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    Question hobart 140 or maxus 140?

    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 at 09:38 AM.
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    The HH140 has a solid reputation.
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    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.
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    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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    Quote 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
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    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
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    I would be looking at either the MM140 or the Lincoln Power Mig 140c if you want more control of the Arc.
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    The Hobart has a great warranty and support.
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    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?

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    Quote 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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