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Yes, I have this welder. I have been happy with it and have welded quite a bit with it over the last two years. However, I can't really provide any comparison since the only other welder I ever used was a Lincoln Buzzbox stick welder. This is my first Mig welder.
 

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I always tell people to stick with Hobart, Miller or Lincoln when buying a welder. I know plenty of people using a hobart machine and they have nothing but good to say.

I cant speak for that particular model but as long as it is up to the task as far as metal thickness, gas etc it should be good.
 

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I always tell people to stick with Hobart, Miller or Lincoln when buying a welder. I know plenty of people using a hobart machine and they have nothing but good to say.

I cant speak for that particular model but as long as it is up to the task as far as metal thickness, gas etc it should be good.

I have a Hobart (110V) and a Miller. Both good machines.

With Black Friday coming up I'd be watching ads and online welding supply companies. I got a good deal and a rebate on my Miller when I bought it. But then I spent the savings on a plasma cutter so, I saved a negative amount in the end.
 
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I have a Hobart (110V) and a Miller. Both good machines.

With Black Friday coming up I'd be watching ads and online welding supply companies. I got a good deal and a rebate on my Miller when I bought it. But then I spent the savings on a plasma cutter so, I saved a negative amount in the end.

Thanks for the replies. I have owned a Lincoln AC/DC 220 for years and love it. I have been wanting to get a decent Mig Machine and I l may try the Hobart. Yes, I have been waiting on some Black Friday sales, hopefully one pops up.
 
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Does anyone have this welder? I have been looking at this Hobart because it has a transformer and is made in USA. Thanks.

I have that model. My first and only, but I really like it. My build thread has some results. I bought the welder, a nice auto darkening mask and a welding for dummies book.
 

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I’d look at a 220v machine, most name brand machines of the red/blue/grey/yellow variety will all be adequate. I had a Hobart buzz box that weighed 300# and I converted it to tig, worked good but not as nice as my Lincoln tig. But the price reflected the upgrade. Good luck
 

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I started with a Lincoln 200 amp ac/dc 35+ years ago. Upgraded to a Hobart Handler 140 I got at an auction 10 yrs ago. 2 years ago I bought myself a Hobart Ironman 230 and what a difference it was having the extra juice. Maybe a Pro welder can tell the difference between the top brands but I know that the extra power and duty cycle made all the difference to me for the small amount of welding I do. The extra cost to go name brand and bigger amps is worth it on a piece of equipment you can pass down to the next generation.
I also took a welding class at the local CC 10 years ago. I learned a lot and got to use their equipment and supplies to increase my skill and confidence levels.
 

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I have the 210 MVP. I have had zero issues in lots of blobby metal slinging over past 4 years. Would not hesitate to buy again. Definitely recommend 220V.

The only thing I would consider is if a machine could do 220v mig plus aluminum Tig.
 

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I have a Lincoln 210MP. I bought it because I wanted to do both MIG and TIG. It does MIG very well but it uses “lift start” for TIG. I am not coordinated enough to get good results with that. I finally bought a dedicated TIG welder with RF start. I find it so much easier to use.
 
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I have a Lincoln 210MP. I bought it because I wanted to do both MIG and TIG. It does MIG very well but it uses “lift start” for TIG. I am not coordinated enough to get good results with that. I finally bought a dedicated TIG welder with RF start. I find it so much easier to use.

Thanks for that feedback, I’m not familiar with the difference m.
 

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Thanks for that feedback, I’m not familiar with the difference m.

Also note, a lot of the combo machines won’t do AC tig, so they can’t do aluminum anyway. You can use them to MIG aluminum, but to TIG aluminum you’ll probably need a separate machine.

I fell into that when I bought my Lincoln 210MP. I got mig setup and figured I’d update to the tig stuff later. Well, doing more research showed the both the Lincoln and Miller versions don’t do AC tig, so I haven’t felt it necessary to buy the tig torch and pedal. The scratch start is tough too, from what I hear.
 
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Also note, a lot of the combo machines won’t do AC tig, so they can’t do aluminum anyway. You can use them to MIG aluminum, but to TIG aluminum you’ll probably need a separate machine.

I fell into that when I bought my Lincoln 210MP. I got mig setup and figured I’d update to the tig stuff later. Well, doing more research showed the both the Lincoln and Miller versions don’t do AC tig, so I haven’t felt it necessary to buy the tig torch and pedal. The scratch start is tough too, from what I hear.

What Mike_H said. Same thing with me. I was also disappointed that the 210MP would not do TIG on aluminum. You can buy an MIG spool gun for aluminum that works with it but I think that is probably a pretty poor substitute. So I bought a Weldpro TIG machine that is AC/DC and has RF start. It got good reviews but it remains to be seen whether it will measure up to a Lincoln, Miller, etc.