View Full Version : T/A 185 - Hey Aaron
Aaron, talk me out of this or into this.;)
My T/A 185 is just sitting there in the shop hardly getting used and I'm using the MM175 for most stuff. What I really need is a MM210 for capacity sake etc.
Do you regret dumping your tig for the 251? I'm thinking it's time to sell the tig and reinvest some of the money in a 210, then sell the 175 and take that money, plus the difference from the 185 to 210 and just use it for more material and other shop needs.
05-06-2004, 11:17 PM
dude, for me sellin the tig is a SIN.......YOU WILL END UP KICKING YOUR SELF ! just my thoughs....
05-07-2004, 08:39 AM
Regret it? Are you joking?
Obviously you have never used a MM251. :rolleyes: :D
I have access to the SW250's we have at work, so any TIG work I just take to work. But honestly, that has happened only once since I traded. Now, I used to take all my heavy MIG stuff to work, which was a pain in the (you get the picture), and was occuring about every other week. I use my MM251 at least weekly, usually more. My T/A sat in the shop for weeks untouched.
I'd do it again in a second.
Now, in all honestly, I would still like to have a TIG, but I'll probably just get a 150A DC-only machine. First up is the plasma cutter, tho.
Thanks Aaron, that's kind of what I figured. I'd love to keep the tig, but mine ends up doing the same thing, just sitting there in the corner.
I think I'll settle for a 210 with spool gun though, I don't know if I need the capacity of the 251. Is there any difference in handling between the 210 and 251? Or is it just capacity?
05-07-2004, 10:52 PM
I'd have to say yes, but it's only a guess, as I've never used a MM210. I'm saying this because the MM210 is a tapped machine, and the MM251 is an infinite adjustment machine.
The MM210 w/ spoolgun costs about the same as the MM251. The 251 gives you more top end, and more duty cycle, but probably not worth the extra $$ for most users.
I use a lot of heavy steel, and I had also used a MM251 and was quite impressed. When the opportunity presented itself to get a 251, I jumped, and I haven't looked back.
Thanks Aaron. That's exactly the type of candid feedback I was looking for.
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