Millermatic 35?


Ive the opportunity to get a blackfaced Millermatic 35, newer gun, its
claimed it works well. IIll test drive it before making the deal)
Guy wants to trade it for a couple hours machine repair and 100 miles
of travel.
Is the Millermatic 35 a decent enough machine? My elderly Dan-Mig is
getting a bit tired and long in the tooth. General utility welding
around the homestead, lots of rusty steel. Mostly Co2 gas with .035
wire.
Gunner
"Obama, raises taxes and kills babies. Sarah Palin - raises babies
and kills taxes." Pyotr Flipivich
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Gunner Asch
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I think I half own one. Last I knew it was at my uncle's former employers place. Uncle is the other half owner.
It is pretty old if they didn't reuse the model number. I can't say much about it, uncle wanted it and we bought it together at auction 7 years ago when our employer folded. I do have a pdf of the manual if you need it.
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IIRC, 6 plug selectable heat ranges, speed control, can't remember much more since it hasn't been in my garage in a few years. I think it had a spot weld timer but don't take my word.
HTH,
Wes
-- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
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Wes
folded. I do
Thanks for the PDF!
Miller changed the cosmetics in 1981, from a white face to a black face., and this one has a black face...so its not TOO old....
"Obama, raises taxes and kills babies. Sarah Palin - raises babies and kills taxes." Pyotr Flipivich
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Gunner Asch
Mine is a white faced one.
Wes
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Wes
Those are great old machines. Simple and solid. Same era as the Hobart Betamig 200. Mostly a multi-tap transformer in a box.
Same output range as a new Millermatic 252.
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Ernie Leimkuhler
Lots of them were around in the period of 1982 to 1994 when I bought and owned a new Millermatic 200. Lots of wrought iron shops used them exclusively. (wrought iron as in ornamental metal tubing, not forge wrought iron) If it's all there and running, and doesn't have huge wear grooves in the rollers, it will probably last a long time. First thing I'd do, though, is inspect the contact points when I got it home. An easy inexpensive fix that will keep it running another ten years or more.
Steve
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SteveB
Thanks Ernie, on your recommendations, I shall do the trade
"Obama, raises taxes and kills babies. Sarah Palin - raises babies and kills taxes." Pyotr Flipivich
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Gunner Asch
Does the manual address how to do this?
Gunner
"Obama, raises taxes and kills babies. Sarah Palin - raises babies and kills taxes." Pyotr Flipivich
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Gunner Asch
Details man, don't be coy.
Wes
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Wes

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