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    I have another question... Is there any advantage in getting the 230/460/575V unit over the 208/230V? The 208/230 comes with a plug, however I will probably change to my 30A twist-lock plug... the 230/460/575V may have more resale value as an industrial machine, but costs $60 more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlenC:322683
    I have another question... Is there any advantage in getting the 230/460/575V unit over the 208/230V? The 208/230 comes with a plug, however I will probably change to my 30A twist-lock plug... the 230/460/575V may have more resale value as an industrial machine, but costs $60 more...
    Well first I would ask you what your power is at your shop. Also, I would note that the mm252 uses more more power then your 30 amp plug can handle.

    I have successfully ran my 251 off a 30 amp breaker for small stuff but it isn't recommended. Just something to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kize View Post
    I cant remember anyone complaining that they purchased a machine too big for their use. As a hobbyist, I was in a similar position when shopping for a mig. I fretted for days about machines and features. I picked up a Miller 251 and 30A spool gun for aluminum/stainless. I have never regretted it. It has been a workhorse. You would be happy with the 252. The price stings a little but goes away quickly when you start using it.
    Ditto to that. As the Car guys always say, "There's no substitute for cubic inches". Might as well bite the bullet. Way I figure, the machine will pay for itself on the first time you have the capacity to use it. Might as well be Happy!

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    My mistake on the 30A... I have the 50A in the garage now for the old Miller Econo-twin HF... With my new Dynasty 200DX and Hypertherm 45, 30A will be added...

    It's onething to think about resale, but it's a tool!!! If you buy the right one it will be the last one, for the most part
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    Okay, another thought .... what is the functional difference between the 251 and 252...??? I could get a used 251 with a 30A gun for about $400 less than the "NEW" 252.... I don't really see much aluminum in the near future, but who knows...
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    I went to the Miller dealer, said I wanted to buy my last MIG ever. He sold me a 252. It makes me look good! The machine makes up for my shortcomings in skill. At the pellet mill the landlord is responsible for some part of the infrastructure. His employees have a neglected 251. It sits idle months at a time, while they bring in an engine welder and stick everything. No one seems to like it. Of course the mill also has a 252 they never use, it is screwed up, even the expert can't do anything with it.

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    Default I want a new MIG!!!

    Go 252!

    Just realize what you are buying-a transformer based mig.

    You may want to look at others that are inverter based for the same $$.

    Either way you will not be disappointed with the 252

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    Inverter arc is something I have become accustomed to and much prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FusionKing View Post
    Inverter arc is something I have become accustomed to and much prefer.
    So maybe the thing to do is wait and watch for a deal on a used MM350P ... This would be an awesome unit to have
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlenC View Post
    So maybe the thing to do is wait and watch for a deal on a used MM350P ... This would be an awesome unit to have
    If you are willing to invest the money... I can certainly recommend the MM350P...
    You will not be disappointed...
    it is one fine MIG machine...
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