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Hobart 500553 Handler 210 MVP For Use with SpoolRunner 100

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  • Built-in gas solenoid valve and dual-gauge regulator
  • Spool hub assembly accommodates 4 or 8-Inch spools
  • Comfortable 10-Feet (3-meter) H100S4-10 gun 10-Feet (3-meter) work cable with clamp
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Product Description

Product Description

The innovative Hobart Handler 210MVP allows for greater welder portability and convenience through the use of a multi-voltage plug. This option lets you plug the unit into either a 115V or 230V outlet with an easy change of the plug. The generous operating parameters allow you to weld 24-ga. to 3/8in steel in a single pass. Plus, it is extremely versatile and perfect for the welder who wants to work on auto body, household repairs, or even heavier farm projects requiring extra power. With an arsenal of standard features such as 7 output voltage settings and a dual-groove quick change drive roll, the Handler 190 is as versatile as it is powerful. Connect the optional Spoolrunner 100 item #20868 - sold separately to make welding aluminum easier than ever before. Features Hobart's 5/3/1 Industrial warranty protection. Regulator and Gas Hose included, Cart No, Dimensions L x W x H in 19 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 12 3/8, Weld Thickness in 24 ga. to 3/8 in steel in single pass, Weldable Metals Steel, aluminum, stainless, Volts 115/230, Welding Wire Diameter in 0.024, 0.030, 0.035, 0.045, Clamp Cable Length ft 10, Mig Ready Yes, Duty Cycle 30 @ 150A, Amps 210, Power Cord ft 5.6, Wire Feed Speed Control Infinite, Shielding Gas Required No for Flux Core, Yes for MIG. Powerful and Professional Results Operates on either 115V or 230V with included Multi-Voltage Plug Output range of 25-140A using 115V input and Output range of 25-210A using 230V input 30 duty cycle at 150 amps Welds 24 ga. to 3/8 in steel in a single pass Loaded with Features 7 voltage selections 230V, 4 voltage selections 115V, enhanced magnetics and infinite wire feed speed control offers easier fine control for improved arc performance with less spatter for a better bead appearance and less cleanup

From the Manufacturer

This package allows for greater welder portability and convenience through the use of a Multi-Voltage Plug. This option gives the welder the power to plug the unit into either a 115V or 230V outlet with an easy change of the plug. The Handler 210 MVP comes spool gun ready for use with the SpoolRunner 100. Includes the following: Comfortable 10-Feet (3-meter) H100S4-10 gun, 10-Feet (3-meter) work cable with clamp. Built-in gas solenoid valve and dual-gauge regulator with gas hose, spool hub assembly accommodates 4 or 8-Inch spools, Sample spool of 0.030-Inch (0.8-mm) self-shielding fluxcored wire 0.030-Inch (0.8 mm) contact tips, 10-Feet (3-meter) power cord with 5-15P (115 V, 15 A) and 6-50P (230 V, 50 A) MVP plugs, Weld set-up chart, owner's manual with parts lists, installation, operation and maintenance guidelines.

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Technical Details

Part Number 500553
Item Weight 87.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 24 x 18.6 x 13.2 inches
Item model number 500553
Size Small
Installation Method gas-welding
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 3 year limited warranty

Additional Information

ASIN B004USV5UC
Customer Reviews
4.9 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #19,573 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#14 in Automotive > Tools & Equipment > Welding Equipment > Welding Equipment & Accessories > MIG Welding Equipment
Shipping Weight 87.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available April 1, 2011

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Hobart Handler 210MVP MIG Wire Welder

For the best of both worlds, the Hobart Handler 210MVP with Multi-Voltage Plug (MVP) provides flexibility to use either 115V or 230V input power in a twist, no tools required. The Handler 210MVP is backed by Hobart’s 5/3/1 Industrial Warranty. Each unit is designed and manufactured in Troy, OH USA.

MVP Cord Shown w/ 115V and 230V Plugs

Handler 210MVP w/ Optional SpoolRunner 100 Spool Gun. Shown with Optional Cart and Gas Cylinder

Easily Switch Between 115V or 230V Input Power

The Handler 210MVP provides flexibility to use either 115V or 230V input power. The MVP allows you to connect to 115V or 230V receptacles in a twist – no tools required. It will automatically adjust itself to the correct input power providing superior arc performance regardless of the power source. It is a rugged, portable MIG welder that has 210 amps of welding power packed into a small case. Weld aluminum with the optional SpoolRunner 100 spool gun – plugs in directly to the front of the Handler 210MVP.

Easy to Set-up and Use

Just a few minutes for set-up and you are ready to weld. A weld set-up guide is included on the inside of the cover to set your welder properly.

Flexible for any D-I-Y Welding Project

Use the Handler 210MVP for welding: auto body panels, exhaust systems, mower decks, trailer frames & hitches, tool carts, gun/bow racks, lawn & garden equipment, metal sculpture, farm equipment, fences. Weld aluminum with the optional SpoolRunner 100 direct plug-in spool gun.

What's Included in the Box?

Handler 210MVP w/ built-in gas valve, 10 ft. H100S4-10 MIG welding gun, dual gauge regulator and gas hose, 10 ft. work cable with clamp, power cord with plug, sample spool of . 030 flux-cored welding wire, extra . 030 contact tips, 8 inch wire spool adapter, and owners manual. Also includes (1) 115V and (1) 230V multi-voltage plug for the input power cord.

Skill Level:

Low

  • Welds 24 gauge up to 3/8 inch mild steel
  • Operates on 115 volt or 230 volt input power
  • 7 voltage settings which help fine tune for precision welding (7 voltage settings at 230V; 4 voltage settings at 115V)
  • 115V 25 to 140 output amperage; 230V 25 to 210 output amperage
  • Cast aluminum drive system
  • Duty cycle – 115V 20% at 90 amps; 230V 30% at 150 amps
  • Quick change drive roll system – no tools required
  • Dual groove, quick change drive roll
  • Weighs 87 lbs.
  • Manufacturers Limited Warranty
  • Designed and assembled in Troy, Ohio USA

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I usually TIG weld aluminum, but I wanted to weld thicker/larger pieces faster. To MIG weld aluminum requires spray transfer, and 200 amps is about the bottom end for thicker pieces. The Hobart 210 MVP with the addition of the SpoolRunner 100 spool gun welds 1/4 inch aluminum like lightning! I can weld in a 1/4 of the time of TIG. No stack of dimes look, but nice smooth fully penetrated welds.

The MVP 110/220v feature makes this a good light duty flux-core field welder also (although it does weigh 75 lbs, so I wouldn't want to hand-carry it daily). For occational field welding, I throw it in the truck and go! (140 amps at 110v, 210 amps at 220v).

Now I can use my TIG for what it's best at, heat control on thin material.

I also contemplated buying the Miller 211 MVP with Autoset. I tried the Autoset feature at the local college on two seperate Miller 210's, and was unimpressed. Ended up just simply setting the volts and wire-speed manually. The Miller does have the better continuously variable voltage select vs the Hobart 7 position voltage tap switch. Not a problem for me as 7 taps is more than enough to dial in the sweet spot. They both are quality american made machines. The main pluses for me are the Hobart is somewhat smaller and less expensive. I purchased a new cart and a 125cf cylinder with the cost difference and still had change left over.

BTW, If your looking for an indstrial/commercial welder with a long duty cycle, look elswhere. Both the miller 211 and Hobart 210 have limited duty cycles. But for their intended purpose and for their price, they are both top notch.

UPDATE: Its been over a year now, and this thing is a dream to use. It welds with a smooth frying bacon sound and it lays perfect beads on steel. I actually now prefer the 7 voltage taps vs the continuously variable voltage control on other MIG's because I seem to find the sweet spot quicker.

Highly recommended
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A couple of years ago, I decided to learn to weld ... it was just something I've always wanted to learn.
I started with Stick (SMAW), because of the low cost to get started.
Spent about a year and a half learning ... am now pretty decent at it.

I'd been told that MIG is much easier, and I knew that to weld Aluminum, or thinner stock, it was the way to go.
I wanted to buy one welder that would be capable of anything that I might want to do now, or in the future.
I chose this welder because of the choice in input voltage (convenient, since I can use it anywhere), the fact that it is set up to accept an affordable spool gun, and the heat range: on the low side, it'll weld pretty thin material, on the high side, it'll weld anything I might reasonable expect to tackle.

I'm sure that this machine is an excellent one for the experienced/professional welder. I'll let the other reviewers tell you that that is the case, as I am not remotely qualified to do so.

For a learner, "harry homeowner" type, though, this machine is ideal. Flux wire (FCAW) is much easier than stick; absolutely no learning curve to getting an arc "lit", no shortening of the electrode as it burns, and much more control. MIG (GMAW) is much easier still, as the lack of a smoke plume means you can see what you are doing much better. Plus, there's no slag to clean up afterwards (you should be a little more thorough in cleaning the stock to be welded beforehand, though).
I've found welding 1/4" welded wire panels together (making animal shelters and such) to be trivially easy ... easy even to get a very good looking weld ... and extremely fast. This is something in particular that would have been very difficult and time consuming with a stick welder.
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I've been welding/fabricating for over thirty years. I've always had Lincoln welders in my shop. Industrial grade, 100 percent duty cycle, an Idealarc SP-200 mig welder and an Idealarc 300 tig welder. I also had a small 115 volt Lincoln mig welder that I bought at Home Depot years ago, a WeldPak 3200. I ran .035 flux-core through it and it worked fine with that. When I was forced to leave my shop some years ago when the property owner sadly passed away I sold all my large equipment and dragged what remained home to my garage. The little Lincoln 3200 I kept. Recently I landed some fabricating work that demanded changing my set-up to hard-wire and shielding gas. So I bought a bottle of 75/25 Argon/CO2 mix, changed the polarity, etc. and finished the job. But I never could get that little Lincoln to run as nice as my old industrial machines. I wasn't welding really thick material, just .095 and .120 tubing, and similar flatbar.

Anyway....the job's done, I get paid, and I'm thinking I really should look into upgrading my welding setup. I bounced around on-line and read good reviews about the Hobart Handler 140, but decided to get the 115/230 volt Handler 210 instead. I figured just in case I needed the extra capacity someday I would have it. So I bought it on Amazon, it shows up in two days, and before I can finish my power cord to run it off my 230 volt dryer receptacle I decided to try it on 115 volt. Same outlet, same cord as I used with my little Lincoln, but the difference is like night and day!!! I can honestly say that this Hobart MVP 210 is the best running small mig welder that I have ever used, and I've used several over the years, at other shops, etc. Not sure how the Hobart engineers managed to do it but they nailed it. Just knocked the ball clean out of the park....
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