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  • CallMeSAL
    New introduction
    by CallMeSAL
    Hello everyone! Just joined, hoping to gain knowledge. I bought a Lincoln V275-S Multi-process so I can use it for many welding types. Hopefully become proficient enough to be called 'Good'.
    Today, 12:55 AM
  • Jason smith
    Hobart handler 180 sparks but no weld.
    by Jason smith
    My hobart 180.wire spools out, but only sparks even when trying it straight to ground lead. trouble shooting by using this forums post has gotten me to the point where I'm at now which is I have 30 volts dc coming from the wire and ground lead when tested by multimeter dont know where to go from here...
    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
  • Vet2113
    Hobart Champion 145 question
    by Vet2113
    I am looking at getting the Champion 145, and was wondering if anyone knows as to whether or not it can run a 110 plasma and an air compressor at the same time? Looking at starting up a mobile welding service out of my Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and have to keep things small until I can start upgrading...
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  • Tmiller164
    Thoughts on TIG machine.
    by Tmiller164
    Looking for a TIG machine for at home so I can work in my shop rather than go to work shop every time I’d like to work on something.
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  • Freakyloose
    Need help getting my plasma cutter working
    by Freakyloose
    I have never used a plasma cutter and I am doing an automotive project that needs very light cutting and welding. I bought a very cheap tig/mig/plasma cutter 3 in one and I have not been able to get the cutter to work. It is a CT312. I assembled the air regulator and hooked up compressed air to it....
    07-08-2019, 05:12 PM