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  1. #1
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    Default Passport versus Miller 180?

    I currently have a Miller 135 and would like to bump up to a 180 Welder. Is the passport built as well as the Miller 180? I am thinking about getting the passport and selling my Miller 135. And what is a stronger weld, hard wire or flux core wire?

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    I was also looking at the Passport.... don't get me wrong it is a strong performer and the plus now has the spool gun option,but as was brought to my attention if you don't need the portability it is worth the extra $$.....
    Mike
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    I just recently bought a MM180. I looked long and hard at the passport. Boiled down to "portability". Yea, I need, just not very often, in fact rarely. And I cannot justify the added $$ for it. I also like the larger gas tank for the MM180.

    If you really NEED portability then I would not hesitate.
    Don
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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageSunJeep View Post
    I just recently bought a MM180. I looked long and hard at the passport. Boiled down to "portability". Yea, I need, just not very often, in fact rarely. And I cannot justify the added $$ for it. I also like the larger gas tank for the MM180.

    If you really NEED portability then I would not hesitate.
    You can hook the pessport up to a full size tank as well if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti-GMAW View Post
    You can hook the pessport up to a full size tank as well if you want.
    LOL I knew that, but hauling a big tank around kinda hurts that portability thing a little bit
    Don
    Scottsdale, AZ
    www.savagesun4x4.com

    MillerMatic 211 AS
    Hypertherm PowerMax30
    Bernard 300 Amp Q Gun
    Bernard 200 Amp Q Gun
    Milwaukee Band-saw/stand
    10 Angle Grinders 8, 4 1/2" -2, 7"
    DeWalt Chop Saw
    Craftsman Twin-Blade Saw
    12 Ton Shop Press
    Optrel Satellite Helmet
    Miller Elite Helmet

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageSunJeep View Post
    LOL I knew that, but hauling a big tank around kinda hurts that portability thing a little bit
    The tanks for the passport are actualy pretty cheap since there just paintball gun tanks. I already have a few lying around since I play paintball.

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