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    My Handler 125 came with a small roll of .024 solid core wire. When I went to purchase another roll at my local supply house, they only had .023. Will that work with the tip that came with the Handler 125?

    Thanks!

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    • #3
      It'll never know the difference! Less than 1/3 the thickness of a sheet of paper difference.
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      • #4
        Great!

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        • #5
          It will work no prob with the tips. But the .024 is 4.35% larger in diameter. With my 15 ft gun on my Century 250, the .023 jams up on itself all the time. I switched to my Miller 140 with the same spool thinking it's shorter gun would help, but I had feeding problems there as well. The .024 feeds much more reliably, but I guess my .023 spool could have a problem? I was in the same situation when I bought the spool of .023. But next time I'm getting the .024 for sure.
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          • #6
            Are you running different brands of .023 and .024 wire? I wonder if the .023 wire is an imported wire.
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            • #7
              Pay attetion to the roller size, liner size and tip size as well.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mike C2 View Post
                It will work no prob with the tips. But the .024 is 4.35% larger in diameter. With my 15 ft gun on my Century 250, the .023 jams up on itself all the time. I switched to my Miller 140 with the same spool thinking it's shorter gun would help, but I had feeding problems there as well. The .024 feeds much more reliably, but I guess my .023 spool could have a problem? I was in the same situation when I bought the spool of .023. But next time I'm getting the .024 for sure.
                Mike,

                check the roller in your machine. 023 024 all run ok in my Century welder.

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                • #9
                  Buy cheap dial caliper to see real size of your wire. Most times .024 wire is .023. I have .023 Chicago Electric wire made in Italy that is .022 and requires different settings.

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