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Old 08-14-2009, 01:46 PM
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Just purchased a Hobart Handler 140 today, $449 from TSC, can't wait to try it out. I've never flux cored or mig'd, just stick and O/A many years ago. This should be good....
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:16 PM
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This thing is nice. I see what people mean when they say that flux core is easy, easier than stick. I'm running 030 wire that came with it, just practicing on scrap. I love it. Worst part seems to be keeping the tip clean.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:24 PM
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Congrats on the new toy jc. I'm probably the biggest fan of Hobart welders on the site. One day, I hope to collect them all, lol.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:30 PM
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Nice Dubby, I hope you do too. I'd be satisfied with a Tig and a plasma after this. Then a milling machine...then a lathe....in the meantime, this thing is GREAT!
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:40 PM
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yer gonna love it.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:32 PM
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Jcirafic,
I feel sorry for you. You just feel into the trap like everyone else. Before you know it, you will own about 6-8 welders (you have to have one for every process, and one mig for every sized wire. right?). You will no longer have any money because all of it will go straight into tools.

But on a side note, that HH140 welds great with .023 solid wire. Get a bottle of 75/25 and you can weld sheet metal with no problems. The 140 has the best low end of any welder currently out there. The top end has a little spatter but it is still a great machine. Hobart makes good welders. I love my HH125ez. It has a great arc, I like that it is 110v so I can take it anywhere and it has paid for itself several times over.

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Old 08-14-2009, 06:47 PM
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Ace, I don't feel sorry for me, I am psyched about this machine. And glad to hear it has such a great low end, since I do some ornamental work. I don't ever see the need to do heavy stuff, but maybe you're right and someday I'll get a bigger machine and a smaller bank account. In the meantime, let the good times roll!!
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JC definitely go for the gas conversion kit. You will love MIG. It's everything you have now without the smoke and with even less spatter (sometimes none).
For ornamental work it should be great.

I started with a Lincoln flux core but soon switched to a MM180 so I could do aluminum. It's great and handles thin sheet down to about 20 Ga. Thinner, you have to be really careful not to burn through.
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... Before you know it, you will own about 6-8 welders ...

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Ryan,

And your point is???, you act like thats a bad thing. With the gas drives, the migs, tigs and stick machines, I have 11.

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Ryan,

And your point is???, you act like thats a bad thing. With the gas drives, the migs, tigs and stick machines, I have 11.

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