Hobart Handler 140 Review

Hobart Handler 140

Welding that must come with high-quality welds and should be completed as soon as possible will definitely be easier thanks to the Hobart handler 140. This model has been one of the best-selling and the most popular welders on the market. It is also known for a supreme owner satisfaction and the versatility it can provide for all users. Obviously, there are a lot of additional facts you will have to know and which will be mentioned in our Hobart handler 140 review.

Features of Hobart Handler 140

Welds ¼ inches mild steel

The first feature we will have to mention is that this welder can weld mild steel with a thickness of ¼ inches. This is an impressive result and it will help you understand the true nature of the model we have tested. At the same time, this allows for you to use the welder for most applications and for different jobs.

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Ability to weld different metals

We all know that welding steel and aluminum is the most common task we have. But, at some point, we must weld another metal, like copper for example. It is annoying and time-consuming having to find a welder for that metal specifically. With the Hobart handler 140, there is no need to do such thing.

It is designed and made to weld all possible metals. Copper, aluminum, brass, cast iron, steel and even magnesium are supported. You will be even more impressed if you know that this welder can weld titanium as well.

Operates on the standard home grid

There is no need to purchase any addition power-related accessories in order to use this welder. It is a 115V unit, so it can operate perfectly in any garage or a workshop. This is an important advantage and it had to be mentioned. You will also appreciate the ability to weld all aforementioned metals at home.

The quality of the welding is excellent and it won’t be decreased just because you use 115V power source. Don’t forget that this was an issue for some models!

25-140 amp rating

There is a knob on the welder with 5 different settings. Here you can adjust the power rating of a welder easily and adapt it for welding metals of different thickness. Regardless of the fact do you need to weld metals of 2 mm thickness or 5 mm, this welder will meet your requirement.

We were especially impressed with the minimum amperage you have at your disposal. It is 25 amp, which is lower than some other models have. Don’t think that this is a drawback. On a contrary, this is an advantage and it allows you to weld thinner materials.

Super-strong feed head

The feed head is a small part of a welder that can make a huge difference. This particular model offers a super-strong and nicely designed feed head of the newer generation. Using it is a real pleasure and there won’t be any issues regardless of the fact of how long you are planning to use it.

High-quality wire feed system

The wire feed system is made of industrial-grade aluminum. It makes the entire welder lighter than similar models and at the same time makes this system more durable. We can deduce that this makes the welder in question suitable for more demanding or even for heavy-duty operations. Yes, beginners won’t be able to use the full potential of it, but they should know that the wire feed system will work perfectly even when they become professionals.

Specifications:

  • Brand: Hobart
  • Model: Handler 140
  • Color: Silver and black
  • Weight: 65 pounds
  • Dimensions: 19 x 11 x 13 inches
  • Voltage: 115 V
  • Amp power: 25-140 Amps
  • Materials: Stainless steel and aluminum
  • Duty cycle: 20%

What we like:

  • Excellent power rating
  • The wire feed system is made of industrial grade aluminum
  • Can be used for welding app possible metals
  • 5-year warranty
  • Overall quality

What we didn’t like:

  • Duty cycle is 20%
  • Customer support

Conclusion

In our Hobart handler 140 review, you are able to understand all the main advantages of this particular model. It is one of the best welders money can buy and it offers a high satisfaction rate. You can use it for all types of metals, for all applications and it is a durable unit, so it will be with you for many years. All of this suggests that this model is more an investment than a one-time purchase. We want to recommend it for beginners who have a budget and for professionals who simply need a high-quality welder.

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