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    Hobart 230 vs. Lincoln 216

    Thinking about buying one of these machines and wanting some input on which one you would chose if you were in my shoes.

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    Re: Hobart 230 vs. Lincoln 216

    I bought the Ironman 230 a couple of years ago. It came with a free spool gun. I am very pleased with the perfomance of the machine and do not regret saving a few buck compared to the Blue or Red machines.
    Weld mostly .065 to 3/16" material and it does a very good job. When I did weld 1/4" plate, it did the job with no problems.

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    Re: Hobart 230 vs. Lincoln 216

    A/c Guy did you get the spool gun and if so how did you like it also do you think this machine is really capable of 1/2 plate in a single pass. thanks for the reply

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    Re: Hobart 230 vs. Lincoln 216

    Its impossible to weld 1/2 inch steel or aluminum in a single pass!

    You bevel the metal AND RUN SEVERAL PASSES....

    That Ironman 230 is solid machine, at a great price.

    Jody's video's on it....

    http://welding-tv.com/2012/01/19/hob...-welding-tips/

    http://welding-tv.com/2011/12/15/mig...uildpro-table/

    http://welding-tv.com/2011/10/28/hob...e-ironman-230/
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    Re: Hobart 230 vs. Lincoln 216

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamsA14 View Post
    A/c Guy did you get the spool gun and if so how did you like it also do you think this machine is really capable of 1/2 plate in a single pass. thanks for the reply
    If you need a full size weld you aren't going to be welding 1/2" steel or aluminum, in a single pass, with the Ironman 230 or PM 216
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