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    Default Power Wave 450

    I did a quick search on PM but nothing turned up so I'll throw this out.

    I know that this welder was made for production. If I can make it work, it would be a nice addition to my shop.

    Has anyone used one of these welders outside of a production environment.


    Thanks


    Lynn


    I have the wire feeder and a 450 amp Toughgun also.
    Last edited by Tin Lynn; 03-25-2010 at 07:30 PM. Reason: added info.

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    Ahh... The PW450. I would avoid that machine like the plague. They suffered from reliability issues. You should see the size of the repair manual!

    I believe it is three phase only. Cant remember for certain. Might run on single phase at lower output.

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    The price was in my comfort zone. FREE. Sometimes free isn't cheap. I have a different overlay on order thats not free or cheap.

    I'm going to spend a little time and money to see if it will work long enough to play with.


    Thank you


    Lynn

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    There are more overlays for it stored in the top of the machine. The top bezel pulls out to reveal a storage spot. Look closely.

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    Default Overlays

    All the overlays in the machine are for the same program. The only one different is for setting up for water cooling. The one that I ordered allows you to set up for pulse, gmaw, fcaw, stick and tig.


    Lynn

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    Thumbs up Got a schematic?

    Hi Lynn-

    If you've got a schematic, scan and Email it to me, and I'll look it over. I don't know the machine, but I can tell you based on the schem, what things to be most concerned over... and of course, if it can be used on single-phase, I'll give you my two cents' worth on what it'd like the best.

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    Default No schematic

    I'll see what it does with the new overlay. I am running it on 3 phase.

    Thanks for the offer.

    Lynn

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    Default Setup overlay

    I used the setup overlay to change the voltage and wire speed. I then had to change back to the memory overlay that came with the machine to run the program.

    With the #1(setup) overlay in place you have to reprogram every time you power up.

    Now I need a welding project to try it on.


    Thanks

    Lynn

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    hi there,
    im having a lincoln power wave 450 (pw 450) which is not working properly. suddenly it stop welding, then i cant control power (too much or too little).
    Its pity. it was a good machine.

    ze
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    Hi Lynn,

    I just got a PW450, and I know it's 9 years later, but could you tell me where you got the overlay that made you able to use the machine?

    Thanks,

    Barry


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