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    hey guys I'm wondering if you guys think this combo is a good starting point for lightish manufacturing and fabication for car

    its a millermatic 251 and a Miller syncrowave 180sd. I also have an air liquide m250 if anyone knows if there good or not
    Last edited by Sunden; 01-31-2017, 02:24 AM.

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    The millermatic 251 is an amazing machine. I find it to be the most versitile machine I own. I'm not really familiar with the Ins and outs of the other two you listed. I can tell you I've done everything from thin wall 304 stainless tube welding to John Deere 350 bucket rebuilds with high amperage flux core wire work with my 251. Awesome machine!!

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    • #3
      If you plan to do aluminum TIG, the 180 SD will be good with 1/8" and OK up to 3/16" material with limited with 1/4" and thicker due to it's duty cycle and overall capabilities. Preheating and/or helium shielding gas would help for anything other than small jobs on 1/4" and thicker. I've done 1/4"+ with mine (argon) but have to run flat out when doing so.
      MM200 w/spot controller and Spoolmatic 1
      Syncrowave 180 SD
      Bobcat 225G Plus LPG/NG w/14-pin*
      *Homemade Suitcase Wire Feeder
      *HF-251D-1
      *WC-1S & Spoolmatic 1
      PakMaster 100XL
      Marquette "Star Jet" 21-110
      http://www.millerwelds.com/images/sm...rolleyes.png?2

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      • #4
        Ok thanks guys. I will be doing aluminum. For now it will mostly be thinner material. Will also be doing lots of stainless exhaust work... Guess I made a good choice on the 251

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        • #5
          Those machines should be a fantastic starting point. Good luck in your endeavors.

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          • #6
            Thanks

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            • #7
              Whatcha buildin'?

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              • #8
                As of right now. I do 20 sets (of 2 in 1 set) of frame stiffeners with the mig. And all kind of stuff also. I do custom full exhausts out of stainless, including headers for turbos. Also do random fittings and what not people ask.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sunden View Post
                  as of right now. I do 20 sets (of 2 in 1 set) of frame stiffeners with the mig. And all kind of stuff also. I do custom full exhausts out of stainless, including headers for turbos. Also do random fittings and what not people ask.
                  pics....????
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                      Sorry for pictures being so blurry. Don't have any frame stiffeners with me right now
                      Last edited by Sunden; 01-31-2017, 10:30 PM.

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