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Old April 1st, 2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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In the market for a welder... advice?

I was looking into the hobart handler 190.
This will be for automotive use, any other options I should consider?
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Old April 1st, 2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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I've had a Miller 211 for about a year now and I'm happy with it. Does from sheetmetal to frame work.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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I've had a Miller 211 for about a year now and I'm happy with it. Does from sheetmetal to frame work.
I would like one, little out of my price range at the moment though, unless there is a huge advantage compared to the hobart. In that case I would have to wait it out for a little longer.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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I just looked up the specs and the difference is mostly the top end of the range (190 amps vs. 210). For moderate use the Hobart may be a better choice. We run Millers at work and they take a beating with no complaints. That was worth the extra $ to me. Lincoln, Miller, Hobart are all good.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:39 AM   #5
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Go pick up the Lincoln 180 on here.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:20 AM   #6
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I was talked out of the Hobart 190 and into the Lincoln 180C a few years ago and am VERY happy with it. I think it was $775. I was told my local welding dealer will always have parts for it and that may not be the case with the Hobart. Although, A lot of people are happy with their Hobart welders. Im not talking shit... I am just giving you my $.02
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 12:05 PM   #8
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Go pick up the Lincoln 180 on here.
I might.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 10:44 PM   #9
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I'm very happy with my Hobart Handler 210. Runs on 110 or 220v. Big enough to weld anything I'll ever weld.
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