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Re: Opinions of this welder

To: Kevin Smith <>
Subject: Re: Opinions of this welder
From: Chad Cooper <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 18:53:18 -0600
Thats the same hobart that I recommended like three days ago, that 
someone said was crap...I have had no trouble with it, a great unit over 
all and reasonably priced.  Glad to see someone else with the same 
opinion.  I will say that it would probably not hold up in production 
conditions, but I don't run a body shop...  My fairly frequent personal 
use has been great.

Kevin Smith wrote:

> On Feb 13, 2006, at 10:53 AM, Dodd, Kelvin wrote:
>> John:
>> Good point.  I had blocked out those very unhappy memories.  I think I
>> still have blind spots from being flashed by the hot all the time  wire.
>> I think I may have had the same brand of welder.  Luckily I think all
>> the units currently on the market are trigger on power only.
> I don't know about Sears welders, but I bought a El Cheapo Harbour  
> Freight 110v Flux Core welder that had this same setup.  Set the  
> stinger down on my steel work surface and it would flash you to  
> blindness.  I used it maybe twice with poor results and sold it at a  
> yard sale for 1/2 what I paid for it, and was glad to get that much.   
> I then bought a Hobart 110v Flux Core/Mig welder at a local Feed and  
> Farm supply superstore and I couldn't be more pleased.  Add the auto- 
> darkening helmet I bought and the amount of control is simply amazing.
> Kevin

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