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Hobart 500500 Handler 140 115-Volt 25-to-140 Amp Gas/Metal/Arc Single-Phase Wire Welding Package

by Hobart
4.8 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews

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  • MIG welder handles a wide variety of solid, mild steel or stainless steel, flux cored and aluminum wires
  • Operates from 115-volt standard household current;
  • Features 4 output voltage settings with wire feed tracking and a purge setting
  • Comes ready to use
  • Includes a built-in contactor to make wire electrically "cold" when not welding
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Product Description

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Hobart’s 500500 Handler 140 wire-feed welder offers industrial-quality performance on standard home circuitry and is expertly capable of running mild steel, stainless steel, flux-cored, and aluminum wires. Rugged and portable, this handy MIG welder’s diverse applications for use at home, on farms and ranches, and for light fabrication projects make it ideal for machinery and car repair, fences and gates, grills and smokers, window security guards, signs, and more.

Features
It’s able to operate on 115- and 120-volt, 20-amp home circuits, and the broad output range of 25 to 140 amps allows for the welding of 24 gauge up to ¼-inch steel. Four output voltage settings with wire-feed tracking make the unit easy to set and adjust for different materials and thicknesses, and its integrated wire feeder with quick-release tension lever delivers positive feed with adjustable tension, which provides easy access for threading wire. The built-in contactor serves as an optimal safety feature that makes wire electrically "cold" until the trigger is pulled. Dual-groove drive rolls make it easy to switch between .023/.025-inch (0.6-mm) and .03/.035-inch (0.8/ 0.9-mm) wire.

What's in the Box
One Handler 500500 140 wire-feed welder, comfortable 10-foot (3-m) H100S2-10 gun; 10-foot (3-m) work cable with clamp; built-in gas solenoid valve and dual-gauge regulator with gas hose; spool hub assembly that accommodates 4- or 8-inch spools; sample spool of .03-inch (0.8-mm) self-shielding flux-cored wire; .03-inch (0.8-mm) contact tips; power cord with plug; weld set-up chart; and owner’s manual with parts lists and installation, operation, and maintenance guidelines.


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Technical Details

Part Number 355
Item Weight 66.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 19 x 11 x 13 inches
Origin USA
Item model number 500500
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description see manufacturer for complete details on the 5/3/1 warranty: 5 yrs on transformers, stabilizers, reactors, rectifiers, rotors, stators & brushes, 3 yrs on drive systems, PC boards, solenoid valves, switches & controls, 1 yr warranty on MIG guns, plasma torches, relays, contactor, triggers, regulator, accessories, spool guns, battery, field options & running gear (90 days for industrial use.)

Additional Information

ASIN B0002PS7SA
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4.8 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #337,051 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#152 in Automotive > Tools & Equipment > Welding Equipment > Welding Equipment & Accessories > Welding Wire
#17,726 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 66.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available July 21, 2004

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Customer Reviews

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I bought this machine (Hobart Handler 140) more than a year ago and have put it through its paces. It comes with the regulator, switch and hose so you only need the tank. Of course you can use flux core without the tank. Remember that you can get away with welding stainless with Argon but Trimix or an Argon/CO2 mix it recommended. I already had a helmet etc. so another $120 for a new full R40 Argon tank and I was MIG welding aluminum.

This is a fully functional MIG welder that runs on 115V (20 amps) current. It is well made and I haven't had any problems with durability or malfunctions, it is quite reliable in that respect. It is quite portable and I like the safety switch which is only live when you're actually welding. I also called support once (about the liner) and they were prompt and helpful. It does have one tiny annoyance that the door latch is made of plastic and doesn't usually latch properly, but since the door hangs down when closed anyway, it really doesn't matter.

I've welded various thicknesses of mild steel, Stainless and Aluminum with it and, for the most part, it has performed as advertised. I've also used both the 1lb roles and the 10lb rolls. One tiny problem, the spring is a bit too long on the small rolls and you have to put the lock nut for them on backwards in order to get low enough friction if you're using aluminum wire.

The machine does indeed weld 3/16" steel in one pass if you go very slow and have a smooth technique. If you are looking for something to weld heavy steel often, get a stick welder for half the money, or move to a 220 machine that will run heavier wire. With respect to heavy steel, I wanted this machine just for occasional smaller welds and it delivers there.
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I love it. I've made very successful welds on 1/8" steel using .035 wire and 25/75 argon/co2 mix, 5/32" cast aluminum using .035 aluminum wire with 100% argon, (repaired Webber gas grill cover hinge that broke in a gale: Saved a pretty penny!), 24 gauge steel using .023" wire 25/75 argon/co2, and several other thicknesses of steel up to 5/32". Flux core wire works well too on 1/8" and thicker steel, but of course not as pretty a weld. Easy to set up, adjust, and learn to use. Have not yet exceeded the duty cycle or caused a circuit breaker to open. I have found that one of the keys is to look at the work from the side so the puddle is always visible. I use a self-darkening helmet: expensive, but I think worth it. My previous experience is with a torch and with 220v buzz box. The MIG makes strong welds in material 1/8" and thinner so much easier. Buy one and enjoy it.
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I bought this for random projects around the house, and it blew my expectations out of the water. I had assumed that because it was 120v, I wasn't going to be able to do much-- BOY WAS I WRONG! I'm a first time welder, and after about an hour with this, I am performing picture perfect welds on a variety of materials. I've used it for weeks now, daily, with amazing results.

This sucker has welded EVERYTHING I have thrown at it, without a hitch whatsoever. And I was getting such awesome welds using flux-core, I've said to-hell with gas all together, which just adds to the convenience. Buy this welder! Let me repeat: Buy this welder! (you know you've always wanted one)
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Great little welder, which I used primarily for autobody panels. Lots of heat, gas valve and regulators work well. Price was unbeatable when compared with a Lincoln or Miller available at big box stores. With free delivery what could be better?
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This welder arrived with a broken plastic cover hinge even though there was no sign of rough handling on the very strong factory packaging. One call to Hobart and it was answered on the first ring by a live person who sent a replacement hinge out immediately with no hassles and even told me how to replace it with no delay. I'm a new welder but I have made some really great welds with this using the included flux-core. Found out on WeldingWeb that there is no need to keep the contact shield on it when using flux core (the manual doesn't mention that). Anyway, it is indeed much easier to see and the welds are better with it removed. Of course if I knew what I was doing it might not matter as much.
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It has been over 10 years since I've welded. My first project with this welder was a complete exhuast system on my pickup. Easy as pie! I was used to using bigger 220V mig welders and was very impressed when I started using this little guy. Works like a charm. Plenty of power to weld thicker steel. Easy to use and set up.
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I took the time to read the reviews on a few different welders around this size. Then I saw the hundreds of reviews on this welder on Northern Tool. When I looked there were just under 400 reviews and all of them recommended this welder. So I ordered it. It took me maybe 15 to 20 minutes before I was welding. It took me three or four attempts and I was laying good looking welds (and yes this was my first time ever welding). And the welds are strong... the first thing I welded was my 3 point hitch disc and I have used it several times since with no issues... I have welded 1/2" thick steel (welded both sides to get proper penetration) with good success. And all this was with the flux-core wire. I could not be happier with this purchase. If you are going to purchase a welder for home use or farm use I would recommend this Hobart.
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