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  • Millermatic 252 replacement....

    Does anyone know if and or when the millermatic 252 will come out? The 252 has a $300 rebate right now, sounds like they are trying to make way for a new machine? maybe a larger inverter based mig welder? I want to upgrade my current mig but i dont want to do it if a inverter based in on the near horizon....

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    You could always opt for the MM350P..... it is an inverter...... LOVE MINE...........
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      I currently have a multimatic 215 for my MIG and it's so much smoother and nicer than my millermatic 210. I want a heavier mig welder, but im worried the 252 being a transformer will weld more like the 210 than the inverter based 215..... I have a dynasty 350 which is my go to, but a 300amp MIG would be nice. I just dont want to buy the 252 if an inverter based 300amp welder is coming out in the next few months.

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      • #4
        I don't think that will happen. I think its more economics trying to move some 252's. But I have been wrong before...Bob
        Bob Wright

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        • #5
          I've been riding the same fence about engine drives. Keep holding off waiting to see if they come out something like an inverter generator model.

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          • #6
            Since I removed the hot start feature on my 251, my machine has a beautiful start and smooth and steady arc. It both short circuit welds and spray arcs without a hitch. I don't understand how an inverter machine could weld so much better? Since I don't have an inverter mig available I can try, can someone tell me what I'm missing out on beside the power savings and 120 volt hook up? Thanks.

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            • #7
              Generally much lighter weight and smaller form factor. If that matters to you.

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              • #8
                Not to be a cocky and arrogant butt head, but after I set my MM172 Challenger and MM180 on their cabinets/stands they are larger than my 251.Click image for larger version

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                • #9
                  You cocky arrogant butt head....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by regal2800 View Post
                    I have a dynasty 350 which is my go to, but a 300amp MIG would be nice. .
                    I wouldn't really consider the MM252 a 300 amp MIG. At 300 amps the duty cycle will be small, about 25% at 300 amps. If you really want/need to push wire at 300 amps look at the MM350P that H8ON suggested.
                    ---Meltedmetal

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tackit View Post
                      Not to be a cocky and arrogant butt head, but after I set my MM172 Challenger and MM180 on their cabinets/stands they are larger than my 251.[ATTACH=CONFIG]n579992[/ATTACH]
                      Now if the cabinets were painted Blue they wouldn't look so big...Bob
                      Bob Wright

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