Hobart handler 140 MIG is a portable wire feed welder. It offers MIG (GMAW) and Flux Cored (FCAW) welding processes. Leading features of this MIG welder are an aluminum wire drive system, a three-groove drive roll, five-stage voltage control, motor protection, thermal protection, etc. It runs off 1-PH, 110/115/120 V AC input voltage at 60 Hz. Hobart MIG 140 produces excellent arc performance. Simple steps are enough to change the welder's polarity. It can weld as thick as 1/4 inch mild steel in a single run. This MIG welder is versatile, user-friendly, and suitable for industrial and private applications. The following Hobart handler 140 MIG welder reviews will provide insights about this fantastic welding machine.
Key Features of Hobart Handler 140 MIG Welder
Industrial Standard Wire Drive System
The wire drive system of the Hobart handler 140 is a cast aluminum unit. It is an industrial-grade drive with a quick release making changeovers very swift. The wire feed is a durable system that delivers professional performance for a long time.
Superior Arc Performance
Hobart 140 MIG Welder features a corded electric power source. The unit can provide a smooth, stable arc on all thicknesses. It gives the user the best arc performance to achieve a uniform weld bead.
Hobart handler 140 flux-cored/MIG welder
Hobart handler 140 Welder can weld mild steel as thin as 24 Gauge (0.5 mm) to up to 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) thick in a single pass. It can even smoothly weld thicker materials with multiple passes. It can produce a broad range welding amperage of 25–140 Amps. The rated output of this MIG welder is 90 A at 18.5 VDC @ 20% duty cycle.
Wire diameters for compatible wires are Solid Steel wire 0.024 in. - 0.035 in. (0.6 mm. - 0.9 mm.), Stainless Steel wire 0.024 in. - 0.035 in. (0.6 mm. - 0.9 mm.), and Flux Cored wire 0.03 in. - 0.035 in. (0.8 mm. - 0.9 mm.).
Five Output Voltage Settings
Hobart handler 140 MIG wire welder features five-level voltage control. The ability to weld at five different voltages allows the user to fine-tune the arc for a given job. The welder is easy to set up and adjust for various materials and thicknesses.
Infinite Control in Wire Feed Speed
Hobart handler 140 wire feed motor allows infinite speed control. Wire feed speed is controllable from 40 IPM to 700 IPM. IPM stands for inches per minute. At no load, the wire feed speed range is 50 IPM to 740 IPM.
Versatile Drive Roll
Hobart handler 140 110v MIG welder features a quick select drive roll. The drive roll contains three grooves that enable a fast setup and save valuable time. Among the three grooves, two are for solid wire with different diameters, and the third is for flux-cored (tubular) wire.
All-Round Spool Hub Assembly
The spool hub assembly of Hobart 140 MIG welder can operate small and big spools of wire. So, the user enjoys the freedom to choose the wire spool that best suits welding needs. The assembly accommodates both 4-inch and 8-inch spools. For 8-inch spools, the package includes a spool hub adaptor.
Handy Polarity Changeover
Hobart handler 140 wire feed MIG welder features easy access to the polarity. It offers a convenient and quick polarity change for solid or flux-cored (tubular wire).
Thermal Overload Protection
Handler 140 MIG Welder has a built-in thermal overload protection system. It is a self-resetting system that protects the power transformer from thermal overloading. If the machine becomes too hot during a job, the overload protection will shut it off instantly. It prevents accidental damage to the unit and maximizes its reliability. The front panel of the welder features an indicator light for thermal overload.
Automatic Motor Protection
Motor protection of Hobart 140 welder is self-resetting type. It protects the wire feed system from overloading and resultant trouble. The operator doesn't need to reset or change the circuit breaker.
Sloped Front Panel
The front control panel of the Hobart handler 140 flux-cored/MIG Welder is sloped to increase visibility and allow more comfortable adjustments. The control panel contains the power switch, wire feed speed control, voltage control switch, and overtemperature light.
The unit's net weight is only 57 lb (26 kg). Hobart handler 140 MIG features a robust handle on the top for easy relocation from place to place. So, the user has the flexibility to weld anywhere as needed.
The handler 140 can weld stainless steel, steel, and aluminum. This MIG welder is perfect for applications like construction, maintenance and repair, auto body, auto repair, farm and ranch, yard art, metal art, household repairs, and home hobbyist/DIY jobs.
Hobart Handler 140 Welder Warranty & Certification
Hobart handler 140 MIG wire welder, 115V, is designed and fabricated in the USA. It carries a 5/3/1 industrial warranty. Transformers, stabilizers, and main rectifiers hold five years warranty. PC boards, generators, and drive systems bear three years warranty. The MIG gun has one year warranty. Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certifies the machine to the USA and Canadian standards. Also, the welder is an ISO 9001 Quality certified system.
What’s Included with System?
- Cozy HR-100 MIG gun with ergonomic, rubber-padded handle in 10 feet (3 m) cord
- Spool hub assembly that can run 4-inch or 8-inch wire spools
- Built-in gas solenoid valve, dual-gauge gas regulator with gas hose
- Quick Select™ drive roll for 0.024 in.-0.030/0.035 in. ( (0.6mm-0.8/0.9 mm) solid wire, and 0.030/0.035 in. (0.8/0.9 mm) flux-cored wire
- Contact tips of .030 in. (0.8mm)
- 0.030 in. (0.8mm) self-shielding flux-cored wire sample spool
- Heavy-duty ground clamp in 10 ft. (3 m) work cable
- Hobart handler 140 power cord with plug
- Material thickness gauge
- Welding guide
- User manual with installation, operation, and maintenance guides
Hobart handler 140 flux-cored/MIG welder
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FAQs About Hobart Handler 140 MIG Welder
Q: How MIG and flux-cored wire welding process differ?
The flux-cored wire need to run with Direct Current Electrode Negative (DCEN). Solid wires with shielding gas need to run with Direct Current Electrode Positive (DCEP). MIG welding requires shielding gas that tends to blow away. So it's more appropriate for indoor applications. A flux-core wire is best suited for outdoor applications where conditions are windy.
Q: Can handler 140 Welder be powered by a generator?
Yes, Hobart 140 MIG is compatible with generator power. A generator with capacity of minimum 4000 watts continuous output recommended.
Q: What is the input voltage of Hobart handler 140 wire feed motor?
The input voltage to the wire feed motor depends on the set welding voltage. It varies from 2.9 VDC to 23.6 VDC.
Q: What will be the Hobart Handler 140 duty cycle for 140 Amps output?
At 140 Amps output would have around 10% duty cycle
Hobart Handler 140 boasts a durable design, steady performance, and safety features. While it is a perfect welder for light to medium-sized projects, it can manage some heavy welding tasks very well. It is an ideal MIG welder for learners and expert welders alike. We hope the Hobart handler 140 MIG welder reviews help to make a wise investment decision. Thank you!