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Old 05-30-2004, 01:59 AM
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After shopping for a while myself i found out something rather interesting from a friend who works at a auto parts store miller makes hobart welders, the hobarts are for sale by stores that dont sell / rent gasses.

I had a Lincoln 135 220v before upgrading to a miller 250 with aluminum gun the lincoln was nice for small work but the miller is by far the machine to buy if your doing lots of work. Welding 1/2" in a single pass is nice and not having to crack out the stick welder


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Yes Hobart was bought by Miller several years back. I've heard that Hobart has become the "low end Miller". Its still about getting what you pay for. Don't rule out Thermal-Arc or Esab if you come across those machines either. I'd rather buy a used 220v - 200A+ machine over any 120V machine any day. (mind you I use both regularly.)
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Problem solved - I got a Lincoln Mig for Fathers Day.
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Originally posted by bfr57
but occasionally will not feed wire properly, the rollers just spin and don't feed wire. Maybe the spool is messed up?
have you tried playing with the tension adjuster?
the liner could be worn in places...

[color=gold]Bigmac, congrats!!!! thats the best kind of welder to get.[/color]
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