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Comparing the Millermatic 211 and ESAB EM 210

Comparing the Millermatic 211 and ESAB EM 210

Welders looking for a new MIG welder on sale have their work cut out for them researching the many new machines on the market. This month we’re comparing two of our bestselling machines from Baker’s Gas and Welding: Miller’s Millermatic 211 and the ESAB EM 210 for MIG welding.

Both promise smooth MIG welding, accessible features for welders of all skill levels, and excellent value. Here’s a brief comparison of the major features offered in each machine:

What Both Miller and ESAB Offer

Starting out with the basics, Miller and ESAB both offer 3 year warranties with their welders. They offer basic safety features on their machines that utilize fans to minimize debris and prevent thermal overloads. Welders in need of versatility will benefit from both machines offering 120 and 240 V power options.

ESAB MIG vs. Miller Autoset

ESAB has revolutionized the portability of welders with this EM 210. This welder is an inverter-based welding system that comes ready to tackle steel, stainless and aluminum. Features professional-grade arc like characteristics and full featured digital controls which enable fine-tuning of the arc performance to deliver the most superior welds.

The Millermatic 211’s posses an Autoset feature which is very convenient. Welders can enter its parameters to include the type of wire and the type of gas being used. Once you dial in the thickness of the material you’re welding, you’ll be ready to go. The welder will assist you with the welds. These wire and gas combinations improve the accuracy of the settings and the quality of your weld.

ESAB vs. Miller Display and Design Features

The EM 210's display screen is part digital and part dial, making it a breeze to set up precise parameters for welding. The Millermatic is operated with intuitive dials and controls that simplify setting up your machine. Both machines have improved on past display options, adding increased clarity, while maintaining designs and options that are familiar to welders.

Comparing Rated Output for ESAB and Miller

The Millermatic welds at 120 V: 115 A at 19.8 VDC with a 20% duty cycle and 240 V: 150 A at 21.5 VDC with a 40% duty cycle, giving it a slight edge in terms of duty cycle, but still offering a similar amount of power for welding compared to the ESAB. The EM 210 has a rated output of 90 A/18.5 V (115 V) at a 40% Duty Cycle and a 200 A/24 V (230 V) at a 15% Duty Cycle.

Welding Machine Weight Comparison

Both machines from Miller and ESAB are portable and come with roll cage designs that can protect the machines if they fall over or are dropped. ESAB’s EM 210 weighs in at 29 pounds, while the Millermatic weighs 38 pounds. They have convenient carrying handles that make it easy to carry them around the shop or jobsite, with the EM 210 offering five different handles.

Find the Millermatic and ESAB EM 210 on Sale

The Millermatic 211 and ESAB EM 210 are among the industry leaders in the MIG welder market, offering compact, sturdy machines that are portable and versatile, welding a variety of material types. You’ll find some of the most competitive prices, free bonus offers, easily added accessories, and free ground shipping on most orders at Baker’s Gas and Welding.

Learn more about the ESAB EM 210 and Millermatic 211.

Ed Cyzewski