Hobart Handler 210 MVP is a USA-made powerful wire feed welder. It is versatile in welding processes, features, input power, and applications. The machine is ready for MIG (GMAW) or Flux Cored (FCAW) processes and for spool gun to weld aluminum. Hobart 210 welder has an integrated wire drive system, spool hub assembly, different control systems, protection mechanisms other features. It is a 1-ph dual input voltage system implying that it will run on either 110/115/120 Volt or 220/230/240 Volt AC at 60 Hz. The machine can weld a maximum of 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) thick mild steel. It covers a broad range of applications. The onward Hobart handler 210 MVP review will shed light on various aspects and capabilities of this lovely MIG welder.
Key Features of Hobart Handler 210
Automatic Dual Voltage Input Power
Hobart handler 210MVP is a dual voltage MIG welder allowing it to operate with either 110/115/120 V or 220/230/240 V, 1-PH, 60 Hz power. It is a tapped transformer rectifier machine. So, it is a transformer-based welder. Once plugged in, the unit automatically recognizes the kind of input voltage. The user doesn't need to do manual switching on the Machine's inside.
Multi-Voltage Plug (MVP) Set
Hobart MIG 210 comes with MVP plugs. The MVPs give flexibility to the user to pick an MVP plug, fix it to the welder's power cord then the cord plugs into 110/115/120 V or 220/230/240 V AC power outlets without using any tool.
Hobart Handler 210MVP MIG Welder 210a 115/230v
Seven and Four Position Voltage Settings
Hobart handler 210 MIG welder offers seven-tab output voltage control for 230 Volt and four tabs for 115 Volt. Different voltage settings with an infinite wire feed speed allow finer and easier regulation of output parameters. As a result, arc performance improves, and welds get cleaner with fewer spatters, less clean-up, and an enhanced bead appearance. For 230 volts and 115 volts, there are hollow and filled circle labels around the control tab.
Hobart 210 MIG welder can weld down to 24 Gauge (0.5 mm) and up to 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) thick mild steel in a single pass when powered by 230 volts. Still, it welds thicker materials with multiple passes without any trouble. The highest welding current of this welder is 210 Amps.
For 115 Volt input power, the machine delivers 25-140 Amps of welding current. The rated output capacity for 115 V is 90 Amps at 20% duty cycle @ 19 VDC.
For 230 V input power, the welding amperage expands to 25-210 Amps. The rated output capacity for 230 V is 150 Amps at 30% duty cycle @ 23 VDC.
Wire diameters for different wires are Stainless Steel 0.024 in. - 0.035 in. (0.6 mm. - 0.9 mm.), Solid Steel 0.024 in. - 0.035 in. (0.6 mm. - 0.9 mm.) and Flux Cored 0.03 in. - 0.045 in. (0.8 mm. - 1.2 mm.).
Integrated Wire Feeding System
Handler 210 MVP features a built-in, industrial-grade cast aluminum wire drive module. It is a durable wire feeder that delivers professional efficiency. A quick-release lever simplifies changeovers. The unit allows positive wire feed and tension adjustment and has easy, straightforward access to thread new wire. The maximum wire feed speed for handler 210 MVP is 770 IPM (inches per minute). It feeds wire at 40–680 IPM and 60–770 IPM at no load.
Three Groove Drive Roll
Hobart MVP 210 features a quick select drive. It is a three-grooved drive roll. Two grooves are for solid wires of different widths, while the third groove is for flux-cored wire. Setting up this drive roll is easy and consumes less time than average.
Multipurpose Spool Hub Unit
The spool hub of Hobart handler 210 MVP MIG Welder accepts and runs small and larger spools of wire. So, an operator can opt for the proper wire spool that is perfect for a welding job. It helps to avoid compromising weld quality. Both 4-inch and 8-inch spools of wire are operable on this spool hub.
Built-in Spool Gun Control Assembly
Hobart 210MVP features an integrated adaptor or control unit for attaching a spool gun to weld aluminum. The welder directly accepts SpoolRunner 100 spool gun. Hobart SpoolRunner 100 is a direct plug-in, simple-to-install spool gun. Spool guns remove feeding troubles and reduce "bird-nesting" related to soft aluminum wires. Thus, spool guns allow the welding of aluminum with increased efficiency.
Easy and Quick Polarity Changeover
Hobart 210 MVP MIG welder offers comfortable access to the polarity. Changing polarity between solid and flux-cored (tubular wire) wire is quick and smooth. There are suitable storage holes to keep spare tips.
Thermal Overload Protection
The thermal overload protection of Hobart handler 210 wire feed MIG welder is self-resetting. It safeguards the power transformer against overload. Once the machine becomes extremely hot during an ongoing job, the thermal protector will shut it down. For thermal overload, there is a light on the front panel. It saves the welder from damage and increases its reliability.
Circuit and Motor Protection
Handler 210 MVP MIG has built-in separate protection systems from short circuits and wire feed system overload. A short circuit protector protects the machine from current overload. Motor protection guards the wire feed assembly against overload by restricting current within the permitted limit. It exempts the operator from changing or resetting the circuit breaker.
Hobart handler 210MVP MIG Welder with spool gun has an in-built contactor. This contactor keeps wires electrically "cold" unless the welder is triggered. It allows the user to work with the welder with ease and safety.
User Friendly Control Panel
Hobart 210MVP welder front panel has a sloped shape that provides comfort for looking and adjustment. It features a power/circuit breaker switch, variable speed wire feed control, welding voltage control, trigger cable connection, and an over-temperature indicator.
Hobart 210MVP handler weighs only 79 pounds (35.8 kg). A small compact case and a handle at the top provide great portability to the system. It takes simple efforts to move the welder to a job site.
Hobart handler 210MVP MIG Welder is an ideal tool for industrial applications like manufacturing, construction, maintenance/repair, auto body, boat/marine, racing, farm/ranch, etc. Also, it is equally suitable for metal art and DIY or home hobbyists. It can weld steel, stainless steel, mild steel, and aluminum. This machine is a reliable choice for beginners and professionals alike.
Quick Reference Guide
There is an initial setup chart located on the back of the access door of the Hobart MIG 210 welder. The chart lists initial settings for various materials, thicknesses, gases, and wires. It helps the user to set up and adjust the welder to weld different materials. As the user selects the material and thickness for welding, the chart will tell where to set the voltage and the wire feed speed.
Hobart 210 Warranty & Quality Compliance
Hobart 210 MVP welder holds Hobart 5/3/1 industrial warranty. The MIG gun carries one year warranty. Drive systems, PC boards, and generators have three years warranty. While stabilizers, transformers, and main rectifiers carry a five-year warranty. It is an ISO 9001 quality authorized welder. It complies with Canadian Standards Association (CSA) which certifies this MIG welder for use in the USA and Canada.
Handler 210 MVP Welder Includes Everything Needed to Start
- HR-100 Rugged MIG Gun with ergonomic, rubber-padded handle and 10 feet (3m) cable for the comfort of work
- Quick Select drive roll for 0.024 in. (0.6 mm) or 0.030/0.035 in. (0.8/0.9 mm) solid wire and 0.030/0.035 in. (0.8/0.9 mm) flux-cored (tubular) wire
- Built-in gas solenoid valve
- Dual-gauge gas regulator with 5 feet gas hose
- Spool hub assembly that accommodates and operates 4-inch and 8-inch spools of wire
- Sample Roll of 0.030 in. (0.8mm) self-shielding flux-cored (tubular) wire
- Contact tips of 0.030 inch (0.8mm)
- Heavy duty work clamp with 10 feet (3m) cable
- Power cord with 5-15 P (115 V, 15 A) and 6-50 P (230 V, 50 A)
- MVP (multi-voltage plug) plugs
- Material thickness gauge
- Welding guide
- Operator's manual with installation, operation, and maintenance guidelines
Hobart Handler 210MVP MIG Welder 210a 115/230v
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FAQs About Hobart Handler 210
Q: What will be the maximum thickness Hobart 210MVP can weld when plugged into 110/115/120 V input power?
When Hobart handler 210 MVP Welder is connected to 110/115/120 Volt receptacle, it can weld up to 3/16 in. (4.7 mm) steel through the MIG process or 1/4 in. (6.3 mm) through Flux-cored process on multiple passes.
Q: What gases can be run on the regulator that comes with Handler 210 MVP?
This regulator works with a 100% argon and CO2 mix. However, it is not for 100% CO2.
Q: What sized generator can power Hobart 210 MIG welder for 120V and 240V Input power?
The recommended generator output is at least 7000 watts of steady power for Hobart 210 Welder to deliver the full power welding (210 Amp) of 220/230/240 V input power. For 110/115/120 Volt input, a generator with 4000 constant watts of power should do.
Q: Why Hobart wire feed motor doesn’t not run?
The wire feed motor of the Hobart handler 210 MIG runs on DC voltage that comes from the PC board. The potentiometer regulates the motor input voltage. If the feed motor works with an external 12VDC battery, then the PC board may have problems.
Q: How thin aluminum Hobart MVP 210 can weld?
18 Gauge (1.2 mm) to ¼ inch (6.3 mm) thick Aluminum
Q: How does Hobart handler 210 MVP thermal protection work?
When the Hobart 210MVP duty cycle reaches its limit, the thermal shut-off will turn off the output and stop the arc, wire feed, and gas flow. However, the fan will continue running to cool the machine.
When thermal overload hits, the user should not switch off the welder to let the fan cool it down properly before resuming to weld or shutting it down.
Conclusion on Hobart 210MVP Handler
Hobart Handler 210 is high-performance equipment in a compact size. It is a cost-efficient MIG welder that is durable and adapts to varying conditions. Safety features make the Hobart handler 210 MIG Welder easy to operate. With 210 Amps of power, it can weld a variety of materials. It is powerful enough to deal with heavy tasks. We like to conclude this Hobart Handler 210 MVP review by saying it is an impressive welder worth relying on.