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Old March 28th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by BMFmike View Post
What MIG's do you use at JCR?
We have 1 Lincoln 215 and 2 255's.

I would recommend the 215 as the best bargin. You can sometimes find them for ~$1400 if your local supply will match online prices.

Benefits over the Ironman would be:
15' welding lead as opposed to 10'
The 215 has an all metal drive assembly (unsure on the Ironman)
At 170 amps the 215 has a 70&#37; duty cycle... The Ironman is 40% at 150amps.

I don't know how much you plan on using it at once, so duty cycle may not be a concern?

Also check cost of consumables for each model.
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