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    I've had a Miller 212 in my sights for a few months now. I do 99% tig but as we all know a mig is handy too.

    Well about a month ago I picked up a Lincoln SP-170T at an auction for cheap. It worked fine and I was glad to have a mig.

    Well yesterday I went to another auction. They had a Millermatic 185 (I think that was the number) w/ a spool gun. It was in great shape, but I though It might go for $6-700, and I was prepared for $750. Well it went for $1200!!!

    Next lot was a Lincoln Wirematic 255 with a spoolgun. A bit older but decent. I got it for $700, brought it home, and it works fine on both steel and aluminum.

    On one hand I'm happy with it, plenty of power, low cost, but I wish it was blue.

    I do have a Dynasty, though, and I like it better


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    I bought a 212 three months ago (no spool gun) and im very happy with it but it sounds like you got a good deal PAINT IT BLUE if it makes you feel any better!!!!!!!!


    • #3
      what he said.
      cant pass up a great deal.the MM212 is a great MIG but the $ you paid for the Lincoln Wirematic 255 with a spoolgun is a great deal. you can always use it to make the $ ya need to get a MM252 later. for now you sound well set up. congrats on the great deal. i'm shore the 255 is a great welder. we cant all have all blue. i wanted the Dyn200Dx but ended up with the TA-185 due to $$ and i'm very happy to have it.
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