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Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390
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Tweco® SG160TA-12 3035 Spool Gun 1027-1390

The Tweco® SG160TA-12 Spool Gun is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for your Fabricator® 141i, 181i or 211i welder. The SG160TA is excellent for running 1 lb. spools of aluminum MIG welding wire or 2 lb. spools of mild steel, stainless steel or silicon bronze MIG welding wire.

The SG160TA-12 Spool Gun can also be used with ESAB® Rebel™ multi-process welders (auto-detect feature not available).

Processes
  • MIG (GMAW) FOR ALUMINUM Wire size: 0.030" - 0.035" (0.8 - 0.9mm)
  • MIG (GMAW) FOR MILD & STAINLESS STEEL Wire size: 0.023" - 0.035" (0.6 - 0.9mm)

    Features
  • Reliable direct connect Spool Gun for use with the Thermal Arc 141i, 181i and 211i welders
  • Lightweight gun at only 6.40 lbs. (2.90kg)
  • Ready to weld with 0.030"/0.035" (0.8mm - 0.9mm) welding wire (wire not included)
  • Heavy-duty drive motor
  • Impact resistance handle
  • Protective sleeve covering the power cable, gas hose and trigger cable
  • Easy to remove clear spool cover for installing a standard 4" (102mm) spool
  • 12ft. (4M) cable assembly
  • Adjustable drive roll tension and pressure lever on the Spool gun handle

    Specs



    Comes complete with
  • Tweco Spool Gun SG160TA-12-3035
  • Contact Tips
    11 Series 0.023" (0.6mm), 2 each
    11 Series 0.035" (0.9mm), 4 each
  • Gas Diffusers
    51 Series, 2 each
  • Nozzles
    21-50F, 2 each
  • Jump Liners - Steel & Teflon
  • Operation /Installation Manual - English, French and Spanish
  • Carrying Case

    This item ships Free via standard ground shipping within contiguous U.S.

  • Tweco .023 Contact Tip 11-23B Tweco .023 Contact Tip 11-23B Pkg of 10 - Genuine Tweco® 11-23 .023 MIG contact tips. Fits Tweco® Professional No. 1 MIG guns, Tweco® SG Series Spool Guns, Tweco® Mini MIG and Weldskill® 140A, 180A and 220A MIG guns.


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    Code: 1123B

    $16.12

    Size: 


    Tweco Diffuser - 51Tweco Diffuser - 51Pkg of 2 - Genuine Tweco® #51 MIG diffuser. Fits Tweco® Professional No. 1 MIG guns, SG Series Spool Guns, Mini MIG and Weldskill® 140A, 180A and 220A MIG guns.


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    Code: 51B

    $15.99



    Tweco Nozzle - 21-50Tweco Nozzle - 21-50Pkg of 2 - Genuine Tweco® #21-50 MIG nozzle. Fits Tweco® Professional No. 1 MIG guns, Tweco® SG Series Spool Guns, Tweco® Mini MIG and Weldskill® 140A, 180A and 220A MIG guns.


    Availability: Usually ships the next business day

    Code: 2150

    $41.26




    31 Questions & 32 Answers
    Garrett V.
    from Summerstown, Ontario, Canada asked:
    April 14, 2017
    I have a Thermal Arc Fabricator 210 and would like to get a spool gun for it. Would you know which one I need and where to find one? Thank you, Garrett V.
    The correct spoolgun for your machine is Tweco part number 1020-1392. We do not currently stock this item but it could be special ordered. The cost of the item is $720.00
    Customer Service
    on April 24, 2017

    Shawn
    from BC asked:
    December 16, 2016
    Hey, I have the gun for my fabricator 211i I have crushed the 8 pin connector on the end of the gun and need a new one to wire up but am having a hard time locating one. Where can I buy such a thing?
    The 8-Pin connector for this spool gun is Tweco part number 2060-2141. This is a special order item and the cost would be $7.50 for the item.
    Customer Service
    on January 24, 2017

    Tex
    from stockton, ca asked:
    July 20, 2016
    What is the difference between this gun and the Tweco SG160REB-12 Spool Gun 1027-1397 ? Will this gun work with the Rebel ? If not why ?
    The manufacturer indicates that the Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 will not work on an Esab Rebel. The correct spool gun for the Rebel is the 1027-1397. This gun has enhanced circuitry that will work with the Rebels auto detect function
    Customer Service
    on July 20, 2016

    corey
    from Oregon asked:
    June 12, 2016
    Will this work with a Eastwood mig 175?
    The The Tweco« SG160TA-12 Spool Gun is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for the Tweco Fabricator« 141i, 181i or 211i welder. It will not work with an Eastwood 175
    Customer Service
    on June 13, 2016

    Mandy
    from MT asked:
    June 6, 2016
    Will this work with a thermalarc 215?
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for the Fabricator« 141i, 181i or 211i welder and will not work with a 215
    Customer Service
    on June 7, 2016

    James
    from El Segundo, Ca asked:
    May 23, 2016
    I just got this spool gun and I was trying to feed .030 wire with no success. i know it only comes with .035 and .023 tips, but I have a .030 tip I was using. Are the drive rollers set up for .035? if so do I just need to only run .035 or can I get .030 drive rollers?
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 is designed to run .023, .030 and .035 wire. There is no .030 drive roll available. The drive rolls that come standard can handle all 3 wire sizes. You may have to adjust the drive roll tension to get the .030 wire to feed properly. The drive roll tension is adjusted with a screw driver through a hole in the top of the spoolgun body
    Customer Service
    on May 25, 2016

    Mark
    from North Dakota asked:
    April 10, 2016
    Will this spool gun work on a Miller matic 210 welder
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 cannot be installed on a Millermatic 210
    Customer Service
    on April 11, 2016

    ben
    from dillon mt asked:
    March 14, 2016
    what spool gun will work on a miller dimension 452 welder?
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 cannot be install on a Miller Dimension 452.. If you want to install a spoolgun on a 452 you can go with a Miller Spoolmatic 15A Spoolgun 195156 , a Miller Spoolmatic 30A Spoolgun 130831,a Miller Spoolmatic Pro 15A Spoolgun 301147, or a Miller Spoolmatic Pro 30A Spoolgun 301148. When installing any of these spoolgun models you will also need a Miller WC-24 Weld Control 137549. Miller advises that because of the design of the 452 you may experience some arc popping when ever an arc is initiated with a spool gun. This is not the fault of the spoolgun but is inherent in the 452 when using a spoolgun
    Customer Service
    on March 15, 2016

    Brad Cook
    from hermiston oregon asked:
    March 1, 2016
    Will this work on an esab mig master 250 or 280
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for the ESAB« Rebel™ or Fabricator« 141i and 181i welders only. It will not work with a ESAB migmaster 250 or 280
    Customer Service
    on March 2, 2016

    Sean
    from Odessa, TX asked:
    February 27, 2016
    Is this the correct spool gun for the ESAB Rebel 215
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 is the correct spoolgun for the Esab Rebel.
    Customer Service
    on February 29, 2016

    Richard Ramey
    from Hagerstown, Indiana asked:
    February 9, 2016
    will this gun fit a hobart fabstar 2620?
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 will not work with a Hobart Fabstar 2620
    Customer Service
    on February 9, 2016

    Don
    from Arcade, NY asked:
    January 19, 2016
    Is this a direct connect gun for my Thermal Arc 400GMS CC/CV using standard 14 pin connection?
    Thermal arc indicates that the Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 cannot be used with a 400GMS
    Customer Service
    on January 20, 2016

    Marcharob Drake
    from Beaufort ,S C asked:
    January 15, 2016
    I HAVE A BOBCAT 250 GAS DRIVEN WELDER I WANT TO KNOW WHICH SPOOL GUN WILL WORK BEST WITH THIS WELDER
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 will not work on your Bobcat. The recommended spoolgun for your Bobcat would be the Miller Spoolmatic 30A Spoolgun 130831 or the Miller Spoolmatic 15A Spoolgun 195156.However you will also need the Miller WC115A Weld Control with Contactor 137546011 to complete the installation. You can also use a lighter duty spoolgun like the Miller Spoolmate 3035 MIG Spoolgun 195016. You will also need a Miller WC115A Weld Control with Contactor 137546011 to complete this installation
    Customer Service
    on January 18, 2016

    Dwayne Dorval
    from Dunbarton, NH asked:
    January 14, 2016
    I have an esab Migmaster 250 and I am looking for a spool gun for it. Do you sell any that might work with it? It is spool gun ready and I have used an esab MT250 sg with it but was hoping not to have to spend the $800+ required to buy one of those. Thanks, Dwayne
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for use Fabricator® 141i and 181i welders.You could install a Miller Spoolmate 3035 MIG Spoolgun 195016 ($629.00) on your ESAB machine.However this will require a Miller SGA 100 Control 043856 ($307.00). You may find that this set up is cost prohibitive .
    Customer Service
    on January 15, 2016

    Sid Lewis
    from Oak Harbor, Wa asked:
    December 7, 2015
    Will this spool gun handle .045 aluminum? The description shows .030-.035. Would the drive rollers need to be changed? Are they available?
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 is only rated at 160amps thus it will only handle .030 and .035 wire. Because of this there are no .045 drive rolls available.
    Customer Service
    on December 7, 2015

    Tony
    from Skagit, WA asked:
    October 3, 2015
    The description states that this spool gun is designed to go with the 141i and 181i. Is this the appropriate spool gun for the 211i?
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 will also work with the 211i
    Customer Service
    on October 5, 2015

    Keith
    from bklloyd@swbell.net asked:
    May 9, 2015
    Why would you need a spool gun since the welder has a wire feed built in?
    The reason spool guns like the Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 exist is for mig welding aluminum. Aluminum mig welding wire is soft. If you try to push aluminum mig wire through a standard length (10, 12, or 15 ft) mig gun feeding problems will occur and the wire may wind up bird nesting around the drive rolls or it can possibly break off in the gun clogging it. With a spool gun the wire only has to be pushed 6 inches and does not have wire feed problems
    Customer Service
    on May 11, 2015

    Rudedog
    from live oak, fl asked:
    October 7, 2014
    Will it fit a Firepower 165 with a tweco direct connect style? Or, do you have one that will fir the Firepower 165?
    The manufacturer advises that the Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 will not work on a FirePower 165. They also indicate that there are no spoolguns available that will work on the 165.
    Customer Service
    on October 8, 2014
    The manufacturer advises that the Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 will not work on a FirePower 165. They also indicate that there are no spoolguns available that will work on the 165.
    Customer Service
    on October 8, 2014

    Robert
    from Palm Bay, FL asked:
    June 18, 2014
    Can I buy other drive rolls for this spool gun?
    You can purchase drive rolls for the Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390.. There are several sizes and types of drive roll to fit this gun.They are not a stock item.. If you can provide us with the wire size and whether you want the standard groove roll or U shaped smooth roll we can special order them for you.
    Customer Service
    on June 19, 2014

    fred
    from dryden ont asked:
    June 8, 2014
    The Tweco« SG160TA-12 Spool Gun is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for your Fabricator« 141i and 181i welders... If you need a spoolgun for the Fabrictor 252 you will need to order the Tweco SG200TA-25 Spool Gun 1027-1391
    The Tweco sg160ta is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for Fabricator« 141i and 181i welders... If you need a spoolgun for the Fabricaor 252 you will need to order the Tweco SG200TA-25 Spool Gun 1027-1391.
    Customer Service
    on June 9, 2014

    Fish
    from Alaska asked:
    May 22, 2014
    I have heard misgivings about this spool gun in particular. Are you having any trouble reports with the reliability of the gun?
    W\e have sold hundreds of the Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 over that past couple years and have not received any reports of problems with is model
    Customer Service
    on May 23, 2014

    RJ
    from bourg louisiana asked:
    March 21, 2014
    I have a miller maxtron 450 cc/cv dc inverter arc welder will this gun plug straight in or do I need other equiptment to weld aluminum with this machine
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 will not work on your maxtron 450 cc/cv. The Tweco« SG160TA-12 Spool Gun is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for Thermal Arc / Tweco Fabricator« 141i and 181i welders.
    Customer Service
    on March 24, 2014

    stacy f
    from pei asked:
    March 13, 2014
    Will this spool gun work on a 181i thermal arc?
    The Tweco« SG160TA-12 Spool Gun is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for your Fabricator« 141i and 181i welders
    Customer Service
    on March 14, 2014

    William Tuck
    from Gunnison, CO asked:
    January 11, 2014
    is the wire speed control located on the gun?
    There is no wire speed control on the Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390.Wire feed speed must be controlled from the welder power source
    Customer Service
    on January 13, 2014

    Corbin
    from Waterloo OR asked:
    July 29, 2013
    How thin gauge of aluminum will this work on? Using .030 or .035 wire.
    The manufacturer advises that you can weld 18 gauge aluminum using the Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 with .030 wire
    Customer Service
    on July 30, 2013

    Richard Gray
    from Las Vegas, NV asked:
    May 31, 2013
    Will the Tweco SG160TA- 12 spool gun work with the Thermal Arc 186 AC/DC Tig welder or is there a spool gun that will work with the Thermal Arc 186. Thank you
    The Thermal Dynamics 186 is a ac/dc stick & tig welder.. It is not capable of Mig welding ..The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 or any other spoolgun will not work on this unit
    Customer Service
    on June 3, 2013

    cody
    from phoenix, arizona asked:
    February 24, 2013
    will this gun work for the 211i thermal arc
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 will work on the 211i
    Customer Service
    on February 25, 2013

    Bill
    from Allen, TX asked:
    November 30, 2012
    Will this work on a Century 160?
    No.The Tweco« SG160TA-12 Spool Gun is specifically designed as a direct-plug spool gun for the Thermal Arc« 181i welder
    Customer Service
    on December 5, 2012

    Kevin
    from Aurora Oregon asked:
    November 19, 2012
    Will this work with the thermal arc 210?
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 Spool Gun 1027-1390 is designed to work with the Thetmal Fabricator 181i or 211i. It will not work with the Thermal Arc 210
    Customer Service
    on November 20, 2012

    Jeff
    from Massillon,Ohio asked:
    September 16, 2012
    Will this spool gun work on my miller matic 185
    The tweco SG-160TA-12 will not work on a miller matic 185..
    Customer Service
    on September 19, 2012

    Robert C. S
    from Albuquerque N.M. asked:
    August 5, 2012
    Will this gun work on a lincoln welder? Such as the Magnum 100SG.
    The Tweco SG160TA-12 has a Thermal Arc back end and will not fit a Lincoln welder.
    Customer Service
    on August 6, 2012


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    100% Recommend this product (9 of 9 responses)
    By Tony
    Chicago
    September 23, 2017
    Good price at cyberweld
    Shipped fast product looks great .will be trying it out soon
    ProsCheaper to buy here and fast shipping
    ConsNone yet as I have not tried it out yet
    By Jeanne Ray B.
    Arkansas
    December 21, 2016
    You have to try it to believe it.
    I love it. It is one of the easiest ways to aluminum weld I have ever done. Aluminum takes different settings and a different gas but once I got that right it welded even dirty and painted aluminum. It brought all the trash to the surface in the form of black suet which brushed right off. And those welds even passed the x-rays. I even taught someone else to weld aluminum with it in 5 minutes and their welds passed to ,And they weren't even a welder.
    ProsToo many to list, but this is the cheapest and easiest way to get good welds on aluminum.
    ConsI don't get to use it as much as I would like to (which would be all the time).
    By Philip H.
    Carson City, Nevada
    August 1, 2016
    We figured it out...
    I am using this spoolgun with a tweco 211i 230vac power supply. I originally gave this product 1 star because my welding expert friend (local instructor) after trying for five hours to use it, told me it would not do what I wanted it to do...weld outside corner joint of 1/8" by 2.5" aluminum. He got one good and one ok bead in 5 hours of trying. It has this odd characteristic of feeding wire at 1/2 speed for about a count of 3 and then abruptly going full speed. My friend regularly uses a larger transformer based welder and spoolgun to weld quite thick aluminum parts. We called the mfr to see if we could somehow turn off this "soft start" "feature" but it is not possible. Mfr told me to buy a bigger commercial machine or perhaps try a "run in block" to waste the first count of 3 weld. SO I've been playing with it at home using 0.030" 4043 wire (possibly old and oxidized) on scrap 1/8" x 2.5" 6061 aluminum. I got relatively ok straight beads both flat and vertical (they kinda start out high and then flatten out) but when I tried the outside corner joint it looked terrible! just sporadic turds and soot. Last night me and a friend tried again but changed a few things...one of these things totally fixed the problem and we got all good corner welds. 1) changed gas cylinder as previous ran out (maybe i was getting low gas flow?), 2) not only cleaned the butt of the pieces but also s.s. wire brushed on both faces a little bit (I think this was really important as weld does go into these areas a bit), 3) changed to fresh roll of 0.035" wire AND i manually sanded first 16" to get oxide off (not sure if we got to unsanded wire last night with 5 2" welds...I think probably we did. all were good), 4) tried straight on 90 degree angle welding, 5) used long 3/4 to 1" stickout (wasnt' careful about it, did not clip little ball off end), 6) used factory rec. settings 16.5v, 400 wire speed, 7) dwelled just a tad on start to make sure puddle started, 8) constant slow speed run, 9) made sure both pieces were grounded. Not sure which changes were most important but suddenly every corner we welded was ok to good. Still not sure what to think of the "slow start" but I think it is manageable now. I now love this low cost but versatile machine! PS I think welder expert guy was using too short stickout, 1/2-5/8" as he does with his own machine...ended up with burnt tips and bubble through on backside (too much heat). PS don't worry about soot, it comes off easily.
    Proslightweight. low cost and versatile. welds aluminum just fine.
    Conscount of 3 slow start?
    By William A.
    Jacksonville Florida
    March 5, 2016
    tweco spool gun
    Awesome, easy to setup and easy tip use.
    By Eric M
    Lizton, In
    December 27, 2014
    Great gun
    I bought this as an accessory to my Fabricator 211i, I have used almost 2 spools of wire thru it and love it. The gun seems to be well balanced and works flawlessly. As always Cyberweld comes thru with great customer service and delivery as promised.
    ProsRugged storage case, excellent balance while in hand, easy to use and load with wire.
    ConsNone as of yet
    By Dale
    Alabama
    March 2, 2014
    Great service
    Good spool gun for the price. Has everything you need. Had a little trouble during shipment but Cyberweld's service was great taking care of it.
    ProsQuality. Ease of use.
    By Abel
    thornton, co.
    October 24, 2013
    pleased
    pleased
    By Philip
    Beach City, Ohio
    September 18, 2013
    Great Guns!
    The spool gun was easily adapted to my Thermal Arc 181i welder and performed well on welding aluminum. This is a more compact and lighter gun than my old one and it takes standard contact tips and nozzle parts where my much older gun took parts that are no longer available. This was a great purchase at the price and completes my welding capabilities except for GTAW aluminum.
    ProsGreat Price, Great Product, Easy adaptation to the power supply.
    By Brad
    Cloverdale, CA
    August 1, 2012
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    So far so good
    ProsWire speed control is not on the gun! You dont have to re adjust it before every weld.

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