The Miller Synchrowave TIG/MIG 210 is an Inverter type welder designed to be an AC/DC TIG welder, which fits perfectly into everything one might need as a personal user or even as a light industry user. It has the capability of running AC TIG, DC TIG, Shielded metal arc welding, AC or DC aluminum or steel, and also the ability to run ¼ inch TIG based material in MIG.
Back when I started doing TIG welding, I really struggled with getting a TIG welder particularly one to do aluminum with. I actually found a lot of options out there, but they were a lot of expensive options for someone just starting with TIG welding or even welding as a whole bunch. So one thing I had to fall back on was to do a lot of research as a newbie to figure out exactly what was going to work for me in terms of price, duty cycle, total amperage to use, and so on. So after so much of research, After considering all of these factors, I decided to go with the Miller Synchrowave 210. And in this post, I am going to tell you exactly why I made that decision and why I am very apple with this miller product.
What is in The Box?
The beauty of this miller model is when you purchase the Miller Synchrowave 210, it comes with a lot of accessories for both TIG and MIG. Some of the TIG accessories are a complete reference instruction and guide for those who are not quite familiar with the machine, TIG welding, or that are even just starting out in the welding business. It also comes with a spool gun, four to fourteen pin connector to run your spool MIG 100, it also comes with a flow-through connector for your TIG, a memory card for MIG capability and also a Just like in the case of TIG, it comes with a MIG reference guide and instruction.
How The Miller Synchrowave 210 Works
With this machine, It is very easy to go from a TIg or a Stick process and straight into the MIG process. All you have to first do is swap to a lower left quadrant, the get the connector for your spool MIG, and the dense connector which comes in your miller Synchrowave 210 pack.
You should then get the 14/14 Pin adapter, and take the welding lead out and replace it with the Spool MIG 100 lead, and also take your 14 pin connection from your foot panel, and replace it with the dense connector. And that’s it, your swap over to MIG process is complete.
Now that you are all set up to your Spool MIG 100, this miller machine gives you two options as to set your wire feed speed and the voltage. Firstly you can set up the voltage easily directly on the from the panel, then press your menu button to get your wire feed speed from 0-10, or you hold down the menu button for about 3 seconds, to verify that you have the appropriate wire size that matches your spool gun, and it also displays the thickness of the base material that you would be welding in. as well as your welding process which is denoted by the shielding gas. For example, if the machine displays C25, that would mean you are welding with 75% argon and 25% CO2 and this would automatically be appropriate for the filler material and the base material which you are going to be using.
Due to the enormous versatility in this machine, the Miller Synchrowave 210 machine also provides a perimeter chart, and it’s really important to pay attention to it as regards the shielding gas recommendations especially if you are new to this. Of course, if you are TIG welding, you would opt for pure Argon, and if you are MIG welding, you will be using pure Argon as well, however, if you are welding aluminum, that would be 100 percent CO2 and if you are welding on that setting with mild steel, try mixing a bit with Helium. The bottom line of all this is to ensure that the gas you got hooked up to the machine is lined up with welding process yu intend using
Pro Set Feature
The Miller Synchrowave 210 has this unique feature referred to as the Pro set, this special feature allows you to know what is the conditioning for a specific welding setting. Take for example an AC TIG Balance, you have a range of 60 percent to 80 percent.
When TIG welding, as mentioned earlier you can easily access the weld menu on the front panel by pressing the button for about 3 seconds. Then you have the option of a high-frequency start, or a lift arc start, a remote or a standard that requires the use of your foot panel, or you can just opt for the output on which allows the non-use of the pedal.
The torch: This is of high quality as well as the cable it is attached to, it is a weld craft TIG torch with a super flex cable
Plastic Pedals: they are high impact plastic that is really difficult to break and wouldn’t bend if it is dropped by accident.
Cart: the machine comes with its own moving card with a really solid wheel and rolls really nicely on so many ground surfaces.
MVP System: this refers to a multi-voltage plug system where you can easily plug in a 120 V (219261) and 240 V (219258) it comes with. they are very easy to switch ut between each other, all you need to do is hand screw them out and replace
Welding Process: It is a multi-process machine which includes TIG AC (GTAW-AC), TIG DC (GTAW-DC), Aluminum Welding, MIG, Stick, Flux-Cored (FCAW)
Standard ground clamp
No gas leaks on the connectors
It is a multi-voltage plug machine
The torch gets a little bit hot after a while which might require you to buy a water cool touch
This machine boast of not just its versatility in various types of welding processes but also has the advantage of being able to weld aluminum. I would say looking at its cost for what it offers, it is one of a kind and a go-to welder for both professionals and beginners.