Need help choosing welder

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by allstar12316, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. allstar12316

    allstar12316 Veteran Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    Manalapan, Nj
    Would I regret the hobart 140?
  2. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2002
    Rustburg, Va
    I'm not sure what your expectations are for this lil welder, but I don't regret buying mine. Tips, nozzles, liners, gun, drive wheels, etc..are all easy to find consumables...even tractor supply, harbor freight, northern tool, lowe's home depot....all carry many of these parts in stock on the shelf. Any LWS will have these parts as they fit a bunch of different welders(miller and hobart)
  3. night rider

    night rider Veteran Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Bremen, Ga
    I have the Hobart 140 and love it. I bought mine in 2006 and have not had any probs with it at all. I have ran many 10 lb spools of wire through it and welded just about everything you can think of from sheet metal to frames to roll cages, etc.
  4. 3leeboys

    3leeboys New Member

    Nov 24, 2011
    Gilroy, Ca
    I rented the lincoln 140 yesterday to plug weld the apron on my son's BMW the welder was set up with flux core (ugh!) and didn't advance very well from spool to tip. A friend has the Hobart 140 that works flawlessly.
  5. roeville

    roeville Veteran Member

    Oct 9, 2000
    SF East Bay CA
    I have a Hobart 140. I bought it to do sheet metal work and it has worked great for me.
  6. allstar12316

    allstar12316 Veteran Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    Manalapan, Nj
    I can get the older model hobart 500500 for like 275 or 300 used . Or I could buy the new one 500599 for like 420 plus tax. What do you think

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