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    Millermatic 141 vs 211

    Are both machines inverter based? I find it odd that Miller lists the 141 at 13 lbs heavier than the 211.

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    Re: Millermatic 141 vs 211

    Quote Originally Posted by wch View Post
    Are both machines inverter based? I find it odd that Miller lists the 141 at 13 lbs heavier than the 211.
    the Latest 211 is an inverter.

    The original / older 211 is a transformer. (Love mine)
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    Re: Millermatic 141 vs 211

    The current 211 is inverter based. The 141 is a transformer based machine.
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    Re: Millermatic 141 vs 211

    Thank you Dan. That is the info I was looking for. I had decided that a 110 welder would be enough for me but if that is the case I will go ahead and get a 211.

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    Re: Millermatic 141 vs 211

    I have owned both. Depending on your use the 141 may be all you need but as they say “you can’t use amps you don’t buy”. Most guys end up welding more than they expect at first.

    I think you will be glad you bought the 211.
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    Re: Millermatic 141 vs 211

    i have a lincoln transformer 110v 125amp and still bought the miller 211 transformer machine. 110v for my body work cause its mainly sheet metal , anything heavier, my 211. buy the 211 first and then if you see using it on thinner stuff, buy a used 110v. u still have the 211 for thicker
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    Re: Millermatic 141 vs 211

    Quote Originally Posted by wch View Post
    Thank you Dan. That is the info I was looking for. I had decided that a 110 welder would be enough for me but if that is the case I will go ahead and get a 211.
    The exploded view in the downloadable parts manual, for the 141, shows a main power transformer and a stabilizer (choke). You won't find either of these components in the parts manual for the current 211.


    I've ran very few 120 volt units, especially in a transformer based unit, that are capable of legitimately handling 1/8" mild steel with solid wire. Most are a touch on the cold side.
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    Re: Millermatic 141 vs 211

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    The exploded view in the downloadable parts manual, for the 141, shows a main power transformer and a stabilizer (choke). You won't find either of these components in the parts manual for the current 211.


    I've ran very few 120 volt units, especially in a transformer based unit, that are capable of legitimately handling 1/8" mild steel with solid wire. Most are a touch on the cold side.

    Thank you Dan !

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    Re: Millermatic 141 vs 211

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    The exploded view in the downloadable parts manual, for the 141, shows a main power transformer and a stabilizer (choke). You won't find either of these components in the parts manual for the current 211.


    I've ran very few 120 volt units, especially in a transformer based unit, that are capable of legitimately handling 1/8" mild steel with solid wire. Most are a touch on the cold side.
    True. Hard wire on a 110 machine in 1/8 needs CO2 for the gas and no scale

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    Re: Millermatic 141 vs 211

    I bought a 211 Transformer when they first hit the market. I almost had to use my engine hoist to get it up on the cart.Big differents in weight.I took the sheet medal off a couple of weeks ago to blow it out Just looking at that transformer in there made me stop looking at the Inverter 211.

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