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  • Feed Problem with Lincoln Wire

    Hi Folks,

    Anyone ever have feed issues using Lincoln wire in a Hobart 187 ? Our Tractor Supply was out of Hobart .035 Flux-Cored wire so I stopped at Home Depot where they had the Lincoln 035 Flux-Cored wire.

    I can not get the correct tension using the Lincoln wire. If I max out the tension, the wire will feed ok for a bit - then slip. If I back off the Max tension a little, the wheel will spin.

    This is the first time I’ve used .035, I’ve used .030 before without issues [ both Flux and non-Flux] but only Hobart wire.

    Anyone seen this before? Thanks.

  • #2
    What groove or size drive roller are you using (smooth or serrated) ... In proper groove?

    Might also be a liner issue, or contact tip, did you go up to correct size...

    Dale

    Last edited by Dale M.; 10-10-2020, 08:26 PM.
    "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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    • #3
      My Millers and Hobarts (and Lincolns) have run more Lincoln Innershield brand wire than all other flux-cored wires combined, and most of it came from Home Depot. Most of it was .035".

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dale M. View Post
        What groove or size drive roller are you using (smooth or serrated) ... In proper groove?

        Might also be a liner issue, or contact tip, did you go up to correct size...

        Dale
        The machine came with a Smooth Groove Drive Roller which is what I’m using. I’m using the .030/.035 Groove. Mine only has two Grooves [0.24 and 0.30/0.35].

        I noticed that Hobart sells a replacement VK-Groove Drive Roll [Knurled Groove] but doesn’t specify my machine [HH-187]. Not sure where to buy one though.... don’t see them sold online or through a dealer near me [New England] or what they cost.

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        • #5
          Not sure about you HH187 but Hobart seems to use very similar design rollers in all their machines....

          Simple search says its available under part number 261157....

          https://www.amazon.com/Hobart-261157.../dp/B00Q1AP0B2
          https://store.cyberweld.com/miqusedrro26.html
          https://www.weldersupply.com/P/2166/...riveRoll261157
          https://www.millerwelds.com/consumab...ve-roll-261157

          Dale

          "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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          • #6
            I've never used the knurled rollers for FC wire in my small machines, but I do acknowledge they are recommended.

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            • #7
              I've never used the knurled rollers for FC wire in my small machines, but I do acknowledge they are recommended.
              For the smaller diameter wires it isn't usually needed, I would say you will probably need it for .035 flux-core to get consistent results

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              • #8
                I think I found the correct Drive Roller for the HH-187. It’s appears to be a Miller part [202926] which is interchangeable with the Hobart. Amazon lists it as a Hobart even though it has the Miller logo stamped on it. In fact, my HH-187 came with a Drive Roller that has the Miller logo stamped on it. It also came with Miller Gun.... says Miller on the handle.

                A local welding supplier was willing to order the Miller Roller for me, should have it in a couple of days. Picked up a 5lb spool of .035 Flux-cored from Tractor Supply today... I’m ready to start welding again.

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                • #9
                  Seems to me it could be a liner or contact tip issue or maybe the liner was for .030 only.

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