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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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I was wondering what your opinions are on Hobart welders. I am lookin at either the handler 187 or the 210. I was just wondering if anybody on here has either of these and if they are happy with it.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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PM Too_much_talk. He has the 187.....
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:30 AM   #3
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:50 AM   #4
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:51 AM   #5
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they are both 220v
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #6
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Hobarts are just cheaper made Miller welders FWIW get the 210 or check craigslist for a used bigger welder
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #7
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I just got a 187 for x-mas have not used it but from what I am told its a nice unit.
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http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... =Clearance

Just got this home last week 2 day wait from sears internet order to doorstep.

We rewired the garage to, seeing that it only had 60amps. We ran a 100amp breaker and aluminum wire to a new 100 amp service box. Wasn't too bad and cost me about 200$. Now I have all the power I'll need and no worries if the 220v air compressor and welder are running at the same time.
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