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Dan
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Last Activity: Today, 05:17 PM
Joined: 09-04-2002
Location: Aumsville, Oregon
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    replied to 190 or ? For 1/4",10g, 3/8"
    For me, the bluish tint of the 3350 4c lens gives me the clearest most defined view of the MIG weld puddle , arc , and surrounding area. The greenish tint lenses provide a poor view of the MIG arc for me. The amber tints seem to be OK . The gray/neutral tint of the Miller Clear Light is pretty good,...
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    replied to hobart handler 175 gas flow issue
    Based on past experience that looks like arcing caused by the thumb screw on the aluminum power block loosening up or not being tightened down. The gas port hole in the bore of the power block may be partially blocked from arcing, or the bore may be pitted not allowing the O-rings to create a good seal....
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    Last edited by Dan; 10-18-2018, 04:16 PM.

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  • Dan
    replied to Hobart Handler 175 Feed Motor
    The Handler 175 is notorious for a few component failures on the control board that cause the drive motor not to function, so I hope you've done some troubleshooting to guarantee that the motor has failed....
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  • Dan
    replied to 190 or ? For 1/4",10g, 3/8"
    For 1/4", the 200 amp machine is going to be the better choice over the 180/190 amp unit. This doesn't mean that the Handler 190 is capable of handling 1/4 though. The 200 amp machine just gives you the advantage of having a little more power and duty cycle available, if needed.

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  • Dan
    replied to 190 or ? For 1/4",10g, 3/8"
    My recommendation for a welding helmet would be a Lincoln Viking 3350 or 2450 with the 4C technology lens. For MIG, out of all the different lens I've tried over the years my Viking 3350 4C is my favorite. The level of puddle definition and the level of view that you have beyond the weld zone with the...
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