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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted April 01, 2015 - 02:40 PM

I picked up a 110V 75Amp inverter welder. It was on sale at Princess Auto, so the wife gave it to me for my birthday. So Far Me Likey Lots.

 

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 It's small compared to my old PA 110 arc welder, but it welds bigger steel with less power.

 

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I can burn (barely) a 1/8" 7018 without popping the power bar. Note I said power bar, and not wall plug. I should be able to feed it from my 3500 watt generator.

 

My old one struggled with 3/32 rods even after some serious modification. It would burn almost a full rod and then pop the main circuit breaker. I couldn't even dream of running it from a power bar, and would have to unplug everything on the same circuit to use it. It popped the breaker on my generator as soon as I struck an arc.

 

I had to replace all the connections inside, and replace the cheap plastic power switch. and only then could I dream of burning 3/32" 6011 rod. It lasted for 12 years, It built a lot of stuff and I have no intensions of getting rid of it(unlike my Chicago Electric (HF) wirefeeder), but now I have more options, like DC welding, the ability to change polarity, and the Optional TIG kit.


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Nice looking little unit


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 03:25 PM

Nice looking machine,Lots of advantages with them inverter welders-----Your wife must likey you lots also.Happy birthday


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 04:22 PM

Nice looking machine,Lots of advantages with them inverter welders-----Your wife must likey you lots also.Happy birthday

Actually, my birthday isn't till august, but we made an arrangement.



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Posted April 01, 2015 - 07:11 PM

My birthday was yesterday,,,, your wife needs to talk to mine,,, I didn't get a welder !!! Happy Birthday,,, enjoy  :beer:  :thumbs:  :D


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 09:12 PM

You have a nice looking welder there. For the sake of longevity 3/32 and smaller rods would probably be a good size to stick with.  No pun intended.  :smilewink:


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 09:42 PM

I wouldn't runit off a generator. Generators typically make dirty power that will ruin a welder.
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Posted April 01, 2015 - 10:40 PM

You have a nice looking welder there. For the sake of longevity 3/32 and smaller rods would probably be a good size to stick with.  No pun intended.  :smilewink:

Yup, Well aware of that, I was just surprised I could run a bead with 1/8 7018 rod with it without blowing a breaker.

 

My old frankenwelder couldn't handle more than a 3/32 rod after a good preheat and it wouldn't burn a full rod without blowing a 30 amp breaker.

 

I really can't complain, it cost me a hundred bucks 12 years ago. It was only my last project that pushed it to the melt-down point,  twice.

 

this inverter welder cost the wife 150.00 and works fine out of the box.


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 04:23 PM

And another one. I was out to the father in laws farm this morning for Easter brunch. While out looking at all the stuff they want me to fix, we were looking at his old Lincoln Gas 200A welder. Apparently it quit on him so he bought a new one. He asked if I wanted it, I replied I have no space for it,. He replied it can sit right there till whenever you want it. I said Cool.

 

Apparently it still starts and runs fine, but it won't strike an arc. Don't know whats wrong with it, but I'll be headed out again next weekend to R&R the differential on his Side by Side. I'll try and get some pictures then.


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 09:36 PM

First thing I would check is the brushes. If the mice have been nesting under the cover your not going to be doing anything until the nest is removed and the the commutator is cleaned. I don't know what there is about mice in portable welders but they love them and once they leave their scent it's about impossible to keep them away. 


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 09:58 PM

Chopperhed, if that's an SA200 it's one of the best and longlasting portables Lincoln's ever built.
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Posted April 06, 2015 - 01:35 AM

Chopperhed, if that's an SA200 it's one of the best and longlasting portables Lincoln's ever built.
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Your right about that Stonebreaker,them pipeline welders were the best.We had a bunch of them at work and the guys would start em up Monday morning and use them round the clock until Friday night when they shut em down.Nice smooth arc and 100 percent duty cycle. 


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Posted April 06, 2015 - 05:58 AM

Checkout Weldingweb.com. They have alot of threads on diagnosing the sa200 welders. I am sure there is something there that will help you fix that one.


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 06:40 PM

 It's definitely the SA-200. I'm trying to figure out the year. It has "Red Seal" On the exhaust manifold. The US Lincoln sites don't show a date for the serial number, but it is a k6090. I've got an inquiry in to Lincoln Canada in regards to the date, but, the S/N is 1229.

 

 

I have a few pics

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I'm still trying to figure out the year, and I didn't get a chance to start it up.

 

I'm optimistic.

 

 



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Posted April 12, 2015 - 08:37 PM

Don't know much about the SA200, but I'd first check for blown fuses. Then pull the cover off the exciter housing right below the controls and see if the brushes are making good contact w/ the slip rings and the rings are not corroded. If they are staple a piece of 600 grit paper to a small stick and use it to clean the rings while the engine is running. And like has been suggested, go to welding web and open the Lincoln forum. They have lots of stickies there for SA200's.
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