Initially I figured I’d get the 15ft gun but would get a 25ft control cable so I could move the feeder around if I needed extra reach. I find it adequate. I guess it won’t control the welder so too bad the PowerFeed 25 won’t work. The Lincoln pulse is funny, if you are off by just a bit on a parameter or stick out, it will act crazy. Too bad because the LN is new and I imagine I could get a decent price. I demoed the Linclone and could not fathom the setup. In some ways this would be nice because I then have a dedicated feeder for aluminum.
Push Pull option seems to be rare in the used market. It is a set and forget with synergic modes as default. Go Miller for the shortened learning curve and faster productivity. Thus I need a welding setup for aluminum and I am searching ebay for the right deal on a Huck riveter. Miller’s adjustment schemes are less critical than Lincoln’s adjustment schemes. The Zoro website is terrible but sometimes they have the best prices even before applying the coupon. Once you get the Lincoln dialed in, it’s great, but the learning curve is so much longer.
Having two separate welders ready to go would be nice but it isn’t a huge deal either way. Thus the new machine cost is a fair bit more than me purchasing the Cobramatic gear. As for spool gun vs. Right now I want to start on a 20ft aluminum flatbed for my Freightliner FL as the steel flatbed that came with with it is in sad shape. Slow run-in control is paramount for alum systems.
If you have time to dial in the welds, kept a solid notebook of adjustment settings there are countless thousands of combinations of variables of arc control THEN the Lincoln MP Power MIG is a good power supply, not sure about cobrwmatic model you’ve listed, but if not?
Zoro is related to Grainger. I agree with above posts that in general: Push Pull option seems to be rare in the used market. The Miller is really really tolerant a of various stick out. There also is no synchronizing of the push and pull motors. Thus I need a welding setup for aluminum and I am searching ebay for sefies right deal on a Huck riveter. Join Date Jan Posts 3, Whereas the Miller is more of a set it and forget it. I’ll have to pierce the main I-beams so I can run the cross members through the webs.
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Are there any reasons to serirs disappointed when going with an aftermarket feeder? Someone asked where I was at. I imagine the capabilities are about the same. Lincoln just does not have the software yet, amazing hardware, but the softwa’re is not made for human variables.
I bought the Lincoln spool gun when I bought my VPro. Some Lincolns have a pulse over pulse option.
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I guess it won’t control the welder so too bad the PowerFeed 25 won’t work. Go Miller for the shortened learning curve and faster productivity.
vobramatic Later I demoed the P-Alum against my p and wow! I have to finish modifying the design since I initially laid it out with steel. I don’t recall ever being in a situation were I though the spool holder was the thing getting in my way.
I have the 30a for my xmt, the spool gun was the right choice for me, considering by budget, and i’m more mobile. It would also be less likely to have a 15ft gun partially coiled up and hanging from the cart while in use.
Not sure about the cobramatic but the Miller syncs the push pull cobramaticc master and slave motors to give a perfect feed rate. There is mile of difference between constant output vs pulse, only an inch between the push pull and spool. The nice thing about aluminum is I can back the truck under it when finished and I’m done.
Initially I figured I’d get the 15ft gun but would get a 25ft control cable so I could move the feeder around if I needed extra reach. I think that would be like thinking a milwaukee drill has a aftermarket chuck on it, when its cobramatlc jacobs.
I have briefly used both push pull and spoolgun on the p and they both work very well. I haven’t been around any MK Cobramatic feeders but I can only imagine they are good quality.
I was disappointed to find out the V Pro and PowerFeed 25 do not get along with each other. Once you get the Lincoln dialed in, it’s great, but the learning curve is so much longer.
cobramatc I don’t represent a heavy industrial user so perhaps it doesn’t matter to have that extra 10ft. I am leaning towards buying the Cobramatic setup but that decision is really only based on cost savings. Cobramahic I got a new spool gun, and the performance disparity disappeared. Use the largest wire and keep straight. If you need high production, or you have allot of situations a big spool can’t get to, you need a push-pull, otherwise you don’t gain much that extra grand on a XR or Python.
It is literally a big project but is also straight forward as I will complete my design in 3D CAD before I get started. Join Date May Posts 2, This now leaves me with having to purchase a Cobramatic feeder and gun.
And I would expect liners and covers to be cheaper for the shorter runs. A HTP spool cobramattic alternate too. If you make allot of the same welds, I would stay with the Lincoln and try to get it dialed.
I’d be afraid of making the switch on the power sources. I wouldn’t think of the cobra being an aftermarket feeder. In my experience, Miller is allot more forgiving on the pulse settings. Does anyone think it matters? I’ll by your Lincoln