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    JUST POPPED on a new 252 since hobart wants to take ten weeks so far waiting for the ironman 240...i need a spool gun just to get me by
    worked mickey truck bodies loved the 30 amp gun...but cant afford it right now
    will a cheaper aftermarket gun work in this? need suggestions...i dont weld much aluminum need something to get by with if a customer needs alloy welded
    Last edited by sickchoppers; 04-07-2021, 04:15 AM.
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    Originally posted by sickchoppers View Post
    JUST POPPED on a new 252 since hobart wants to take ten weeks so far waiting for the ironman 240...i need a spool gun just to get me by
    worked for ten years for mickey truck bodies loved the 30 amp gun...but cant afford it right now
    will a cheaper aftermarket gun work in this? need suggestions...i dont weld much aluminum need something to get by with if a customer needs alloy welded
    Go to USA welds and look at the htp kits for miller
    Dynasty 400 Wireless
    Coolmate 3.5
    Aerowave loaded with Sequencer and pulse
    ​Watermate 1A
    XMT350 CC/CV
    S74DX Feeder
    Optima Pulse Pendant
    WC24
    30A spoolgun
    Neverlast 100 amp plasma with Hyper Duramax torch
    Avortec 280 mig
    GO CNC Poweredge CC/CV pulse and double pulse
    Harris Old school 2 stage Oxy/Ace
    Victor flow meters
    Flametech Duel flowmeter
    Just a hilljack in the woods with fancy welding equipment
    and a pet Raccoon.

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      Dynasty 400 Wireless
      Coolmate 3.5
      Aerowave loaded with Sequencer and pulse
      ​Watermate 1A
      XMT350 CC/CV
      S74DX Feeder
      Optima Pulse Pendant
      WC24
      30A spoolgun
      Neverlast 100 amp plasma with Hyper Duramax torch
      Avortec 280 mig
      GO CNC Poweredge CC/CV pulse and double pulse
      Harris Old school 2 stage Oxy/Ace
      Victor flow meters
      Flametech Duel flowmeter
      Just a hilljack in the woods with fancy welding equipment
      and a pet Raccoon.

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      • #4
        watched few videos...doesnt look shop worthy to me...i cant imagine dropping that thing and it surviving...doesnt look built to survive shop conditions
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        • #5
          I have run a Miller Spoolmate 200 on a MM251 and MM252 before...seemed to work fine. It's not going to be as durable as a Spoolmatic 30A, or have the same duty cycle, but it's way less expensive....just under $1K most places it seems.

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          • #6
            will the Miller spoolmate 3035 work on the 252? miller website sorta says it will...but can someone explain this? says not reccomended????
            just trying to save money...found few on facebook that are affordable Click image for larger version

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            • #7
              Maybe that gun’s resilience isn’t up to handling that large of a machine. I’m only guessing though.

              I have no idea what those spoolguns cost, but even used 30As aren’t cheap. I figure if you need one you should be able to rent one from the LWS until you can save the coin to buy one. I can’t say enough good about the 30a, but I also have no complaints about any of my HTP equipment. I have considered adding another spoolgun and was looking at the HTP, maybe I need to do some more research.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sickchoppers View Post
                watched few videos...doesnt look shop worthy to me...i cant imagine dropping that thing and it surviving...doesnt look built to survive shop conditions
                It's every bit as good as the 15/30a. It's a Lincoln prince gun rated for 250 amp . It's just rebranded HTP. It was lincolns flagship spoolgun just like the 15/30a is miller's flagship spoolgun. I have a lot of experience with it and it's a great gun. Not flimsy at all.
                Last edited by sledsports; 04-07-2021, 08:57 AM.
                Dynasty 400 Wireless
                Coolmate 3.5
                Aerowave loaded with Sequencer and pulse
                ​Watermate 1A
                XMT350 CC/CV
                S74DX Feeder
                Optima Pulse Pendant
                WC24
                30A spoolgun
                Neverlast 100 amp plasma with Hyper Duramax torch
                Avortec 280 mig
                GO CNC Poweredge CC/CV pulse and double pulse
                Harris Old school 2 stage Oxy/Ace
                Victor flow meters
                Flametech Duel flowmeter
                Just a hilljack in the woods with fancy welding equipment
                and a pet Raccoon.

                Comment

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