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are hobart iron man welders any good

are hobart iron man welders any good has anyone used them or own one im looking to buy one
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They are good welders for the price. I have no complaints.
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Ive heard good stuff about Hobarts.

FULLSCALE, one of our staff members here uses all Hobart equipment. Hopefully he will chime in.

Do you have a link to a specific machine you are referring to?
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The Iron man series is ok, However it really boils down to the specs of the welder.
I've used some Hobarts that are trash and i've used some that are great.
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hobarts are excelent machines just get one rated for what you need.
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Hobart is now owned by Miller. The older pre Miller Hobarts were good, and the new ones are just as good.

As for bad welders, that's usually if you buy it used... no telling how many hours and how much wear and tear was put on that welder, so stuff may start malfunctioning (relays, circuit boards, etc.) and end up making crappy welds as a result.

Hobart, Miller, and Lincoln are all good welders. It won't matter if you buy your IronMan from TSC or a welding shop, they are the same welder.
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Hobart is now owned by Miller. The older pre Miller Hobarts were good, and the new ones are just as good.
I remember somebody saying something along this line.

Its been a while, but somebody told on the production line, every 5th or 6th miller had the Hobart name slapped on it. Or something like that.

As said above, all welders are good. If you know the specific machine that you will need, then you can get a "good" welder.

Some folks get the wrong machine, or simply DONT KNOW how to use them. They then say "Ay yo, dis welder suckz"
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I remember somebody saying something along this line.

Its been a while, but somebody told on the production line, every 5th or 6th miller had the Hobart name slapped on it. Or something like that.

As said above, all welders are good. If you know the specific machine that you will need, then you can get a "good" welder.

Some folks get the wrong machine, or simply DONT KNOW how to use them. They then say "Ay yo, dis welder suckz"
Ay yo! make them weldz on this here 1/4" plate with that 110v single phase you got hooked up on the front porch
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Ay yo! make them weldz on this here 1/4" plate with that 110v single phase you got hooked up on the front porch
lol.

....ive done it. hahaha.
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lol.

....ive done it. hahaha.
Lol.
"think it'll hold?"
"all the way to the end of the driveway"
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Only thing I can add here is think on a 220 volt machine.
Sometimes it is not feasible because of voltage requirements but with the 220 volt units you get longer weld times and higher amperage ratings.

Also, unless your friend has a similar 220 volt hook up then he/she can’t borrow it. LOL.
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Peterson's 4Wheel did an article about those welders a little while ago. Here's the link for the article. They seemed to think it was a decent MIG welder. Hope that helps

Hobart Ironman 230 MIG Welder - 4 Wheel & Off Road Magazine
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hey guys i actually ended up getting a miller 252 and a powermax 45 plasma cutter thanks for the input though
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