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What do you think of this welder?

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...2924_200342924
It would either this one or a Hobart Handler 140. Or could u suggest a better welder in $500 area.
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I love my hobart. You get what you pay for in welders.
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Miller, Lincoln, or Hobart. Nothing else.
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i don't like it. Can't really go with a 220V for under $500...just isn't right. plus other things about it.

Definitly go with a Miller, lincoln, or hobart. you get about the same thing from each company....and check eBay. there are great deals for welders there (plus most have free shipping).
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lincoln is what i have. miller is GREAT. hobart is miller parts in a different box...

go to lowes and get this...
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...9-1&lpage=none

you can do flux core or get the mig kit for it and upgrade. very worth the cash
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I didn't even look at it because I saw the link says northern tool. Skip it.

Get a Lincoln, a Miller, or a Hobart. Check your local craigslist. I got a nearly new Lincoln 140 with all kinds of extras for $425.
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I've gotten the cheap welder ( it was like $170 and a gift from my parents), so cheap I don't even know the name of it. Then we got a hobart 140. That thing is amazing, the penetration is perfect and even if you don't know how to weld you'll lay an amazing bead. Its easy to use and will weld up to 1/4 steel. Anything more than that and you should really be spending more money just for your safety.
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Thanks guys... i ended up buying a Hobart Handler 187. Hopefully its a good one.
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Thats the same one I want, let us know how it works for ya
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Miller and Hobart welders are my favorite. They put out some good stuff!
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i have a millermatic 180 240V mig..... sofar it had withstood my abuse

i like blue lol ford blue miller blue FTW!!!
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Miller or Hobart or Lincoln


btw Miller now owns Hobart...
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I did not know that! When did this start?
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I did not know that! When did this start?
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I generally only like to run Millers or Lincoln's or ESAB. Just like it's said above, you get what you pay for man. Don't go cheap with a welder that's going to produce something you have to rely on. (If that makes sense)
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