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    hobart 450 megaflex rvs

    has anyone heard of these they are three phase mig dc tig and stick older transformer i think
    had a chance to buy one for $150
    i did not buy it as i was not sure if it could be converted to single phase
    bought the thermal arc dual digital wire feeder it came with to run on my miller cp300
    the hobart was a very nice welder and the three functions were rare for the vintage
    was just wondering if anyone knew anything about these
    thanks
    brett

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    Re: hobart 450 megaflex rvs

    3phase usually 480 volt machine built by Hobart Bros in the time when everybody was trying to build a multiprocess machine

    No, regardless of what the space cadets of the Church of Kemp Haas claim, it can't convert to single phase unless you want crap arc quality.

    The only good multiprocess machine of that era I ever ran was an Airco DipStick, and it suffered in the mechanics of the wire drive.
    Airco built from a sliding core transformer with a dam heavy core. Multitap power units couldn't match the arc.

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    Re: hobart 450 megaflex rvs

    Good machines but always three phase and as Virgil stated "multiprocess". Very good in the time when both stick and wire were both used in the same factory.
    Slob

    Purveyor of intimate unparalleled knowledge of nothing about everything.

    Oh yeah, also an unabashed internet "Troll" too.....

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    Re: hobart 450 megaflex rvs

    There was also the drawback side of multiprocess machines..
    Just like living room console HiFi/radio/TV when anything went out you were totally screwed.

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    Re: hobart 450 megaflex rvs

    Thanks at least I got the wire feeder
    I did convert my cp300 runs my xra push pull al.
    Very well so far
    Brett

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