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Best Hobart MIG Welder/Handler | Hobart Handler 140/100/210/190

Hobart MIG Welder:-

Hobart, established in 1917, are one of the leading welding product manufacturers in the United States, and this is because of their high quality and durability. They manufacture products for testing, designing and its manufacturing, a wide range of cutting and welding products for industrial usage. This also has a wide variety of users including in production, farming, maintenance, auto repair, or DIY. They aim to provide high-end customer service for their clients to get their work done easily. In the year 2000, the organization added, a wide variety of welding accessories. These Hobart MIG Welder include wires and rods, auto-darkening helmets, tools, hardware, and several others.

Hobart Handler 100:-

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Product overview:

Hobart Handler 100 is one of the premium products launched by the company since it allows to weld up to 3/16 in. (4.8 millimeter) steel with flux-cored wire. Hence providing a huge operations window for each of the wires, moreover with fast and compatible adjustment for various thicknesses and joints.

Hobart Handler 100 eases the usage and offers excellent safety feature which makes wire electrically “cold” until a trigger is pulled; Positive feed with adjustable tension Plus easy accessibility to thread new wire.


Specifications:

The unit is rated at 80A/18V with a max output of 100 amps. It can weld with .030 and .035 Flux core wires and comes with some .030 tips.

Pros:

Can weld any steel products such as horseshoes.

Cons:

The welding wire needs to be purchased separately.

Does not come with the spool of wire

Conclusion:

The Hobart Handler 100 is designed to use .030 or .035 diameter self-shielded flux core welding wire.

Hobart Handler 140 MIG Welder:-

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Product overview:

Hobart Handler 140 MIG  is a 115 V welder which welds 24 go up to 1/4 in mild steel. The processes recommended for it include MIG-Cast Iron, Copper, Brass, Titanium, Magnesium Alloys. It also includes Flux Cored- Aluminium, Cast Iron, Copper, Brass, Titanium, as well as Magnesium Alloys.

Specifications:

  • It operates off 115V standard household current with wire feed speed Range 40 – 700 IPM. 50 – 740 IPM at no load. It weighs 0.16 ounces.
  • Amperage Output: 25 amp to a range of 140amp with a 20 percent  duty cycle at 90 Amps at 19 volts
  • The best shielding gas to use with mig is AG-25. Which is a mixture of Argon gas and CO2 sometimes called the metal mix

Pros:

  • The unit comes with flux core wire so all one requires to do is plug in and start welding. If one is going to use gas in the welding process, which is excellent, all one needs to get is a spool of solid wire (no flux) and a gas tank.
  • With the proper input power and joint prep and wire usage, this unit can do 1/4″ in multiple pass applications.
  • Power source – corded electric
  • Installation – MIG Welding
  • the welder will work with flux core wire and work perfectly without the use of gas.

Cons:

  • not compatible with a spool gun
  • Duty Cycle – this welder has to rest 8 minutes (or more correctly cooldown) for every 2 minutes of welding (or at least in those proportions, depending on the setting, it might actually­­­ weld for a much longer time before cutting out and needing time to cool). If you are doing long continuous beads in steel plate, this might not be the best option but would do the work required.

Conclusion:

It welds tailpipe and about 1/8th inch thick metal very well without gas. It is strictly a GMAW/FCAW unit. This unit can be used with gasless flux core wire (supplied with unit) or it can be used with solid wire and gas (sold separately). A 150 amp.

Hobart Handler 210 MIG Welder:-

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Product overview:

Hobart Handler 210 is a MIG Welder is a Dual-voltage (115V/230V) with MVP plug makes the unit easy to find a place to plug it in. hence, this lets one plug the unit into either a 115 volt or a 230-volt outlet. Allows to 3/8in steel in a single pass.

Specifications:

  • 7 voltage settings which help fine tune for precision welding
  • It has a duty cycle – 115V 20% at 90 amps; 230V 30% at 150 amps
  • Moreover, it has a quick change drive roll system, that is there are no tools required
  • Comes with 3 years warranty

Pros:

  • Welds 3/8 successfully
  • can fit up to a 10-pound spool inside
  • The MVP 110/220v feature makes this a good light duty flux-core field welder

Cons:

Can blow through the 24 or 22 gauge on highest setting

Conclusion:

The auto darkening helmet adds to the cost of the purchase but makes it much easier to learn an use.

Hobart Handler 190 MIG Welder 230V

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Product overview:

Hobart Handler 190 MIG is a 230-volt welder which welds 24 ga. to 5/16in. steel in a single pass. This welder actually comes with everything you need to start welding out of the box. The welder comes with a 240V, 50Amp NEMA 6-50 male plug. The welder comes with a small sample spool of .030 flux core wire, two .030 contact tips, a gauge for your argon or argon co2 mix tanks and a metal thickness gauge.

Specifications:

  • It has 7 voltage selections, enhanced magnetics, and infinite wire feed speed control offers easier fine control of the output parameters for improved arc performance with less spatter
  • It weighs 78 pounds
  • Style – MIG welder
  • Mig welding installation method

Pros:

  • This has a 30% duty cycle at 130 amps. The input amps for this welder are 20.5. It would require a 30 amp breaker.
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Performs just as good as the Lincoln powering 180 IMO.
  • The best value in a high-quality American made mig welder out there. Very easy [ less than one hour ] set up out of the box, used recommended adjustments with 75/25 Argon/co2, and got excellent results immediately. 800 numbers for manufactures support everywhere, and you get to talk to a real welder.

Cons:

This unit is the Mig and wire feed only with regulator and hose assembly. Handler 190 with spool gun part number is #500554001 and comes with the spool gun. Both machines are identical! The package unit just comes with the spool gun.

The wire occasionally gets bound up between the feeder and the line.

Conclusion:

Aluminum spool gun required – Aluminum wire is more fragile then steel, therefore, it is hard to push it the full length of the regular gun. Highly recommended to someone starting out to get the Hobart Handler 190 if you are contemplating on getting a 120-volt mig (I’ve had one) as you can’t go wrong. Down the line, you won’t need to upgrade if you need a welder with more power and a longer Duty Cycle. If there is anything that I would change on this welder it would be the ground clamp. Comes with a sample spool, tips, regulator, a metal thickness gauge and basic instructions.

The Handler 190 230V IS a GREAT choice for seasoned OR beginner welders out there especially if you don`t want to be disappointed with its quality and performance. But by ALL means when making YOUR order?, do NOT forget the accessories AND your “Back-up`s”. And do not forget to get the Cart WITH the drawers to keep your extra`s in and in ONE place and DO purchase an extension cord for it also because you ARE going to want to move you Mig around to get to your work. So EXPECT to spend around $1400.00 all together for everything you will need unless you WANT to purchase a set of bottles/filled, and cable to run from you Main and at LEAST a 30-amp circuit breaker.

Hobart Handler 190 with SpoolRunner 100

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Product overview:

Hobart Handler 190 with SpoolRunner 100 welds 24 ga. to 5/16in. steel in a single pass with 25 to 190 output amperage


Specifications:

  • 7 Voltage selections, enhanced magnetics, and infinite wire feed speed control offers easier fine control of the output parameters for improved arc performance with less spatter
  • 30 percentage of duty cycle at 130 Amps
  • Weighs 89 pounds
  • Corded electric power source
  • Mig-welding installation method

Pros:

The generator is big enough to power the 190. The plug configuration on the 190 is a NEMA 6-50 plug. If your generator has that style of receptacle then the welder will plug directly in.

Cons:

  • One will need a gas bottle of argon/co2 mix for steel and one of pure argon for aluminum. The duty cycle on this Hobart welder is 30% at 130 amps. It does feature infinite wire feed speed control.
  • This unit will only operate on a 230V 30 amp minimum 60Hz power outlet. This unit will not operate on 115V input.
  • The 190 is not designed for 208 operations. It may work if the power stays above 207. The units input power range is 207-253(+/- 10% of 230). If power is too low the fan may come on but the unit will not feed or arc as the control voltages will be too low.

Conclusion:

The Power Supply Cables are push and lock terminals inside the machine. The maximum recommended welding wire size is .035″. TIG using adjustable frequencies and a tungsten carbide tip to melt (bond) two pieces of metal coupled with filler metal and shielding gas. And MIG which is a shielding gas coupled with an electrode (wire spool) that welds two pieces together. What’s called for in the owner’s manual is a 25A slow blow fuse or a 30A “Normal Operating Fuse” or if you’re using a breaker, they recommend “a circuit breaker with time-current curves comparable to the recommended fuse.” You’d be nuts to put this on anything bigger than 30A. I wired mine with 10GA CU. On a run of 45,’ the voltage drop calculates to less than 1% @ 20A. Anything bigger than 10GA wire is a waste of good copper.

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