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Old 08-01-2015, 07:45 AM   #251
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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
I suppose I should move to a wire welder some day, I currently have an old arc welder (Foeney) that dad bought right after the war when he broke a driveline on an old truck. He had the drive line out and on the ground by the barn when a salesman pulled in and was selling welders.
Dad said he asked if it could fix his driveline, the salesman welded the yoke back to a functional part and dad bought the welder, a book on how to weld, 50 pounds of nickel rod and a welding shield.
Same welder I learned to weld with in grade school with dad instructing after I read the book.

My neighbor calls it a buzz box

Perhaps I should step into something newer than WW.II. technology like you are using.
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:36 AM   #252
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Maybe so. When I took welding classes back in the day the main unit we learned on was the Hobart mig.
But if you're good at it, that ww2 tech welder can do all sorts of things.
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There is nothing on a bus you can't weld properly with that little Hobart. My Miller 140 will handle 1/4" plate with excellent penetration and the Hobart is it's twin brother. And I have welded much heavier material as well.

The Hobart & Miller are virtually the same machine these days. A couple of years back, Hobart (Miller's economy line) was distinguished by having a lot of plastic where the Miller had steel (like the drive system). Today...they have been upgraded to all metal and are fantastic bargains. I have two Millers, but if I were buying today, I would not hesitate to go with the Hobarts and put the difference in the bank. Good call...have fun!
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:40 PM   #254
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I had a "buzz box" stick welder that I picked up cheap and learned on. Burned up the side of a vw bus and half my pants. Now I wear glasses. Lesson learned. Then again, I used to lean up against the speakers at concerts in the 70s. Now I wear hearing aides. Lesson learned.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:25 PM   #255
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I had a "buzz box" stick welder that I picked up cheap and learned on. Burned up the side of a vw bus and half my pants. Now I wear glasses. Lesson learned. Then again, I used to lean up against the speakers at concerts in the 70s. Now I wear hearing aides. Lesson learned.
haha, I am an old hippy, I don't know what to do!, should I hang on to the old? should I grab onto the new?
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:18 PM   #256
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Just tryin real hard to adjust?
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:04 PM   #257
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In a lot of respects the smaller MIGs are better for working on something like our buses. I have a Miller CP250 with a monster spool. While good for shop type fabrication, even though it's on good dolly wheels, it's a royal pain when having to move it around a lot simply because of it's physical size. For instance, when I do the roof raise, I'm going to have to lift the unit to inside the bus with my tractor Not something I'm looking forward to. Maybe it's time to break out my TIG with a very long torch since I'm not in a hurry.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:14 PM   #258
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When I put new cables on my old arc welder I was lucky and had a great deal on salvage welding cable, I have 28 ft cables.
The cables came to me as free SO I USED THE WHOLE LENGTH
I do not have a tractor to lift stuff with anymore, I toasted the engine.
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Yeah, small and portable is good for me when it comes to welders.
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I have a Hobart 140, built many projects with it.
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