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  1. #1
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    Default Hobart Handler 210 MVP

    It's the same as the MM211, yet less expensive. Even comes with the same spool gun option. Why would you need that for aluminum?

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Torched43 View Post
    Why would you need that for aluminum?
    Have you welded much alum with a mig? It sure makes it much nicer to work with...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Default aluminum

    I actually have never mig welded at all. I was just asking because I want to learn and those were the ones that were recommended. I may be leaning towards Hobart.

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    OK...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    I have not researched these two machines side by side but in the past I have found that the Miller machines usually have some upgrades vs. the Hobarts. Hence the price difference. Example would be similar parts on the Miller would be metal & Hobart plastic. Wether it makes a difference for a hobbiest or not I don't know.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    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
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    Just took a quick look at the machines & one thing I notice is Miller has infinite voltage control where Hobart has seven taps. Always heard good things about both mfg.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    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
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    I got spoiled with infinite voltage control on the millers. I have used a Hobart handler 180 to do some work and it was okay. Just don't have the adjustability. Still a quality machine to learn on. Better than a cheapie home cheapo special. I think Northern Tool had them on sale recently for $750 shipped. That a great price for a brand new 200 amp mig welder. With a good size bottle of c25 mixed gas and your still under $1000.
    MillerMatic 251
    Maxstar 150 STH
    Cutmaster 42
    Victor Journeyman OA

    A rockcrawler, er money pit, in progress...

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