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  • BeachComber
    Wall mounted folding weld table?
    by BeachComber
    The house my wife and I will be getting, has a two car garage. Two separate doors, one with an opener. I am unsure of the garage dimensions, however at the moment it's not insulated (will be insulated this summer). In the future I may extend the garage further back for a workshop area but that could...
    04-17-2021, 10:05 PM
  • Buck_nekid
    Rod part numbers
    by Buck_nekid
    Hello, from looking at my join date until my now first post I think I hold the world record for being the longest lurker. Anyway, too my question. I like using the Hobart brand 7018 rod. Looking too restock I noticed there is two different part numbers. Part number 770497 and 770475, both are 10lb containers....
    04-16-2021, 01:16 AM
  • PatL
    Handler 210 MVP crackles on 230
    by PatL
    I purchased a 210 in 2014. I use it maybe 5x a year for my farm equipment. It works fine on 115 but when I use it on 230 it make a crackle or buzzing noise and the fan doesn’t go on. I talked to support and they said it was likely the control board and gave me the part number to order it for $350....
    04-15-2021, 05:11 PM

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  • PatL
    Handler 210 MVP crackles on 230
    by PatL
    I purchased a 210 in 2014. I use it maybe 5x a year for my farm equipment. It works fine on 115 but when I use it on 230 it make a crackle or buzzing noise and the fan doesn’t go on. I talked to support and they said it was likely the control board and gave me the part number to order it for $350....
    04-15-2021, 05:11 PM
  • Arc Maker
    Sizing a Tig Welder
    by Arc Maker
    We are interested in purchasing a Tig Machine. The machine would be used to repair cast aluminum motorcycle cylinder blocks , heads and fins and broken bolt mounts. Wondering what the minimum amperage output on a machine that would do the job. I am aware of Ac/ Dc , pre heat , pulse and such but looking...
    11-30-2020, 04:45 PM
  • Steve R
    Howdy all, I am new to this site.
    by Steve R
    I am a hobby welder. Self taught. I am retired no so my welding is for repairs on my 37 Plymouth.
    Unfortunatly I am having problems with my Handler and will need some help in sorting it out....
    04-09-2021, 07:39 AM
  • BeachComber
    Wall mounted folding weld table?
    by BeachComber
    The house my wife and I will be getting, has a two car garage. Two separate doors, one with an opener. I am unsure of the garage dimensions, however at the moment it's not insulated (will be insulated this summer). In the future I may extend the garage further back for a workshop area but that could...
    04-17-2021, 10:05 PM
  • Michael_ny
    Some advice on a weld and power
    by Michael_ny
    I picked up this machine the engine runs well. It sat for some time now it has no power at the leads or outlets. One brush was stuck I cleaned it they both move freely, the slip rings are clean also.
    I was advised to flash the machine as I did with a car battery and nothing. I would appreciate...
    03-29-2021, 02:46 PM
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