From: "Jim C Roberts"
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2005 2:44 PM
Subject: New Maxstar 150 problems, HELP!
> After more than 2 years of begging/threatening/pleading, the Boss finally
> purchased us a new Maxstar 150 STH this past week. We are using 115V
> power connections and someone was supposed to pick up a 10 ga./50' extension
> cord for it but I'm not sure if that has happened yet. It has been used
> over the last couple of days for both TIG and stick and seems to have been
> performing well.
> (SIDE Note; one of the welders said they were using 3/32" rods at about 90
> amps and were having to turn it down half way threw the rod to keep from
> burning them up. Not sure what type of rods(6011, 6013, 7018), and I am not
> much of a stick welder, but I seem to recall someone saying the burning up
> of the rods was not a good thing. Right or Wrong?
> This morning, Saturday, it was taken to a plant where they say; "it TIG
> welded (SS) about an inch then quit" the blue power light just flashes. I
> personally have 2 theories as to why it quit, but am open to any other
> 1) They have it plugged into too small of a drop cord and are starving it
> for power.
> 2) They have it set for the wrong operation, SMAW instead of GTAW or they
> have it set to use the remote and are trying to scratch start it. >
> I would appreciate any and all suggestions before Monday when I will have
> to tell the boss that our new $1500 play pretty is broke. GGGRRR!! >
> Jim C Roberts