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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Want to know the pros and cons of these welders been looking at a champion elite at tractor supply but it’s only dc current, found one only that was both ac/dc but it was no longer available. Want to hear about these welder and how to test these machine to make sure if they work generator load especially.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Buy a Lincoln. I have owned at least 10 engine drives over the years and I prefer Lincoln. A Ranger 250 has 10,000 watt aux. I run TIG and MIG on it also. I have had problems out of every miller I have ever owned. Hobart is just a name. Go to a reputable welding supply to buy a welder, not a store that sells horse feed.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you can go to a welder supply and get one if you can afford it plus you get a warranty, everybody has there favorite so all I can say is mine is Miller and finally was able to buy a new Bobcat 225, 11000 watt generator. Will say here in Texas came a little over 3800.00 and well worth it, fantastic machine .
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Before someone says Miller and Hobart are the same welder(they are are not) By a Miller or a Lincoln,you will be glad you did. When you need parts or a new lead,do not be surprised when the welding store is not too happy to see you. Then they spend the next 30 min looking for parts that only come in box store welders.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hobart and Miller are both owned by the same parent company.
Hobart is the "consumer/homeowner/seldom used" line.
Miller is the "commercial/business/manufacturing/often used" line.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Lincoln would be my choice , i own three of them
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Back when I was a heavy equipment mechanic for 15 years I had the same Miller Bobcat on my service truck. Mounted on top of service bed, never covered from whatever mother nature threw at it all those years. Only repainted it, and put new decals on it twice, I'd get a Miller Bobcat over a Lincoln Ranger. The few Lincoln Rangers we had on service trucks were newer than the Miller Bobcats, but didn't last so they were replaced with Millers.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:52 am    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What and where and how much welding you plan to do has to come into this decision. If you never go to a remote location to weld or seldom do so then spending the money on either machine is a waste. You may be much father ahead to hire someone if the welding requirement is seldom at a location without power.

I have a 220 volt welder that is AC/DC. It hasn't been turned to AC in years.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have never liked welding with any Hobart I have ever used. They put meaning into "stick" rod...Hard starting..
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:54 am    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you are dead set on getting a self powered welder find a Lincoln SA-200 they are worth whatever extra you have to pay.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Maybe he?d like to power the house during a power outage to
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Hobart champion welder and miller bob car welders Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Yep that’s why I bought the Hobart
 
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