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    Alex
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    HAWK,
    As far as I know, the MM350P didn't even exist when I bought my MM251. In any case I couldn't have afforded one. I took an advertisement from BR Welding in to my Praxair dealer and told him if he couldn't beat their price, I was going to buy from them. Short story shorter, I loaded a brand new MM251 in the back of my pickup and smiled all the way home. For the welding I do, I think the 350P would be overkill anyway. You and some others in this forum have convinced me I need to learn to tig. So, before I even think about a bigger mig machine, I gotta get a GTAW welder (Dynasty 200DX).

    Be cool,
    Alex

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  • HAWK
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    Alex,

    That's a nice combination. Have you compared that package price with the MM350P and the Python? That would be a nice upgrade.

    I like my spoogun 30A for the amount of aluminum MIG I do. However, most of my Al is TIG.

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  • Alex
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    While I'm sure the spoolgun (15A or 30A) is the way to go if you're on a budget, I'm savin' my pennies for the 251 push/pull module and an XR Python gun. Just can't get used to spoolguns.

    Weld on,
    Alex

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  • Paul Seaman
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    Ogier:
    I have had my mm210 for about 2 years and it is fabulous, Definantly get the spoolgun option package. My mm210 is slightly less machine but I've pushed it and it just rocks on! I would recomend any of the Mig machines to anyone any day. The spool gun for the mm251 is built better than the 3035 I have but in a more comercial environment the 3035 wouldn't hold up well, I am the only operator and I am the only one to blame if it breaks!

    Good luck with the mm251,

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  • HAWK
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    Ogier,

    I use the Coolmate 4 on my 200 DX with a 250 water cooled torch. Man what a differenced it makes!

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  • HAWK
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    Ogier,

    The MM251 is a great all around MIG machine capable of critical work with the standard torch and spoolgun. You won't go wrong with this one. Very nice choice! You may get a killer deal by purchasing the complete package with spoolgun, argon bottle for AL, and bottle of choice for short arc MIG. I prefer the 92%argon/8%carbon dioxide. It is a good hot gas with little spatter. It is very clean and readily available. You can also use it to spray arc around the 28 volt setting.

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  • Ogier
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    I already have a welding cart made with room for the cylinders. It has the Maxstar 200 on the top shelf(I will put the coolmate up there as well) and I left room on the bottom shelf for the MIG.

    I am thinking that I may extend the back out a bit and put my OA setup on the cart as well. Not sure though.

    Ogier

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  • Glenn B
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    Mm 251

    COOL DEAL those 251's w/ spoolgun are the setup. Buy the one from miller with the dual cyl rack & accys. its not fun changing bottles every time you wanna do Aluminum if your welder only holds 1 bottle.

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  • Ogier
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    Which MIG?

    Greetings all,

    Well, we just about have the TIG all paid off so it is time to start looking at a MIG to go along with it.

    I am thinking of the Millermatic 251 with a spoolgun for Aluminum. Also, I think I will be getting a coolmate 4 for the TIG. I am getting tired of slowly roasting my hand with the torch.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ogier
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