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  • Beta mig 251
    Beta mig 251 won't power up or feed wire..
    by Beta mig 251
    so I have a beta mig 251 just recently purchased it from an auction house I don't have a lot of history on it but we plug it in and we turn it on, at first it'll power up and you hit the trigger on the gun and it clicks but no wire feeds no nothing won't strike an arc won't do anything I shut it off...
    Today, 05:49 PM
  • 400orbust
    210 MVP no start on 240v
    by 400orbust
    Hi all, new poster here and need some quick help hopefully. I have a 210 MVP that just shut off yesterday. I was welding on 230v and it slowed down and just stopped. Acted like the power to the garage went out. It does work on 115v just fine. The machine is about 3 years old I think and I've never had...
    Today, 12:14 AM
  • Bobby J
    Minimum Air Pressure and CFM for Hobart 27i
    by Bobby J
    I just purchased the 27i. One question: Has anyone experienced falling air pressure below the 90 PSI/3CFM recommendation? say to 80 or 70 PSI. I am not worried about the CFM rating of my compressor. Other plasma cutters seems to have a wide range before you lose the ability to actually cut. The...
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  • K_P
    Cutting angles with a chop saw??
    by K_P
    I'm trying to cut 45's on a chop saw in 1.25x1.25x 1/8" angle. I have a cheap chop saw from lowes that does fine on cutting flat stock but when trying to do angles obviously its not liking cutting through the flat side. I know a chop saw isn't the best tool for this but its all I got besides...
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    Free hobby scrap?
    by garfish
    please excuse cross posting. Forgot this forum. And w due respect for actual artists here.


    Hi All,
    Used to have a several welders but needed to get rid of them. Now in retirement I am looking at just being a yard art hobby welder. Picked up a Chinese...
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  • Brown_Welding
    In Search of Historic Hobart Instructional Booklet
    by Brown_Welding
    Good day! I want to preemptively apologize to the forum administration if the nature of this post is against certain rules or policies I may have missed.

    Bottom line up front: I am looking to obtain a physical copy of a Hobart instructional booklet published sometime in the 40s or 50s that...
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    New TIG
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    It arrived today. Don't have time to fire it up. Later this week. I'll be back. Mean while, feel free to comment....
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  • MichaelTempel
    Electrical Requirements for 210 MVP
    by MichaelTempel
    I'm new to welding and just purchased a 210 MVP. I am assembling a 1/4" thick CertiFlat welding table. My shop has a 125/250V outlet, but my fuse box is only 220V. Do I need to upgrade my electrical? If not, will the initial settings on the door chart be correct?
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