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I cheated and looked at it. What is Refined Inductance? That is a new one for me.
It is a way of saying, they took the two taps off the old ones and gave you one!!Originally Posted by Mike W
So on the old one you had two values of inductance and now you only have one? Which reminds me, didn't you run a machine with variable inductance? If so, what was your observations about different settings? I have been trying to find some info on this, thanks.
Originally Posted by Mike W
I have owned five of them. If you want to wet out the puddle or stop some spatter that is bothering you, change the inductance. It's kind of nice for stainless.
On my current one I generally leave it in the middle or add a pinch more.
At this point, I'm not shopping for a another 250+ amp unit quite yet. I still want to try the roll of E 70S-3, that ordered Friday, on the MM 251 first. After this, if I still feel the same about the MM 251, I'll see about selling it at Airgas. So, I have a feeling TA is going to sell all there old stock Fabricator 251 units before I can even really consider purchasing a unit. Honestly though, Im a little reluctant to purchase the unit without being able to run it. I sure would hate to sell my 251, which honestly is an excellent unit, for something that wasn t better. If I do end up selling the 251, I ve decided that that ESAB 250 standard is going to be the first unit that I check out.
Last edited by Dan; 08-01-2005 at 06:35 AM.
Since i can't afford the fancy units that Scott buys, I have to go with the poormans version of variable inductance, by wrapping several coils of welding lead around a piece of 1" rd solid stock. As you know, the more turns the higher the inductance. After this it's just a matter of hooking the inductor in series with the welding circuit. Of course its not an exact science, so I have to play around with the # of wraps until I get the results im looking for. I used this poormans variable inductance control on a HH 180, and it was amazing how much I was able to improve the quality of the arc on tap #3.
Dan,Originally Posted by Dan
I know you aren't a big Ed Craig fan, but he has recommended E70S-3 for a long time over E70S-6. That said, finding it in the local store is a problem.