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Old 09-22-2017, 11:25:33 AM
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Hi All, I have an old Craftsman Stick Welder that I need to locate new cables for. The Ground Lead won't be a Problem but some dim-witted kid renting space in my garage either threw my electrode cable out or one of his friends stole it. I will get the model# up later but are there any outlets to re-place cables for these older units? It's got to be from the 60's but I hate having to discard a good unit over a cable. Thanks for your time to read my thread Friends
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I have found good deals on ebay. I had to put the ends on and the electrode holder but that is not bigy. I like using 1/0 cable.
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I assume it has the removable cables and not the hard wired ends? I have an old Wards 230 amp welder and they have lenco connectors on them that just push in. Ebay has the best price on cables I have found. 1/0 is pretty heavy for a little cracker box. I usually run 2 on most of my stuff. I don't like the heavy leads, most of the time I don't need them.
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if you have one like mine you have one permanent cable & one that plugs in.a hi & low port. i bought one at an auction, crack heads cut off the cables. welding leads & power cords.i bought some brass rod & am having some one make me one.
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I assume it has the removable cables and not the hard wired ends? I have an old Wards 230 amp welder and they have lenco connectors on them that just push in. Ebay has the best price on cables I have found. 1/0 is pretty heavy for a little cracker box. I usually run 2 on most of my stuff. I don't like the heavy leads, most of the time I don't need them.
I use the 1/0 then the last 6 feet before the electrode holder I reduce it back to #4. Works for me.
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Thanks guys for the input and Circuitman you are absolutely correct one is removable and the other is a hard wire cable.
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if that is the case , i got my wire from ac/dc supplies on ebay.used #4 gauge. used a copper lug to attach it internally, bought some brass rod stock to turn down to make a plug for the front. i used a piece of .050 brass stock, you have to turn it down with a taper to go in the plug. then drill a hole off center in the back for the cable then drilled & tapped for a set screw. had a friend do this for me. then i'm going to use a piece of heat shrink tubing for my insulation. then buy a ground clamp & electrode holder, for your ends. made mine 15 feet. works great!!
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just another thought had about $35 in wire. $7 for a ground clamp another $8 for an electrode holder from harbor freight.so maybe a little less or over $50.
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