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Any suggestions where to get a good price price on a Miller MIG welder? I had free use of a Millermatic Passport for the past year and I have to give it back. I like the machine and I'm thinking of getting a Millermatic 211. Nothing too heavy duty but enough for garage fab work. KMS has them at list price.

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I bought the 211 w/ autoset at KMS during their past welding sale month, I think it was 1100. My first MIG welder and its awesome, been using it for a fair bit of bodywork lately. Not sure when they'll do that sale again but it might be worth waiting for it.
 

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I picked up my auto-set 211 from KMS at their 3 day sale about 9 months ago. It was $960.00. I also got the matching cart that was another $80.00 a month later during the 3 day sale. Having the miller cart is well worth the money. The machine is well made and easy to use, I just have not had the time to use it much.
 

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$960!? thats a killer deal. usually they're around 1100 or 1050. i got mine there way back for 1050 with cart. love it.
 

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Any suggestions where to get a good price price on a Miller MIG welder? I had free use of a Millermatic Passport for the past year and I have to give it back. I like the machine and I'm thinking of getting a Millermatic 211. Nothing too heavy duty but enough for garage fab work. KMS has them at list price.

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I remember a lordco employee on this board saying they were going to be a dealer. If you knew someone that got employee discount would probably be cheap. I bought two used millers and never had a problem with either.
 

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just watch craigslist. decent welders come up often. people buy them with intentions of doing serious fab work at home..... 2 years later it's had 2 hours of use on it and it's taking up space in the garage.
 

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Picked up a Miller 211 at KMS. Played around with some 1/8" scraps for fun. "Auto Set" is a bit gimmicky but it's a nice machine to run. Using 240 V so it's supposed to weld up to 3/8". More than I usually need.
 

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Interesting. The machine came with a 2 lb roll of Hobart wire, which I was using, and I bought a 10 lb roll of Blue Shield wire at KMS too. Will have to see if there is a difference. Didn't check where it was made.
 

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We went through about a roll every 2 days at work of cheap wire. The only difference I noticed depended on how clean the base metals were. Be interesting to see how you make out.
 

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i bought a 211 back in 2010, build a few things with it including 2 trailers, 2 12lb rolls later its been an awsome machine, you wont be disapointed with it!
 
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