Help please (Old welding machine question)

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Old 07-02-05, 07:34 PM
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Help please (Old welding machine question)

i know absolutly nothing about welding. i have a welder in my basement. Its a miller model number ?61? It looks very old and dangerous. I was wondering where i could buy new cables or stuff for it, or even if its usable....or worth using. I also need some instruction how to use it. Just gimme a link to a website er something.

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Old 07-02-05, 08:56 PM
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Find a shop that repairs welders and see what they charge to check it out. I definitely wouldn't spend the $ for new leads just to find it's beyond repair. Most welders that haven't been abused and kept dry will last for years.
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Old 07-03-05, 05:46 AM
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I agree that having someone check this out for you is a good idea.
You might want to see if there is an evening course for welding nearby.

I see no reference to a model 61.
If you can be more specific with some exact numbers and a better physical description of what you have, we may be able to find out more.
 
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Old 07-03-05, 09:10 AM
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pictures

If you would like some photos of my welder i can send you them. Just email me your email adress. Mines is xxxxxxxxxxx
 

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Old 07-03-05, 10:04 AM
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Email addresses are not allowed in posts at diy.com.

In order to display a pic you have taken you need to find a host to upload to and either provide a link or code it in forums that allow it.
I use Photobucket to upload pics and display here or link to but there are others.
Or, give us the exact model number and maybe we can find it.


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Photos would be nice
Or a detailed description as GregH stated.
size ?
color ?
weight ?
voltage 110 or 220 ?
input? output ? amps ?
color of plugs ?
stick welder ?, mig, wire feed unit ?
 
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Old 07-03-05, 02:20 PM
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There is probably a nameplate on the machine, though it may be difficult to read. Wipe it off gently with a damp rag and post everything that you can read from it.
 
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