Hobart IronMan 230 Welder

The Hobart 500536 IronMan 210 Welder is built for power, versatility and portability, a combination that makes it a good choice at home, in the shop, or in the back of the truck as you head to the job site.  It’s got the heavy-duty guts to handle major construction welds but is light enough to take wherever the work needs to be done.

This 230 volt solid wire / flux cored wire welder is noted for performance with outstanding short arc operation to the total control  it gives you over the weld puddle.  For steel, it has a range of 22 gauge to 3/16″ and for aluminum the range  is 14 gauge to ¼”.  The optional Hobart spool gun adds ease and convenience to aluminum welding on every job.

Hobart 500536 IronMan 230 Details

Hobart built into this versatile machine all the features you look for in a quality, durable and highly functional welder.  You won’t find a welder that is easier to set up. It offers 6-tap voltage settings that allow you to control the arc for every job, from 30 amps to 210 maximum amps. The rated output at 40% duty cycle is 150 A at 23 VDC.   The onboard thermal overload protects the equipment by shutting it down until it cools off and can be reset.

The variable speed wire feed control lets you determine the depth of penetration and the exact weld bead size and shape needed. This customized approach is enhanced by a quick-adjust wire speed feed that lets you select speeds from 90 to 750 IPM.  The Hobart 500536 IronMan 230 can take spools up to 33 pounds and 12″. The reversible roll drives are designed with 2 grooves to handle up to 3 wire diameters and that means there less time wasted in switching out roll drivers.  The hinged door offers convenient spool and drive roll changes.

This dynamic welder is equipped to make every job easier.  It offers a 10′ MIG gun with a regulator equipped with a flow meter.  The 7′ input cable with plug and the 5′ gas hose with fitting have you ready to go when you flip the switch.  A 10′ work cable and ground clamp complete the set up.  Extra contact tips are included along with a starter spool of wire.  The weld set up chart will prove invaluable to novices and pros alike.

Warranty Information

The Hobart 500536 IronMan 230 is covered by the Hobart 5/3/1 warranty that is among the best in the business for industrial welders.

WHO LIKES THE HOBART 500536 IRONMAN 230 MIG WELDER?

This unit is built to take on the tough jobs that the seasoned welder faces but its setup and use is suitable for beginning welders too.  It’s got the power, durability and performance control that makes it a highly rated welder for many different settings.  Medium to heavy duty jobs are within its capabilities on the construction site or in the maintenance garage.  It’s a reliable asset in the auto body shop and muffler shop.  Farmers and ranchers use the Hobart Ironman 230 for putting it together and keeping it together in many different ways.  The DIY welder who handles home projects will also appreciate the performance of this machine and it has the durability to use as a rental welder too.

From light-duty welding in the shop at home, to heavy welds on job, this versatile welder is equipped for great performance in every situation.

Summary
  • Hobart 500304 IronMan 210 Welder
  • 230V Flux core—MIG
  • 210 AMP high capacity with 6 settings
  • Up to  ¼” weld in one pass
  • Electric – corded: 7 foot

Warranty: Hobart’s best industrial 5/3/1 warranty that transformers and generators for 5 years, all electronics for 3 years and the torch/MIG for 1 year

Hobart 140 MIG Welder Kit

If you are looking for a quality, affordable and complete MIG welding rig, the Hobart 140 MIG Welder Kit is an outstanding value.  The welder has the power to handle a wide variety of welding tasks at home or on the job; the cart, helmet and regulator means it is ready to go out of the box.  Hobart designed the tool as a good choice for your first welder, but it also has the capabilities that contractors and accomplished DIY buffs look for when welding is on their agenda.  It’s a 110 volt unit that gives it flexibility to work just about anywhere, including with the assistance of a generator where there’s no available power.  The 130 amp power provides enough strength to handle any light to medium duty work that comes your way.

Product Details

There’s plenty to like in this quality MIG kit.  The kit features a fixed flow or adjustable flow regulator and hose assembly in addition to the welding cart and a welding helmet that is adequate.  The welder offers 4 voltage tap settings for versatility in your approach to any welding task.  You’ll also receive a starter spool of Flux core wire.  The functionality of this welder is excellent.  It’s easy to fire up and will weld mild steels in the range of 24 gauge to 3/16 inches.  You have the flexibility to use solid core and flux core MIG wires with a diameter range from .023 to .035.

The 8’ gun assembly is backed by a 7’ work lead with a 6’ power cord, all of which makes it easy to reach the task at hand, whether it’s under a vehicle, up a ladder or on top of a piece of equipment.

Warranty

The Hobart is covered by a limited 5-year warranty on the transformer and rectifier with a 1-year warranty on all other functional parts.  Hobart welders are an industry leader when it comes to performance and their durability means that warranty issues rarely arise.

WHO LIKES THE KIT?

This kit requires minimal skills so it is a good choice for new welders with little or no experience.  On the other hand, it delivers the performance that seasoned welders look for in light and medium duty machines.  This welder kit is popular for home use for those who prefer to tackle their own projects in the basement, garage, shop or barn.  It’s light and portable enough – along with the 110Volt operation – to conveniently get to where the work is, making it a best seller among contractors with occasional welding needs.  Farmers and ranchers will also find many jobs for the Hobart 140 MIG Welder Kit to make quick work of.

Sheet metal, steel, stainless steel and aluminum can all be welded successfully and easily with this handy, flexible welder.  It will be a valuable addition to your home workshop or garage.  Throw it in the truck and take it to the job site or take it on adventures for quick repairs to your off-road equipment so you can get back into the action.  You’ll love the combination of portability, versatility and hard-charging power.

Summary
  • 110 Volt Flux core / MIG
  • 140 amp high capacity with 5 settings
  • Wire diameter .023 to .035 inches
  • Electric – corded, 6’ with total work reach of 15’
  • Warranty: 5 years on transformer, 3 years on electronics, 1 year on MIG gun
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Clarke WE6441 MIG Welder

The Clarke WE6441 MIG Welder offers outstanding versatility in any environment you put it to use.  It’s a 120v welder so the places it can be put to work are endless – including running it off a generator where there’s no power available.  Work up to 20 feet away from the unit for maximum convenience with a welder that’s light enough to take with you to where the work needs to be done.  It has MIG and Flux core capabilities for all the welding tasks you come across.

Clarke WE6441 135SG Fluxcore/MIG Spool Gun Welder
Clarke WE6441 135SG Fluxcore/MIG Spool Gun Welder

Clarke WE6441 Details
With this powerful unit you can tackle tough welds on steel, stainless steel and aluminum up to ¼”.  Add the optional regulator and gas hose and easily turn the Clarke WE6441 into a dynamic MIG welder.  Its compact design and light weight makes it a good option for work under vehicles, on ladders, equipment or scaffolding, or in other tough to get to spots.  It works just as well out on the job site as it does in the garage or shop.

This spool gun welder offers excellent wire speed control for precision welding with little mess or splatter.  The 4 heat settings deliver the right temp for each and every job on your list.  When you want to change from Fluxcore welding to gas shielded welding just switch two wires, add the hookups and hose for gas and go.  It couldn’t be more convenient.  This welder uses the Hot-Shot style spool gun from Clarke that handles a maximum solid wire of .023 inches and a maximum cored wire of .035 inches.  Minimum output is 60 amps while the maximum is 85 amps.  Total amps is 130 and the duty cycle is 40% at 60 amps.

Warranty Information:

The Clarke WE6441 gas/no-gas welder is backed by a 10-year limited warranty on the transformer and a 2-year limited warranty on all other parts.  That’s one of the top warranties currently offered on welders in this class.

WHO USES THE CLARKE WE6441 MIG WELDER?
This is a light to medium duty welder that is right at home in a wide variety of settings. Its portability and 120 volt operation make it a popular choice for homeowners and contractors.  You’ll find it tackles most home/garage repairs with ease, from work on trailers to exhaust pipes and more.  On the ranch or farm it will go to work on all kinds of equipment, gates, trailers and more.  The body shop owner will discover it has the guts to get body work done while being controlled enough to not risk doing damage to thin sheet metal parts.   It’s this kind of utility that has made the Clarke WE6441 a best seller.

When you’re looking for power and portability combined in a quality welder that won’t back down, the Clarke WE6441 is a unit worth a serious look.

WE6441 SUMMARY

  •      Clarke WE6441 MIG Welder
  •      120 Volt Fluxcore with gas/no-gas capability
  •      130 amp high capacity with 4 settings
  •      200 Amp ground clamp
  •      Hot Shot spool gun from Clarke
  •      Wire diameters: .023 and .035 maximums
  •      Electric – corded, 20 foot
  •      Warranty: 10-year limited warranty on rectifier and transformer; 2 years on all other parts

Hobart Handler® 210MVP MIG Wire Welder

MVP – Multi-Voltage Plug – allows connecting to 230V or 115V with no tools required.

Processes GMAW (MIG), Flux Cored Flux Cored (FCAW)

I really like it because you can use it at 115v and later expand from a shed to a workshop with larger service. And when you upgrade to 230V, you still retain the 110 portability. Besides, in my opinion, running welder from 240 will often make a great difference, 120V is in most cases a poor circuit to weld from.

The HH 210 MVP offers 7 taps (output voltages) and stepless speed controller for wire feed. So unit is easy to adjust for different thicknesses, wires and materials.

MVP
MVP – Multi-Voltage Plug
HH 210MVP Control Panel
HH 210MVP Control Panel

For 115V HH210MVP utilizes 4 voltage taps and 140A of weld output. For 230V – 210 amps of output and All 7 taps.

Pay attention that HH 210 is relatively heavy and not so easy to carry (net weight 79 lb) and 12-3/8in(H), 10-5/8in(W), 19-1/2in (D). I have to “grab and growl” when pick one. On the other hand, a light duty cart is all that’s needed to move it around the shop.

210MVP has much better (see the picture below) duty cycle and makes good single passes on 3/16″ and C25 gas. The lightweight ground cable and lightweight MIG gun may hinder the “210 amp” output.

More power is always better. You always can turn down the settings but if you don’t have the amps, you won’t be able to turn it up.

 

duty cycle curves for 115V and 230V
Handler® 210MVP duty cycle curves for 115V and 230V . 10% for 135ams (115V) and 35% for the same current (230V). Max current – 210 and 135 amps (115V and 230V relatively)
Spool Gun
100 Spool Gun – SpoolRunner™
SpoolRunner welding aluminum
SpoolRunner for aluminum welding

You can bought a spoolgun for aluminum that will easily burn holes in 3/16″ aluminum. It has 10 ft cable. Rated 150 amps, Includes carrying case and shipped with .030 in. and .035 in. contact tips.

Apply a tiny bit of silicone to the o-rings before assembly to ease seating the power pin and help avoid cutting an o-ring. The unit will make better welds.

Installing the SpoolRunner is easy – plug the power pin in
to the feedhead, attach the trigger lead, and flip the switch on the inside panel for spool gun operation.

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