Any Hobart Welder Owners?

MC

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Somebody told me to add this section so I'm thinking there should be at least a few Hobart guys here.
 

sonny580

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I used to have a 200 amp Hobart that had a 15 horse electric motor wound inside but was 440 volt. --Hobart offered a stub shaft to power it with an engine so Dad hooked it direct to the transmission of a 39 Chevy truck cutoff he had at the time. The engine was the 216 and it worked good.
 

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Hobart Tigwave 250 that I got from a guy at work. Scrounged a Tweco cooler, a pulser and all of the goodies to get it up and running.
 

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I just got a Handler 210 MVP MIG welder. Used a Lincoln AC-225 stick welder for years, though not really that often. I just never got good at using it. Welded up a couple semi-significant projects with my 210 so far and I have to say I love MIG! Between the settings chart and a new auto-darkening helmet as well as not having to 'strike an arc' with stick I find it much easier to get a good weld. And not just a good looking weld. Still have plenty to learn but I'm liking it.

Rob
 

CA_Bgrwldr

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I have a Hobart 125, and 210 MVP. The 125 is now 16yrs old and has a good 1000hrs of run time on it, the 210 is 5, and has a few hundred, both have been issue free.
 

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Ironman230 here, very happy with it, I bought it for a major trailer repair.
I mainly used tig,O/A, and stick. But learning mig now, as with most welding it’s all about the settings and cleanliness, I guess the biggest advantage to mig is the speed you can lay down a bead
 

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During the years I working in fabrication I used about every brand. When our company began switching over to wire machines in the mid-70's they went with Hobart and for years thats all we had in the shop (over 100 welders) In the 90's they switched to Miller. I know they're made by the same company but I still favor Hobart machines and I have a Handler 180 at home but still have an old Lincoln AC220 that my father & I bought in the early 70's.
 

Fedup

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Hobart Lincoln
Mine is an old G213 welder generator. Yes, it's old, but like me it's still working. For tinwork I have an old Lincoln SP100 wire feed.
 

Lattimoreboy

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Hobart 210
I have a Hobart 210 MVP and so far I rally like it. This is my first attempt with mig welding (I grew up with stick and Oxy/Acetylene) And so far so good.
 

Sherwood

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Hobart handler 140 , Harbor freight
I have a handler 140 that needs a new liner. It was given to me so until i can get the liner fixed im using my Harbor freight .
 

hkstwn7

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Lincoln ideal arc 250, hobart handler 120
Somebody told me to add this section so I'm thinking there should be at least a few Hobart guys here.
I have a handler 140, been a great machine. saved me lots of work and money over the years.
 

MotorCityBear

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Looking for my first welder.

Trying to decide between the Handler 140 and the 210MVP.

I will be a hobby welder, maybe some light tractor, utility trailer or maybe auto welding.

any thoughts?
 
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