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Old 10-24-2009
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Old School Millermatic 200 :)
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Between the 3 of us at our house I think we have 6 lol. A couple of 220v Miller 180a gas MIGs, couple of 220v ~200a buzzboxes and old widow maker that works well but likes electrocuting people at random, and a MONSTER ~400a buzzbox Mike scored from work... and yes it likes to snack on breakers. I'm pretty sure the US Navy used it to weld battleships together back in the day. Also have a couple of Miller plasma cutters too! We're basically running a full on steel fab shop now.

I've gotten so accustomed to my welded that I rarely bother bolting anything together anymore, I just weld it. If I weld it wrong or it needs to come apart again, then out comes the gas nibbler. LR
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Miller 180 autoset, love it
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You can laugh at this.
I use an OLD, Craftsmen, 150 amp, ac stick machine that was built in 1949 by Lincoln.
There isn't much it won't weld, from 18 gauge to 1" or thicker.
Now, how many of you can weld with a stick machine, honestly?
I have been welding with stick since 1960.

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miller 250
Awesome welder. I built my truck with one. I now have a millermatic 140 autoset. I lost the 220v when I moved. Still have access to the 250 but the 140 does just about everything for me.
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Miller 252
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Old 12-21-2009
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Lincoln precision tig 185 good machine hands down better then the miller 180. Does everything I need. Runs wire (ad on), stick and tig. Also Lincoln sp180. Both Miller and Lincoln make good welders each has its own little niche and industries that they seem to do well in.
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Lincoln 175 220 volt Great machine. It's 3 years old with no problems. Ron
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lincoln 140hd (guessing the hd means home depot being that is where i got it from), still need the tank though. works good so far.
I'd guess Heavy Duty, but definitely not Home Depot lol. You can buy them at Lowes too. I have no idea what would make them anymore heavy duty then comparable welders.

Anyhow I have a 220V Lincoln 175HD Weld Pac. Love it, and it will do all that the OP mentioned with ease. They quit making the 175HD and I think it's successor is the 180?
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Heres mine its an old linde 225 mig setup on gas. Works great is the size of a house and has tackled everything i have thrown at it.
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Just got a Lincoln Electric (something or other) 125
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Just got a Lincoln Electric (something or other) 125
great body work welder my buddy has one and anything we need welded thats thin this thing works awesome!
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Miller 210

Had a Lincoln 130T/220V that did everything I needed but got a good price on the Miller a couple of years ago.
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Airco 160 mig, tig, and stick machine. Owned for 30yrs!
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Old School Millermatic 200 :)
have one of those back at my mom's house yet.

supposed to go look at a millermatic 135 tonight. waiting for the guy to call me.
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We have tested Miller, Lincoln and Fronius

I would recommend Miller all day long thats all i use and all i will buy for my shop


Millermatic 252 at home which will do just about anything

At the shop
Deltaweld 652
Axcess 450
Syncrowave 350 something.

Wire and gas will matter just as much if not more then your machine
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Welders I use are; lincoln 125 mig flux/gas--Hobart 175 mig /gas--Century AC/DC stick--and Lincoln 150-155 portable
Work we have lincoln AC/DC stick, Portable Lincoln 250 and a Lincoln 250 mig/gas

All work well

Only thing that holds me back is Wifes budget! LoL Shes not watching is she!
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At my MIG classes I use a Miller 350P. Bad *** to say the least.

My dad just picked up a Miller 211 with MVP which is pretty sweet (runs on 120V or 220V without issue).

I'm still on the hunt for good deal on a 252 or 350.
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i really love hearing how much you guys love your miller 212's.....cuz i just bought mine.

ill miss stick welding though.....
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Right now I have a Dynasty 200SD and Coolmate 1, It really is an awesome Tig machine. It really shines when it comes to welding Aluminum, has 4 AC waveforms to choose from, you can adjust the frequency from 20-250hz and set the balance from 30-99% DCEN. I can't wait til i'm able to add a mig to the collection though! A MM212 would be sweet.
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Miller 212 here.

had a Hobart Ironman 210, gave that to NicksterSVT
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just bought a millermatic 252...got a pretty good deal on it i think...got it from a local roofing company that went out of buisness after they used it like 6 times..lol its like brand new...
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i only use the best!!!



yea boy!!!
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Miller 212 here.

had a Hobart Ironman 210, gave that to NicksterSVT
Why the change to the miller?
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