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I've posted a couple of threads on welding equipment. Well today I bought a Hobart 210 MVP mig welder. I couldn't be happier.

I have a couple of winter projects to do this winter that will be handled just fine on 110 20 amp. Next spring I will put a 220 50 amp service in my garage and start some projects that will require it.

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a new auto darkening hood made or sold by HTP along with a cheater lens for my old eyeballs. I can hardly wait to get started.

The price I paid for the Hobart welder is pretty good, Mills Fleet Farm had them on sale for 749 bucks and with my 10% card it came out to 675 bucks pre taxes, thats not bad for what I got. I hope to do some fabricating worthy of posting pictures of in the next few months.
 

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does this require a gas tank. I have a stick welder that is so old its from Montgomery Wards. My son saw that name on it and asked who they were. I would like to have a mig welder but don't really use one much The last two time I needed welding done the body shop in town is cheap. good luck:bigthumb:
 

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You can run the MVP with either flux-core wire (no gas) or standard solid core wire (gas). Note that the flux-core will be a bit messier, but still functional.

In the long-run, I still recommend getting gas if you can afford it/find it locally.
 

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Congrats I like my Hobart ,its the EZ bought it about 10 yrs ago and has done everything I needed welded so far. Have welded up to 1/4" .:dunno:


No when I had the ROPS cut down several years ago, BIL welded them with a stick welder.
 

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I've posted a couple of threads on welding equipment. Well today I bought a Hobart 210 MVP mig welder. I couldn't be happier.

I have a couple of winter projects to do this winter that will be handled just fine on 110 20 amp. Next spring I will put a 220 50 amp service in my garage and start some projects that will require it.

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a new auto darkening hood made or sold by HTP along with a cheater lens for my old eyeballs. I can hardly wait to get started.

The price I paid for the Hobart welder is pretty good, Mills Fleet Farm had them on sale for 749 bucks and with my 10% card it came out to 675 bucks pre taxes, thats not bad for what I got. I hope to do some fabricating worthy of posting pictures of in the next few months.
I have my dad's Hobart in the garage yet. very nice to use, but haven't even lifted a finger for the last 6 yrs or so. but plan to use it next summer, if all works out. my dad just loved his, as he had never even tried to weld before he bought it. to say the least for him, it was a learning experience. good luck, and have lots of fun!:bigthumb:
 

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I bought a Hobart 140 about a month ago, TS was running a sale and I just had to have one. I guess I should have learned to weld first but at least I have a nice welder if I ever learn:laugh: From the reviews I think you will be happy with that machine
 

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I have another 110 lincoln mig welder and a C25 gas bottle already, the Hobart is rated for 3/8ths steel with a single pass with gas, 1/2 single pass with flux core. I have no problem getting gas. I hope to be able to weld up some attachments for my tractor next summer. I looked at many different welders for the last six months, I have to admit that the Chinese are making some very tempting machines for a very good price but I wanted it to be as American made as possible plus I really dont need a commercial grade welder, I'm just a hobbyist. First project is a new cart that will hold both welders and 2 different bottles with a cabinet with 3 or 4 drawers in an enclosed cabinet. I want to then make a Boom arm for the tractor and a log skidder with a winch and a QA brush fork. I need to make things or I end up going nuts, my wife understands and approves. It keeps me out of the bars.
 

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I've posted a couple of threads on welding equipment. Well today I bought a Hobart 210 MVP mig welder. I couldn't be happier.

I have a couple of winter projects to do this winter that will be handled just fine on 110 20 amp. Next spring I will put a 220 50 amp service in my garage and start some projects that will require it.

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a new auto darkening hood made or sold by HTP along with a cheater lens for my old eyeballs. I can hardly wait to get started.

The price I paid for the Hobart welder is pretty good, Mills Fleet Farm had them on sale for 749 bucks and with my 10% card it came out to 675 bucks pre taxes, thats not bad for what I got. I hope to do some fabricating worthy of posting pictures of in the next few months.
I say good for you. :thumbup1gif: This is one of those things you'll NEVER regret doing.
 

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The 210 is a nice machine and I am sure you will enjoy using it. I already have a VERY old Chinese 120v MIG that I use for all the small stuff and bought a Hobart 190 last winter. It sure is nice being able to work on implements and other thick stuff.
 

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Not complaining mind you bur this welder is not ready to weld out of the box. I can't believe the ground clamp plus it is set up for FCAW but it has a mig tip.

I'm going to a welding shop in Duluth this next week and picking up a Tweco solid copper clamp. Plus I will buy a plastic FCAW nozzle to replace the mig one. Like I say not complaining it looks like a really well thought out and put together machine.

This has given me one of those moments that I had heard about before, retirement regret. The last job I worked as a conductor was a local and one of our customers we serviced was a scrap yard, as the conductor I would have to assess how the gondola cars were loaded and it seemed like there was always pieces of both round and square tubing plus channel iron and angle iron of various lengths and sizes that posed a safety hazard and I took it upon my self to remove them and dispose of them properly in my p/u truck upon returning to my home terminal. Safety first.
 
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