Bruce on 1/31/14I was shopping for a new welder and about to buy a miller 211 when I read the spec's on the 211i and felt it was a better machine for what I needed. The arc from this machine is so soft and smooth in SMAW mode even at 150amps I've welded with Thunderbolt 225 and 304 XMT and like the arc from this machine much more and the duty cycle is higher than other machines costing more. Made me a better welder right from the first rod, easy to use and set up. the MIG welding is smooth too, I've only tried GMAW so far not FCAW but don't think I'll ever need to weld flux core, this machine is so portable too, the 110v feature is nice I can weld up to 1/4" anywhere. this welder saved me a lot of money only having to buy 1 machine and not 2 separate welders for MIG and stick, the TIG is a bonus, that I never thought I would learn but with the TIG torch I learned it is not hard at all. Might buy the pedal next for convenience.
For home shop, farm and hobby this is the best choice and will do everything the average user needs around the shop.