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need welder

Postby txs » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:41 pm

i need a 115 volt wire welder for sheet metal work, i always bought miller but im thinking hobart this time around, the 140 is about 350$ cheaper than miller of same size, and hobert is owned by miller i believe. input? the hobart 140 has hundreds of positive reviews on northern tools site.
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Re: need welder

Postby delinquent » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:26 pm

I had a Hobart 140, excellant choice. Very easy to operate and work on if needed, which mine never did.

How soon are you going to buy said welder, I might be able to get yo a smoking deal on a 115wire welder that is a little better quality than a Hobart. pm me if interested
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Re: need welder

Postby PToombs » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:07 pm

Tom, I decided the same thing. I've been looking for a month or so. Get a Hobart 140 from Northern Tool. It's $500 and free shipping. Millers are way more money and lincolns aren't as capable in the same size/ price range.
If you look on E-Bay, they have recons for about $50 less from ToolKing. A recon "A" (hobart 140, #500500A) is supposed to be a like new unit, and a recon "B" (500500B) may have scratches and dents. I've read reviews, and Hobart and ToolKing stand behind the warranty on recon units. Warranty is 1 year on a recon, and 5-3-1 on a new one.
I'll be ordering one in a week or so.

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Re: need welder

Postby Richie O » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:19 pm

I have had a 120 Hobart for 20 years. Just a wire speed dial and a wire insert in the cable is the only issues. Been good. I like to run the 23 th's wire in mine and not the 30.
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