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    I have been reading some of the posts on the Miller 180 vs the Hobart 210. Leaning toward the Hobart due to the higher top end. Going to purchase a spoolgun when I order the welder. Here's is my question, both of the spoolguns the Miller spoolmate 100 and the Hobart DP-3035 both look the same. Is one better than the other. Which one is the beefer of the two.

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    The biggest difference is the way they hook up. The 3035 hooks up via a lug for the hot wire, the hose and the pin connector on the front panel. The spoolmate 100 hooks up where the gun was. You have to remove the whole gun assembly and replace it with the spoolgun hookup. Prob about the same amount of time for both to hook up. The biggest difference is you can leave the 3035 hooked up all the time. The guns are almost the same, and most of the parts numbers match each one.
    The Iron Man 210 should have the lug like my MM185.
    The Handler 210 you have to remove the gun. Forgot there are two 210's...Bob
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    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
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    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    I wonder why the Hobart spoolgun costs more? if both appear to be just about the same gun..

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    I wondered the same thing since i paid over 400 bucks for mine 8 years ago...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    My Hobart DP-3035 plugs into the gun port on the HH210; they have to be swapped completely. I think it's the Spoolmate 3035 that is different on machines like the MM210/212.

    EDIT: I missed your edit, oh well, it's clarified now...

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    Yup. You put it in better words Mac. I did forget there was 2 welders with the same number...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Took the time to really read the difference between the Miller and Hobart spoolguns. Looks like the Miller comes with a 12 foot gun and Hobart comes with a 20 foot gun. Thats a pretty big difference in length. Still leaning toward the Hobart 210 Handler with a spoolgun. Looks like more for the money..Any thoughts...
    Last edited by gearhead; 05-20-2008 at 05:34 AM. Reason: add information

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    Something's not right there, me thinks. Check again. The Miller Spoolmate 3035 should be a 20-footer, just like the Hobart, I think. The bigger Miller Spoolmatic guns are available in 15- or 30-footers.

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    Mac, Spoolmate 100, not 3035. Smaller, cheaper gun.


    I'd go with the HH210/sg. Go for the biggest unit you can afford. You can turn down the 210, but you can't turn up the 180 over...180.
    Don


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    Quote Originally Posted by gearhead View Post
    Still leaning toward the Hobart 210 Handler with a spoolgun. Looks like more for the money..Any thoughts...
    That would have my vote...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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