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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wade57, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. wade57
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
    Posts: 165

    wade57
    Member
    from BC Canada

    Hi guys. 3 years i bought a miller 180 with auto set, and 375 xtreme plasma cutter. Both of them are great machines. just wonderin what kind of welders you guys are useing
     
  2. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,982

    Dreddybear
    Member

    Miller's all you need.
     
  3. 53sled
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 5,819

    53sled
    Member
    from KCMO

    I'd love to learn to TIG. I have a little Hobart 125 and a big Lincoln arc welder for heavy stuff. I am looking for an acetylene setup so I can hammer weld. Tempted to try a HF unit for little practice panels.
     
  4. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
    Alliance Vendor

    I have a little Lincoln SP125 Mig plus for sheetmetal. The infinite adjustments are awesome.

    A Hobart Iron Man 210 Mig for the bigger stuff

    A Lincoln Square wave Tig for all the detail stuff and sheetmetal.
     

  5. 1970malibu
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
    Posts: 140

    1970malibu
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Millermatic 211 with auto-set. Great welder. Would really like to get a TIG welder one of these days though.
     
  6. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,153

    Mr48chev
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Lincoln 175 mig and an ancient Forney arc welder that you have to pull the leads and move them to a new plug in to change settings on. There is nothing to heavy for that welder to handle though if you can get the amps to it. I've got a Harris torch setup that I've had for 35 years but want a Victor J28 torch to weld sheet metal so I can hammerweld it when I want to. I used those in a muffler shop and they are easy to control as you go and a lot lighter weight than most welding torches.
     
  7. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 441

    toolman1967
    Member

    Two Millers. I have had Hobarts, Lincolns and a Craftsman and I am sold on the Miller.

    150 Millermatic MIG ( about 14 years old and runs great )
    Syncrowave 200 TIG ( 4 years and loving it )
    375 Extreme coming soon!
     
  8. lehr
    Joined: May 13, 2004
    Posts: 602

    lehr
    Member

    Esab 252 tig and miller matic 200 mig.

    Pat
     
  9. lincoln Tig! Must be a slow news day!
     
  10. Funny, besides Miller/Hobart i didn't know there were any other welders.
     
  11. clockwork31
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 439

    clockwork31
    Member

    Millermatic 180 auto set and Millermatic 210, only the best!
     
  12. telecaster_6
    Joined: Dec 8, 2001
    Posts: 558

    telecaster_6
    Member
    from Dorr, Mi

    Miller Diversion 165 Tig. I have a sp 140 mig, but i never use it anymore. I have a welding engineering degree from Ferris State, and i've run every machine you could ever imagine, and for the money, the little diversion Tig's run better than machines 4 times the cost. I couldnt be happier.
     
  13. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,343

    FalconMan
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Minnesota

    Miller all the way !!

    Millermatic 210 MIG
    Syncrowave 200 TIG
    375 xtreme Plasma
     
  14. 3 blue; tig, mig, plasma. 1 red sp125
     
  15. worn shoes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2007
    Posts: 310

    worn shoes
    Member

    Miller- matic 210, Dynasty 200 DX and Miller 375 plasma
     
  16. John 79
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 926

    John 79
    Member
    from Sweden

    ESAB is the shit!
    And at work there is Fronius all the way.
     
  17. telecaster_6
    Joined: Dec 8, 2001
    Posts: 558

    telecaster_6
    Member
    from Dorr, Mi

    Fronius some neat features, like their cold metal transfer, but are WAY too expensive.
     
  18. The Brudwich
    Joined: Oct 3, 2005
    Posts: 788

    The Brudwich
    Member

    I've always had great luck with all my Miller machines.

    Miller 125c Plasma Cutter
    Miller Cricket MIG
    Miller Millermatic 175 MIG
    Miller Syncrowave 200 TIG

    I've heard great things from a fabricator friend about HTP machines. They're also made in the USA.
     
  19. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,202

    vtx1800
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I've got a Lincoln 220 stick welder, a Hobart 140 Handler, Purox O/A and a Henrob/Dillion coming in the mail from an old Army buddy in Georgia. I am just not ready to write the check for a Plasma or a TIG (yet).

    My wife welds more than I do (she does metal sculpture) and does a fair job of sticking junk together. I need more practice.
     
  20. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678

    gsport
    Member

    i sure like my miller 211 w/autoset... and duel voltage is a big plus
     
  21. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,899

    gimpyshotrods
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    All blue here, plasma and weld. Six units in total.
     
  22. Streetwerkz
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 718

    Streetwerkz
    Member

    Lincoln all the way here 3 migs & 1tig 1 Hypertherm plasma love them all!!
     
  23. Alex S. L.
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 75

    Alex S. L.
    BANNED

    Princess auto welders all the way. 200$ 220V MIG has worked flawlessly, even if it was built in a Chinese Gulag.
     
  24. funk 49
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 242

    funk 49
    Member

    Millermatic 250 mig and miller plasma,no complaints from either.
     
  25. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 481

    Mr cheater
    Member

    Lincoln 175 tig and a miller plasma cutter
     
  26. Bought my first Miller last year, a syncrowave 200 and man am I impressed....
     
  27. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827

    Gerg
    Member

    hobart 187 still learning how to weld
     
  28. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,249

    1971BB427
    Member
    from Oregon

    I've got a Miller 140 Autoset, and love it! Very convient to be able to plug it in anywhere I go.
     
  29. Skrap metal
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
    Posts: 362

    Skrap metal
    Member

    miller 252, miller spectrum 375 plasma, lincoln 175 tig
    love them all.
     
  30. roadster36
    Joined: Dec 9, 2002
    Posts: 139

    roadster36
    Member
    from Sonoma

    Lincoln SP-200 and a Lincoln Square Wave 275. Buy the best you can afford, it's an investment in yourself.
     

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