1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

Hobart 140 Mig Welder

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Stout, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Jan 10, 2017
    Stout

    Stout Member

    Quakertown, PA
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    958
    Bought a new MIG welder. I went with the Hobart 140 based on on-line reviews. I'm going to practice with flux welding before stepping up to gas. Haven't plugged it in yet but hopefully it will work better than my old Craftsman flux only welder.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2017
    Pack Rat

    Pack Rat Old Timer

    I live in a...
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,512
    I think you will not be disappointed (y).
     
  3. Jan 10, 2017
    Daryl

    Daryl Sponsor Sponsor

    Bonney Lake, WA
    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,800
    Easier and cleaner welds with solid wire and gas shielding. Gases Flux wire is really just meant for outdoor farmer fixes.
     
    Twin2 and 47v6 like this.
  4. Jan 10, 2017
    oldtime

    oldtime oldtime

    St. Charles,...
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,657
    X2 and use 75% Argon 25% CO2 gas for mig welding mild steel.

    Is this the same Hobart welder that you have ?
    Welders Save My Sanity Please
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2017
  5. Jan 10, 2017
    Stout

    Stout Member

    Quakertown, PA
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    958
    That's the one. I just tried it out by welding two pieces of scrap metal together. Love it! Even I can weld with this thing. I've never welded with gas before (true MIG welding) and can't wait to try it. It came with the setup but I need to get a tank somewhere.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2017
    47v6

    47v6 junk wrecker! Sponsor

    Washington DC.
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    4,443
    just bypass the flux core stuff and go directly to MIG. Get the biggest bottle they carry.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2017
    Daryl

    Daryl Sponsor Sponsor

    Bonney Lake, WA
    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,800
    Be very careful buying bottles from a private seller used. Very common for people to sell store owned bottles as owner bottles. Sometimes getting a bargain can bite you when you go to exchange your bottle and the store keeps it. There are no set rules on how to identify a owner vs a store rental. Different regions use different rules. Always best to buy a bottle from a welding store
     
    47v6 likes this.
  8. Jan 11, 2017
    47v6

    47v6 junk wrecker! Sponsor

    Washington DC.
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    4,443
    This is my experience as well
     
  9. Jan 11, 2017
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist Sponsor

    Albertville, AL
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,889
    Bought mine from tractor supply!
    I have had my Hobart 140 for about 6-7 years now, love it.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2017
    tarry99

    tarry99 Member Sponsor

    Northern California
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,773
    True.................but most bottles have a Servicing Company name clearly deeply stamped into the bottle near the screw on cap.....................call the company with all the info stamped and they can tell you whether or not the bottle is an owner unit or not.
    Along with that if the bottle has been out of service for many years a charge may be levied to recertify it prior to refilling.................check with your local welding gas supplier as to the cost of the bottle size you require prior to looking at anything used.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2017
    Mark Wahlster

    Mark Wahlster Member

    Silverton, OR
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    386
    make sure you change the polarity when going from Flux to MIG
     
  12. Jan 22, 2017
    Stout

    Stout Member

    Quakertown, PA
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    958
    Well, got a tank of gas and hooked it up -- and I remembered to change the polarity, thanks Mark. Wow, what a difference! With some practice, I may be welding like a pro. I welded up a stand for my drill press out of some angle iron and it worked splendidly. Love this welder.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2017
    IRQVET

    IRQVET Member

    So. Oregunian
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2015
    Messages:
    487
    I have a Hobart 210 MPV, best money ever spent- capable of anything I've thrown at it thus far.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. Jan 23, 2017
    Stout

    Stout Member

    Quakertown, PA
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    958
    I was going to buy the MVP but cheaped out. I may regret it some day but for the type of welding I do, 110 volts is enough.
     
  15. Jan 24, 2017
    GeoffreyL

    GeoffreyL Well-Known Member

    moorestown, nj
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,511
    you can do alot with the 140 amps. i have a miller 140 110 unit and i've welded the frame on my truck a couple times when i found cracks. just keep it nice and hot and you can get almost anything you want done.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2017
    Dauntless1971

    Dauntless1971 Member

    Bend, OR
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Messages:
    218
    I am about to pull the trigger on a welder. All that I need it to do is weld on both the body and the frame of my CJ5. I borrowed my friends little miller unit on a boat frame and felt I did OK. For a budget this welder appears to be all I would need? On a cj frame would really need to torch it first?
     
  17. Sep 19, 2017
    tarry99

    tarry99 Member Sponsor

    Northern California
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,773
    A 110v welder may be OK for many jobs........but the 220v welder with dual voltage & 110v adapter plug covers all the needs.......now and in the future.
     
  18. Sep 20, 2017
    oldtime

    oldtime oldtime

    St. Charles,...
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,657
    Yeah.... You need about 180 amps minimum to weld 3/16"thick frame.
     

Share This Page

New Posts