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    I currently own a 130xp and an AC/DC Lincoln arc welder. Both have done me well in the past. I found a Millermatic 210, exceptionally clean for $1000. Does that seem like a fair price for a clean unit? Have any of you had much experience with the 210? Has it been a good machine? Probably sell the arc welder and 130xp to help offset the cost. Don't do a lot of welding per se, just looking for an upgrade I suppose. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeballhead View Post
    I currently own a 130xp and an AC/DC Lincoln arc welder. Both have done me well in the past. I found a Millermatic 210, exceptionally clean for $1000. Does that seem like a fair price for a clean unit? Have any of you had much experience with the 210? Has it been a good machine? Probably sell the arc welder and 130xp to help offset the cost. Don't do a lot of welding per se, just looking for an upgrade I suppose. Any thoughts?
    Miller discontinued the MM 210 about 5 years ago. The 210 is a good unit. $1000 is probably a little on the high side. For light duty home hobbyist usage, mostly 1/4" and thinner, I'd probably just go with a Millermatic 211 or Hobart Handler 210 MVP.

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    That MM210 is a great welder. Its the model that replaced my MM185 about 10 years ago. If you want a welder on wheels thats the way to go...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
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    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
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    I have had one for about 5-6 years now. Great welder. I think it is rated for 3/8" mild steel. I have come across a few fairly used ones and $1k is in the ball park especially if yours is in good condition.

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    I've owned a MM 210 for a good 10 years. I also have a Hobart Ironman 230. The Ironman 230 produces a cleaner arc then the MM 210. The 230 also produces more responsive arc starts then the 210. The 230 produces a better (softer) .023 low end arc. The MM 210 only offers 7 voltage taps; whereas, the 230 gives you 12 taps to choose from. With only 7 voltage taps there are some noticable holes in the MM 210 output. So base on the above comparison, I feel using the word "GREAT" to describe to the MM 210 is overrating it. It is definitely a "good" unit though.

    I have to admit years ago when I use to own a MM 251 too, I probably should have sold the MM 210 and kept the 251.
    Last edited by Danny; 05-04-2012 at 08:29 PM.

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    Thanks for your honest opinions on the machine and others. I think like many of us who enjoy tools, I want the bigger and better deal(like my ex-wife wanted, lol). And in all honesty, I don't use them that much. But when I do, it is pretty enjoyable. I guess I need to analyze the need over want. The AC/DC welder does any of the big stuff I come across and the little mig works fine too. It just seems like when I used my buddies bigger 251 I could make some sweet looking and well penetrating welds that made me feel like a pro so to speak. I just don't like borrowing tools, know what I mean. All about the money I suppose. Just saw that 210 for a grand and was thinking it was a good deal. It is super clean.

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    Skeeball,
    I bought my mm 210 from IOC for 1377 brand new. I would love to get a grand for it now, but alas it is only really worth what some one will pay. A savvy buyer will probably bid around 800 and do well. Just a thought, I bought mine to upgrade a century 135 so I have been very happy with the results but I got a limited comparison field to choose from.
    Bob

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