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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 17th, 19, 9:20 PM Thread Starter
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Miller Multimatic 220 or ESAB Rebel 205

I really like these all in one welders. I am a complete n00b to welding, I have limited space, but I'd like to get something. Right now these are on sale locally for $3750 CAD for the Rebel and $3889 for the Miller. That's roughly $2800 USD for the Rebel.

Obviously the big seller for me is the AC TIG options so I can TIG aluminum.

From what I've read, the Miller might seem to be more beginner friendly, while the Rebel seems to be able to do just a little bit more. Plus it's cheaper.

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Re: Miller Multimatic 220 or ESAB Rebel 205

I am partial to Miller equipment, I have a MIG, TIG and Plasma cutter. They have never failed me and parts are easy to get should you need them. There is a good comparison video on the two machines on YouTube that you should check out. The Miller has what they call "pro quickset" for welding which will help properly set up the machine as well as adjustable drive rolls for MIG which is handy.

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Re: Miller Multimatic 220 or ESAB Rebel 205

I watched that video, among others. One video said the auto "pro quickset" had too high of amperage and he dialed it back. Without the experience, it's tough for me to know what's the best value.

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Re: Miller Multimatic 220 or ESAB Rebel 205

I am not a professional welder so I took a TIG class years ago after a friend showed me the basics on a Miller Syncrowave 250. MIG is quite easy and TIG takes practice to master. Not sure about the quickset features that most machines seem to have these days. Seems like it would get you close in settings but after some experience you can figure it out. Again, I like Miller. Have never weldes with the ESAB machines so I cant say anything about them with authority. I have used Lincoln as well but still prefer Miller. Looks like most of the entry level machines these days are inverter which awesome in my opinion. The Syncrowave mentioned above comes in at several hundred pounds while my Dynasty 200 comes in at about 60 lbs.

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