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Thread: Weld.Com Review Of New Everlast Lightning MTS275 w/ AC/DC TIG

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    What is the footprint dimensions?
    Jim
    Gorilla Rocket Motors, Inc

    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". Sgt Stryker

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    26”L x 11”W x 21.75”H(24.86” with handle) / 660mm L x 280mm W x 553mm H (632mm with handle)

    83 lbs.

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    My Lightning MTS 275 arrived last night. I opened up the box and everything appeared to be non damaged and well packed. I started playing with the menu system to get accustomed to it. I could see that the operations manual was rushed through and had ALOT of grammatical errors. There was also quite a bit of missing information. I had to reference an online MTS 252 STi manual for some things.

    Things I am still confused about:
    1. HF-Rem or Lift-Rem I assume rem means remote.
    2. The manual refers to 'Power Setup' but on the machine label says 'Power Set'.
    3. In the MIG settings menu: inductance, spot/stitch, burn back. What are they and how are they used.

    Is there a way to get your expanded pdf file as 37 pages is not enough for a thorough manual for this machine.
    also, a MIG welding chart should have been affixed on the inside panel.
    Last edited by gorillamotor; 01-09-2020 at 04:07 PM.
    Jim
    Gorilla Rocket Motors, Inc

    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". Sgt Stryker

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    Power Set = PowerSet Up.
    Can you post a picture of the screen you are referring to?

    PowerSet eliminates the need for a chart.


    Keep in mind that this is an advanced machine and that it is intended for people with basic knowledge of parameters and what they do. As long as it is now, it is not a primer for welding. If you review comparable units or more advanced units in general from competitors, they give no explanation. We do a lot more than most and give some basic definitions in the full manual, but it is not going to cover every detail and aspect.

    But call me and if you have any questions, I can help.

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    HF = High Frequency start, Lift = Lift start. Both of these are for the TIG process.
    The James F Lincoln Foundation has a number of books on basic to advanced welding. I think there are even some as free downloads. One good one is "Metals and How to Weld Them".
    Long arc, short arc, heliarc and in-the-dark!

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    I know what HF & Lift mean but what does 'HF-Rem' & 'LIFT-Rem' mean?
    Jim
    Gorilla Rocket Motors, Inc

    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". Sgt Stryker

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    For use with a torch with a separate potentiometer and switch.

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    That is what I thought.

    Where can I get the gas connector fittings (no hose) that connect from the argon tank to back of the Lightning 275?
    Jim
    Gorilla Rocket Motors, Inc

    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". Sgt Stryker

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    Any welding shop. 5/8" CGA inert gas. Pretty standard.

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    It is nice to see the full manual for the Lightning 275 on your website now. Really nice and fully detailed. Vast improvement over the manual that shipped with the unit.
    Jim
    Gorilla Rocket Motors, Inc

    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". Sgt Stryker

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorillamotor View Post
    It is nice to see the full manual for the Lightning 275 on your website now. Really nice and fully detailed. Vast improvement over the manual that shipped with the unit.
    Yes, nice finally. Answered several questions I had. Like set all the parameters for the process before entering the Power Set. They all get used except the volts, amps and/or wfs. Also, before seeing the manual I trimmed the stud on the adapter for 8 inch spools to fit the Lincoln spools that have a very shallow hole. I guessed right. Sure enough, the Manual stated to do just that.

    As far as the "thing" that was included in the box... embarrassing. Many things made absolutely no sense. Not sure why it was included. Hopefully by mistake. Including nothing would have been better for both customer and company.

    So far I have about 10 hours of tig and mig on it. I like so far. I am using a CK 17 tig torch and a Bernard Q2 15' mig gun. The 36 mig gun is waaaaay big and heavy and short. Maybe I will try some spray with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftgiles View Post
    I am using a CK 17 tig torch and a Bernard Q2 15' mig gun. The 36 mig gun is waaaaay big and heavy and short. Maybe I will try some spray with it.
    When and where did you get the Bernard Q2 gun at?
    Jim
    Gorilla Rocket Motors, Inc

    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". Sgt Stryker

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    Baker Gas. You can custom configure the gun right on their web site. They send the configuration to Bernard and Bernard custom builds it and drop ships it to you. I Paid $290 which is about $100 less than everyone else online and about $200 less than your local welding shop. Pretty much any shop can get you a Bernard gun and consumables.

    They have been known as Q guns for years but now Bernard calls them BTB. It's still a Q gun. I ordered a 200 amp with a Rotatable neck which includes the Jump Liner so you only have to change the neck liner and not the whole liner. The most wear occurs in the neck. Center Fire consumables and a Quick Change liner which installs through the gun instead of the backend. My other Bernard gun is not Quick Change so we'll see. Seems like a good idea. Lastly, Everlast uses the EURO option backend.

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    What handle did you get: the B or the O?
    Jim
    Gorilla Rocket Motors, Inc

    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". Sgt Stryker

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    B. I don't like strait handles.

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    What NEMA model power plug connector (the plug that fits into the 240V garage wall outlet) is on the Lightning MTS 275?
    Jim
    Gorilla Rocket Motors, Inc

    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". Sgt Stryker

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    6-50. which is the US standard for all 240V 1 phase welders.

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    I am using 0.030 MIG wire with my Lightning MTS 275. The rollers are labelled 0.9 and 1.2. I assume that I should be using the 0.9 side for my 0.030 wire. Right? Or are there others ones available?
    Jim
    Gorilla Rocket Motors, Inc

    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid". Sgt Stryker

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    Jim,
    If you look at the manual, you'll see that .9mm is .035". It is not to be used for .030" wire, which is .8. It will slip and not feed correctly. Incidentally, a welder that large should probably be used with at least .035" wire anyway. That is why it comes with .035" and .045" drive rolls. You can purchase additional drive rolls from the site. Look under Parts, and MIG. You find the double drive roll kits there.

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