Lincoln 210 mp vs Miller 215

When referring to the big boys in the welding industry, Lincoln and Miller are two names that shouldn’t be far from your lips. These welding machine giants have repeatedly proven that they are worthy of competing against each other and they both deserve the number one position.

 

Today, we will be focusing on two products, the Lincoln 210 mp and the miller 215. We want to show you what makes these two welding machines stand out from the rest, how to identify these machines, and the differences, similarities, and uses of these two machines.

 

Lincoln 210 mp

What is the Lincoln 210 mp Welder?

Multipurpose welders are fast becoming popular, and Lincoln is in no way ready to take the back seat. The Lincoln 210 mp is what you can call the all in one welder. It can perform four welding functions. With the Lincoln 210 welder, it doesn’t matter whether you desire a welder that can perform MIG, TIG, stick, or flux-cored welding or all of these welding operations. The Lincoln 210 has got you covered.

 

This welder is for people looking for an all in one solution to all their welding needs. It is suitable for the amateur welder, veteran welders, the handymen, small scale industrial work, and people who weld for fun or as hobbies.

 

What makes the Lincoln 210 mp Welder Special

You don’t have to be a Welding Expert.

The Lincoln 210 mp Welder is for every person with a welding experience; it doesn’t matter if you are a professional or a novice. It features a colored display screen that guides you through the entire process of how to set up and use the welder. You can connect it both to your home and several industrial outlets. Also you do not need to be a tech or welding guru to use this welder since you do not need to cram the more advanced settings.

 

Since four welding processes can be performed on this one machine, switching between TIG, MIG, stick welding, or flux-cored welding is a breeze. You only need to connect the torch and ground clamp to the right position, check that the gas is properly connected, and then select the welding process to you want to perform. After this, you can start welding

 

It’s Easy to Move Around

We are in an age where technology means the smaller the better, not to mention lighter, and more portable. Long gone are the days where bigger means better. Today a small welder can perform the same if not better than a bigger one. The Lincoln 210 welder ways only 40 pounds, which means you do not need a lifting machine to get it in position. It also supports inverter technology and can be used with a portable generator.

 

It’s the King of Versatility

With the Versatility in power use and support for several welding processes, the Lincoln 210 is effortlessly the king of Versatility. The Versatility extends to

  1. Power

Recall that we mentioned that the Lincoln 210 could be used for household and industrial power outlets; this means you can connect it to your regular household 120V outlet to generate a power output of 20-140 Amps. For jobs that require more power, you can connect it to a 230V outlet to generate an output of 20-220Amps.

  1.     Users

You will also love that the Lincoln 210 can be used by any welder for any welding process. It can also be used anywhere, and it can be used with different welding electrode for different welding processes.

 

Specifications table

 

  Input Power

 

115/230/1/60

 

  Input Voltage

 

120V/230V

 

  Rated Output Voltage

 

120V: 100A/19.0 with a duty cycle of 40% , 

230V: 200A/24V with a duty cycle of 25%.

 

  Input Current

 

15A , 14.7A.

 

  Output Current Range

 

120V: 20-140 Amps DC, Max. OCV : 56, 230V: 20-220 Amps DC, Max. OCV : 56

 

  Wire Feed Speed Range

 

50-500 ipm (1.3-12.7 m/min)

 

  Net Weight 

 

40.00lb (18.14 kg).

 

 

  Dimensions

 

14 in x 10.75 in x 19 in.

 

  Solid Wire Size Range

 

 

0.25 – 0.35 in (0.6 – 0.9 mm)

 

 

  Cored Wire Size Range

 

0.35 – 0.45 in (0.9 – 1.2 mm).

Here is a list of some accessories you get when you purchase the Lincoln 210 welder

  •       Two input cables; 120V and 230V each
  •       Cables and clam for welding
  •       Spindle Adapter
  •       Gas Regulator and Hose; both adjustable
  •       Gas and Gasless Nozzles
  •       Holder for the Electrode and a lead Assembly
  •       Gun cable liner
  •       A 10ft magnum-pro gun

Pros 

  •       The welder can perform four different welding processes
  •       It supports dual voltage input 
  •       It comes with two fans that work to prevent overheating
  •       Inverter technology, the ability to run using a generator, and its portable size make it easy to be transported and suitable to be used anywhere.

Cons

  •       The Lincoln 210 welder cannot carry out TIG Aluminum welding operations since it can only perform DC welding. Whereas to TIG weld aluminum, you require an AC welder.
  •       This welder is more expensive than several other welders in its class.

 

Miller 215

Introduction to the Miller 215 Welder

Like the Lincoln 210 welder, which we recently discussed, the miller 215 welder is a multipurpose welding machine. It can carry out several functions like DC TIG, MIG, Stick, and flux-cored welding. It is also suitable for both amateurs and professionals and can be used for a variety of jobs like domestic repairs, industrial work and more.

 

Notable features of the Miller 215 Welder

Here are some of the notable features of the miller 215 welder

 

The Miller 215 makes your Job Easy.

The Miller 215 welder comes with a functional LCD. This display is there to make the setup process a breeze. Some of the features that make setup so easy include

  1. Auto-Set Elite

With this feature, whether you are a veteran welder or a novice, you don’t have to worry about setting up the machine. The machine works you through the process; you only need to know the working criteria. These criteria will include what type of material you are working on and the thickness of the material. The system will also require you to answer questions like the welding process you intend to carry out and the diameter of the wire you intend to use. The answer you give will enable the machine to determine the proper weld parameters.

 

Additional features to help make things easy.

There is a setup manual included on the side door unit. There are also knobs to help you get the perfect volts and wire feed speed that you need. An auto spool gun feature is also present to help detect if a spool gun or MIG gun is connected. Together with two gas inputs for ether MIG and TIG; the Miller 215 sure makes welding seem easy.

 

It was made for Versatility

The Versatility of this welder cannot be over-emphasized. Is it the ability to carry out four different welding processes with only the touch of a button or the fact that it can be used by both amateur and professionals? The Miller 215 welder also makes it able for you to weld with two different power sources. This way, whether you are welding on a 120V or 250V power source, you don’t need to bother looking for another welder.

 

Other Notable features

Portability

The Miller 215 is portable, since it was built using inverter technology; it can be moved from one welding site to another. With a weight of just 38 pounds, this machine can easily be connected to a generator.

Smooth Start Feature

The smooth start feature is intended to guarantee that your welds will always be perfect. The motor in this welder starts slow and then moves on to go at the average pace. This is intended to create a smooth arc with little to no splatter.

Quick Select Drive Roll

This feature allows you to select the type of groove you want through the welders angled drive system. There are two substantial wire sizes you can choose from, or you can select the flux-cored wire option.

 

Miller 215 Specfiications

  Input Voltage

 

120V/240V

 

  Input Current

 

15A , 14.7A.

 

 

  Welding Amerage Range

 

 

20-230A

 

  Wire Feed Speed Range

 

 

60-600 ipm (1.5-15.2 m/min)

 

  Net Weight 

 

38.00lb (17.2 kg).

 

 

 

  Dimensions

 

 

12.5 in x 11.25 in x 20.5 in.

 

 

  Spool Gun compatibility

 

 

Spoolmate 100, spool mate 150

 

 

  What’s in the Box of the Miller 215

  • Two 6.5ft power cords and adapter cable, one 120V and the other 240V.
  • A work cable, Electrode holder, the work cable is 10ft while the electrode holder is 13ft.
  • Gun to MIG welding
  • Gauge to check the thickness of the material and another gauge that regulates the flow of Argon with a hose.
  • Hook and Loop cord wraps

 

 

Pros

  •       Guesswork is Eliminated due to its advanced auto-set function
  •       It has the ability to Carry out multiple welding processes
  •       Fan on Demand feature is present
  •       Welding of thicker materials is comfortable up to 3/8 inches thick

 

Cons

  •       TIG welding of Aluminium is impossible
  •       Spool gun and other TIG kit have to be purchased separately.

 

Side by Side Differences; the Miller 215 and Lincoln 210

The Miller 215 and Lincoln 210, as we have seen, are almost the same. They have several features that match each other; they are both portable welders and can carry out multiple welding processes. Both have easy to use feature and both have fans that turn on when needed. However, there are still some very notable differences. These differences become pronounced when you are required to carry out detailed jobs.

 

Comparison table

 

Lincoln 210

Miller 215

Welding Processes

Flux cored, MIG, DC stick, DC TIG

Flux cored, MIG, DC stick, DC TIG

Spool Gun

Sold separately

Sold separately

Net Weight

40lb

38lb

Dimensions

12.5 in x 11.25 in x 20.5 in.

 

4 in x 10.75 in x 19 in.

 

Wire feed speed range

50-500 ipm

60-600 ipm

Weld Thickness for mild steel

5/16”

3/8”

Input Voltage

120V or 230V

120V or 240V

Max Amperage

210 Amps

230 Amps

 

 

Both of these welders are competent and durable. They both come with cooling fans, but the Lincoln 210 has two fans. So it should perform a better job of keeping the welder cool while it’s in use. All in all, these two welders are great buys no matter your choice.

David Ferguson
 

A professional and passionate welder, a writer who loves to write about the welding and plasma cutting tools. In this site, you will get all the information about welding tools in depth. Just share your feedback and suggestion that will help the website to grow more. Find me: Facebook

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