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    Question: I have a Miller 211 (transformer) here that I bought new a few years ago.....and just love it...been looking around for another one to leave up at another place I have for welding needs there.............next to impossible to find a decent used 211 (transformer) model that isn't way overpriced or looks as if it fell off the truck half way between Dallas and Fort Worth! ...which takes me to the new Miller 211 Inverter version..........which price wise is fairly reasonable right now.........I've been real happy with my 280DX but this inverter wire feed would be my first venture into that arena. The latest model with a cart and a Miller classic electronic hat and a spool of wire....delivered to the door is $1465 net ...add a CO2 bottle and I'm in business.

    Anyone out there that has a later style 211 Inverter machine that has issues with it? Doesn't like it? Thinks it's a POS????.

    I would like to know.............Thanks

  • #2
    Zero input except.....if you find one for a good price, let me know so I can buy it before you do.....

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    • #3
      Find me one also
      Bob Wright

      Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
      http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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      • #4
        The only issue I had with mine was with both the original and a replacement drive motor assembly that had a wobble. Not too noticeable on the stock 10ft gun, but on a 15ft gun it's definitely noticeable. I compensated by then trying out higher drive roll pressures, which I never liked doing. We bought one at my school and that one was ok, no issues with it and it runs great. Don't exceed the duty cycle because if you don't notice the over-temp light, it won't shut down on it's own. Miller replaced the board since it was under warranty. Has a very nice, forgiving arc, and Auto-set works great for typical joint geometries. I ended up selling it though, the drive motor assembly thing always bugged me. Definitely not a POS, but I upgraded anyways. Got me an Italian unit(s) now, that works awesome.
        Last edited by OscarJr; 08-21-2019, 04:51 PM.
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        • #5
          Because of the repair costs in this class of welders, once out of warranty....I bought myself a MIGMAX 215 from Harbor Freight. One of the new Vulcan series. (orange)
          I read loads of reviews and comparisons.
          Shovelon, one of our members and also on Welding Web was a Beta tester on this machine. He gives it praises. It has a no questions asked warranty.
          I've had it over a year as a dedicated light duty steel machine and couldn't be happier. It has barely paid for itself. We don't weld much steel here anymore.
          That doesn't mean we don't know how. Simply niched out into marine welding.
          I simply cannot justify equipment that the repairs cost as much as the machine. If this unit quits out of warranty I'll throw it in the dumpster and get another one.... plain and simple.

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          Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

          Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
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          • #6
            The No question warranty - really it was a 1 year No Hassle return program: If you didn't like it you could return it for a full refund BUT that program has expired.

            HF welding machines only have a 1 year warranty.
            You have to purchase the extended warranty if you want mo' years coverage.



            Ed Conley
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            • #7
              I bought the extended warranty.
              It makes me happy.
              It welds fantastic...... that's all I give a crap about
              And parts are beginning to emerge. Plus when I want another I just go get one off the shelf.

              www.facebook.com/outbackaluminumwelding
              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
                in this class of welders, id suggest looking at off brand units with good reviews and or the hobart 210mvp.

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                • #9
                  A friend of mine asked for advice on a machine for home use, and not being 100% on the inverter bandwagon, I suggested the Hobart 210 MVP. He bought one, brought it over to play with it and it welds beautifully. If my MM185 ever goes south, I would buy one in a heartbeat.

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                  • #10
                    I like that machine too. A friend of mine got one, we plugged it in and it immediately let the smoke out. But his second one was worked perfect.

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                    • #11
                      I don't know for sure, but my guess is the 210MVP is pretty much the old transformer MM211 with fresh paint. Would really like to know if that's true, but I don't have a 210 to take apart and compare to my 211.

                      EDIT: with a stepped switch rather than fully variable voltage adjustment.
                      Last edited by Aeronca41; 08-22-2019, 08:09 PM. Reason: Added info.

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