The Miller Millermatic 141 is one of the most modern welding tools that come as a great option for a variety of welding tasks, such as DIY projects, autobody, manufacturing, welding art, and some light-duty industrial applications.
Millermatic 141 is designed with the goal of excellent user experience and the state of the art control. For a professional, it is easy to handle such machines, and they can use any type of machine with ease to provide results that are perfect for that matter. For beginners though, the case is different, not all welders are easy to operate and handle by amateurs. This is what makes the Millermatic 141 such great piece equipment. It comes with the ease required for a new user or hobbyist, but at the same time, the results are at par with the results of professional welding machines.
On the other hand, The Millermatic 211 is another highly praised machine that works on a dual voltage. The welder is versatile enough to function on both MIG and Flux-cored processes and jobs. It has a lot of extra features along with a setup time that has been reduced and with well manufactured and designed parts. The Millermatic 211 is a powerful and versatile machine that gives you a wide range of functionality and flexibility. This welder is the perfect example of power packed in a compact body.
Millermatic 211 vs Millermatic 141
The Millermatic 211 and the Millermatic 141 are both amazing machines with great capabilities. How do they compare to each other? Let’s find out.
|Specification||Miller Millermatic 141||Miller Millermatic 211|
|Height||12.5 in.||12.5 in.|
|Length||20.5 in||20.5 in|
|Width||11.25 in||11.25 in|
|Duty cycle||20% at 90 ampere||40% @ 150A (240V) ) & 20% @ 115A (120V)|
|Input voltage||120 V||230V|
|Type of process||Flux core and MIG||Flux core and MIG|
|Weight||51 lbs.||38 lbs.|
|Thickness of weld||From 24 gauges to 3/16 in||From 24 gauges – 3/16 in (120v), and 24 gauges – 3/8 in (240V).|
|Speed range of wire feed||15-360 IPM||60-600 IPM|
|Amperage range of welding||30-140 A||30 to 230 A|
When put side by side, it can be seen that the Millermatic 211 is a lighter but more powerful machine as compared to the 141, when it comes to voltage input, speed range of wire feed, amperage range, and weld thickness. As it is a more advanced model compared to the Millermatic 141, it features a number of better specs.
For the Millermatic 141, the highly incredible feature that results in great ease of use is its auto-set control that welders in the 140 Amp class do not have. As soon as the auto-set control is activated, the blue light on the front panel turns on. After that, you simply have to choose the measurement of the wire and the material thickness right on the front of the welder. Now, you are all ready to start your welding project. This is a great way to save up on your time. This is even better for beginners who face difficulty in setting up the welder. With the Millermatic 141’s auto-set control feature, you do not need to go for manual setups anymore, which is really comfortable.
However, if you like to put in some physical effort in your welding tasks, you can decide to go for manual settings as well. With the Millermatic 141, the welder can weld both steel and stainless steel ranging from 24 gauge to 3/16 inch. For aluminum, this range is from 14 gauge to 18 gauge. It is slightly less powerful than some of the other inverter-based 140A welders since only flux core wire will give you the ability to reach a full 3/16 inch of penetration.
As for the Millermatic 211, the powerful feature is available in this machine as well. On the front side of the machine, you will find a couple of simple options that make setting it up a breeze. It gets you to welding in no time. First of all, the diameter is selected for the wire that ranges from 0.24″, 0.30″ and 0.35″. Once you select the diameter of the wire, a blue LED comes on by the right corner of the panel to indicate that Auto-set is in place. Then you choose the process type which has a total of five core actions. They include Flux-cored, MIG stainless steel, and MIG steel C25; which is for 25% carbon shielding gas, along with MIG steel C100 which is for 100% carbon shielding gas or MIG aluminum.
last but not least, the metal thickness is selected. Once you have completed your input, the auto-set feature works perfectly to do the welding job. As a user, it is nearly the most perfect user experience that you can get, along with the performance of the arc. The setup is much easier as well as faster compared to other machines on the market. It is simple to open and assemble. The wire drive system is well designed using cast aluminum and is slightly raised at an angle. It comes with a drive roll which has three grooves to make the wire change possible with the least effort.
The Millermatic 141 features an amperage range from 30A to 140A. The duty cycle for Millermatic 141 stands at 20% at 90A, and 100% at 40A. This means that the welding time at 90A is two minutes and the cooling downtime is 8 minutes long. The machine comes with a prevention mechanism that will make sure that you do not exceed the welding time.
The Millermatic 141 utilizes a 120V power supply, which means that it goes perfectly with the standard residential voltage supply. However, you should know that it is not going to work with generators.
With regards to the 211, it is a dual voltage machine which means that it can be used for both residential 120 V as well as 240V power input. This makes it suitable for all kinds of environments. This means that you can use it indoors as well as outdoors and with the generators as well. This makes it beneficial if you weld in different environments.
It is designed in a way that makes it really easy to switch between the two modes. You just simply need to plug it in, and the machine understands automatically what input you are using. No extra tools are needed to do the replacing and it can be done within seconds. The weld for a 120V can be around 24ga – 3/16″ steel, and 18ga – 1/8″ for aluminum in during a single pass. The duty cycle is pretty decent; 20% @115A. At 240V input, the weld can be expected around 24ga – 3/8″ for steel and 18ga – 3/8″ for aluminum. The duty cycle is decent here as well, which is 40% @150A. It also has a user-controlled power cooling system which either the user turns on or it turns on itself when the welder needs to be cooled. This is present for the reduction of waste energy as well as noise reduction.
The Millermatic 141 incorporates a number of advanced features. If you are going to deal with mild steel, the Millermatic 141 comes with pre-set mild steel settings. The drive roll is really easy to switch between wire thicknesses and types as well due to its ‘quick select’ system and other pre-set functions.
Furthermore, it has auto-spool gun detection, which eliminates the requirement of a switch. It can be easily used with a 10ft. spool gun. The Millermatic 141 features a smooth arc start at the beginning that is spatter-free, which helps to make cleaner welds. Another good thing about the Millermatic 141 is the entryway outline that allows manual settings. Due to its 120V control, you can easily use it for household welding jobs.
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In comparison, the Millermatic 211 is slightly more powerful. It has an infinite voltage control as well as an auto-set feature for a variety of welding tasks. The Millermatic 211 was one of the first machines on the market to get the Inverter Technology right. This means that there is more reliability in a much lighter machine. The 211 weighs only 38 lbs. making it very powerful for its size. It is a great value for money. It has been designed for user-friendliness in mind.
For new welders and hobbyists, it’s one of the best options in the market. The pricing is higher than the Millermatic 141 but it is worth the price due to its user-friendly design and features.
Both of these welders come with easy assembly and quick setup time. This allows you to get on the track as soon as you are done with auto or manual control settings. With the 211, as well as with the 141, you simply need to select the kind of gas, wire measurement, and material thickness. For beginners, they both are great machines to get a hold of.
The Millermatic 141 is not an incredibly heavy machine. It has been designed with portability in mind and weighs just 51 lbs. This makes it so much easier to pick up and carry around. There are two new handle slots in addition to the handle on the top so that handles can be added and it becomes easier to carry. That said, 51 lbs. isn’t a small amount of weight, so it is advisable to use a wheeled cart for transportation.
Comparatively, the Millermatic 211 is incredibly light, just a mere 38lbs due to its inverter technology. The size, however, is decent enough to allow the packing and carrying of a 10lbs spool of wire inside. A handle is present to pick it up, which allows gripping the machine from the front as well as the rear of the welder. With the 211, there isn’t any difficulty in moving it around, which gives it another advantage over the 141. What makes the Millermatic 211 even more portable is the fact that it can be used outdoors as well, this means that if you require a welding job to be done outside it can be done using this.
Pros and cons:
Below are some pros and cons for both the machines:
|Infinite Voltage control gives maximum control and quality depending on the type of metal.||It cannot be used for thicker metals and industrial tasks.|
|The design makes it easy to transport.||The power cord should be longer than 5 feet.|
|Due to the auto-set feature, it becomes super easy to install and start.||Same class welders are slightly cheaper.|
|It has the fastest setup time for a 140A welder due to quick select|
|No spatter at all and a very smooth start due to which the weld is cleaner.|
|120V input power makes it perfect for use at home.|
For Millermatic pros, the Millermatic 141 pros should be added as well.
|Dual voltage plug makes it versatile. The plug is easy to change.||A bit expensive for its range.|
|Very lightweight and portable.|
|Short setup time due to added features.|
|Very high-quality welds.|
The Millermatic 141 is an expensive welding machine with respect to its counterparts. However, looking at the features and specs that it has to offer, it is definitely worth the investment.
The price tag of the Millermatic 21 is on the higher side as well. Being even more expensive than the Millermatic 141, it is usually a difficult buy for beginners. However, it definitely features unique and advanced specs, such as inverter technology, that every welder is looking for these days.
In short, when it comes to budget, both buys are a bit heavy on the pocket. However, with the number of features that are being offered, it will be a safe investment, so to say the least. Worst case scenario you can resell the machines almost at the same price.
As a conclusion, it can be said that for both professional welders as well as hobbyists. The Millermatic 141 is a high-quality welder that changed the way how 140A class of welders was perceived, due to its new Auto-set feature along with its ease of use and minimal setup time. This is the best choice for those who are looking for a good quality welder for home use as well as Do it yourself projects and want to achieve clean and neat welds.
As for the Millermatic 211, it is the perfect pick for those who are aiming for excellent quality MIG welds on a varied range of various environments, locations as well as metal thicknesses. The machine is on the pricey side, however, the features in this are incredible and hold great appeal for those who like attention to detail. It has been put together with great care to not only look and feel sleek but also pack a punch with respect to its features such as decreased set up times, the heavyweight voltage capabilities along with the decreased weight and increased portability. It is slightly more expensive, but if you are ready to flesh out some money then it is a great investment given the money.
Verdict: The Millermatic 211 has a slight edge over the Millermatic 141. The Millermatic 141 is heavier than the Millermatic 211 and has a less powerful duty cycle as compared to the Millermatic 211. The Millermatic 211 is lighter, more portable and much more versatile when it comes to the thickness of materials. Moreover, the Millermatic 211 is more versatile as it can support both direct outlets as well as generator power. This means that it can be used both indoor and outdoor without any hassle. These are just a few of the edges that Millermatic 211 has over the Millermatic 141, other than that, both welders are excellent choices. Both of these machines pack a punch in terms of features and performance and give great value for money.