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  • BillC
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    HAWK,

    Thanks for the feedback on the .023 solid wire and the inductance setting. It sounds like the 12RC/302G combination pretty much does everything well!

    Regards,

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  • HAWK
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    I demoed a 12VS and it too runs a nice short arc, but not as sweet as the 12RC. The 12RC is a true CV machine operating on 24VAC from the TB302G. I think you would be very happy with it. Again if you are in the area shoot me an email.

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  • HAWK
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    BillC,

    Either machine will suit your needs. The 12RC really does shine on short arc and will run .023" wire just fine. I have .023" rollers and wire for mine along with C25. I am in East TN. You are welcome to try any or all of my set ups if you are in the area.

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  • Coalsmoke
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    Originally posted by kejohnson
    Coalsmoke, could I get a copy of those docs as well. I am still playing with the dig settings on mine.
    no problem Kelly, just send me an email at the address I posted back on page one, and I'll send it along. My computer has been acting up, so it might take a day, but it'll get there.

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  • bjfab
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    Wire feed

    Barry

    I bought a 12vs and am running it off of my 305G. The wire feeder is very nice and the feature of being able to lock on the trigger is very nice. I have only ran about a roll and a half of wire through it but have been very happy with it so far.


    Byron

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  • precisionworks
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    have you done much short arc with your 12RC? What size wire? Your impressions?
    Bill - I run mostly .035 solid with C25 shield, and some .045 Innershield. I doubt that my machine will see ten pounds of covered electrode in a year's use, it was purchased primarily to power the Suitcase 12RC or the Spoolmatic 30A.

    The Suitcase is a pleasure to use. Fast setup, quick drive roll changes, ability to fine-tune the arc from 75' away (longer if you buy additional extensions). IMO, the short arc is as nice, or nicer, than any single phase shop machine I've ever run. Easy to run sound welds overhead or vertical, as well as in position.

    Drive roll kits are available down to .023, so it should do a great job on light gauge metal.

    You can buy a great shop MIG machine...for what a 12RC with cable and gun costs.
    That's for sure! A friend has a TB302 and hauls his MM210 around -- if you're within 15' of the truck this may work O.K. The real advantage of the Suitcase is its 25# weight (vs. 200#), and the ability to get 90' from the truck (75' control cable + 15' gun lead).

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  • kejohnson
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    Bulldog / Coalsmake

    Congrats on the new machine, I think you will love it. I listened to the people here on the board before buying mine and wow am I glad I did. Was looking at the Bobcat 250 before, but after working with the arc on this one, I was glad I waited for the extra $$$. Great price too.

    Coalsmoke, could I get a copy of those docs as well. I am still playing with the dig settings on mine.

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  • Coalsmoke
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    Teeps, get a plug-in-the-wall unit for gararge use it you can, I have to wear earplugs when it is running in my garage, and, outlet power is much cheaper than fuel for the generator.

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  • Teeps
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    Originally posted by Coalsmoke
    TB legend go here
    Looks like a lot quieter,

    Only two problems, only DC welding, and 1/2 the output (5000 vs 10000 watt)

    The new TB is 1/3 quieter than the old, might be quiet enough for the garage anyway.

    If I have problems I can make a little sound dedening room for it, heh.

    Anybody have one for sale?

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  • BillC
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    Thanks Hawk,

    I have no doubt that the 302G/12RC combination is great for spray or flux core, and that seems to be what most people are using them for. I like that capability, but also want to do sheet metal short arc without compromise. You can buy a great shop MIG machine like the MM210 or MM251 for what a 12RC with cable and gun costs... And the 210 would plug into my 302G happily...

    Thanks again,

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  • HAWK
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    BillC,

    I have a 12RC that I run from several power sources including the TB302G. It has a nice clean short arc and does a great job with spray arc too! I typically run .035" for short arc and spray arc with a 92% Argon/8% CO2 shielding gas for both processes. I like the 12RC for FCAW as well. I usually run .045" dual shield and 5/64 flux cored wires. It is an all around great feeder. Mine has been through mud, rain, and snow with out any adverse affects. I highly recommend it for field and shop. It likes the 10lb spools as well as the 33 and 44 pounders.

    I have the TB302G stabilizer tap in the middle position. The factory setting provides a dryer puddle on GMAW which does not suit me so I changed it. It's a one time deal that takes about 30 minutes.

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  • BillC
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    Originally posted by precisionworks
    Bulldog - Welcome to the Trailblazer family!
    <<SNIP>>
    Try the 12RC feeder if your dealer has a demo - you'll be impressed.
    Barry,

    have you done much short arc with your 12RC? What size wire? Your impressions?

    Thanks!

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  • Coalsmoke
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    Originally posted by Bulldog
    I need to read the manual and see what's up with those dig settings.
    Bulldog, send me an e-mail at [email protected] if you want me to send you some info I have gathered and compiled on the dig settings, along with a few of my final thoughts on it. IIRC, it's too many pages to post here, course, I guess it could be condensed.

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  • Coalsmoke
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    Originally posted by Teeps
    Also what is the quietest Trailblaiser in recent history, the 302G ?
    TB legend go here

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  • Teeps
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    How is the trailblaizer 302 on Aluminum with AC ?

    Ok for automotive type stuff?

    Also what is the quietest Trailblaiser in recent history, the 302G ?

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