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    by PierreL
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    Today, 02:28 PM
  • Waylon
    Hobart G222
    by Waylon
    Restoring an old Hobart welder generator my dad gave me. WISC TJD-2. Model G-222 spec.4131E. Any information about this machine is welcomed. I need an owners manual or diagrams or videos on how to fix it up. How to set the points. How to rebuild the carburetor. What fuel lines go where. ...
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    by Don52
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  • The saw shack
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    by The saw shack
    Just got this rcc-610 600 amp, In the manual it says it can arc, mig, Tig, and cut. Manual says when tig welding, it will do better starts and cleaner welds with a high frequency arc stabilizer. and if so what kind? And is it all that needed? And with all the settings it has and being a transistor...
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    by W18
    Not welding the 2 steel tubes together?
    i am trying to weld the 2 tubes together using ARKSEN mig 100 welder flux core, but failed miserably.
    i did brush cleaned the galvanized area of the 2 steel tubes.
    can somebody help me please?
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  • Waylon
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    by Waylon
    My dad give me this old HOBART WELDER/GENERATOR Model G222. It needs some work. I started with buying a new set of points for it. They came in and I set the gap and then notices a line up dot on the gears. My problem is I don’t see a line up dot on the fly wheel. How do I get the timing right...
    03-29-2020, 06:48 AM
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    by jp7430
    I picked up a 1968 Hobart GR-303 off EBay a week and a half ago. She was a real basket case, but I am just about to have her fully operational. I Have the engine running pretty good and the generator is now providing AC. The welder isn’t working. It does a minor spark, but not enough...
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