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Thread: Size Matters?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

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    I like your carts, both of them Don and Steve. I think though the foot print is not a huge savings, you get a lot more out of the cart than you do the stand alone unit taking up the same space, e.g. cord hangers, storage for tools, clamps, etc. With the stand alone car all of this is sitting on top of it, making opening the box a PIA and a cluttered mess. You also get portability, the 250 is not a one man lifting job.

    Thanks for the input of all, it does help knowing what folks think and have experienced.

    I'll probably sell the big boy and get something smaller more geared toward what I do.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2013


    Well I gave Craigslist a shot and after week of flakes and low ballers I decided to just keep the big boy and convert it down to .023 to save me some patience and hopefully I will get better with practice. Ordered a 9100xx today as well. Think my older honeywell Speedglas XL has done it's job well, but needs to be hung up for now. My eyes have to be worth something! Headgear is all messed up anyway. How many times can you JB weld the plastic.

    Thanks for the intput.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2009


    Quote Originally Posted by novis View Post
    I am a novice welder to say the least. I have built a few projects but still do not feel I get great results each and every time. Projects are bike rack, some sheet metal repair, exhaust work, misc small repairs, storage racks, etc. Often feeling like I am completely incompetent at setting up my welder. Now to the real question.

    I currently have a MM250 set up for .035 wire with a M25 gun. This was a usedmachine I bought due to the price. Age is probably 10-15 years. This thing is big, as you all know, taking up much space in my smaller garage. I like the looks of the Miller 211 for both its smaller size, capacity to run 110 if needed, and still being able to weld all the way up to most sizes I would need,e.g. 3/8.

    Would selling the 250 to replace it with a 211 for the big reason of size, possibly some help with setup using the auto feature, (I know purist probablythink these are useless but think about the part time welder who uses it once every six months etc.) make any sense? I know the 250 can do anything, but again it's big and probably way more machine than I need. Thoughts?
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