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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2015, 08:46 AM
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Great advice from everybody! I'll add that Hobart and Miller are owned by the same holding company and share many parts among the various models. In come cases the machines are almost identical. Hobart makes some very, very good machines.

Go as large as you can afford. I have a Hobart Ironman 230 and it has been an excellent performer - I can weld 1/2" steel in a single pass.

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well I ordered the Hobart 210 today, now to learn to weld properly.

Conversation I once heard between an old timer and young guy in maintenance when I asked about welding.

Young guy "your welds don't have to look good, just be strong, that's why they made grinders."

Old timer "Son, then you are a grinder and not a welder"

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You will be really happy with the 210 Mike - great choice! Congrats!

I took an adult ed welding/cutting class a few years ago and each student had limited steel to work with - I wound up doing so much grinding of bad stick welds I told the instructor this class should have been called Grinding and Cutting.

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