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Old 11-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Napa Model 83-372 Welder

I just got this welder as a hand me down from my dad. He doesn't know anything about it, and evidently not much of the internet does either. I tried searching about it, no luck. So i was hoping pirate could help.

Is this a good welder? Are there any known problems with this? What is it comparable to? Where can i get replacement parts if need-be?

Thanks for any help you all may offer!
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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does it look like this? Or at least kinda? You got a different model #

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If so the only place I have found parts is KAM Hydraulics in Indianapolis. #317 632 8130. I was made by Lincoln-Marquett NOT Lincoln Welding.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not really. The control panel is all digital. It has automatic feed and can run aluminum or steel
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Not really. The control panel is all digital. It has automatic feed and can run aluminum or steel
Maybe try the number I posted. I called my Local NAPA when I got mine. The one I have was made by Lincoln-Marquett and just branded by NAPA to sell as thiers. Mine has a funky gun with some oddball connections. I just replaced it so I could buy common consumables. NORCO was pretty proud of the new gun.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Does yours ever jam? I'll be welding fine, then all the sudden the wire will kink inside the case right where it goes into the gun. It's driving me insane! I have no idea why it's doing this
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Your lead nice and straight? It'll kink like that with tiny wire and aluminum when you've got too much bend in the line.

Another possibility is that the liner doesn't extend close enough to the drive rollers.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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There is a little brass piece (ill take a pic tonight) that is where it is kinking. It's actually kinking on the lead side of the rollers. I have been using .023 wire (it was free) but I went and bought a small 2lb roll of .030 wire to try. I'll keep you guys posted
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I use .035 for general purpose stuff.

smaller is just for ultra thin sheetmetal.
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I know back when i ran a smaller machine (lincoln 135) i was told to keep the wire size at .030 or less, honestly never tried to run bigger through it to see if it was true or not but you dont want to run to heavy of a wire on smaller units. .023 might be appropriate for your unit. have you changed around to fresh tips or make sure the wire is feeding through the tip and gun freely? just my .02 on stuff to check through.
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Does this welder have wire tension that you can adjust??

If it does you may have the tension to tight which will cause it to bird nest if you put to much pressure on the wire in the liner.

By moving the gun in to tight of a bend.

Can you run the larger 10 pound spools of wire or is it set up for the little spools only??

I do most of my welding with .023 in fact I have two feeders set up for that size now.

Most counter people will recommend .030 only because they really don`t know any better.
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It's setup to run the 10lb spool. It's not small by any means, this thing is ginormous.

I changed the wire size from .023 to .030 and went with a good quality wire rather than the 5 year old wire that was free. So far, so good. It's an auto adjust, so it has the wire feed wheel on the gun, but voltage is unknown. That is one thing I do hate, because I have no idea what the settings are. Oh well. At least it's working now
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Sorry, didn't address one of the other questions. The only tension you can adjust is tightening the wire spool, or tightening the rollers. I had initially started here by tightening and loosening each nut to see how it works.
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