I purchased this welder second hand and as you can see it is in excellent condition. I looked at the new version of this machine but decided a saving of $450AUD off the new machine price was more important as the only benefit with the new machine was programmable burn back. The older machine has burn back but it is a fixed value. Burn back is meant to eliminate the crater left at the end of the weld run.

One of the pro welding shops I went to said that this machine was not as good as some because it had poor voltage charecteristics. After doing some test welding I could not fault it although I am no pro. I am considering adding some filter capacitors before the output to see if it makes a difference. I reason that the DC arc will be smoother. There is plenty of room under the hood to add caps and I have a box of them in the garage so why not.

Features and Specifications

Procraft 210
Primary Input Voltage
240V 1-Phase
Current Range
30-210 Amps
Duty Cycle
18% @ 210 Amps 24.5V
60% @ 110 Amps 19.5V
100% @ 95 Amps 18.75V
Welding Voltage Range
15.5V – 24.5V
Voltage Steps
Wire Sizes:
0.6 – 0.9mm Ferrous
0.8 – 0.9mm Stainless
0.8 – 1.0mm Aluminium
0.8 – 1.0mm Flux Cored
Dimensions Weight
920 x 460 x 820mm 78kg
Adjustment of timers for stitch/spot welding.
Precision, high quality wire feed unit ensuring a smooth, reliable delivery of wire
Multi-positional switch for precise voltage settings.
Efficient fan cooling for increased duty cycle.
Thermal overload protection ensures low maintenance performance.
Reverse polarity for self-shielding wires.
Industrial steel/rubber castors for ease of movement.
Accommodates 1Kg, 5Kg and 15Kg wire spools.

The weight of this beast is 78 Kilos. MIGs are very simple machines when it comes to the gizzards. Two big transformers, a rectifier, and a drive motor for the wire make up the major components.

The front panel contains the 8 step voltage selector ( 18 to 39 Volts ), a spot / stitch weld timer, wire speed feeder and an amp meter. The wire speed knob also acts as an amperage control within each of the eight voltage settings. The faster the wire speed, the greater the amperage. The amp meter only shows the current whilst welding. It is quite difficult to read it and weld at the same time.

This welder can take 1, 5 and 15 kilo spools of wire. The wire drive is not gear driven. Gera driven mechanisms involve a gear linking the top drive wheel to the bottom one. In this unit the top roller freewheels.

Here are some of the important specs of the machine. This unit has more than enough capability to serve my needs.

The earth clamp and gun. This unit uses a euro connection fitting for the gun. This is handy when you wish to switch to aluminium welding because you can have a spare gun setup with a teflon sleeve. The only thing required to change on the mig for aluminium welding is the wire roller, for this purpose they have a u groove not a v groove.