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  • An old guy newbie says Hello.

    I retired 8 1/2 years ago, and one of the retirement gifts from my wife and son was a Hobart Handler 140. I looked at it the other day in my workshop, and decided I had avoided this thing long enough. Time to learn how, and what better place to come to get advice and knowledge, than here. At a month shy of 69, I'm not looking for a new career. I'd just like to experience a couple basic welding projects. Thanks. Glad to be here.

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    Welcome.... Don't be shy, jump in.... I got my Handler about age 67 and now 10 years later use it quite a bit.... Find things to weld as tractor implements, ornamental iron work, thing that I break......
    "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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      A great machine to learn on. Weld thicker material (1/8 - 3/16") at first to get used to it, and when it doubt, go slower than you think. Burn it in. Going fast on thin material is an advanced skill.

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        Originally posted by Dale M. View Post
        Welcome.... Don't be shy, jump in.... I got my Handler about age 67 and now 10 years later use it quite a bit.... Find things to weld as tractor implements, ornamental iron work, thing that I break......
        Thanks Dale. That's good to hear that I'm not the only one late to the table.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MAC702 View Post
          A great machine to learn on. Weld thicker material (1/8 - 3/16") at first to get used to it, and when it doubt, go slower than you think. Burn it in. Going fast on thin material is an advanced skill.
          Thanks MAC. I appreciate the advice.

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