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  • onebadpig
    EZ-Tig 165
    by onebadpig
    I've noticed that the EZ-Tig 165 Tig welder is no longer on Hobart's website. Is this model being discontinued? I have also noticed that a multi-process welder has shown up. Alas it will not do AC Tig - no aluminum. The need to weld aluminum was why I bought a Tig welder, and right now Hobart has...
    Today, 05:51 PM
  • Bryon
    Help Identifying Welder
    by Bryon
    I recently bought a house and the attached welder was in the basement. I tried searching by the info on the front, but wasn't able to clearly see what this is. I am also curious what a welder like this is worth used?

    Yesterday, 09:53 AM
  • Fjell
    Vintage Hobart
    by Fjell
    I have a 200amp Hobart with a serial number DW29867 Spec 853 and it’s powered by a Chrysler flathead 6 cylinder . I’m interested in any info you can give me...
    01-12-2021, 08:36 PM



  • cowboydan86
    I just bought a older hobart g-213
    by cowboydan86
    It seems that a lot of people are getting these older units and I have just acquired one over the weekend at an auction. I am working on getting the tjd Wisconsin into running shape. The welding machine looks like it was well taking care of and does not appear to have a a lot of hours on it. my question...
    11-18-2020, 07:27 AM
  • jwoodyu
    Grounding the machine itself
    by jwoodyu

    So my garage has only none grounded outlets though it does have a 20 amp dedicated circuit on 12 gauge wire for the garage door opener (which I don't use). There are also floor drains that go at least 15 feet underground are also unused as the cistern to which they were connected...
    01-01-2021, 05:51 PM
  • Hunter55
    Inclement Weather, IE. Alaska Pipeline
    by Hunter55
    "Happy New ear everyone. May the force be with You". The board has been slow recently, so maybe this subject will pick up the pace for awhile. I remember hearing and reading also about the difficulties the welding community had during the construction of the Alaska Pipeline. At the time I...
    01-09-2021, 12:25 PM
  • Fjell
    Vintage Hobart
    by Fjell
    I have a 200amp Hobart with a serial number DW29867 Spec 853 and it’s powered by a Chrysler flathead 6 cylinder . I’m interested in any info you can give me...
    01-12-2021, 08:36 PM
  • Hunt4weld
    Miller thunderbolt/ thunderstruck series
    by Hunt4weld
    How are the older Miller thunderbolt/thunderstick ac/dc welders( looking at a couple different ones in the 225 amperage range) single phase 230v input...
    thanks Matt...
    07-04-2020, 03:28 PM