For welders who like to go between MIG, TIG and stick, multiprocess machines are a lifesaver. Hauling your TIG/Stick and MIG welders around your shop can be a huge pain and buying the same accessories for them all three (such as carts, covers, etc.) can feel redundant; hence the popularity of multiprocess machines. But the one issue multiprocess machines have always had is that they can’t compete with a dedicated AC/DC TIG machine.
This means TIG welding aluminum is out of the question. For some welders, this makes no difference. But for a lot of us, TIG and aluminum go together like Patrick and Swayze. Aluminum is one of the most affordable, light weight options available, so excluding it could be a real limitation.
Traditional multiprocess machines still have a lot to offer, but there’s so much more potential. That’s exactly what the rocket scientists over at Miller realized. Enter: The Multimatic 220, Miller’s first complete AC/DC multiprocess machine. Right out of the gate, you’ll notice that not only is the Multimatic 220 capable of AC and DC TIG welding, it’s focused on it.
What do we mean? Some multiprocess machines put more of an emphasis on their MIG and stick functions. For example, to attach a foot pedal, some models require you to remove part of the casing just to find the attachment port. The Multimatic 220 does TIG right. In fact, it’s one of the few multiprocess machines on the market that can compete with high-end dedicated TIG machines.
First off, the Multimatic 220 comes with everything you need to TIG. That’s a breath of fresh air for anyone who has had to figure out which accessory package to pay extra for, just to use their new machine. It also includes all of Miller’s user-friendly features. This helps you avoid a lot of the hassle and complications when finding the correct parameters. And if you prefer to do things manually, you can easily adjust your settings to whatever you prefer.
To put it simply, the Multimatic 220 might easily be the best multiprocess machine on the market. Its AC/DC TIG capability means it’s really the only welding machine you’d ever need. Plus it’s backed by the trusty Miller name. If you’re looking at any sort of multiprocess or TIG machine this holiday season, we’d strongly encourage you to check out the new Multimatic 220. You can see its complete list of specs along with pricing by clicking the button below. And make sure you check out our complete unboxing video!