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Old 09-11-2017, 08:14 PM
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Miller and Hobart have the same owner now. Miller parts are direct fit on my Hobart 187
Yes.. Jeff you are correct.. The Hobart machines are now Miller machines with a different paint job and sometimes a very few subtle differences..
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Yes.. Jeff you are correct.. The Hobart machines are now Miller machines with a different paint job and sometimes a very few subtle differences..
Makes it easy to get parts too.
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I own 5 welders, and I didn't buy any of them new. Don't be afraid to purchased a used machine. But, if you buy it from an individual, you might want to test it, or at least see it work, before buying. You can get good deals on used stuff. If you have a Snap-On guy near you, see if he has any trade-ins. Two of mine I got off my Snap-On dealer for steals because he wanted them out of storage.
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The question was...."What do you guys & gals think about them?"

I think you better stay away from those welders unless you want to be the guinea pig! Chinese can do very good stuff and very bad stuff too, all big name in the welding supply industries do business with them so it's all depend of the engineer/cost agenda they have to follow for HF.

That said ...We have share our preferences in the past with you Todd and my understanding is you don't want to spend to much on something you don't use every day and I totally agree with that but do yourself a favor....Don't buy a brand who don't offer at least a 3 years warranty.

Blue, white, red and yellow are what I have in mind but it's your money so please yourself....Oups sorry! Buy yourself happiness.
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I have a couple of Lincoln stick welders, oxy/acety outfit, Lincoln Mig w/gas. I wanted another Mig to use at my other location, just for emergency use.

I bought a HF mig. About $120. The wire feed kept jamming so I bought another spool of wire. It jammed as well. Next garbage pickup day, the HF mig was on the curb for pick up. Only cost me about $150 total for lesson learned.

I could tell you something about their generators too but this is a welder thread.
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I have a couple of Lincoln stick welders, oxy/acety outfit, Lincoln Mig w/gas. I wanted another Mig to use at my other location, just for emergency use.

I bought a HF mig. About $120. The wire feed kept jamming so I bought another spool of wire. It jammed as well. Next garbage pickup day, the HF mig was on the curb for pick up. Only cost me about $150 total for lesson learned.

I could tell you something about their generators too but this is a welder thread.
Mike don't panic yet, this is a know problem on those cheap HF Mig, some guys came with solution but don't expect that machine to weld like your Lincoln but they are good enough for a quick fix (Read Emergency repair)

There is a HF section on WW I suggest you do some research there first and after you spend few box to fix it, drop that POS on CL

http://weldingweb.com/forumdisplay.p...Harbor-Freight
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