View Full Version : HH140 welding pics?
12-27-2009, 02:39 PM
Do any of the HH140 owners have pics of their work? Im considering buying one of these rigs for lite garage projects and would like to see the quality of the welds that this welder can produce.
12-27-2009, 08:03 PM
I dont have any pics of welds at this moement, however I had a HH140 for about a year when I needed the portability. If you stay within its operating range you will get welds as good as any machine. I did have someproblems with the boards bruning up inside it but Hobart fixed it 2 times and then it was all fine. i will see if I can dig up some photos for ya.
12-27-2009, 11:22 PM
right on man, i would appreciate it!!
12-28-2009, 11:05 PM
this isn't the best pic, but here's a short bead on some dirty 3/16" steel. you can't tell from the pic but it is an inside corner joint. this was done using hobart er79-s6 wire and 75/25 gas. settings were "4" and about "50" for the wire speed. Hobart only recommends this machine for up to 1/8" when Mig welding.....oops. lol.
12-29-2009, 04:47 PM
thank you very much!
01-20-2010, 01:15 AM
I like to use my little 140 I use it for 1/4 suff all the time and it does fine, love it. I burn through about 2 S tanks a week with it and when welding on 4 for longer times it will shut down and require to cool offf a bit but for 16 gauge and stuff of that size great welder. I have a lincoln 255 and for smaller stuff prefer to use my hobart any day of the week
01-21-2010, 10:19 AM
2X to what rbmedic75 said. I have a Millermatic 250 and a HH140. The 140 stays by my bench and the 250 has become a community machine for myself and two helpers. Any major welding project requires the 250. For small jobs, the HH is awfully handy. I run flux cored wire in it, so it also is used for most of the small jobs in drafty areas. Bigger jobs in those areas requires the Bobcat 250.
I've attached pictures of a recent home project. It's a device to allow a 2" reciver to be used on a Cat. I tractor 3PH. I don't know what you can tell about the pictures because the receiver adapter has already been painted. The adapter is built from 2" x 2" x 1/4" tubing, with 1/4" and 3/8" gussets. The actual receiver and hitch pins were purchased.
If you're looking for a machine that runs on 120V, is fairly portable, and will weld 3/16" to 1/4" and smaller, its a hard machine to beat.
02-01-2010, 02:11 PM
Thanks for the pics and tips guys, I ordered an HH140 from Northern Tool this past Friday so I should be melting steel together in no time :) First order of business will be a bottle of has, mild steel wire, some mild steels and build a cart for this machine. I have another project kicking around in my head though.. Has anyone used a 115v MIG machine for welding stainless steel? I want to draw up plans for a new propane grill from stainless. Any suggestions for wire and shielding gas?
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