Upgraded to 220V Machine - Glad I Did
I owned a 110 V machine for a while, it seemed to work fine on the highest setting. Of course, while using the machine, I could not have any other power tools going at the same time (heater) or it would trip the breaker. I was actually thinking of running a seperated wire & breaker for the machine, then thought about it and instead ran wire and installed a breaker for a 220V recepticle. I was easily able to sell my 110V machine, and I ended up getting a Lincoln pro mig 180. Wow! for the extra $100.00, what a difference. The arc is alot smoother and crisp, and it feels nice to actually dial heat down, instaed of up.
110V migs are nice, but the extra $100.00 or so, and installing a 220V recepticle is definitely worth getting a 220V machine.