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    Looking at the 215. Can't find the answers to some questions. Will the RCCS-RJ work or are we limited to a pedal? Is the Pre and Post flow adjustable? Is there burnback control?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Yes, No, and No...Bob
    Bob Wright

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tkevan View Post
      Looking at the 215. Can't find the answers to some questions. Will the RCCS-RJ work or are we limited to a pedal? Is the Pre and Post flow adjustable? Is there burnback control?

      Thanks.
      Here is the manual

      https://www.millerwelds.com/files/ow...72989A_MIL.pdf

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      • #4
        Read the manual. Was hoping it sucked, rather than the welder. No pre/post, no burnback, no inductance, no T2/T4, no upslope/downslope. No arc force control. No hot start. The wheel on the finger control takes way too many turns. Thanks, I'll mark it off the list.

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        • #5
          Probably why it's an affordable level machine. Basic function for basic use. <br />
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          What machine you looking at instead?

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          • #6
            Probably an Esab Rebel. I like the features of the Everlast 211si, but not sure I'd blow $1200 on a crap shoot.
            ****, even the 210mp has more options, for $300 less. Why put a gas solenoid in for tig if you're not going to allow control? Might as well leave it on the torch.
            Last edited by tkevan; 10-24-2016, 02:17 PM.

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            • #7
              Gas flow most likely works off out put amps not the preset on the machine but how much you mash the pedal

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              • #8
                I'd guess they've preset for .1 sec per amp or so of welding amps. Not that big of a deal. No T2/T4 and slope control is a bigger deal. Trying to weld out of position with the controller that takes too much manipulation is a pain. And since the Esab is about the same when you add in the Tig kit for the Miller not too hard a choice. Both are essentially made in China ( The Miller is "assembled" in the US).

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                • #9
                  Tweco 211i is 850.00 or so at weldingsuppiesioc

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                  • #10
                    What are you doing that the post flow control and up slope is such a big deal? I have a maxstar 150 STH and I love it. I also have the thumb wheel, north/south version and I hate it. I hear a lot of guys like the east/west type. <br />
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                    I have welders of all sorts of colors and am most satisfied with my millers because the service and support is so good. I've been working on an old machine and their tech support guys still take time to help me by phone. It's pretty cool. <br />
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                    I hope you're able to find something that works for you.

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                    • #11
                      Do a lot of out of position repair work. And I weld like old people screw. Slow and shaky. Upslope gives me a chance to get my **** together without having to manipulate the thumb wheel also. My pea brain has enough to worry about without it. As long as they've built in enough post flow I don't care. But does anyone worry about using too much gas on a welder like this? Seems like that's all the internal solenoid is there for. I have a repair center that does both Miller and Esab here in town.
                      Last edited by tkevan; 10-24-2016, 06:07 PM.

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                      • #12
                        You could just bypass the gas solenoid and just go straight to the regulator like a scratch start rig. I did that for a bit on one of my machines because I didn't have the right fittings. <br />
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                        Seems like every repair these days is out of position. I've been upside down on my back with the foot pedal between my knees like a thigh master, so I understand. Repair welding is kind of like how I play golf. Anyone can hit the ball off the fairway...but in knee deep weeds behind a tree with a downhill lay, that's hard and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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