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    Hey guys, I was just thinking about getting a 120 volt welder to do light welding that is to thin for stick welding, I have been looking at getting a hobart handler140 or a maxus pro 140, has anybody used both of these and could tell me which which is better, the maxus looks more durable, but how does it weld, Ive welded with a hobart 125 and was impressed with what that little thing can do, i would appreciate any help, thanks
    Last edited by arcwelder2009; 01-01-2010, 10:38 AM.
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Just weld it!!! Miller big 40 diesel, Miller bluestar 180k,Maxus Pro-140 mig, Gas powered air compressor, and alot of tools the lady dont need to know about. all portable for on site work,15 year Structural welder,Ironworker, Millwright.

  • #2
    The HH140 has a solid reputation.
    Ed Conley
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    • #3
      I vote HH140. 13 8 inch rolls of wire and counting. most of it on tap 4. Never a hitch. The gas valve is solid and has never leaked from day 1. I have carried it to sights and run the dog out of it. I am pretty sure all the internal wiring on the HH140 is all copper. I have never had to crack the case on mine.

      Never seen a Maxis, so I can't speak for them.
      Rick

      Trying to succeed, Learning by failing
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      HH 140
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      • #4
        i looked at the maxus web site.
        while it's picking some very very small nits,

        i note that the welder comes with a "dual gauge with hose"
        even i know that it's called a regulator, and what i know about
        welding would fit into a very very small thimble. so i have
        to wonder what _they_ know about it.

        like i said, an extremely small nit.

        happy new year

        frank

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fjk View Post
          i looked at the maxus web site.
          while it's picking some very very small nits,

          i note that the welder comes with a "dual gauge with hose"
          even i know that it's called a regulator, and what i know about
          welding would fit into a very very small thimble. so i have
          to wonder what _they_ know about it.

          like i said, an extremely small nit.

          happy new year

          frank
          Well they know it is a Gauge- a Flow Gauge Regulator
          Ed Conley
          http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
          MM252
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          Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
          TA185
          Miller 125c Plasma 120v
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          • #6
            hey guys thanks for you comments, I was looking at specs on these welders and i found that the MAXUS PRO 140 is slightly larger in size and weight then the HH140. The maxus was about 18 lbs heavier than the HH and and the machine is about 5" longer, 5"wider and 4" taller than the HH. So what im getting at, if the machine is heavier, that means more copper, Right? More copper means more windings and smoother arc Right? or is my theory wrong, what do you guys think., thanks for you input
            [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Just weld it!!! Miller big 40 diesel, Miller bluestar 180k,Maxus Pro-140 mig, Gas powered air compressor, and alot of tools the lady dont need to know about. all portable for on site work,15 year Structural welder,Ironworker, Millwright.

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            • #7
              I would be looking at either the MM140 or the Lincoln Power Mig 140c if you want more control of the Arc.
              Ed Conley
              http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
              MM252
              MM211
              Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
              TA185
              Miller 125c Plasma 120v
              O/A set
              SO 2020 Bender
              You can call me Bacchus

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              • #8
                The Hobart has a great warranty and support.
                Rick

                Trying to succeed, Learning by failing
                HH210 (Merry Christmas to Me)
                HH 140
                Hyper Therm Powermax 600
                Hobart Stickmate AC/DC
                Forge
                Victor & Harris Oxy/Act
                HydMech 225 cold saw
                several grinders
                Rigid Chop Saw
                4x6 band saw
                Never enough clamps

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                • #9
                  I've been very happy with my HH140.

                  I don't know anything about Maxus, but a quick google search shows they're a new division of Campbell Hausfeld.

                  Does anyone know where the Maxus units are made?
                  Jack Olsen
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by reiser68620@yahoo.com View Post
                    hey guys thanks for you comments, I was looking at specs on these welders and i found that the MAXUS PRO 140 is slightly larger in size and weight then the HH140. The maxus was about 18 lbs heavier than the HH and and the machine is about 5" longer, 5"wider and 4" taller than the HH. So what im getting at, if the machine is heavier, that means more copper, Right?
                    not proven.
                    the weight could be a pile of lead in the base of the unit.
                    or thicker sheet metal for the case
                    or creative weighing by the marketing department
                    or any of a number of things designed to make the machine
                    feel like it's hefty, without costing a lot or doing
                    anything to help its welding.

                    or it could be more windings on the transformers.

                    you can't tell without pulling it apart

                    frank

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                    • #11
                      The Thermal Arc 140 is another option you might want to consider. Here is a link.
                      https://www.mythermadyne.com/thc/en/...tProductDetail

                      Nick

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                      • #12
                        weights are a little tricky

                        Some stated weights are machine only, some are machine, gun, and regulator, some are shipping weights including cardboard box. If they brag how heavy it is they probably include gun weight and sample wire, or just list shipping weight.

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                        • #13
                          got the maxus pro 140

                          after spending about an hour in the store today I decided to go with the maxus 140 , just looked like it was built better as far as heavy duty goes, lead ,gun, and rollers inside looked the same as used on the hh140. case/cover were a little thicker. machine just felt more solid than the hh. so I decided to take my chances and bought it, took it home, ran about 12" of weld it the .35 flux wire. this little thing welds really nice, lots of power and very smooth/steady arc, welded 1/4 fillet weld on 1/4 plate about 3 inches long in one pass, I really think this going to be a nice machine, now just need to get gas bottle and time to build something. I was running this welder off the 120v 15amp outlet on my miller bluestar 180k, there was pleanty of power, never had breakers or duty cycle kick out.
                          [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Just weld it!!! Miller big 40 diesel, Miller bluestar 180k,Maxus Pro-140 mig, Gas powered air compressor, and alot of tools the lady dont need to know about. all portable for on site work,15 year Structural welder,Ironworker, Millwright.

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                          • #14
                            Congrats on the purchase.
                            Rick

                            Trying to succeed, Learning by failing
                            HH210 (Merry Christmas to Me)
                            HH 140
                            Hyper Therm Powermax 600
                            Hobart Stickmate AC/DC
                            Forge
                            Victor & Harris Oxy/Act
                            HydMech 225 cold saw
                            several grinders
                            Rigid Chop Saw
                            4x6 band saw
                            Never enough clamps

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