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Thread: Hobart GPB-257. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_12 View Post
    Studying such old products, it becomes clear that previously manufacturers were not burdened by the issue of economic consumption of fuel. The main thing is durability and quality. Now the priorities in manufacturing have changed. Probably, there are some positive and negative sides to it.
    Most of these old girls sip fuel, be lucky to use a gallon an hour on average welding
    Morgan

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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Quote Originally Posted by MilitiaMetals View Post
    Most of these old girls sip fuel, be lucky to use a gallon an hour on average welding
    And.... 50...60...70 years later they still work with a bit of TLC not like the disposable units of today - where after a year or three you just throw away all those resources(fuel, materials, time, etc..) that it took to make the disposable welder

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    Re: Antique Hobart GPB-257 with Willy's engine. I think I might be a Hobart-aholic.

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    And.... 50...60...70 years later they still work with a bit of TLC not like the disposable units of today - where after a year or three you just throw away all those resources(fuel, materials, time, etc..) that it took to make the disposable welder
    I agree with you, today most technical products have a life of 3-5 years, and then buy a new one. Now it is the basis of business.

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