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    Scratch start tig with my new 210i inverter machine? will it work? I've got my 100% argon, 17v tig torch with valve and a power block,, so wondering if DC/EN scratch start tig will work? on this inverter machine? Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by resq203 View Post
    Scratch start tig with my new 210i inverter machine? will it work? I've got my 100% argon, 17v tig torch with valve and a power block,, so wondering if DC/EN scratch start tig will work? on this inverter machine? Thanks
    Should work, but the "hot start" feature might interfere. Perhaps Hobart expert Keith might be able to tel us. Also, in this video, he mentions inverters, as well as other good advice:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA3w9Wq5mh0

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    • #3
      Scratch TIG is possible with the new Stickmate units but the hot start circuit in place for stick welding could cause irregular starting issues as well as welding issues as a result of a contaminated tungsten. These are always issues that one will have to deal with when TIG welding from a stick unit that does not have an actual TIG setting.

      Keith

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      • #4
        This is how they get you to buy a 210 Maxstar instead. You can put it into tig mode and it disables the auto hot start feature.
        Lincoln Idealarc 250
        Miller Bobcat 250
        Thermal arc Hefty 2 feeder
        Thermal Dynamics Cusmaster 52
        Torchmate CNC Table

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        • #5
          Originally posted by snoeproe View Post
          This is how they get you to buy a 210 Maxstar instead. You can put it into tig mode and it disables the auto hot start feature.
          It does a lot more than that...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MAC702 View Post

            It does a lot more than that...
            Yes, I'm quite familiar with the 210 Maxstar machines. I've ran them quite a bit.
            Lincoln Idealarc 250
            Miller Bobcat 250
            Thermal arc Hefty 2 feeder
            Thermal Dynamics Cusmaster 52
            Torchmate CNC Table

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            • #7
              Has anyone actually tried it? with this machine?

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              • #8
                Bumping my OLD thread,, Has anyone tried it with this exact machine? machine has been out a good while now,, curious if anyone has done it and how it worked out?

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                • #9
                  You'd be ahead of the game to connect your own TIG rig, weld some test coupons, then cut and bend test them. Then you'll know if it will perform to your needs.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by monckywrench View Post
                    You'd be ahead of the game to connect your own TIG rig, weld some test coupons, then cut and bend test them. Then you'll know if it will perform to your needs.

                    I did it,, Works fine for me, really exceeds what I expected. I've had no issues with hot start and honestly I don't even notice it. My machine is of course a New Hobart 210i, I bought a CK-17v torch kit, added the weldmonger store stubby gas lens kit and the jazzy 10 cup,, WOW I love this setup. Highly recommend the weldmonger kit with the jazzy 10 cup.

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                    • #11
                      This is how they get you to buy a 210 Maxstar instead. You can put it into tig mode and it disables the auto hot start feature.

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                      • #12
                        This is that "guy's" second post and, again, it's just a direct plagiarism of someone else's earlier post, and no longer fits. I reported it last time, but we no longer have a moderated forum, so all I can do is post that the above poster, rostant, even though I don't see a spam link, is some kind of spammer.

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                        • #13
                          Scratch TIG is possible with the new Stickmate units but the hot start circuit in place for stick welding could cause irregular starting issues as well as welding issues as a result of a contaminated tungsten. These are always issues that one will have to deal with when TIG welding from a stick unit that does not have an actual TIG setting.

                          Keith

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                          • #14
                            You'd be ahead of the game to connect your own TIG rig, weld some test coupons, then cut and bend test them. Then you'll know if it will perform to your needs.

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