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  • vwooom
    Auto darkening (solar) helmet
    by vwooom
    Good day everyone

    I got a Hobart handler 140 several years ago for a future project which I needed time to locate & purchase parts for. I've mig welded many years ago before, at my uncle's shop, but I've got lots to learn. Have been watching up on several videos and also preparing...
    06-21-2021, 04:02 PM
  • TLC
    140 to 5500 generator
    by TLC
    Using my Hobart 140 with Generac 5500. Welding on heat setting 5 on 1/4 mild steel. Generator keeps tripping after about 10 seconds of welding. Is this normal?
    06-20-2021, 06:16 AM
  • Norm Moore
    Repair Riland
    by Norm Moore
    Can someone help me about repairing Riland tig welder . I’m in Australia In Adelaide . My welder is not working as it should , when turned on it automatically flows gas and will weld for 8 to 10 seconds and shut of without touching button on hand piece , if I switch it off then back on it does the...
    06-19-2021, 02:25 AM



  • JohnP
    Flux not covering consistently (Flux Core)
    by JohnP

    This is my first post to the forum. I've enjoyed reading the different posts and advice. I've been welding for about a year and just finished the stick welding part of a beginning welding class at my local college.

    I just acquired a used MillerMatic 35 that I have...
    11-18-2004, 03:20 PM
  • jleza
    hobart beta mig 1800
    by jleza
    i just bought a hobart beta mig 1800 and having issues with removing gun and liner have never replaced one just trying to see what yall thing is going on here or am i taking off correctly ?...
    07-16-2019, 01:16 AM
  • zdatwelder
    New Guy w some welding plans.
    by zdatwelder
    Hi, I own a stick welder and so far have barely used it. It is older Craftsman buzz box 230 amp version. I recently repaired the fan wiring inside the unit and it now hums as it should. I find it hard to control the arc, it produces a lot of splatter (nature of the beast I think) and I think it would...
    12-08-2020, 11:13 AM
  • mrcaptainbob
    'Hissing' noise ....
    by mrcaptainbob
    I turn on the oxygen valve and there's a distinct hissing noise. Sounds like there's a definite leak. Do I take that valve to a weld supply shop for service? Is there a rebuild kit? I know there are no oils to be used but can a soapy solution be used to find where the air leak is?
    05-14-2021, 09:10 PM
  • Sberry
    Something sounded different
    by Sberry
    I had a walk in, the customer was a retired guy from big outfit, maybe an engineer but had a busted plow frame on a truck. I could grind the old weld off really well but it was up in there and I push it back in place with a jack and the owner sat thru this,,, when I struck an arc, 1/8 lo hi on overhead...
    06-18-2021, 09:14 PM