Originally Posted by kilgorq
I am looking at about $300 then get the tank in a couple weeks. Possibly borrow one until then.
I Ran across a Hobart handler 135 on cgslst for less than 200. But it needs repairs. The seller claims it is not performing well. It still works but not like it should. Something about a weak arc. He said the part costs 100. What are these worth in good working condition. Are they any good?
From what I have read on the forums gas is defiantly the way to go.
I really don't think I need to go up to the 220 v unit. If I am welding bigger stuff I will use my stick welder or do multiple pass.
The problem with 110v units is the amount of welding you can do before it shuts down to cool off. Duty cycle is a key, a 220 will have a larger duty cycle and let you weld for a longer time before it has to cool down.