried to adjust it for lower speeds while on ALUM, the control would likely be very touchy; big changes for very small adjustment of the knob.

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        • #5
          Miller went from a three position switch to a two. and made the middle range disappear.
          might be the cost of the 3 position went way up and because of the target market they just changed it.
          They used to say we could weld aluminum weld with a 10 foot miggun. It sorta works but it depends on the wire size, drive rolls, liner and you can't bend the miggun. Most people that have tried. spend more time clearing the bird nest at the drive than they do welding.
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          • #6
            I use a 10' whip with 3/64" 5356 and my mm250 throws it down like a beast. For whatever reason, it's yet to birdsnest. I don't do it all that often, so maybe I just jinxed myself.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
              I use a 10' whip with 3/64" 5356 and my mm250 throws it down like a beast. For whatever reason, it's yet to birdsnest. I don't do it all that often, so maybe I just jinxed myself.
              Or....Maybe you know how to set the guide & tension the rolls.....???.........
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              *******************************************
              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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