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  • New mig for body work

    For someone that has a arsenal as versatile as mine is I have found myself wanting a smaller mig. Whish one does sheetsheet work the best? I prefer Miller or hobart but if something else fits the bill better I am open to suggestions. Thanks
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    I just looked over the line up from both companies, assuming you are buying new, it's going to come down to deciding how much you get for how much you spend. I'm going to assume both companies make a stellar product and not brand loyal to anyone, I'd pick one from each and see who hammers down the best deal. That said, look over the wire drives, spool assemble and adapters for spool sizes. Ease of wire changes, drive rolls, liners should as well be thought about and costs to repair or replace. As these all carry about the same size foot print, I would from experience suggest you look for a producer of 140 amps. A little extra jam for the toast never hurts. You do own the XMT 350 after all.

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    • #3
      I have a Lincoln 140c for sheet metal work. Mostly because I needed the machine to open on the right side like the Lincoln does. It's not the machine you get at homeless dookypot. It has the all aluminum drove mechanism for one thing. If I had to get one again, it would be the Lincoln 210mp.

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      • #4
        I picked up a Vulcan MigMax 215 from Harbor Freight just to do little steel jobs. I wanted something that no one in the shop was going to set up for aluminum.
        It runs amazing. It's cheap enough, and the warranty is pretty much unbeatable.
        It is dual voltage.
        I have used for over a year now and have nothing negative to say about it. If a board goes out you could either toss it and get another or if you did like me I bought the extended warranty.
        It is a copy of the Lincoln. There are many tests on Utube if you care

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        • #5
          Dang it. Doesn't open on the right side for me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
            Dang it. Doesn't open on the right side for me.
            Use the Hurst key to release the R side.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
              Dang it. Doesn't open on the right side for me.
              What's up with the right side thing?

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              Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
              MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
              Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
              Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

              Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
              Miller 30-A Spoolgun
              Miller WC-115-A
              Miller Spectrum 300
              Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
              Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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              • #8
                I have a shelf on either the side of my welding table that's for holding a welding machine. One shelf is against the wall and in a corner, where one of my tig machines lives. The other shelf is where I need a small wire feed machine, happens to be on the right side of the table. I don't want to have to pick the machine up and move it every time I want to change wires.

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                • #9
                  Gotcha

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                  Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                  MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                  Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                  Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                  Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                  Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                  Miller WC-115-A
                  Miller Spectrum 300
                  Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                  Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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