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Old 04-15-2017, 08:03 AM   #1
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Tractor Supply Hobart Sale

If anyones looking for a nice lil mig welder, Tractor Supply has the Handler 140 on sale for $469.
GREAT lil welder for the money, I'm very pleased with mine.
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...140-mig-welder

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The Hobart Handler 140 115VAC 60 Hz Welder is MIG-ready with no additional kit required. The Handler 140 is a wire welding package with industrial performance, operating on standard 115V household current. It's extremely versatile and perfect for the welder that wants to work on auto body, household repairs, or even heavier farm projects that require extra power.
Welds 24 gauge to 1/4 inch mild steel
Operates off 115V household current
25-140 A output
Industrial cast aluminum drive system
Built-in contactor eases use and is an excellent safety feature which makes wire electrically "cold" when not welding
Designed and assembled in Troy, OH USA
10 ft. H100S2-10 MIG gun with liner, built-in gas valve, dual gauge regulator and gas hose
10 ft. work cable with clamp
Power cord with plug
Extra .030 in. contact tips
Sample spool of .030 in. flux-cored welding wire
8 in. wire spool adapter
5/3/1 Industrial Warranty


A good price for a great lil machine.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:13 AM   #2
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That's just a bit out of my price range right now. After I get my taxes back I am going to look for one. And buy some stuff for the conversion.


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Old 04-15-2017, 12:23 PM   #3
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Hobart (built by Miller) is a great value and excellent little machine. I spent a good part of yesterday having to weld with an $89.00, Horrible Freight, non-gas shielded piece of crap mig. Man...what an F-ing joke.

I've been welding for years and could not get a real "bead" going no matter what the settings. Nothing but Mud Dabber lumps. If you are going to get a mig welder...get a decent one the first time that is gas shielded. Most everyone I know who has cheaped out eventually wound up dumping them in the trash and buying a real mig.

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Old 04-15-2017, 11:02 PM   #4
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I love my hobbie!! It does really well in any thickness material you would encounter while working on a skoolie! If your serious about getting a nice piece of equipment that won't break the bank, grab this thing. The only down side is that the output control is a five position verses an infinite control.

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Old 04-15-2017, 11:43 PM   #5
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If anyones looking for a nice lil mig welder, Tractor Supply has the Handler 140 on sale for $469.
GREAT lil welder for the money, I'm very pleased with mine.
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...140-mig-welder





A good price for a great lil machine.
I have the same one at work, very good welder.
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Old 04-16-2017, 12:02 AM   #6
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My local store even has a dented Bobcat generator/Mig for a few hundred bucks off.

Hell- me, dave and eddie coulda done ALL the welding done on my bus thus far with one of these-
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...re-feed-welder
$200 aint bad for what it is, and sure beats HF any day.


Looks like a HANDY lil sucker!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:31 AM   #7
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Figured I'd follow up on this.
I've used the hobart for lots of small jobs and projects here and there and this lil guy has performed flawlessly.
For the money, its an absolutely stellar unit. Easy to use, easy to take care of.
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Super deal. Hobarts are made by Miller as their "value" line. And they have been upgrade with better parts in the last few years to the point there is very little difference except in price. Great little welders.
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so I probably should learn to weld better.. and own my own welder.. maybe?? what do you guys think? do I need a welder with the stuff I do?

there are 2 posted in this thread.. which one?
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The value of owning a welder is hard to pin down. Migs are so cheap and easy to learn that in very short order you will be fabricating or fixing things in all manner of metal. I have taught housewives how to weld in a couple of hours and they now kick butt with their own machines.

Anytime you are passing through Houston I'll be happy to give you an intro course. I'm no master of the craft but it has certainly opened a lot of doors and made for some really fun projects.

I say Go For IT! And, if you do, go for a name brand,gas shielded rig. You'll be glad you did.

PS...all of my sculpture requires a welded steel armature/framework and I own (and love) two Millers. A little 110v, 140 amp...and a 110/220v dual voltage 211. Both have the "Auto Set" technology which actually works quite well.
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