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which welder to buy

Postby donald » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:06 pm

need to replace my centruy wire welder, looking at either Hobart spoolrunner 100 vs miller 211. miller has the auto set feed but is it a gemick or bill deal? 120volt is important.
does anybody have or worked with both and have a opion ?
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Re: which welder to buy

Postby Farmwelding » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:55 pm

Use a 211 at high school and the auto set is actually pretty good. I've had no trouble with the machine.
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Re: which welder to buy

Postby cj737 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:28 pm

On most machines I’ve used, Autoset gets you close (sometimes) but experience is still required to know whether it’s right or not.
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Re: which welder to buy

Postby LtBadd » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:30 pm

Both of the Miller and Lincoln dual voltage MIG units are the real deal, (I know you didn't ask about Lincoln) I have the Lincoln 180 dual voltage at work and have used it with FCAW-s wire, works great. Have talked with, and read on this forum, others who have used and like the Miller as well.
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