Miller 211 vs 215: Which Multiproces Walder is Better?

Thanks to the Internet, there are now hundreds of welding projects and crafts from tables to jewelry holders, stoves to sculptures. Apart from welding for projects, there are plenty of needs for welding in the workplace. Luckily, welding machines have improved a lot and now we can appreciate multi-process welding machines.

The Miller Millermatic 211 and the Miller Multimatic 215 will both weld steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. They have a number of features to make the welding easier and more professional. Today, we will look at how the Miller Millermatic 211 and the Miller Multimatic 215 are similar and different. We will look at the specifics in a side by side chart and finish up with some pros and cons of each.

Miller 211 vs 215

Let’s start with what the Miller Millermatic 211 and the Miller Multimatic 215 have in common.

Miller 211 vs 215 – Similarities

Size

The Miller Millermatic 211 and the Miller Multimatic 215 are compact in size and only weigh 38 pounds. This is a great convenience for moving around your workspace. They measure 20.5 x 12.5 x 11.25 inches. They are also both blue and black.

Power Supply

The Miller Millermatic 211 and the Miller Multimatic 215 can be used with a 120v or a 240v connection. The Multi-voltage plug allows you to quickly and simply choose the plug that fits the outlet and attach the 6.5ft power cable.

Auto Settings

The Miller Millermatic 211 has Advanced Auto-Set which includes 5 different wire and gas combinations. The Miller Multimatic 215 has Auto-Set Elite which has more automatic settings. Both mean that you can insert your wire and the machine will choose the right settings. You can also manually adjust the settings.

Quick Select Drive Roll

For an easy set up the drive rolls on the Miller Millermatic 211 and the Miller Multimatic, 215 have three grooves. Two are for different sized solid wire and the third is for flux-cored wire.

Fan-on-Demand

Sometimes, the Miller Millermatic 211 and the Miller Multimatic 215 power systems will need to cool down. For this, there is a fan that will only operate when necessary. This is an advantage because not only does it reduce the noise and the amount of energy consumed, but it also lowers the amount of contamination pulled through the machine.

Smooth Start Technology

A great feature for the perfectionist, Smooth Start Technology eliminates the splatter at the start of welding for a much smoother beginning.

Side by Side Comparison

Millermatic 211 Review

Millermatic 211

  • Size: 20.5 x 12.5 x 11.25 inches
  • Weight: 38lbs
  • Processes: MIG, flux-cored
  • Power: 220AC/DC/ MVP for 120v or 240v
  • LCD Display: No
  • Dual Gas Connections: No
  • Auto-Set: Yes- Advanced Auto-Set
  • Smooth Start Technology: Yes
  • Fan-on-Demand: Yes
  • Quick Select Drive Roll: Yes
  • Warranty: 3- year warranty
Miller Multimatic 215

Miller Multimatic 215

  • Size: 20.5 x 12.5 x 11.25 inches
  • Weight: 38lbs
  • Processes: MIG, flux-cored, DC stick, DC TIG
  • Power: 220AC/DC/ MVP for 120v or 240v
  • LCD Display: Yes, 3.5 inches
  • Dual Gas Connections: Yes
  • Auto-Set: Yes- Advanced Auto-Set
  • Smooth Start Technology: Yes
  • Fan-on-Demand: Yes
  • Quick Select Drive Roll: Yes
  • Warranty: 3- year warranty

Now let’s see how the two Miller welding machines differ.

Differences Between Miller Millermatic 211 and Miller Multimatic 215

Welding Processes

Miller Multimatic 215 Comparison

So, the main benefit of a multi-process welding machine is that they save the need for having various units.

Miller Millermatic 211

The Miller Multimatic is for MIG and flux-cored.

Miller Multimatic 215

As well as MIG and flux core, it handles DC stick and DC TIG.

The Winner Is- The Miler Multimatic 215

LCD Display

Millermatic 211 Comparison

Regardless of whether you are using the automatic setting, or you have chosen manual settings, you need to be able to read your settings.

Miller Millermatic 211

This unit doesn’t have an LCD display. There are three dial knobs, clearly labelled, which you can use to set the machine.

Miller Multimatic 215

Here, you have a 3.5-inch LCD display with large numbers. There are touch buttons and two dial knobs.

The Winner Is- The Miller Automatic 215

Read next: Miller Multimatic 215 vs 220: Which Multiproces Walder is Better?

Dual Gas Connections

Miller Multimatic 215 Review

With two gas connectors, you don’t have to keep changing the connection depending on the process you are using.

Miller Millermatic 211

As this machine only requires a connection for MIG, it doesn’t need two connectors.

Miller Multimatic 215

At the back of the unit, there are two connectors, one is for TIG and the other for MIG.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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

What’s Included

Miller Multimatic 211

Whichever Miller welding machine you choose, the box will contain all you need to get started straight away.

Miller Millermatic 211

You will receive a 6.5ft power cord, a 10ft MIG gun, a 10ft work cable with clamp, and an AR/CO2 mix regulator. You will also find a spool of Hobart, two contact tips, hook and loop cod wraps, and a material thickness gauge. There is a Quick Select drive roll for 0.6mm or 0.8/0.9mm solid wire and 0.8/0.9mm flux-cored wire too.

Miller Multimatic 215

It comes with all of the above plus an extra 13ft cable electrode holder and a 25mm Dinse-style connector. The 10ft work cable also has a 25mm Dinse-style connector.

The Winner Is- The Miller Multimatic 215

Pros and Cons

Finally, we are going to list a few pros and cons of the multi-process welding machines from Miller.

Miller Millermatic 211

Pros:

  • The automatic settings are really helpful for novices and professionals
  • Consistently good welding
  • Well-made machine, good quality materials

Cons:

  • The price is too high

Miller Multimatic 215

Pros:

  • Incredibly easy to set up and use, especially for those out of practice
  • An excellent range of welding materials, sizes, and processes
  • Much better value for money

Cons:

  • Not everyone has been impressed by the durability of this machine

The Final Verdict

Today we have a clear winner- the Miller Multimatic 215. It’s only a couple of hundred dollars more than the Miller Millermatic 211 and it comes with two things that we really appreciated. First, there are more process options and with two gas connectors, you don’t need to worry about changing them over. Also, we thought the LCD display made it easier and clearer to choose the settings. As the Miller Multimatic 215 had all of the same technology (Smart Start, Fan-On-Demand, etc.) we didn’t feel that the Miller Millermatic 211 had any advantage over the Miller Multimatic 215.


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