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  • mrcaptainbob
    New gun and cable needed....
    by mrcaptainbob
    I have a Hobart Handler 135. Love it. Enough issues with the gun, however, that it's time for a replacement. I see there's something available called a 'flex-neck' gun. Any good? Or should I stick to the original style??
    01-22-2021, 09:51 PM
  • thixo
    Canuck Welder
    by thixo
    Hi All, , , welder - millwright - electro-mechanical tech, , CAD, - CMMS: IGOR, Maximo,MP2, SAP, , , working in a steel foundry now, , holy crap is it effin dusty - dirty, , , used HOBART machines while taking Welding Technology in college, , and THE HOBART SCHOOL OF WELDING TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS"......
    05-11-2021, 09:07 PM
  • Jeelock
    Funny story and probably funny question
    by Jeelock
    I Almost hate to post this because it certainly isn’t a problem or causing any difficulties but I had a friend remark about it today and well just got curious.

    Most of you know I’m a self admitted newbie hobby welder. I messed with a Big old stick welder back in the early seventies...
    10-17-2020, 10:14 PM
  • Racecar293
    Can’t hear cooling fan ?
    by Racecar293
    Should I be able hear the cooling fan on new Hobart 210 mvp?
    02-13-2021, 04:44 PM
  • 45s
    by 45s
    ay, 02:19 PM
    Hello all. New here and new to welding. Looking for any and all helpful comments and tricks of the trade. I’m basically just aiming for hobbyist/ shade tree welder quality but wouldn’t mind being better. I’m self teaching myself (YouTube lol) on mig welding. I’ve bought a...
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