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Adding wire feed to 518?

04-24-2010, 03:27 AM
I've found my 518 to be a wonderful machine for the limited use I've given it-so far, just using the plasma function.

I do a LOT of MIG welding and it would be most convenient if I were able to use the 518 with an outboard wire feeder.

Has anyone done it and how did it work out?

04-24-2010, 02:53 PM
Mabe the use of a spool gun is what you need??

04-25-2010, 02:12 AM
Good idea! I hadn't even thought of a spool gun as I usually look for other ways to avoid using a spool gun. In this case, it might be the best idea though.

I had been thinking more along the lines of a wire feeder similar to the add-ons to things like Bobcat stick welders.

05-06-2010, 10:32 AM
you cant just run a wire feeder off of the machine becasue it is CC(constant Current) and not CV(constant Voltage) whuch is what you need. In order to do this you need a voltage sensing wire feeder.