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I know its been covered before, but guys I need help. Been looking at the MM175, MMDVI, and the MM210. I'm starting to lean towards the MMDVI what do you guys think.
 

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If you've read what has been covered before, you should have your answer. Only reason for DVI is if you want to be able to do 220V and 120V - otherwise the MM210 is the way to go.
 

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Why do you say the MM210 is the way to go the MMDVI will weld the same thickness and give the versitility of 115V . I was never much impressed with the answer just because:)
 

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The DVI has less duty cycle than the 210. It dosent have to be a Miller necessarily either. The other flavors work good too. I have a recent Hobart 210- and all the guts (drive rolls, gun, motor, ect are all miller parts)
 

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I just bought a DVI last week:D I thought the 210 was nice because of the duty cycle. But I needed 110 & 220. I already had a Lincoln 175(220) which i don't really care for and I was going to buy a miller 135(110) Now I can get rid of piece of shit lincoln. In my opinion the DVI is the best bang for your buck
 

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Nordic1 said:
I bought a DVI last night... I have 120v now and 220v soon but I wanted to be able to run either
TRIPLE COOL, WHAT WAS THE DAMAGE?
 

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I have the MillerMatic 175 and it does whatever job I require well. However, if I had the money at the time, I would have bought the 210.
 

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Todd W said:
None, powermig 255 :) I love mine. :D
Same here, great welder. Does everything I need it to, and makes me look like I know what I'm doing.
Chad
 

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silverbackcustoms said:
PAtoy
Why do you say the MM210 is the way to go the MMDVI will weld the same thickness and give the versitility of 115V . I was never much impressed with the answer just because:)
Note (below) that the DVI is using 220V operation is only 40% duty cycle at 150amps where the 210 is 60% duty cycle at 160 amps. And you're only getting 20% duty cycle at 90 amps on the 115V operation. By the way, with my MM250X, I'm getting 200amps at 60% duty cycle - so I'm getting better than 80% duty cycle down around the 150~160 amp range.

So you're not getting the duty cycle and at 115V you're really not going to be able to do much of anything without bumping into the limit. I've worked with a 115V 90amp unit. You can weld with it, but you spend an awful lot of time standing around waiting for the unit to cool down between beads.

And my comment was that if you had already read everything, that you'd know that the general consensus was that you should go for the 210. I was referrring to all the previous discussions rather than rehashing them all.

BUT it all depends on what you are trying to do. The DVI just wouldn't cut it for me, but if you really need the 115V then it is the model for you. I just don't see any reason to have 115V.

MM210
Specifications

Input Power
Requires 1-Phase Power
Rated Output

160 Amps at 24.5 VDC, 60% duty cycle
Welding Amperage Range

30 - 210 Amps
Wire Speed

35 - 700 IPM (0.9 - 17.8 m/min)
Net Weight

200 lb (91 kg)

MMDVI
Specifications

Input Power
Requires 1-phase power
Rated Output

230 V operation: 150A at 23 VDC, 40% Duty Cycle
115 V operation: 90A at 18 VDC, 20% Duty Cycle
Welding Amperage Range

30 - 175 Amps
Wire Speed

50 - 600 IPM (1.3 - 15.2 m/min)
Net Weight

168 lb (76.2 kg)
 

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Aces'n'8s said:
I have the MillerMatic 175 and it does whatever job I require well. However, if I had the money at the time, I would have bought the 210.
second on this

i have a mm172 (almost the same as the mm175) and never let me down for any job but i ll change for 210 or 251 any time

the 175 its nice for its portability but i rarely move outside the shop

just my 2 cents
 
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