Hobart 140 MIG and Flux Cored Welder is by far among the best and most flexible units for the cost. It is so user friendly you can let your 9 year old weld it is that easy.The tool is very versatile, capable of welding 24 Gauge up to 1/4-Inch in various materials like stainless or mild steel, flux cored and aluminum and operates on 115-volt standard household current so there is no requirement for a 230-Volt hook-up. It comes ready to weld with or without shielding gas, no additional kit required. With an amperage output range of 25 – 140, it easily handles a broad selection of solid mild steel or stainless, flux cored and aluminum wires.The size of this Handler 140 makes it portable and readily transportable. It runs both flux core and MIG processes and it does a wonderful job of both for being only a 120v unit. Adjustable tension on the wire feeder is a definitely a plus. Gas gauge is Topnotch. As mentioned, unit welds steel with or without argon, but using the tank that the welds come out cleaner and faster.
Additionally, it is far more difficult to make a mistake with the argon.It features stable arc with enhanced performance on thin gauge material. Proven, built-in cable feeder, with quick-release pressure lever, which offers positive feed with adjustable pressure. It is also simple access for threading cable. Replaceable, built in contactor which facilitates use and is excellent safety feature which makes wire electrically cold when not welding – security always first. Four output voltage settings offer a wider operating window for each cable with quick and easy adjustment for different materials and thicknesses.Purge gas line and set flow rate without wasting wire – Hobart 140 MIG Welder has different purge setting. Suitable polarity changeover with tip holder – makes it fast and simple to change polarity for solid or tubular wire plus includes convenient storage holes for spare tips. Sloped control panel makes controllers quickly visible and accessible.
Dual groove drive rolls make it easy to change between.023/.025 in. 0.6 mm and.030 -.035 in. 0.8 – 0.9 mm wire.When it comes to security, without already mentioned facts Handler 140 has primary circuit breaker, which watches current overloads, self-resetting thermal overload to shield power transformer and self-resetting motor security that protects wire feed system from overloading – no fuses to alter or buttons to press. Hobart 140 Handler Includes five-year Warranty on transformers, stabilizers and generators; three years on electronics drive motors, rectifiers; and one year on firearms MIG and plasma torches.In short – really impressive piece of gear! Don’t waste your Money on more expensive upper level units since this Miller-made Hobart has everything they have at a far greater price.