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Farmwelding wrote:Okay so want to learn only mig welding. Well I'll tell you this. Mig is great for the stuff you described cars and stuff but I recommended something like the power mig 210mp from Lincoln. You get a lot of power for mig and you get stick. And later of you want you can do some lift arc tig or get a foot pedal for some high feequency tig. It is about 1100 dollars so a little more than what you want to spend but I think it is worth it. If you say that stick welding isn't going to be useful for you fair enough. I have used a 211 and a 130 from Miller and I will tell you they are some great machines. You said you were looking at the 190 from Miller but I'm gonna tell you to go with the 211. The 211 is multi voltage and the 190 isn't so if you want to do some repairs in a buddies garage and he's only got 110 then you can do that. The price difference isn't too bad especially with a $100 dollar rebate going on right now.
WVJay wrote: All the reading I have done, it seem the multi process machines are a compromise, doing everything ok but not great. I was hoping to do one machine in the beginning that was good at MIG. Just a thought, If there is a better way I would love to hear it.
WVJay wrote:Thanks CJ, I appreciate the advice. I may be going in a different direction. Since my friend with the race car already has a MIG, I thought about getting a TIG and hoping I could catch on welding on mild steel and tubing. Probably a tall challenge! Will have to wait and see. Was leaning toward the Lincoln SW 200, everyone seems to have a high opinion of it. Then if finances warrant it later get a dedicated MIG.