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  1. #1
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    Default Just ordered my new Miller!! Woot Woot!!

    So, I'm fairly new to welding but I've done quite a bit lately and I think I'm ready to upgrade from my little harbor freight 110 mig.

    So, I ordered a Millermatic 212! Now I'll have to somehow not go insane waiting for it to get here. I was told maybe Monday, but by Tuesday for sure.

  2. #2
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    Happiness is a new welder!
    I know your pain......I sit not far from a machine that hopefully will fill the spot where a nasty old Red thing sits now.

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    that do you mean, "nasty old Red thing???

  4. #4
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    If I had to wager a guess if say he's talking about a Lincoln machine.

    New to welding but I know most people who weld are pretty partial to one or the other. You're either all for the Lincoln red or the Miller blue.

  5. #5
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    Oh yeah, my cheapie harbor freight 110 mig is blue too, but that doesn't count.

    And I have to give the cheapie credit, although it will never run with a Miller, for the$100 I spent and for what it is, i'm really happy with it. But its time for bigger and better.

  6. #6
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    Do have tank and wire ready ?? Power outlet all set ? All systems go !

  7. #7
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    go from a POS machine to a real machine and you wont believe the difference. like night and day. super smooth wire feeding. like putting power steering in a 50s car.

  8. #8
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    I do think i'm ready. I don't have bottles, but I'll get them from the guy I ordered the welder from. As well as wire from him too. I just got done wiring up a new load center and 220 outlet in the garage yesterday, so that part is done.

    Lol, that 50's car comparison is funny but accurate i'm sure. In high school I was naive enough to believe it when I was told I cold get an extra tenth second in the quarter of I cut my power steerng belt on my old nova. I did it and got a work out for a couple weeks.

    The only bad part is, after buying the welder, the bottle and wire I may be too broke to afford metal to weld with it!

  9. #9
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    Jimmy,
    Steel at the scrap yard is $0.25 per pound where I live. Drop ten dollars and you will have plenty of material to practice on. Good luck.
    Nick

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmydoc1 View Post
    ...You're either all for the Lincoln red or the Miller blue.
    I have both. The inverter machine is a hybrid - its purple (Thermal Arc). Now if I could just get a green or yellow Migmaster 250 I'd be all set.
    Miller stuff:
    Dialarc 250 (1974 vintage)
    Syncrowave 250
    Spot welder (Dayton badged)

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