LOL...Reading comprehension isn't one of your strong suites is it?Originally Posted by weldonwelding
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11-20-2012, 10:27 PM #21
11-20-2012, 11:18 PM #22Millermatic Passport Plus
Millermatic 350P with Python
XMT 304 /w S-64 feeder and 12VS
Dynasty 300 DX
Thermal Arc 400 MST
Premier Power Welder for my trail junk.
11-21-2012, 12:07 AM #23
Ill take a miller 211 over this machine anyday. Its like having a jet but no runway useless..
Miller Bobcat 225NT onan
(Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
Work better & less parts to stock.
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#
11-21-2012, 05:28 AM #24Senior Member
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Need 150 Amps at 100% duty cycle?
Miller makes that machine it is called the Millermatic 252
Need 130 Amps at 100% duty cycle?
Miller makes that machine, it is called the Millermatic 212
There are plenty of 100% duty cycle welders out there, just not 100% at their max output is all.
11-21-2012, 08:11 AM #25Senior Member
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I wouldnt doubt snappy is being a little generous with their ratings. Its interesting to see that many actually work, its a crap shoot of about 50-50, seen some of their stuff work great, next machine never does work right.
11-21-2012, 08:38 AM #26
This whole thread is way off point.... no you dont need 100% duty with a 250 amp machine... but with the 140 amp machine you do. I overheat my 180 quite a bit and its not even turned halfway up. Overall miller doesnt even make a machine to compare to the muscle mig, a 110v machine with a feeder and features like spot and stitch are made for more of a body shop or someone without 220v capability. With the millermatic 140 u may be able to weld 14ga continuous but with the snap on you can weld 1/4 continuous. If any of you are welders you will comprehend.... if not so be it.
11-21-2012, 08:38 AM #27
I know you didn't ask but my thought would be that Miller makes their machines geared to the end user. A 110v mig is mostly bought by hobbiests or body shop/guys who would never need 100% duty cycle. If they needed something more robust they could step up to a larger machine. I assume this also helps keep the cost lower.
I'm glad you liked the Snap-on machine. I have not heard many good things about them especially when you need repairs or parts.
I do understand what your saying.MM250
Lincoln ac/dc 225
MM200 black face
Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
Arco roto-phase model M
Vectrax 7x12 band saw
Miller spectrum 875
30a spoolgun w/wc-24
11-21-2012, 11:21 AM #28
I actually don't understand the point of the thread.
You state "Why even make a 20% duty cycle machine?"
The answer is obvious- not everyone needs a 100% 140amp 120v machine that sells for $2,700.00
It is pretty much the same with any product:
Computers- how fast do you need to process?
Cameras- how many frame per sec do you need, how many MegaPixel do you need to capture
Vehicles: How much Torque/HP do you need?
so and so on.Ed Conley
Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
Miller 125c Plasma 120v
SO 2020 Bender
You can call me Bacchus
11-21-2012, 12:36 PM #29
I can't imagine a body shop that wouldn't have 240vac for a welder. That would mean they could only use 120vac air compressors for all the air tools they may use. Not much of a body shop in my opinion not to mention an industrial enviroment needing 100% duty cycle and only 120vac to the building.Nick
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11-21-2012, 12:57 PM #30Senior Member
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- Four Flags city
Why produce a 20% duty cycle machine?.......price point.