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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:48 PM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos [OP] MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    That's a very good question.
     
  2. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:51 PM
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    Wiring. The pass had to have a long harness. Nailed it.

    Edit: Disregard... I'm drunk
     
  3. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:55 PM
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    Comatose You snuff it, we stuff it.

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    I think I'm going to order a welder if they go on discount tomorrow
     
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  4. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    What kind? Little basic flux core like mine or a nicer mig that’s gas capable?
     
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  5. Jul 15, 2018 at 7:58 PM
    Justanotherhemi

    Justanotherhemi Randall’s Winnie The Pooh Edition

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    100 pages since 6/25. The Lair is back & kicking ass!

    Mission Accomplished :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Jul 15, 2018 at 8:24 PM
    Comatose

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    I was thinking a Miller 120 or Lincoln 140c
     
  7. Jul 15, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    Fucking baller over here. Hobart also makes great welders for a good price. A lot of hobby welders use them and like them.
     
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  8. Jul 15, 2018 at 8:28 PM
    Comatose

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    Which model? I know dick about welding and am just going off of what's in the maintenance shop here
     
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  9. Jul 15, 2018 at 8:30 PM
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    The Hobart handler 140.

    Are you ok with buying shielding gas and carrying/carting that around with your welder?
     
  10. Jul 15, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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    From what I understand it makes for better welds free of o2 and moisture, but I'm not sure it would really matter for what I'd be doing.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    So you’ll either need shielding gas, or use flux core wire like I am which has the shielding built in. On a windy day, the wind can blow away the shielding gas. With flux core it’s a non issue.

    Any mig welder can run flux wire. But not all welders are capable of running gas (like mine).
     
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  12. Jul 15, 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    You think it's worth it for me to get a gas capable one?
     
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  13. Jul 16, 2018 at 4:02 AM
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    And I thought I was big shit because I bought a stick welder from HF with a 20% off coupon :anonymous:
     
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  15. Jul 16, 2018 at 4:45 AM
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    Yes. Gives you options.

    Hobart is owned by Miller, so you get a lot of interchangeable parts and accessories. I have the Hobart 210MVP and the welding gun, hose, valve and regulator are all stamped/marked Miller. I think the optional spool gun (for aluminum welding) is Miller.

    Here's my analogy:
    Hobart = Toyota
    Miller = Lexus

    You just pay more for the same shit.


    @fatfurious2 and @HolyHandGrenade have the Hobart Handler 140. I believe they like it a lot.


    Edit* . I bought mine at Tractor Supply. They price matched to the lowest online price I found and since they had a 20% off everything in the store sale, they took that off as well. I think I paid $640
    The Hobart Handler 140 might be significantly cheaper if you shop around.
     
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  16. Jul 16, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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  17. Jul 16, 2018 at 5:28 AM
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    Don't order what?
     
  18. Jul 16, 2018 at 5:29 AM
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    Yes!
    Shielding gas makes much stronger welds, neater too.
    And I agree with how @Subway4X4 compared them.
    Anther vote for hobart
     
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  19. Jul 16, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    Any welder. Go to another store
     
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  20. Jul 16, 2018 at 5:32 AM
    Comatose

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    I'm hoping they prime day
     
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