I too am on the fence with my new 211 (for home). I have always had real good welds with the Linc. SP175 I use at work. I too have been experiancing the same symptoms with my 211 you are experiancing. I have 3 differant size wire spools .23 (Inweld), .30 (Forney) & .35 (Forney). I use mostly the smaller .23 (ment to get .24 but grabed .23). I've been using 220v (as is my work welder). The Miller seems to be kinda stubborn if the metal isn't absolutely clean or it will sputter, pop, splatter and/or burn the wire back to the tip causing the feed to stop until it cools for a second then it will pop loose. I will get kinda ****ty looking weld beads on autobody panels when this happens, the Linc. seems more forgiving. Tonight I was in the garage welding somemore on some rocker patches and thought I would finish with the Miller plugged into 110v and like others have stated before it seemed to smooth out and lay a cleaner weld at least for the short time I used it on 110v, I should have tried it sooner to get a better feel for it on 110v. I don't know why there would be any differance in the way it welds using either 110v or 220v but it did seem to smooth out and lay a better weld on the thinner metal I was welding. Mabey someone could chime in and explain why the differance. You might want to try it on another voltage and see if it helps.
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11-23-2013, 09:25 PM #21Junior Member
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11-24-2013, 06:57 AM #22
Like some have stated in other postings, the 211 like .030 wire. It also mentioned that Lincoln L -56 brand works real well and is more forgiving on dirty metal. I like the L 56 and it runs fine for me. My 211 is 6 months old and maybe Miller made some changes on the later models .
For body work I read the ''Easy Grind '' works well. I never done it but read about it here.
Last edited by BD1; 11-24-2013 at 07:00 AM.
11-24-2013, 06:17 PM #23Junior Member
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Mine is about 3-4mo. old. I can't imagine that it would be that picky reguarding wire because the Linc. SP175 I use at work will burn it with no problems. But if using it in 110v dosen't resolve it then I just might have to try a 2lb spool of those wires, I just would hate to throw away 11lb spools of new clean wire and I wont give it to my employer because... well... we'll just leave it at that.
Thank you for the heads up on wire.
11-24-2013, 07:27 PM #24
How did the wire run that came with the 211 ??? My ran fine with it then I bought
the L-56 when I used it up.
where you located ?? you want me to mail you some to try ? PM me if you do.