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Old March 23rd, 2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Welder Suggestions

In the market for a new welder, something 180-210, under 1K. I've been using my buddies Lincoln 180, and Hobart 190, and strongly favor the Hobart for some reason. Where is the best place to buy, and should I consider any others before purchasing?
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 03:00 PM   #2
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I have the Hobart Handler 210 MVP. I love it. It's nice to be able to switch between 110v or 220v.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 04:31 PM   #3
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I had a Lincoln 180 and loved it until I got my ESAB 250. Don't get me wrong the Lincoln was a great welder but not nearly as nice as a bigger machine will ever be. Personally if I was you I'd spend that money on a used bigger one. Unless you have zero use for a big welder then I would get a Lincoln 180.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 04:45 PM   #4
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See, I'm sure there will be a use eventually, but I'm not sure it will justify the cost of spending the extra money for it. I keep leaning towards the Hobart 210 for some reason..
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 04:58 PM   #5
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So far I like the thermal arc we got. welds pretty damn good and is a three in one type of deal. The digital read outs and none resistant type dials let you fine tune your wire speed and gas vs the click type of dials/tuning. not sure what the hobart is.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #6
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I just got the Hobart 210 from farm and fleet. best deal around and if u open a account u get 10% off to. They just had 100 off also. I also ordered a welding cabinet from HF that has drawers for consumables. Just welded some cage parts and did very well. U can also get a spool gun for it if u need to weld aluminum
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