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  • Hobart wire feeder

    Does anyone here know if the (discontinued) Hobart Hefty suitcase wire feeder is 24 volt?

  • #2
    The Hefty is actually still made, although not by Hobart/ITW. Rock would be the best one to answer this, since he IS the King of all things Hobart, but to my recollection, the Hefty had always been a voltage sensing wire feeder, that you would run off of nearly any CC-DC or CV power source. The current spec sheet on it says it will operate on anywhere from 15-100VDC input. I can send you a link to the current sheet if you would like. I don't want to post it here for cross-contamination reasons

    Steve
    http://www.news-corp.com

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    • #3
      The hefty is an across- the- arc powered feeder.
      Here is an exact link for more info.

      www.thermadyne.com/prodspot/84_2007.pdf
      work safe, always wear your safety glasses.


      Edward Heimbach

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      • #4
        Bah, I could have done that!
        http://www.news-corp.com

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        • #5
          Stoney , our posts must have crossed,I didn't see you when I first read cope's question.
          What is cross- contamination?
          work safe, always wear your safety glasses.


          Edward Heimbach

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          • #6
            I didn't want to be advertising non ITW products on their message board, as I am a distributor for both ITW and Thermadyne equipment. Don't want to hear someone screaming conflict of interest

            Steve
            http://www.news-corp.com

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            • #7
              cross-contamination

              Thanks to both of you. I don't think Rock will mind. The inquiry was somewhat curiousity as I was inquiring for someone I corresponded with from another forum. It is probable that he will be buying a used Hobart or other feeder to use with a PowCon machine, so neither Hobart or Thermadyne will profit much from the transaction.

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              • #8
                HI GUYS..........WE CAN DISCUSS ANY EQUIPMENT HERE....AFTER ALL HOW CAN WE HONESTLY COMPARE IF WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT COMPETITORS............. THE HEFTY WAS AT ONE TIME MANUFACTURED BY HOBARTS BUT WHEN ITW PURCHASED HOBARTS FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION REQUIRED THAT MACHINE TO BE SOLD OFF.....................PRESTOLITE THEN THERMAL ARC ENDED UP WITH IT........................MY BROTHERS AND I AT ONE TIME OWNED 4 HEFTYS BUT ONE GOT DRUG DOWN THE ROAD AND DESTROYED.................... WE ALSO OWN AN S32 P AND A 3045FC UNIT..........

                HEY IT IS OK TO TALK ABOUT COMPETITORS..............STONEY.... NO PROBLEM THIS IS AN OPEN FORUM................. ...ROCK
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                • #9
                  new and happy to find this forum

                  i found this forum about two weeks ago and have been enjoying it ever since. im new to welding. i've been riding motorcycles for over 30 years and at my late age find myself captured by choppers. i would like to learn welding so i can chop motorcycles into my own creative expressions. i've worked on bikes and cars for 30+ years (as a hobby) , so im mechanically inclined( i do construction work for a full time living). i'd like to introduce myself and thank all of you for your dedication to you're trade(artform) and after reading the hobart reps(rock) post tonight where he said this is an "open" forum and welcomed all comments i felt compelled to say thanks to him also. thanks rock! dogface
                  refuse to be average!

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                  • #10
                    Ahhhh...another Jerseyian. Welcome. I have a buddy who chops bikes out of Winslow.
                    AtoZ Fabrication, Inc.
                    Miller MM210--now X2
                    Hypertherm 380
                    Miller autodark hood

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                    • #11
                      H DOGFACE.........WELCOME ABOARD......... I TO HAVE BEEN RESTOREING HARLEY'S FOR A LONG TIME NOW. HOWEVER FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS I'VE BEEN BACK AND FORTH AT DIFFERENT COMPANY'S AND COULD NOT DO AN ADEQUATE JOB FOR THE CUSTOMER WITH THE IN BETWEEN TRAVEL BETWEEN HOMES... LIKE YOU THAT IS HOW I RELAXE ALSO...........

                      I HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS THE OPEN DISCUSSIONS HERE. AND I USE A LOT OF FOLKS IN DIFFERENT BUSINESS UNITS AT MILLER AND THE HOBART WELDING LAB FOR BACK UP.............. AFTER ALL YOU DON'T THINK I HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS DO YOU..... ..................................LET'S HAVE SOME FUN NOW.............................ROCK
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                      • #12
                        Different machines.

                        I can vouch for Rocks statement,because I would have been 86th out of here if that was not true.I am alway bringing Esab,Lincoln,Thermalarc,Mk Products,and hardly any Miller or Hobart stuff.

                        Here is a plug for one of the ITW companys,I think its one of their companys.I really like my Smith O/A setup,and would really like to get their aircraft style torch body for mine.It puts the controls where you can use them.I don't think anybody else makes that style anymore?

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                        • #13
                          aircraft torch

                          Hate to bring up the competition, but Esab makes the Purox/Prestolite aircraft style torch.

                          http://www.esabna.com/main.cfm?categ..._desc=Products

                          I have not used the Smith, but I have had my Prestolite for 24 years and like it. Only drawback is expensive tips compared to Victor.

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