Miller Maxstar 150 S TIG Welder Product Review

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On October 26, 2016
Last modified:January 9, 2017

Summary:

Power and Applications

The Maxstar 150 S has a corded electric power source. It can be connected to 115 of 230-volt power receptacles. No tools are needed in order to connect the Maxstar 150S. Just choose the plug that fits into the power receptacle and connect it to the power cord with the Miller’s Multi-Voltage Plug (MVP).

Portability and Flexibility

The Maxstar 15o is extremely portable, small, and compact. This is one of the most compact stick welding products within the welding industry. This product weighs approximately 14 lbs. You can easily take it wherever you need it due to its small size and lightweight packaging. In addition to being portable, it is also extremely versatile.

Special Features

Some of the special features about the Maxstar 150 S include:

  • It is a dual voltage welding machine
  • It comes with lengthy cords that stretch out and can be used at varying distances
  • The Maxstar 150S operates from 15 amps to 150 amps
  • It has a consistent output and it compensates for voltage drops and spikes

Advantages

  • The portability alone makes this a good investment.
  • The compact size means you can easily use it in a variety of settings without a big hassle
  • It is durable and holds up use after use
  • Changing the power receptacles on this machine is very easy
  • The power cable is thick and will not break easily
  • The ground clamps are very sturdy
  • The Maxstar stick welder is easy to transport because it comes with a convenient shoulder strap
  • It is a quiet machine that makes little noise
  • It has a smooth arc
  • The Maxstar burns cleanly

Disadvantages

  • It does not have a handle for hand-held carrying
  • This is a more expensive welding tool than some competitor’s products, but many customers felt it was worth the money
  • It is not tig capable, which is a disadvantage for some welders

Cost and Warranty

The Maxstar stick welder currently retails for $1,008.99 on Amazon. It comes with a 10-foot cord with MVP plugs, a 12-foot stick electrode holder, and a carrying strap that can be adjusted. It also comes with a True Blue warranty. The warranty includes a 5-year warranty for parts and a 3-year warranty for labor. For what it is and what it does, this is a reasonable price for a great product. It is high quality and durable which makes it worth the cost.

Conclusion

Overall, the Maxstar 150 is a wonderful investment for anyone who enjoys welding or welds for a living. It is a durable and reliable tool that is also portable and compact. You can use it in a variety of settings including a field, in your garage, on the job, and in many other settings. It runs quietly and does not have any obnoxious or disruptive sounds. The Miller Maxstar does what it claims to do and it does it very well. It is an impressive tool at a  fairly reasonable price. As some say, “you get what you pay for.” In this case, you get a high-quality product for a reasonable price. Those who have purchased this Maxstar welder are in agreement; they would definitely purchase this product again. I’m in agreement. The Maxstar is a great welder!

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