C-15 isn t a very good gas mix for spray arc on the MM 210. Remember 85/15 is a high energy spray arc gas mixture. The MM 210 falls a little short on the voltage needed to produce a good spray transfer with C-15. A lower energy gas mix like 98% argon/2% Oxygen or possibly 95% argon/ 5% oxygen is the best choice for spray transfer with a MM 210.
At this point since I m mentioning spray transfer with the MM 210 I need to make sure to mention that spray transfer with a MM 210 should be done at a conservative pace. The MM 210 is not a production spray transfer machine, but is acceptable for the smaller home hobbiest projects that don t require a high volume of spray transfer in a short period of time.
Dan, I stand corrected; forgot we were talking 210.
I ordered a 125 cylinder of 90/10 this AM. $165 for the bottle and $25 for the first filling. Around $35 thereafer. Tried three shops before I found anyone who would get it for me. This dealer beat my standby guy by $10 on the cylinder and $10 on the gas.
I brought the 210 home this afternoon and unpacked it. I scanned through the owners manual for about 30 minutes, then decided that going to work would be less work because the clouds were starting to clear, and I just knew I was going to have to mow the yard if I stayed home.
Rock, my first trial run with the 210 will be welding up the split seams in my 1 ton dump box. Next I will probably make some storage compartments that will fit under the bed of a truck that is used for hauling cement forms.
Bob, Earlier in this string of posts I mentioned that I was going to check out some used Thermadyne plasma cutters that were going to be traded in on new ones. Looks like they won't be traded in so I had better start saving for a new one....darn.
Also Bob, did you get my e-mail in regards to the questions I had about your new Olympus C5050 digital camera..........thanks.
HI Pat...no sorry I didn't. I get so much junk mail everyday that I may have delected it without realizing it. Everyday I get over 200 emails and out of the batch I only really need to read less than 10. I had a filter all set up that took care of most of the junk but a system corruption wiped that out and the back up I had didn't included a rule to back up the filters also...(ugh)...live and learn. Anyway I haven't gotten the time to sit down and do it again. Can you resend it?
Too bad on the plasma deal. I am finding mine invaluable. I use it much more than I thought I would. One thing that really works nice is the ability to gouge metal. With some practice I have gotten to the point of almost being able to surgically remove the metal I want. Currently I am building a mount for a 318 JD for my the "Quick Bucket" I build. The mount needed some special cut outs to clear other brackets on the existing JD plow mount. I made a template from cardboard and layed it out on the 3/8" plate I am using and made some nice cuts to clear those brackets with the plasma cutter......Somthing that would have taken me a lot longer without it.
I could not find the original e-mail so I sent you a new one titled Olympus C5050 Camera. I added my e-mail address so you could send it direct. It is now time to get outside and initiate myself with "The Power of Blue"............Thanks
HEY PAT..............WELL DID YOU WELD THOSE SEAMS WITH THE NEW TOY ERRRRRRRRRTOOL......... DARN SPELLING....... ... CAN YOU POST SOME PICTURES............. WE ALWAYS LIKE TO LOOK........ TOOK THE DAY OFF DID YOU...........ANOTHER DAY OFF..........GRIN................ HAVE SOME FUN MAN AND ENJOY IT....... ROCK........................................
I did go into work that night, but did get a chance to try the new blue machine out. I welded together 2 pieces of 2x1/4" angle iron and was totally amazed at the performance of the MM210. I was scared for a while because when I was setting it up I went to install a 2 pound spool of flux cored wire, and discovered that in order to use the 4" rolls I had to order another spring. I went in and ordered the spring then sulked thinking a $3.00 spring was going to hold up the maiden voyage. Then I remembered that one of the places I get scrap steel from had some empty larger rolls in a barrel next to the dumpster. I went and got one of them, then transferred some wire from the small to the larger roll.
I could not believe how effortlessly this new welder made a 1 pass bead at the 4/50 setting. I have not had a chance to work on the dump box yet, but plan on starting when I get up at about 3:00PM if it isn't raining. I noticed when I was swapping the wire from roll to roll that there is a grayish oily substance on the wire. Do you know if there is any way to keep this stuff out of the gun cable, or if it will really hurt anything? I plan on sending some photos of past and present projects after I figure out why my computer and the photo software don't like one another........Thanks
HI PAT.............THE GRAY OILY RESIDUE ON THE WIRE .... I HAVE NO IDEA BUT SOUNDS ....NOT GOOD........... SOME FOLKS PUT A WIPER (LOOKS LIKE A SCOTCH BRITE) ON THE WIRE NEXT TO THE INPUT SIDE.......... THIS CLEANS THE WIRE SOME WHAT........... I GUESS THE REAL QUESTION IS HOW DID THE WIRE WELD.......... AND THE GREASE INSIDE THE LINER FROM THE WIRE WILL ACT LIKE A MAGNET AND SOON CLOG UP WITH CHIPS , DIRT, AND DUST..... THIS WON'T BE GOOD..........................BE SAFE.............ROCK