First let me say I came back to this group after 5 + years and I see Ernie is still here spreading his wisdom. Awesome.
My dilemma: I want to by a pulsed MIG, but not sure which one? Lincoln350MP or millermatic 350P. This is not a blue vs. red post, please!
My current machine is a millermatic 210 ( C25 gas .035 wire)and I weld hot rolled mild steel 1/8" to 1/4" and some C channels; pretty much production.
The product has to be 100% spatter free- it gets sand blasted and powder coated. We spend a lot of time cleaning spatter. I do not like anti spatter sprays because it seems ( to me ) that it make the weld beads porous, I can not have that.
I realize that the mm210 is a short circuit process and it will always produce spatter. I hope by going with pulsed MIG and getting spray transfer I will minimize spatter.
Question: millers 350P and lincoln350 MP both cost about the same.
Lincoln advertise its machine as MIG pulsed MIG stick and TIG capable, but I do not need TIg and stick.
Milers machine seems to be an inverter type power supply. it weight only 180 pound or so vs. the Lincoln at 255.
Those of you that used pulsed mig please share your opinion. Which route should I go?