Mods, can we have a Paton subsection for discussion of the Ukrainian machines?
pulse mig section while your at it if possible would be good .(please)
A new section for a machine I've never seen discussed on here? No chance!
No new sections for brands unless there's a particular amount of threads about them, sorry.
I remember asking for a Lathes section a few years ago and got knocked back... they get more posts than welding on a good day
Might I respond with a few thoughts on that, if I may...
There's at least three of us on the forum with Paton machines - I'm sure there has to be more in the UK?!
Adding a Paton sub-forum can only attract more discussion on them, attract members from further afield - and some may even contribute to forum running costs?
Fair enough... You're the boss
If and when there's a significant amount of threads I'll reconsider adding it to an existing subsection, but at the moment it's a definite no as there are other brands that would probably warrant their own section before Paton.
Good use of this I think
Why? its a suggestions and feedback section including discussions on how to use the forum
Yet a senior mod says only 3 mentions of one thing and it should be a must
I think there should be an electric golf buggy forum for fat bald blokes that wear running shoes
Saves the repeated durge of waffle of how they will single handily save the planet
Give my best to swampy when you see him
What about a section for 'other makes'?
There is one.... it’s the bit under all the subsections in the main forum section which is called “welders and welding machines”
How do you find yours, are you still using your wire feeder?
It's excellent - I have two feeders for it now, my suitcase feeder with a 4 roll drive system that us currently being used to build a digger bucket with 1.2mm dual shield & a modified cebora JawFeed that I usually leave setup with CuSi3 for bodywork.
They really are an excellent little power source, and the newer ones with the improved mechanical design and LCD screen look to be even better.
What model do you own?
I have an early VDI-250P, with the red LED display, not the later LCD display variant. The VDI does not have a power supply for an external feeder, you need a PSI for that. My feeders are 110v
That's not a problem had already considered that is the wire permanent live without a contractor?
No, they have 2 poles of the 4 pole connector wired up for mig control. You can either jumper these and use a feeder with a contactor, or run a control cable back to your feeder and use the feeder trigger output to switch the power source on/off.
If you jumpered the connector then you could use a arc-voltage powered feeder if you wanted, LN25 etc
I'll download the manual later I think i will certainly buy one next year.
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