Hobart 210 MVP vs Miller 211: Which Multiproces Walder is Better?

MIG welding machines are no longer just for professional use but they are also now popular for hobbyists and DIY fans to have at home. Welding machines can be used for building furniture, creating sculptures, and reparations.

We are going to compare the Hobart 210 MVP vs Miller 211, focusing on their similarities and differences. We will discuss their functions, appearance, and value for money. All of the specifications can be found in a comparison chart, and we will finish off with some pros and cons.

Hobart 210 MVP vs Miller 211

In the first place, we will look at how the Hobart 210 MVP and the Miller 211 are similar.

Hobart 210 MVP vs Miller 211 – Similarities

Welding Processes and Materials

The Hobart 210 MVP and the Miller 211 are MIG welders with the option to weld flux-core too. You can use steel, stainless steel, and aluminum with both. The maximum material thickness is 3/8 inches.

Voltage

Both the Hobart 210 MVP and the Miller  211 have multiple voltage plugs which increase the uses for the welding machines. The Millermatic 211 can run on 120v or 240v whereas the Hobart 210 MVP will run on 115v or 230v.

Side by Side Comparison

Hobart 210 MVP

Hobart 210 MVP

  • Size – 20.5 x 12.5 x 11.25 inches
  • Weight – 38lbs
  • Voltage – Multi-voltage plug for 120v or 240v
  • Drive Roll – Quick Select with 3 grooves
  • Materials – Steel, Stainless steel, aluminum
  • Maximum Material Thickness – 3/8 inches
  • What’s Included – A 6.5ft power cord, a 10ft MIG gun, a 10ft work cable with clamp, an AR/CO2 mix regulator, a spool of Hobart, two contact tips, hook and loop cord wraps, a material thickness gauge a Quick Select drive roll for 0.6mm or 0.8/0.9mm solid wire and 0.8/0.9mm flux-cored wire
  • Warranty – 3-year warranty
Miller 211 Review

Miller 211

  • Size – 24 x 18.6 x 13.2 inches
  • Weight – 87.5lbs
  • Voltage – Multi-voltage plug for 115v or 230v
  • Drive Roll – Quick change dual grooves
  • Materials – Steel, Stainless steel, aluminum
  • Maximum Material Thickness – 3/8 inches
  • What’s Included – A 10ft power cord, a 10ft H100S4-10 gun, a 10ft work cable with clamp, a built-in gas solenoid valve, a dual-gauge regulator with gas hose, a spool hub for 4 or 8” spools, a spool sample of 0.8mm flux-core wire, contact tips, a setup chart
  • Warranty – 3-year warranty

While many of the features we will discuss now are similar, they still have significant differences.

Differences Between Hobart 210 MVP and Miller 211

Appearance

Millermatic 211 Comparison

There is nothing striking about the design of the two units. They are rectangular boxes with the controls are on the front of the machines.

Hobart 210 MVP

This is a grey and black machine. There are two dial knobs to set the controls. It is 24 x 18.6 x 13.2 inches. It weighs a lot at 87.5 pounds.

Miller 211

This machine is blue and black, again, with two dial knobs on the front for the controls. You will notice the large integrated carry hands to help you transport it. It measures 20.5 x 12.5 x 11.25 inches, but the real difference is in the weight, at 38 pounds.

The Winner Is -The Miller 211

The Drive Roll

Hobart 210 MVP Comparison

The drive rolls are important as they feed the wore into the gun.

Hobart 210 MVP

The drive roll allows for quick change between the materials. There are two grooves for different materials use.

Miller 211

Again, it’s a quick-select drive roll but this one has 3 grooves, two are for solid wire of different sizes and the third is for flux-core.

The Winner Is- The Miller 211

Settings

Some of your tasks or projects are going to require a different type of weld to others, so the more settings we have, the more flexibility we can enjoy.

Hobart 210 MVP

There are 7 voltage settings that will enable you to fine-tune your welding.

Miller 211

While there are only 5 different wire and gas combinations, it does have Advanced Auto-Set, making it a very easy welder to use.

The Winner Is- The Miller 211

Duty Cycle

Hobart 210 MVP Review

The duty cycle indicates how long you will be able to weld for continuously. It is measured as a percentage and the higher the percentage the better.

Hobart 210 MVP

This machine has a duty cycle of 30% at 150amps. It does have a self-resetting thermal overload.

Miller 211

The duty cycle is higher at 40% and it comes with Fan-On-Demand that will kick in when necessary.

The Winner Is- The Millermatic 211

Value for Money

Miller 211

Prices can range from $600 to $1300 for a welding machine with similar features to these.

Hobart 210 MVP

This comes with everything you need to get started straight away. It has a three-year warranty and is very well priced towards the lower end of the range.

Miller 211

While the Miller has everything an equally great range of accessories and a three-year warranty, but it is expensive, at around $400 more than the Hobart 210 MVP.

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Pros and Cons

Before we offer our final verdict, here are some pros and cons of the Hobart 210 MVP and the Miller 211.

Hobart 210 MVP

Pros:

  • Does a very good job welding aluminum
  • It comes with Smart Start Technology for splatter-free welding
  • Great value for money for an excellent welding machine

Cons:

  • It is very heavy, so not the best option for portability

Miller 211

Pros:

  • It has a lot of automatic settings which makes it easier to use
  • The fan-on-demand actually makes a surprising difference
  • The design is more appealing, especially for the weight

Cons:

  • It’s already expensive, but you also have to buy a separate spool gun for welding with aluminum

The Final Verdict

Nobody ever wants to spend more money than necessary; however, we did feel that in this case the extra money was worth it, and the overall winner was the Miller 211. We liked the automatic settings that made setting up the welder to use and it also helped to have the extra groove in the drive roll. The Millermultimatic 211 has some better features like the Smart Start Technology and Fan-on Demand. Being so lightweight was also a great advantage.


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