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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul....Understand. I'm not knocking the Lincoln, lot's of people like them, and from what I've read they are a great welder.

I want to buy American made, the Hobart is made in the USA, is priced right, and it fits my needs.

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Understood. It is ultimately your choice.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean Mexico isn't part of America?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did a quick search and found this.....

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/hobart-mig-welder.html

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did a quick search and found this.....

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/hobart-mig-welder.html


Interesting read. I think the Hobart will fit my needs. Now I'm just debating if I should get the multi voltage 210 or not, it's a $200 option. But it might be nice to plug into 115 once in a while.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Interesting read. I think the Hobart will fit my needs. Now I'm just debating if I should get the multi voltage 210 or not, it's a $200 option. But it might be nice to plug into 115 once in a while.


That is a good point But. There is usually a dryer outlet that is a 30 amp 220 near by. I have twist lock extension cords that reach 100'. It was the only way to weld the 52x18 awning we built a few years ago. With the 115 volt I never could have laid good beads with the amount of loss in the cords. Had to run it up with 240 volts to get a good lay down.
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Interesting read. I think the Hobart will fit my needs. Now I'm just debating if I should get the multi voltage 210 or not, it's a $200 option. But it might be nice to plug into 115 once in a while.


That is a good point But. There is usually a dryer outlet that is a 30 amp 220 near by. I have twist lock extension cords that reach 100'. It was the only way to weld the 52x18 awning we built a few years ago. With the 115 volt I never could have laid good beads with the amount of loss in the cords. Had to run it up with 240 volts to get a good lay down.


Exactly! I have a 75' 10/3 SO cord 40A outlet for my 240VAC welder. That way I can weld anything in the top part of my driveway. Works out nicely. thumbsup

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what Adam said. i got rid of my 110v MIG years ago and dont miss it at all. i have an extension cord i made. its easy to just change the male end to a drier plug. i just did that for a friend that needed some welding done. besides, if you weld on 220 and go to 110 you will be thinking "f@#k this, 110 sucks!!!!".
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My loving wife took some tax return $$$$$$$ and bought me a new millermatic 211 auto today
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's a good woman, she's a keeper.

Have you had a chance to use the welder?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still in the box
No argon,cart,or spool
When i need it i suppose im asses and elbows into my ta illl post later

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still in the box
No argon,cart,or spool
When i need it i suppose im asses and elbows into my ta illl post later


Squisher pic??
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still in the box
No argon,cart,or spool
When i need it i suppose im asses and elbows into my ta illl post later


dont use pure Argon. MIGs weld like sh!t on pure Argon, unless its aluminum. i think its 75/25 Argon CO2 mix but im too lazy to go out into the garage and verify Embarassed .

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will be some time before i get a tank.....i think
But yeah lemme know when you get a sec.

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10sec.et wrote:
squeeezer wrote:
Still in the box
No argon,cart,or spool
When i need it i suppose im asses and elbows into my ta illl post later


dont use pure Argon. MIGs weld like sh!t on pure Argon, unless its aluminum. i think its 75/25 Argon CO2 mix but im too lazy to go out into the garage and verify Embarassed .



Yes 75/25 argon CO2. Don't let the gas place talk you into some special blend that costs double.
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