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    Re: Hobart g213 welder

    Sounds like you did good, forhire. If needed I can take some pics of the crankshaft end with it laying on a tape measure for scale. I just welded a piece of 1" shaft down on the frame with a hole drilled for an implement pin to prevent it from bouncing off. Of course if it bounced that high it would probably wipe out the ceramic insulators I previously mentioned. That and the unfused 120v seems to be the only Achille's heels in this machine.
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    Those are cool.

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    Re: Hobart g213 welder

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Those are cool.

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    Yes,
    those, and the right welding helmet would complete the rig..

    Friend took a vid at start up.. The high RPM welding cable rod does not stay tight, but a piece of hose sets it to the correct welding RPM.. It's the way it came, and works well enough..


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    Re: Hobart g213 welder

    Lugs showed up today. Welding nicer now... I think the run time on the brushes has helped.. The machine is not as old as I was told,, Still old though.. They did not even make the Wisconsin THD until 1957

    I cleaned up some of the grim off it, and it has a nice Patina, (that's staying) GW2225 is the model..
    Last thing is to try my LN-25 pro on this thing.. Runs 7018/6010 nice..
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    Re: Hobart g213 welder

    Quote Originally Posted by Brand X View Post
    Lugs showed up today. Welding nicer now... I think the run time on the brushes has helped.. The machine is not as old as I was told,, Still old though.. They did not even make the Wisconsin THD until 1957
    My lugs showed up also.

    Based on my spec # Hobart sent me a manual that was dated '73. It was newer than I expected, but sounds right because it has the 12V system rather than a magneto.

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    Re: Hobart g213 welder

    Cool,
    the lugs are handy. Ran my LN-25 Pro with .035/45 Easb/Hobart Self-shielded flux-core, and some Esab .045 dual-shield with co2.. That worked ok but really the .035 self-shielded had the most range. It's not quite the same as having CV, but has some use. Still nice stick arc, and what it is about..Ran about a tank of gas through it, had some stumbles early on, float/seat must of had a bit of gunk in it was running a bit rich. cleared up, and was able to use a few gals without issues. Holds 3 gals or so.. It was nice to see it flowed, and ran the tank down towards the bottom.. Means the fuel pump is working correct..

    PS,fine voltage control is working very well,a lot of range in each gear..only one I did not try is low gear.. #2 runs 3/32 rod well
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    INE 1500
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    Re: Hobart g213 welder

    Quote Originally Posted by Brand X View Post
    PS,fine voltage control is working very well,a lot of range in each gear..only one I did not try is low gear.. #2 runs 3/32 rod well
    Glad to hear you have it working well. I expect my fine adjust will normalize after I've put a few hours on it. I think it just needs to wear through the oxide layer. I've been really busy on some other projects. I did find some time on Saturday to pickup a new welding rig for the old Hobart.

    It hadn't run for 8 years so I picked it up cheap. Believe it or not it started right up after I got it home and put it on the charger. Gotta love diesel.

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    Re: Hobart g213 welder

    Cool on the rig..

    Fine adjust needs to be in the max range to generate full AC output.. Best to start in Minimum fine setting, and in switch in the welding mode for lees load when starting.Little details are coming back slowly,just from owning other machines..
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    Esab 160i caddy
    Thermal LM-200/ Lincoln feeders
    Thermal 95s
    Thermal 60i- 3phase /RPC powered
    Thermal Drag-gun 35C
    Thermal 15c
    INE 1500
    Klutch 140i

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