View Full Version : Powr-Mate 90 amp
12-24-2002, 05:53 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the Mig Welder I have..
It's a Powr-Mate 90 amp.. 120v
It's tan with a brown lid.
the lid opens on top and the spool lays flat on a spindle inside.
It has a Tweco Mini-Mig gun and uses gas (not a flux core)..
I don't know much else about it.
I picked it up used from a friend about 9 years ago for $125
I'd post a picture but my wife took the digital camera with her today..
I haven't had any problems with it but if anything comes up it'll be nice to have some idea where it came from and how well it's built.
12-24-2002, 10:36 PM
Your description sounds alot like a Schumacher that I had some years back, mine was of indifferent quality, but would most likely still be working had I not forgotten that it was sitting on the rear bumper of one of my trucks,I drove off down the highway hit a bump at speed, and watched the welder grenade itself.
Does yours have the contactor, or is your gun always hot? Also did yours come with a holder for a gas bottle on the back? Mine had both.
Schumacher made commercial battery chargers for along time, I don't know about how long they made welders, or if they are still in bussiness.
12-25-2002, 02:09 AM
Thanks for the tips..
Yes it does have a contactor and a bottle stand on the back.
Here are some pics.. Click on them for a larger image.
Yes I need to clean the garage.. Right now if I have something to work on I haul it out the the driveway.
http://www.pontiacs.org/pics/powermate/thumbnails/dcp_0052.jpg (http://www.pontiacs.org/pics/powermate/pics/dcp_0052.jpg) http://www.pontiacs.org/pics/powermate/thumbnails/dcp_0053.jpg (http://www.pontiacs.org/pics/powermate/pics/dcp_0053.jpg)
It had wheels before. the rear axle passed through the case and it had 2 castors in the front..
since the bottle stand extends off the back behind the rear axle a large bottle would cause it tip backwards..
The rear wheels were cracked so I just removed all the wheels and started working on a cart. I wound up taking an old cheep hand truck and turning it into a cart.. I still need to chop the frame of the cart and move the front castors up to the edge of the case.. right now if I take the bottle off it's nose heavy and will tip foreward.
I also need to get some angle iron and build a box to hold the case better.. Right now it's bolted to the cart through the bottle rack If it gets tipped it'll wiggle around a bit..