Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Welding

SFT Search:   
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2017, 01:04 AM
Samcord Samcord is online now
Elite Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Peoria
Posts: 2,084
Default Esab rebel

I'm surprised this doesn't have wifi and Bluetooth.

I've started to make a bit of bright light and loud noise with my HF cheapo. Enough so that it's time to start thinking about a real welder. Should I hold out for a Miller 212, or geek out with one of these?

YouTube has some vids on them.

Seem to be about $1,600, but I'm just shopping for next Christmas at this point.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-275856848.jpg
Views:	270
Size:	95.0 KB
ID:	137620  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2017, 01:52 AM
Oscar Oscar is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Laredo, Tx
Posts: 29

The rebel 235 will be out soon. It's a 250A machine (235A @ 40% DC). Miller 212 is 210A @ 30% DC. One thing I always look for:

Where can I get (and for how much $$$):
  • contact tips
  • nozzles
  • spool gun
  • longer MIG gun

So long as you are satisfied with the availability of such products, then I'd say it's a pretty good machine with it's synergic programming. The 235 is somewhat portable, weighing 53lbs. Obviously it will weigh more with a big spool of wire, but it's pretty compact for what it can do. The Miller 212 weighs almost 200lbs because it's transformer based vs Inverter of the Rebel.
HTP Invertig221 D.V. Water-cooled
Millermatic 211 Inverter MIG w/ Spoolmate 150
Eastwood 40A Plasma cutter
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2017, 10:23 AM
Ironman's Avatar
Ironman Ironman is offline
Iron Modification Investigator
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warburg, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 14,647

Used to own an Esab mig machine and an expensive Esab auto-dark.
The mig quit working, and no one knew why, but sometimes it would work.
I ended up giving it to the dump for free.
The helmet worked for another year, and then went dark and stayed that way, new batteries did nothing, those things were not meant to be taken apart.
There was a family reunion with the mig.

That said, they must have improved their product over the years, so I would talk to owners of the present model for feedback and wear a cross as you buy it.
You got freedom of speech, if you don't say too much.
Aaron Neville.

The virtue is always a cover for the sin. That's the key to understanding the modern left. Whatever they're accusing you of doing, they are doing themselves but more enthusiastically. And that's definitely the story of Justin Trudeau. Tucker Carlson
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2017, 02:51 PM
milomilo's Avatar
milomilo milomilo is offline
Auction Addict
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wheatland, Wyoming
Posts: 16,133

If you get the ESAB, make sure you get #1 for multi processes.

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2017, 11:38 PM
Matt Shade's Avatar
Matt Shade Matt Shade is offline
Made From Scratch
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,889

For $1600, if I was looking for a multi voltage, multi process machine I think I'd buy a lincoln 210MP.

Seems to get good reviews. I haven't got to run one, but my neighbor bought one and the size makes it very portable and the interface is pretty neat.

Here's a couple videos from
Handcrafted Leather
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.