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Old 06-17-2015, 03:19 PM   #191
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IMO.

Dewalt is $hit now. They are owned by the same company as black and Decker.

A mig 140 is a bit small. A few $$ more would have gotten you a 240 volt unit. All their 240 units will still run on 120 also.

Remember, a welder is not needed to raise a roof. Your health is bad enough without welding on galvanized steel that can be riveted together.

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cutting and welding galvanized steel is fine, especially OUTDOORS.But I'm glad you care so much. I have breathing protection if I REALLY need it. Why you saying I have such bad health? I think my health is doing just fine these days, thanks.

A Hobart 140 is what I wanted. I didn't want a 240v unit. I wanted a smaller, portable welder thats versatile and well supported. I got what I needed, thanks. This unit will weld ANYTHING on a bus that I need to weld and more.

You bolted yours together, I'm welding mine together. I don't wish to have a debate about which is superior, I'm doing what I know is best.
I do agree that dewalt sucks. I won't be buying anything else from them. I hate the bright yellow tools! The Kobalt is less of an eyesore and higher hp by a good bit.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:26 PM   #192
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I'm looking forward to close pics of the weld beads.

After all, the quality of the weld can vary so much with weather, settings, quality of welding wire, welding Gas, ect.

Will you be using flux core, or welding gas?

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Old 06-17-2015, 03:44 PM   #193
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I dont need you to inspect my welds... thanks. I've inspected many many thousands. I'm not the best welder in the world, but I'm qualified and experienced enough.

I built parts of this-
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:50 PM   #194
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in some states you can be arrested for going topless even in the ditch on your side!

and new tool smell rocks !!! its like christmas morning over at eastcoastcb house!
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:04 PM   #195
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Yes, the new tool smell is still strong in the back of my car, and has now taken over the bus, too.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:08 PM   #196
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Base Model Starting at:
$3,604.00

If I were made of money, I'd have one of these.


But the Handler 140 by Hobart is a VERY respected machine and will fit my needs just fine. Will be great for bus projects and trailers.

$499.99
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:15 PM   #197
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I only wish I'd bought a bigger torch, but this one will definitely do.

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Old 06-17-2015, 06:20 PM   #198
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And my other project-
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:28 PM   #199
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""And my other project-""

Cleaning the garage?
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Actually YES, that's exactly what we've been working on. At least its in the shade!
When the garage is totally cleaned out, then the VW project can continue.
It would be a lot easier if it were MY garage, but its my parents'.
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