11 years ago
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? Lincoln
350MP 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
The product has to be 100% spatter free- it gets sand blasted and
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.
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?