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That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:51:39 PM »
Yesterday I bought a new Miller Maxstar 161S welder. Its a 160 amp output, 120/240 vac input, stick welder, that weighs about 13#. On 240 vac input it has a 100% duty cycle at 110 amps and on 120 vac, it has a 100% duty cycle at 60 amps, and will put out 95 amps.

I ran 5-6 different kinds of welding rod, both 3/32” and 1/8” diameter with no issues. With the welder, 30 feet of both ground lead and stinger lead, the travel case and the extension cord, the total weight is less than 50#.

I tried a 120/240 ESAB and a 120/240 vac Lincoln welder last month, to me both of them were severely lacking, compared to the Miller. Mine is the basic stick model (all I wanted and all I need), but it is offered in a stick/tig model and a couple of advance stick/tig models. As I already have multiple tig welders in the shop, there was no need to go higher than the base model.
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Re: That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 03:31:56 PM »
Sounds great Platy! Always fun to get a new machine in the shop isn't it!  thumbsup2
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Re: That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 04:45:42 PM »
A few pictures

1 - the welder
2 - in the case, with power cords and leads
3 - case closed
4 - a 7018 test weld
5 - a mixture of 6010 and 6011 test welds
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Re: That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 04:57:18 PM »
A few pictures

1 - the welder
2 - in the case, with power cords and leads
3 - case closed
4 - a 7018 test weld
5 - a mixture of 6010 and 6011 test welds
I like the case for it, although I think you need another bucket for the pile.

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Re: That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 06:30:32 PM »
Lowes and Home Depot, sell the buckets for about $3, so when I buy small parts or multiple item, I get the $3 plastic “bag”. You can never have enough empty/clean plastic 5 gallon buckets.
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Re: That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 07:01:59 PM »
A few pictures

1 - the welder
2 - in the case, with power cords and leads
3 - case closed
4 - a 7018 test weld
5 - a mixture of 6010 and 6011 test welds
I like the case for it, although I think you need another bucket for the pile.

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Re: That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 08:14:30 PM »
That looks like a good rig, I wish I  had a need for one.
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Re: That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 10:11:42 PM »
wow that thing is tiny. Amazing the 100% duty cycle.
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Re: That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2017, 06:06:07 AM »
nice  and compact thumbsup2

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Re: That New Welder Smell In The Shop
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 02:50:20 PM »
Platy, any update on how the welder is working out?

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