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    hi new to site and looking to get in to welding i'am a handyman. i would like to make a bbq smoker for me and a gokart for my son need to know the easy welder to get COOL TOOLS ON DIY had a miller auto set 140 on there show and said easy for diyer if not let me know please before i buy it thanks I CAME TO THE PRO

  • #2
    There are a lot of factors, what kind of power supply do you have, etc. Most buy too small first time out, the Hobart 187 is a star in this field.


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      I own the 140 with autoset that was featured on the show. Very good machine, but if you can, I would agree with Sberry, go for the 240 Volt machine, more bang for the buck!

      Run the search on this site for postings on this topic.

      Have fun with whatever you get.
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        Miller 140AutoSet

        I have been using my Miller 140 with AutoSet for over a year. It is an awesome machine - easy to learn and start using right away. The Miller 180AS was not an option then. While I sometimes wish I had the 240v version, when you think about it, how many times are you going to be welding 1/4" or more? If you are welding in your garage like me, you will seldom need that size steel and would struggle to handle or pick it up. I have used my 140 on 1/4" a few times with acceptable results for my use - not anything that risks someone's safety!
        I have a little home business that requires some welding and my machine makes it so easy.
        If the money difference doesn't matter and you have power available, I agree you might want the 240v capacity - Just In Case. And Hobart makes a version of the 180 without the Autoset for a good price. Otherwise start with the 140AS. I'm sure you will have as much fun as I do!

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