Millermatic 180 Rundown…mig-welder-582

Jorge at KMS Tools shows the Millermatic 180 welder. “Hello, I’m Jorge with KMS Tools. Here I’ve got the Millermatic 180 by Miller; it is capable of doing up to 5/16″. It is packaged with a free roll of .030 and a regulator for it, if you want to use gas. It is capable of doing 5/16″ from 30 amp all the way up to 180 amp. The automatic setting is the easiest way to dial in your wire type and your wire thickness with your dial. The Millermatic 180 is capable of doing everything on a car: autobody, frame. It’ll do from 24 gauge all the way up to 5/16″. Should you need any thicker material, you just give it multiple passes. It is user friendly and quite compact. 230v is the input for it, and all you need is a 20 amp breaker for it, and you’re welding away.”

2 thoughts on “Millermatic 180 Rundown

  1. Hi

    Am presently in Afghanistan – coming home in a couple of months. My present to myself is a welder. We live on a farm and I am planning to take the local college “Farm Welding” course.

    I am not a welder by trade.

    As this will be the first welder that I own, I am interested in what you think I should buy. MIG / TIG / Stick?

    I have looked at the Millermatic on line and watched the videos – now – what do I need to buy for small repairs and light fabrication (once I learn how to use it)?

    Any thought you might have would be greatly appreciated

    Best regards



    1. Stick welders are traditionally called “farmer welders” because they are very basic and have been around for a long time. The welds are solid, but may not be a nice as the higher end machines. We have a great stick welder on sale right now from Lincoln that can be found here

      The MIG welders are by far more popular and easier to use. For the home handy man we have the Unison brand as the starting point, and to be completely honest, the small Unison MIG 100 flux core machine should be sufficient to do all light repairs and fabrication one would expect to do on a farm. Or even the Unison 130 or Unison 180 would be handle this sort of work.

      However, if looking for a nicer machine, the Miller 140 or Miller 180 and Lincoln 140C and Lincoln 180C are very nice units that have some nicer features, more stable/nicer arcs. Our most popular machine would be the Miller 211 MIG. This unit I still on the small side, has dual voltage (so you can use 110v or 220v) which is very convenient. It is more expensive than the others because of the dual voltage and higher power rating. The new Lincoln Dual Voltage 180 is also getting pretty popular. Similar to the Miller machine, but a bit smaller (in size and capacity) and bit less expensive.

      I would steer away from the TIG machines unless there is need for very precise welds and a lot of aluminum welds needed. Plus they are a lot more expensive than the MIGs or Sticks.


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