54hz seams really low. Am I missing something? Sorry complete newbie.So had a little play with the sherman on alloy today for the first time properly. Took a couple of short runs to get the feel for it again. Not done any alloy in probably 18months.
114amps straight, 54hz, 24%,
This is straight off the torch button
3mm (1/8" old money) plate.
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Personal preference although a lower frequency will, in my experience, put more heat in.
I tend to weld around the 60-70Hz mark but others prefer 100 plus.
Ummmm... I use flannel or sponge, soap and water! I would think the Scothbrite would cause excessive chaffing.Very interesting, have been struggling with cleaning myself. Thought it might be the filler rods even though was Scotch brighting and wiping with acetone.
How’s this Sherman treating you? I’m looking to get one at the moment and they seem too good to be trueThought id resurrect this thread instead of starting one, because its to only thread i could find on the sherman 206P!
Despite what anyone says im almost 100% convinced this machine was nailed together by jasic, so much so i bought one, and im now even more convinced...
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My evidence so far, this is my 206P ^ promptly delivered from Poland with a pedal for the princely sum of £560, a big risk if it goes up in smoke..
First the only difference i can see to the jasic version is the printing on the control panel, the threaded torch gas connection on the front (rectus on the back and includes a pipe connector) the black plastic is not rubberised. Everything else identical.
Second if you look at the cable, its printed xuanhua, same as jasic supply if you look at the jasic 360 model. Ok hardly damning but its another tick.
I have not had it apart but peering in through the vents all the boards have QR code stickers, indicative of a decent quality controlled production environment, also the bus bars are copper, not aluminum or solder laced pcb's.
Fired it up and it has all the features of the jasic, thought it did away with the electrode selection function to save money but its there, again its just down to the printing on the control panel, just not labeled in the sherman. Now this is my first tig, sort of, have an ancient BOC argonarc but never used it...
So started on some AC welding on aluminium i had laying about, as you do first time out
After about half an hour i was getting the hang of it, and then the fan came on, thats right, fan on demand as well!
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This is my first attempt at AC and my second time on a tig, have a lot to learn.
So here is an offer, if anyone out there has a jasic 200p they fancy possibly invalidating their warranty by removing the covers, ill do the same to see if they are actually the same inside.
So far im quite pleased with the sherman, being nearly £1000 cheaper than the jasic (£1327 + £180 for pedal) but its a risk, if anything goes wrong im pretty much on my own
Still going, but I don't use it anywhere near as much as some. I think @Hood would be a better ambassador to its longevity, a bit more industrial usage. Is a huge thread now but the first 5 pages or so pretty much sum everything upHow’s this Sherman treating you? I’m looking to get one at the moment and they seem too good to be true
Have you used it much and has it survived?