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Unread 12-18-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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New Miller for x-mas

Tired of wanting/ wishing for a 220 welder. Made up My mind im gonna do it! Airgas has the 180 Millermatic on sale for $875. I talked to a salesman and hes trying to talk Me into the Lincoln 180 dual. The more I think about it, the 110/220 would be kinda slick. Wire My garage for 220, but I could also throw it in the back of the truck when We go out of town wheelin. Went over to My buddies fab shop and showed Him the flyer I got from Airgas. He's going to call his supplier and see if He can get Me a 211 miller closer to the price of Airgas's 180. Rather have the 211 with the MVP plug! Wifes not very happy! LOL...

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Unread 12-18-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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you officially suck....... I'm for a 220 machine...
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Unread 12-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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All 3 of those are excellent. I must say though, I've had my eye on that Miller 211 for awhile.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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I bought my 211 with about 2 minutes on it for $900 with a bottle. It is an awesome machine.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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Still waiting on a price on the 211. My buddies supplier is going to be at His shop tomorrow, He will be cornerd, and forced to give a good price! Lol.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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Like I say, no one treatrs me better than me...lol

Me and a buddy of mine each bought a millermatic 180 together. Got a better deal because we each bought one. One of the best investments I have made. We might go in halves on a plasma cutter..

Good luck with you welder. i was also told that miller has a better rep than lincoln. But I always take these rumers with a grain of salt.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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Good luck with you welder. i was also told that miller has a better rep than lincoln. But I always take these rumers with a grain of salt.
Thats how you need to take it too...lol

I've used both for 35 years...no real difference..Miller usualy just has more "Bling" ..

I've used more Lincolns as far as Engine drive machines than any other,they just plain work well...

Its like the old "Ford vs Chevy" debate..neither is better than the other,just a personal preference
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Cheaper more amperage and the 110/220 plug
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Unread 12-27-2012, 09:10 PM   #9
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I've saved up enough for a 180, But im so close to the 211, im gonna wait! The best price I got on the 211 is $1055.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #10
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Just bought the Hobart 210 from Northern Tool. It was $849 and they are now throwing in a Hobart welding cart($99).
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Unread 12-28-2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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Im partial to blue! This is probly going to be the last welder I ever buy. Im going to hold out and get the one My heart is set on. To many times in My life I've settled on something to save a little money and afterward wished I'd gotten what I wanted to begin with.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 07:26 AM   #12
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Im partial to blue! This is probly going to be the last welder I ever buy. Im going to hold out and get the one My heart is set on. To many times in My life I've settled on something to save a little money and afterward wished I'd gotten what I wanted to begin with.
Hobart and miller are the same company aren't they? I have the miller 140 mig welder good little welder but I'm prolly gonna sell it. It is just top small. I also have a miller bobcat 250 stick welder / generator that is one of the best ones I have ever used. Granted I'm only 17 and haven't used too many welders.
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Miller and Hobart are owned by the same company.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #14
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I've saved up enough for a 180, But im so close to the 211, im gonna wait! The best price I got on the 211 is $1055.
Miller and Hobart are owned by the same parent company, ITW (Illinois Tool Works) but made in different parts of the country.
$1055 is a good price on the 211, not much over cost and $32 less than Airgas has it out here in CA on sale.
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The two main differences between the Hobart and the Miller are color and the Miller has infinite adjustment vs. set clicks on the Hobart.
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