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Recent Question:
what is the duty cycle rating on this welder?
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where do I get replacement tips, parts and other consumables for this welder ?
Recent Question:
wire seems to be getting stuck just before the tip in the gun. how can I fix this
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How thick of material can this weld?
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what is the duty cycle rating on this welder?
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where do I get replacement tips, parts and other consumables for this welder ?
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wire seems to be getting stuck just before the tip in the gun. how can I fix this
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How thick of material can this weld?

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Mastercraft Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder

Can be used for both MIG and flux core wireInfinite wire speed controlFour setting heat selectionMIG and flux core polarity control - quickly and easily change polarity settingsHigh-efficiency transformerThermal overload protection with lightDrive deck with dedicated power supply - helps to maintain
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Questions & Answers for Mastercraft Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder

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Can I use an extention cord on #58-8195 mig welder

what gauge of wire, type of plugs, amps, length etc. Just bought this welder. Still in box.
asked 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
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answer 1
I installed a dedicated 20A, 110V outlet in my garage for an air compressor, that I also intend to use for this welder (obviously not at the same time). You need the 20A circuit to get the maximum out of this welder.

A normal 15A household circuit has a 15A breaker in the panel and 14 gauge wire serving several outlets, this 20A outlet uses 12 gauge wire to the single outlet and a 20A breaker in the panel.
I believe that using a 12/3 7M/25ft. extension cord will work fine, with minimal voltage drop, as it will continue the 12 ga. wiring through to the welder.

The type of plug isn't going to change anything in use - this welder has a conventional 110V plug on it, but if you have the additional amperage available it will carry it.
Best Answer
answered 9 months ago
by
WestCDA
 - Calgary
answer 2
We do not recommend an extension cord because of the voltage drop they produce. This drop in voltage can affect the performance of the welder.
If you need to use an extension cord it must be a size #12 gauge or larger. DO NOT use an extension cord over 25ft in length.
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answered 10 months ago
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Does it use a 220 or 120 plug?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
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answer 1
It uses a 120v plug.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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Is this a 220 volt or 120?

I have a mig welder and its 120 volt and I can't weld heavy steel with just not enough power.
asked 6 months ago
by
ironbug
 - pine falls,
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
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answer 1
This is a 120V.
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answered 6 months ago
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How much amperage does this draw? My garage is wired on a 15 amp breaker, do i need to upgrade the wiring?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
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answer 1
I don't know if its too late now but here's an answer for anyone that's reading. If you don't have a single pole 20amp breaker wired for your garage in your electrical panel, 1 choice is to call an electrician and the other chioce is to do it yourself. Doing it yourself is dangerous!! You can electrocute yourself in the panel if you make any kind of contact with live parts. You'll need about 7-10 feet of 12/2 yellow jacket wire, a single gang box, a 20amp T-slot receptical and a face plate. Misc items are a 40/40 to enter wire into panel and 2 wood screws for the box. Always try to put the plug for a welder right below the panel 18inches up from the ground or what ever your plug height is in your garage or workshop. Do not!!! just change the 15amp breaker to 20amp. Make a seperate circuit for the welder.
Now if you dont have a free spot in your electircal panel to do this, then you really need to call a certified electrician.
Best Answer
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
TheElectrician2012
answer 2
You should upgrage your garage to a 60 amp 120/240 volt service with a 60 amp double pole breaker in your main panel and 6/3 wire running out to your garage. To use ONLY this welder you could get away with 20 amps, 120 volts but you might want to run lights, a ventilation fan and other things also. I can't see how any garage could be functional with less than 60 amps 120/240 volts. You must trip your 15 amp breaker a lot.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
Put in a new 20 amp breaker, buy yourself a length of #12 gauge wire. and put in a t slot 20A recep. Dont just change out the breaker and recep. Only other way you could do that is changing the plug on the welder to the 15A plug but you wont get the most out of your welder and if something happened and it caught fire you would be liable because you altered a CSA approved piece of equipment. Your call
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 4
If this is in regards to the plug, #58-8195 has 20Amp plugs, so you should use with the 20A socket. The vendor suggests that you to upgrade the wiring.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
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answer 5
You can't just change to a 20 amp breaker. You need to use wire that can handle at least 20 amps to use a 20 amp breaker. Otherwise you could burn your garage down.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 6
Change to at least a 20amp breaker
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

How thick of metal will weld up to

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
ryan1919
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
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answer 1
Ideal for welding mild steel 20 gauge to 5/32" in hobby and light industrial applications. Please see below specifications and dimensions
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answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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why will mastercraft welder not even make an arc when trying to weld

asked 9 months ago
by
josjay
 - Tignish, PE C0B, Canada
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
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answer 1
Is that welder cannot weld?

Please check the Fan, whether the welder feed could turn or not

Also please use the multimeter to test the OCV and adjust the wire feed at 10 at the front panel, whether the OCV exceeds 30-32V
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answered 9 months ago
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answer 2
Check if you have the polarity right for the type of wire you are using. Open the side door and check the + and - cables as per settings given.
Best Answer
answered 9 months ago
by
MrHotRod
 - Hafford, SK S0J, Canada
Question

What is the duty Cycle of this welding unit?

I'm looking for something to use just around my home shop for automotive repairs and other small hobby projects and I am wondering how well this unit would preform for such tasks.
 
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asked 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Nsekor
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
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answer 1
The duty cycle of this unit is 20% @ 80A

This product is ideal for welding mild steel 20 gauge to 5/32" in hobby and light industrial applications.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Is a gas regulator available yet for the MIG/Flux-core welder model 058-8195-2?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Fredericton
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
1 answer
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answer 1
58-8915 did not include Gas regulator , but consumers can buy it from market
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Welding Aluminum ?

I would like to try it to weld aluminum. The manual gives no other details as to settings / size of wire etc. Before I buy a bottle of C02 and a roll of wire, has anyone actually tried this welder if it will push aluminum with this gun and weld ok ?
asked 9 months ago
by
MrHotRod
 - Hafford, SK S0J, Canada
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
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answer 1
No, this product cannot weld Aluminum material
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answered 9 months ago
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the gas regulator. were do you buy them from and the gas for them also ?

asked 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Calgary
on Mastercraft Mig and Flux Welder
1 answer
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answer 1
Please call 1-800-689-9928 to order the regulator part # 7245-588195-RG
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answered 6 months ago
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