First welds with Esab Caddy C200i

  1. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not really slag as such, it's the silicates that come out of the weld metal and settle on the surface.
     
  2. norlander

    norlander Member

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    thanks for that
     
  3. Kenny.s Member

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    Hi Daniel,
    Sorry for not replying sooner. I do have email alerts but I don't ever remember receiving one for this?

    Regarding the machine, I've still got it and yes I'm still very pleased with it.
    I did have one issue when it started tripping the RCD when it was about 6 months old. Took it into the local Esab service centre and they found the inside was full of very fine metal dust :ashamed: Thankfully there was no damage to the machine, it just needed a good clean out.
    I'm usually very careful with it and keep it covered with a heavy sheet when ever I'm grinding but there was obviously enough fine metal dust in the workshop that it managed to suck it in once I started the machine up again, possibly one minor down side to the cooling fan running at full speed all the time whether it's needed or not.

    I've now made a stand for it to get it up higher and take even more care to cover it and also make a habit of hoovering up the area round the machine every day if I've been doing a lot of grinding.

    It's not had a lot of use recently but I have got something I need to use it for soon so ill maybe stick up a few pics once I get started with it.

    Kenny.
     
  4. Kenny.s Member

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    After 7 years of loyal service, my C200i has died :(
    I'm still waiting on the definitive diagnosis but it looks like the main power board has failed, list price for the board is around £650+vat!
    In which case I might be in the market for a new machine.

    Kenny.
     
  5. dcocks

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    Out of interest what are you going to replace it with
     
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