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    Hi All,
    Most of our welding is done in the shop but once and while we have to go out in the field to do some welding for installtions. Looking for a portable MIG unit that could do up to 1/4 Steel. Any suggestions appreciated.
    Chris
    87' Mustang GT - Blown 306 Road Racer
    Millermatic 210
    Spectrum 375
    chris@ckvalentidesigns.com
    www.ckvalentidesigns.com

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    Multimatic 200

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    • #3
      Multimatic, MM211 and MM215 are all contenders as they're light enough to haul around. They will all be limited by input power if 120v is your only choice on site.
      Ed Conley
      http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
      MM252
      MM211
      Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
      TA185
      Miller 125c Plasma 120v
      O/A set
      SO 2020 Bender
      You can call me Bacchus

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      • #4
        Thanks for the quick response. Would you run gas or flux core?
        Chris
        87' Mustang GT - Blown 306 Road Racer
        Millermatic 210
        Spectrum 375
        chris@ckvalentidesigns.com
        www.ckvalentidesigns.com

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        • #5
          Depends on what and where you're welding. Don't count out dual shield. I like dual shield. With the 200 and 215 you have the tig and stick option as well.

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          • #6
            MM211 is an option --- I have one, luv it. Mine seems to do just fine out in the field in "windy" conditions (flux core).
            ESAB TIG 252 with Miller CoolMate
            Spectrum 875
            Diversion 180
            Oxy-A (Harris, ESAB, Ox Weld)
            Miller 252
            MM 211
            CST 280
            Trailblazer - Kubota

            http://www.blackdiamondblooms.com/

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            • #7
              I have a 211 autoset............Great machine.......in the shop or take it along........I have a 225 Bobcat on the service truck......so good to go 120 or 240.. and although I like arc welding in the field , sometimes the Mig on long runs works really well...........I've used both gas and flux core...outside in the right conditions.

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              • #8
                211✓
                .
                Miller Bobcat 225NT onan
                Millermatic 211
                Spoolmate 100
                (Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
                Work better & less parts to stock.
                Miller 130xp
                T/A Dragster 85 (portability 11 pounds)
                Oxygen/Acetylene torch set 50'
                2. 4-1/2" grinders
                1. 9" grinder
                14" Makita chop saw
                1/2" Aircat impact gun 900#

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                • #9
                  211 or 215 would work for 1/4" no problem. I've done 1/2" by way of a a double-V bevel, and multiple passes. The M100 mig gun was smoking, but it did not compromise it. Still works, but I now use an HTP M25 250A mig gun.
                  HTP Invertig221 D.V. Water-cooled
                  Eastwood MIG175 w/spoolgun
                  Eastwood Versacut40 Plasma cutter

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                  • #10
                    MultiMatic 200
                    Ryan
                    __________________________________________________
                    DYNASTY 350 w/Wireless pedal
                    COOLMATE 3.5
                    CK WF1
                    MILLERMATIC 350P w/Bernard BTB300 w/XR-A Python 25'
                    MULTIMATIC 200 w/Spoolmate 100 w/TIG w/Wireless pedal
                    SPECTRUM 375 X-Treme
                    (2) DIGITAL ELITE helmets
                    Weld-Mask goggles/hood
                    OPTREL e684 helmet
                    SMITH torches
                    HARRIS torches

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