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Old 5th August 2009, 10:58 PM
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A while ago i mentioned about updating my cosmo welder because I was not happy with what it was doing.

Problems

1. Constant wire feed isues ( birds nesting after feeder and jaming in hand set )

2. Speed control in a world of its own. ( cold start probs, sudden spikes when arc starts. )

3. Only having about 1.5 mtrs to play with.

it is only a sip/cosmo turbo 150 mig but i had to send it back 3 - 4 times when new because of silly little things going wrong on it. In the end I thought sod it ill sort it out my own way. First things first I took the welder to bits and found that the wire feed motor was driven by the main transformer and caused the wire to pulse on what ever im working on. i put another transformer in side to drive the the wire feed and a diffrent speed controller. also converted it to euro tourch mb15 and .6mm wire .

all seems well atm not 1 jam pulse and a constant wire feed now
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Old 5th August 2009, 11:07 PM
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Nice one

A true locoster in action, find a problem & find the solution

A Euro torch conversion is always worthwhile, it will transform even the most basic budget MIG welder
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Old 6th August 2009, 08:25 AM
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it is a diffrent machine now and I am well please with the results now, I know it wont be the best welder in the world but its mine and it is welding to a high standard now. I will post some pics soon
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