Replacement switch MightyMIG 130XT Mk II Turbo?

  1. Dragnet New Member

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    I got one of these relatively cheaply some while ago. The switch in the torch handle has snapped. It is a rod with two o-rings on that switches the gas, while also retaining the wire feed switch in a groove to actuate it at the same time. I've tried Araldite with a piece of MIG wire down the middle as reinforcement, but it hasn't held in two tries.

    I'm loath to spend £60+ on a new torch as the design seems pretty flimsy to me. WeldEquip aren't there this afternoon, but I've sent them an e-mail about it.

    What is it worth me doing? A new torch? A new switch component? Conversion to Euro torch?

    I'm considering buying a larger machine too, for the better feed people discuss on here, but I'm concerned it won't go down low enough for the car panel repairs I wish to do, so I was expecting to have two machines.

    In that sense, the Euro-torch conversion makes sense, as I believe I could change the torch between the two if I were to get another machine which included one.
     
  2. a111r Member

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    This is the type of torch, eBay item number 124082693429.
    I might have some torch bits left from one I broke up.
    But not worth doing a Euro conversion on, IMO.
    Plenty of bigger MIGs go down to 20 amps
     
  3. a111r Member

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    Found it. It's part of the valve, the O rings doing the sealing and so doesn't feel like it's meant to come apart.
    I really ought to throw more stuff away...

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  4. Dragnet New Member

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    That's the johnny! That top half of the rod has snapped off just below the slot for the switch. Are you offering it, or dangling a cruel carrot? ;)
     
  5. a111r Member

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    You can have it plus the rest of the torch bits for the postage.
    The valve's swan neck thread is a bit rough but may clean up OK.
     
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