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Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by surpip, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    i think i have setteled on the lincoln 175
    thereis 2 models the sp175t and the sp175+ the + is a hundred dollars more and i cant figure out why
    little help please
     
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    The + has a infinite voltage setting while the t has a 5 way adjustable power setting...
     
  3. surpip

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    if you had your way, wich one would you get?
     
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    If I had the extra $, I would go with the infinite voltage control. However, for the average user, like me, the 5 point adjustment would be fine...


    btw, I own a SP 135+ and it has been fine for everthing I have done, except welding some 1/2" plate. I had to make a couple passes on it...
     
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    dale.. 5 position should be ok for you..

    good choice.. check netwelder on wbay.. they are pretty cheap usually

    cam
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I Have the sp175+, infinite voltage model. I like having the infinite knob, where you can tweak the voltage a little bit to get the weld right.
     
  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'd spend the extra hundy...the infinite voltage is a Godsend IMO. My millermatic 135 has the infinite voltage and it is awesome.

    Rene
     
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    Theoretically, you can do just fine with the tap version by using other techniques to control the weld rather than fine tuning the voltage. BUT, I prefer to have the infinite voltage. My MM175 has infinite and while using it tonight on some heavy channel I tweaked it just a bit hotter than I normally expect on that size material to get it just the way I wanted it. No taps for me...
     
  9. surpip

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    welp looks like ill get the + than
    thanks for all the replies
     

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