You gotta have one of these!!
May 23, 2015
Hobart is American made, assembled in the same building as many Miller components, so stow the "Red/Blue" pride noise. I bought a great machine at a lesser price than Blue, period. Arrived from Cyberweld (in Jersey) to CA. in five days with free shipping! There is a big plus for me. Packaging is factory, but no damage in transit (FedEx). I already had my 75/25 gas in bottle ready, so set up was all of an hour because I "actually" read the instructions.(crazy I know but Hey, this is my first welder purchase. Both voltages performed flawlessly on mild steel to 1/4" thickness. Using the Hobart solid wire, 10# spool, good stuff. Consider testing each setting to confirm wire feed speed, ea. machine is a little different. I've built Table, cart, several HD brackets and hangers. It's like a hot glue gun for steel, easy strong, works perfectly!
ProsRobust construction, made in the USA, dual voltages for use at varied locations, simple operation.
ConsWeight of the machine, near 90 lbs.