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Old 11-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
stroked87monte
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Default Help with an old Craftsman arc welder

Hey, I bought this welder from a yard sale. I know it powers on and will strike an arc, but I am not sure about the setting of the leads.
It is a model 113-1923. Any info would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help with an old Craftsman arc welder

WOW, old is right. It should just be a basic AC transformer. With two ranges and taps between.

The A heats should be the upper row, the B heats, the lower row. With the way you have it set there, it should be "set" at 110 amps.

Before putting it into regular service, I"d give it a through check over inside, clean it out and make sure all connections and wires are properly insulated.
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: Help with an old Craftsman arc welder

First off, Stop using it.
Those leads have bare exposed wire. Either use heatshrink to fix them or get new leads. If the wire on the outside is falling apart the wire on the inside is probably crumbling as well.
Open the machine up and remove all the dust and cobwebs and make sure all connections are clean and not corroded. If it has a cooling fan make sure it works and lube it up.
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