Pinnacle MIGARC 195 MIG Welding Machine User Guide

Pinnacle MIGARC 195 MIG Welding Machine User Guide


The Pinnacle MIGARC 195 is a versatile MIG welding machine designed for a wide range of applications, from hobbyist to professional use. This user manual will guide you through the proper setup and operation of the machine, as well as provide recommendations for welding parameters on various thicknesses of steel.

  1. Safety Precautions:
  • Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including welding gloves, helmet, and safety glasses.
  • Ensure proper ventilation in your work area.
  • Do not weld near flammable materials.
  • Disconnect the power supply before performing any maintenance on the machine.
  • Read the manual thoroughly before operating the machine.
  1. Machine Setup:

2.1 Assembling the welding torch:

  • Attach the welding torch to the front panel of the machine by screwing it into the torch connector.
  • Connect the gas hose from the welding torch to the gas regulator on the rear panel of the machine.
  • Attach Jump Lead front front panel into dinse plug connector. Positive for Gas Welding and Negative for Gasless Welding

2.2 Connecting the gas cylinder:

  • Secure the gas cylinder to a stable, upright position using a cylinder restraint.
  • Attach the supplied gas regulator to the gas cylinder and tighten it securely.
  • Connect the gas hose from the welding machine to the regulator.

2.3 Connecting the work clamp:

  • Connect the work clamp to the front panel of the machine, ensuring a secure connection.
  • Connect to Positive for Gasless Welding and Negative for Gas Welding.

2.4 Installing the welding wire:

  • Open the side panel of the machine and place the welding wire spool onto the spindle.
  • Feed the welding wire through the machine and into the torch, ensuring it runs smoothly.
  1. Welding Parameters:

The following are recommended welding parameters for various thicknesses of steel. Note that these are general guidelines and may require adjustment based on the specific application and desired results.

  • For 1/16" (1.6mm) steel:

    • Amps: 40-60A
    • Voltage setting: 16-18V
  • For 1/8" (3.2mm) steel:

    • Amps: 70-100A
    • Voltage setting: 18-20V
  • For 3/16" (4.8mm) steel:

    • Amps: 110-130A
    • Voltage setting: 20-22V
  • For 1/4" (6.4mm) steel:

    • Amps: 140-160A
    • Voltage setting: 22-24V
  1. Welding Process:
  • Turn on the machine and adjust the welding parameters according to the thickness of the steel you are working with.
  • Open the valve on the gas cylinder and adjust the flow rate on the regulator to approximately 15-20 cubic feet per hour (CFH).
  • Hold the welding torch at a 75-80 degree angle to the workpiece, and maintain a consistent arc length of approximately 1/8" (3.2mm) during the welding process.
  1. Maintenance:
  • Clean the machine and torch regularly to ensure optimal performance.
  • Replace consumables, such as contact tips and nozzles, as needed.

By following these guidelines, you will be able to set up and operate the Pinnacle MIGARC 195 MIG Welding Machine effectively and safely. For more information and detailed specifications, consult the manufacturer's documentation or visit their website.

Note: The information provided here is based on general MIG welding practices and may not be specific to the Pinnacle MIGARC 195 MIG Welding Machine. Please refer to the manufacturer's documentation for detailed information and specifications about this particular model.