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Old 01-29-2012, 05:11 PM
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Gouging with a Miller Syncrowave 250

Hello everybody,

It has been a while since I last posted but I got a quick question. I am going to upgrade my stick welder to a Syncrowave 250. This machine will be used for stick and gouging for now and later it will be outfitter with an tig torch. My question is that this is an transformer based machine will the internals (like pre/post flow, slope, etc) be able to handle the abuse a gouger will put on the machine. I am planing to use a 1/4 inch carbon rod at about 250-275 amps. I am not planning to run it all day like that because of the duty cycle will not handle it and I do not believe that I would be doing that much gouging. The most gouging I would do is wear bars/ shanks/cutting edges / and ears which shouldn't be too serious.
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