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    Hello all, not big on intros. Semi retired from machine trades. Hobby and farm shop welder, machinist, head cook and bottle washer. Picked up a Tig combo AC/DC ser# 87WS18152 and need a manual. A little dirty inside, greasy dust, did the blow off. WD40 and a paint brush on some of the delicate stuff. Any other ideas for a good cleaning? Also missing the plasma torch so looking for a replacement. My only other Tig experience is my Miller 330AB. Big as a washing machine but very simple. To prove that I'm colorblind when it comes to welders, I also have an ancient Onan powered Lincoln 225 stick welder and a Miller 252 mig. Thanks advance.

  • #2
    Welcome. Is this a Hobart unit; that serial number didn't return any hits on Hobart product support.
    Stickmate LX AC/DC
    Big cheap (Chinese) Anvil
    Hand cranked coal forge
    Freon bottle propane forge
    HH 210 and bottle of C25


    • #3
      Thanks Blacksmith, thats why I came here. I couldn't find anything either.

      This was the worst of the dirt. Contact cleaner wouldn't touch it. was going to use Gunk but it says not to spray electrical stuff.

      Last edited by Damifino; 05-15-2023, 05:51 PM.


      • #4
        If it works, don't get crazy cleaning it. The older legacy equipment might need a factory rep to do some digging. Hopefully they'll see it next business day. A thread in the equipment section with an appropriate subject line will help. They might not notice an intro thread.


        • #5
          Thanks MAC702 not going nuts cleaning, it does work. Just turning back the clock on some neglect. Ok, posted in Tig welders and Plasma cutters.
          Last edited by Damifino; 05-16-2023, 05:24 PM. Reason: added text


          • #6
            OK. Got one from Hobart Retail Customer Service. Now to get it set up. Thanks