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Old 01-06-2006, 04:22 PM
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hobart 140 mig

Has anyone tried the hobart 140 mig for body panels. I'm looking for a welder just for body panels basically and this looks like a good machine at a reasonable price. Any feedback would really be appreciated. Thanks

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ive got a 140 here at the house.it works fine for me. ive got a 135 at the shop that we use for body work.it works fine too.not really a whole lot of difference i guess
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I've got a Hobart 135 Handler and have done quite a bit of body panels with it,
http://hotrodders.com/gallery/showph...cat/500/page/3
Replaced the roll pan, took a bit of practice because I hadn't welded in quite a while but it came out alright.

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what size gas bottle do you guys recommend i work on my own not really doing it as a business but will be doing bodywork regularly. I notice there are a lot of differnt sizes? thanks in advance you guys are a lotnof help here.
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That little Hobart is a good machine Get the biggest tank you can handle since the refill price is only slightly higher than the small ones so your gas is a LOT cheaper in the big tanks.
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135 is the 140. They just changed the numbers for some reason. It's got a few small upgrades in the drive swap and such,but it's the same machine.
I have a 135 and it does a nice job.
Like Oldred said,Get the big tank if you plan on welding on a regular basis.
I have the "middle" size one,a little over 3' tall and it does fine for ocassional projects but if your doing very much, the large cylinder is the way to go.
Now, that said, IF I was to do it over, I would have went with a Miller as it has a variable heat setting instead of Hobarts 4 fixed. It would be nice to go up or down a touch on some things.
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Thanks for the info i will get the largest tank i was going to get a smaller one but getting the largest sure makes more sense. I looked at the millers and they seem a little more cost wise and i'm getting to the end of biulding this 40 x 30 shop and have already spent mor than i first figured i would. Thanks a lkot for the help here this site is just full of great info.
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Hey Rick; I see you live in thunder bay. I'd look at the mig 172 made by air liquid. I've sold hobarts millers and air liquid and for the money the 172 is a great buy. Spend an extra couple hundred bucks and get a 220 machine. You should be able to buy it for 850can.Check it out. They also make a 135.
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Thanks i will check it out monday. Thanks again
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