Where do I find the Date of Manufacture on a COMET 3 Blowpipe?

The date stamp can be found on the underside of the Fuel Gas inlet connection of the Blowpipe itself.

3 Digits MYY,= month year year
1-9= Jan to September
O= October  N= November  D= December
YY= 98,00,12,14

Eg. 611 = June 2011

What is the Overheat Indicator on the WeldSkill 100, 130 and 170?
The Welding power source is protected by a self resetting thermostat. The indicator will illuminate if the duty cycle of the power source has been exceeded. if the Over Heat light illuminates wait for the Over Heat light to extinguish before resuming welding.

What is ‘Duty Cycle’?
The rated duty cycle of a welding power source, is a statement of the time it may be operated at its rated welding current output without exceeding the temperature limits of the insulation of the component parts. To explain the 10 minute duty cycle period the following example is used. Suppose a welding power source is designed to operate at a 15% duty cycle, 90 amperes at 23.6 volts. This means that it has been designed and built to provide the rated amperage (90A) for 1.5 minutes, i.e. arc welding time out of every 10 minute period (15% of 10 minutes is 1.5 minutes). During the other 8.5 minutes of the 10 minute period the welding power supply must idle and allowed to cool.

I have a 170HF inverter that was purchased recently when in HF tig mode is the arc suppose to jump from tungsten to job as mine doesn’t. Also it takes a while for the gas to shut off when finished welding. Was supplied a W4014600. Tig torch 26 with 4m lead. Also using a 2.4 tungsten don’t know if this is the issue?
The tig torch which you should be using with your Weldskill 170HF is part number W7003037..The torch which you currently own is suited to our  Transmig 250i not our 170HF.

Where can I find information on your new iPhone App?
The new Welding Consumables Guide is available as an app as you very well know, you can find further information about it on this page.

What falls under the Industry News section of your site?
The CIGWELD Website dynamically pulls in rss feeds related to your selected industry from websites deemed appropriate. For example if you’re selected industry is “Government”, you will see links from the Australian Government Site, which when clicked on will open up in a new tab for you.

What is a Wishlist? And what do I do with it?
The wishlist is an easy way for you to save a listing of your favourite items, and then print them for future reference. The wishlist will be kept like a shopping cart, so that next time you log in it will be remembered. In future we will be looking at integrating the wishlist and the where to buy section to create a streamlined experience, where we get you in touch with your local CIGWELD distributor. Stay Tuned!

How do I search for product on your new site?
In the top right hand corner of the screen you can find a Search field. You can enter in a product Part Number, or the product’s Name and the search will return the most relevant results. Alternatively, you can browse through our products by selecting “products”, and you will be presented with a category breakdown. From there you can filter down your results to exactly what you’re looking for to find the products that we supply. You can also find links to specific products throughout the site, including off the featured products gallery on the homepage, as well as our products updates page which will present you with the latest products we have on offer.

Where can I find the latest MSDS sheets?
All CIGWELD MSDS PDF’s can be found at the following Outback Document Storage Location. Click here!

Where can I find user manuals for older CIGWELD machines?

Older user manuals are not accessible on the website however are available upon request.

Where can I find my nearest authorised CIGWELD repairer?
Please contact us with your area and we will send you your nearest repairers.

I’ve bought a gasless MIG 135 – do you have a chart for what wire to use for the different thickness of metals?

The project I’m doing is mild steel 1.6mm thick.
Welding 1.6mm thickness can be some what tricky so one little tip fit-up of the item which is being welded is very important. You can`t afford to have poor fit up as the end result may not look pretty. On the inside of your machine there is a weld guide which assists the operator in setting up the machine for a specific. thickness. The best advise is to set up your machine according to the chart located on the inside of the panel refer either “set up mild steel with gas”.In my opinion a gas shielded wire would be ideal for your application. If you wanted try Gasless follow the “set-up chart for Gasless”.With regards to which wire size.I would recommend you try either 0.6mm or 0.8mm try both and see which wire suits you best and which you are most comfortable with. Listed are the part numbers of the gas shielded wires you can look at using.  Gas Shielded wire WS0906 0.6mm,  Gas shielded wire WS0908 0.8mm,  Gasless wire WG0908 0.8mm.

Adjusting the Burnback on the Transmig 250i:
Make certain the units is in Mig Mode, press advanced features,using the left knob scroll through your menu until you get to “Burn/Back” then with the right knob adjust the value to suit your requirements. The information below can also be located on page 3-11 of the operating manual.

My overheat light comes on when I strike an Arc?
Please contact Technical Support so they can assist further – Phone: 1300 654 674.


Where can I get a new tip cover for my 130 Twin?
Please contact Technical Support so they can assist further – Phone: 1300 654 674. Older operating manuals are not available on-line but we can send them upon request.