Hobart 140 review

Hobart 140 Review

With the Hobart 140 review we have prepared some impressive discoveries. This is currently a very popular welding machine and it is based on the latest technology. But, what are the main advantages that make this unit stand out from the crowd?

Features of Hobart 140

Ability to weld different metals

With the Hobart 140, welding any known metal is possible and easier than ever before. We know that this particular welding machine comes capable of welding steel, cast iron, copper, brass and stainless steel. The Hobart 140 review must add that some adjustments are needed and you will need a different torch if you are planning to weld aluminum. Nevertheless, this is the most impressive benefits you will get.

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Welding magnesium and titanium is possible as well. We saved this for the end of the section due to the fact this type of welding is rare and requires specific handling of the welder.

Works on 115 V house grid

Despite the fact you can weld almost any known metal to man, you are still able to use this model with a household power grid. There is no need to adjust anything or to make any modifications. All you have to do is to plug it in a socket and use it.

In addition, we discovered that the Hobart 140 is a very popular welder for homeowners who like or have a need to weld. It is one of the most popular models on the market for hobbyists as well. After all, you get all the practicality and all the benefits of a professional welding machine that can be used in your garage.

25-140 amperage

Adjusting the amperage gives you the ability to weld metals of different thickness. In this case scenario, we are looking at the lowest amperage of 25 amps, which is beneficial for super thin metals. If you are interested in something more, you should increase the amperage and reach up to 140 amps.

The maximum power of the tested model is sufficient for welding steel, cast iron, and stainless steel. Don’t forget that if you use a high amperage on thin metal will burn it and damage it.

5 position selector

The selector is basically a knob that will be used for adjusting the amperage of the model. There are 5 different settings, which is a decent score. More powerful welders do offer one or two additional setting, but here, we are perfectly satisfied with 5 settings.

The knob is massive and can be used while wearing gloves. After all, this is a professional welder, so it must be able to meet the latest requirements and the most impressive welding projects. In the real world, all of this works perfectly. We know because we actually tested it.

Upgraded model

Now the most desirable feature of the Hobart 140. It has been recently redesigned and upgraded. We are able to see two major modifications. The first one is a control panel located on the front. Now it comes with bigger dials and it is more appealing to use. It is also made of a more durable material.

The second upgrade is with the wire feeding system. This version has it made of metal and it is more durable, more powerful and more sophisticated than the previous version had it. Some other, modifications have been made as well. For example, the internal components are now optimized for more demanding tasks and the entire welder looks more expensive than ever before.

Easy to set up and use

The first time you prepare the welder for use, you will notice how easy the entire process is. Basically, you will have to adjust the amperage, the wire feed speed and you are done. The welder is ready for its use.

Although this isn’t an advantage or a feature, it is important to mention and to add the fact, most beginners will appreciate the simplicity we have mentioned.

Specifications:

  • Brand: Hobart
  • Model: 140
  • Color: Silver and black
  • Materials: Aluminum and stainless steel
  • Amperage: 25-140 amps
  • Voltage: 115 V
  • Weight: 65 pounds
  • Dimensions: 19 x 11 x 13 inches

What we liked:

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Great amperage rating
  • Can weld all possible metals
  • Works perfectly on the home power grid

What we didn’t like:

  • Attention to details
  • Expensive accessories

Conclusion

The Hobart 140 review concludes that this particular model is suitable for beginners and semi-professionals. On the other side, even true professionals will benefit from it and they will find it useful. The ability to weld different metals and the amperage are the main advantages.

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