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  • ericher69
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    Originally posted by Precision View Post
    The 211 suits my needs. Haven't overloaded the machine and if I need to weld thicker material than what my machine is rated I just make multiple passes. Ultimately you have to decide if you wanna pay the big bucks for a machine that you may never use the top end of it, being a home welder and All. Just my .2$.
    1/4-3/8 aluminum. Anything thicker and I could bevel with multiple passes (within reason)

    I really want the 252 but realistically only need the 211.

    I can use the stick for SS also (does a really good job from what I remember)

    The TIG option would be very nice (Dynasty DX200) not really into the Diversion models.

    Will the 211 be a marked improvement in capacity/ability (besides aluminum with sp100)?

    Thanks

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  • BD1
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    Big dollar difference from211 to 252. For home hobby use I would definite say the 211. The dual voltage 110/220 may also be a worth while feature. It's a awesome machine and STILL IN REBATE PROGRAM.
    Once you have the 211 then save for a Miller 200/250 syncro. Now you'll have stick and tig. Then you can sell the others.

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  • Broccoli1
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    Elaborate more on your light aluminum- Mig AL is really only good down to 16g

    SS- you'll need a Mix gas = $$


    A Tig machine might be a better option since you already have the SP170 T and the Stick machine to cover your Mild steel needs.

    Tig machine and a bottle of Argon will cover your Lite al and SS


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  • Precision
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    millermatic 211 or 212 or 252

    The 211 suits my needs. Haven't overloaded the machine and if I need to weld thicker material than what my machine is rated I just make multiple passes. Ultimately you have to decide if you wanna pay the big bucks for a machine that you may never use the top end of it, being a home welder and All. Just my .2$.

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  • big mike
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    If you can swing it go for the 252 with the 30A.
    You cannot use amps you did not buy and the 30A is(in my opinion)the gold standard in spool guns.

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  • Cgotto6
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    Sounds like the 211 is your best bet if the aluminum capacity fits your needs, if not the 252. For home use I doubt the duty cycle will matter much to you.

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