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    Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    I am looking for a welding gun or a replacement gun for an old original Hobart Handler spec# 6969A 1. The old welder runs great and weld great until the gun went down. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    Here is some info and pictures
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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    Did you contact Hobart ?

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    Yes, I contacted Hobart and they referred me to Benard/Tregskiss who said they could make me a new gun by combining a 2200143 power pin with a XS1810-30 GUN. The only problem with that is they quoted me a price of $550. I like my old hobart welder but at that price I will put that money towards a new one. Thanks
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    Did you contact Hobart ?

    Hobart Welding Products
    1635 W Spencer St
    PO Box 1079
    Appleton, WI 54912-1079

    Phone: (800) 626-9420

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    Try HTP. Usaweld.com they have a lot of replacement parts.
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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    You can use low cost guns from China.
    But you make a adapter to fit your welder.

    They all about same the problem is trying to a China made welder to America gun a lot of the China made welders use value in the handle.

    This not problem with America made welders they use a solenoid value and works off wire feeder. All you have is a extra value savings gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkeyjoe View Post
    I am looking for a welding gun or a replacement gun for an old original Hobart Handler spec# 6969A 1. The old welder runs great and weld great until the gun went down. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    I have an original Hobart 120 Handler which has not had much use and works great. I bought an adapter from HTP which enables me to use currently available contact tips, nozzle, diffuser etc. However, replacement liners or anything else for the original Piecemaker gun is not available and would require replacing the entire gun. HTP carry's a replacement which lists for about $170.00 and currently shows as out of stock. The link below brings you to the appropriate page on the HTP website.



    https://usaweld.com/collections/Hoba...TP_Replacement
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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    Thats an antique.

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    It might be a sport to fix it. Bet at auction between that and the juice for a new gun would put a dent in the payment on a new machine. Either way, if it works and not letting a bunch of monkeys use it in a muffler shop its worth a fix.

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    If all you need is the differ, tip and nozzle then you can make an adapter.

    https://weldingweb.com/vbb/threads/7...20c-gun-update

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJS View Post
    Try HTP. Usaweld.com they have a lot of replacement parts.
    Yes, I already went to them and then went to the local Airgas shop who handles Miller and Hobart and they say the gun Usaweld said will work, will not work. I wish it would have worked because they quoted me $170 which I would have paid. thanks

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    Yes, it is an old one. I had this for over 30 years and it is a solid welder. I hate to pitch it out. Thanks

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    Yes, the adapter is the key. Thanks

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    a tweco mini mig or lincoln magnum 100L Should fit with a minor modification to the inlet guide. the new guns are a little longer because the liner sticks out.
    Just take the old gun down to a welding supply store and compare the power pins.
    Match up the o-rings and you will see the difference. Have done this to several handlers. This model and the one I own which is a little newer.

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    If you need a new liner, your LWS will tell you not possible. So then get a Miller M-10/M-15 liner and swap the brass back end fitting. The brass fitting has a slight crimp and can be pulled or unscrewed.

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    If the gun has the smaller power pin. you might still be able to get the power block from a newer welder that that fits the tweco guns.

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    Re: Original Hobart Handler mig welder

    Quote Originally Posted by turkeyjoe View Post
    Here is some info and pictures
    Thanks a lot for all the help and suggestions. I think I may have lucked out as I just purchased the same unit on EBAY. The guy was selling it as a parts only welder and the gun is in good shape. I will now have spare parts and if I need a new gun at some point I will have the power point and the rest of the gun to copy off of if I need to fab one. Thanks again!

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