Hobart Handler 140 Welder Review
The Hobart Handler 140 is a great welder for beginners. It has MIG and Flux core capabilities. This unit is easy to set up, and its user-friendly interface is an added feature for a new user.
The Handler 140 is perfect for someone doing auto shop work, household repairs, or light industrial projects.
Hobart has an excellent reputation in the welding industry. They have been making industrial welding systems since 1917. This unit is renowned for its versatility and flexibility. In our test, we've found that the unit is aimed at the light to medium welding jobs and perfect for repairs around the yard or home and car repairs. It is a solid welder.
Table of Contents
- 1 Hobart Handler 140 Features
- 2 What's Included
- 3 Hobart Handler 140 Specifications
- 4 FAQs About Hobart Handler 140
Hobart Handler 140 Features
Decent Duty Cycle
The 20% duty cycle at 90 amps is undoubtedly quite decent for a MIG welder. It means at 90 amp setting you can weld continuously for 2 minutes with 8 minute interval.
Integrated Thermostatic Protection
Hobart calls this their self-resetting thermal overload protection. this unit will provide you with thermostatic protection. It means that if it exceeds the duty cycle, the thermostatic protection will trip and the unit will shut off to prevent the risk of damage to the machine.
Quick Select Drive Roll
The patented, exclusive dual-groove quick-change drive roll makes it easy to set up and quick for spool gun change. Thus, it is an easy to use welder for nonprofessional and definitely for professionals too.
5-Position Voltage Control
The unit comes with five-position voltage control that means you have the scope to choose different voltage control based on your necessary depth penetration. It helps you to achieve a good fit, smooth and stable arc for various welding thickness.
Dual Gauge Regulator
This unit features a high-quality regulator with dual gauges for Argon/ Carbon Dioxide to show you where you're up to on your gas. It also supports Tri-Mix that makes it more capable in this respect. That means you can weld a wider range of materials.
Hobart Handler 140
- MIG gun including liner (10 ft.)
- Gauge regulator
- Clamp & work cable (10 ft.)
- Power cord (10 ft.)
- Extra contact tips ( 0.030)
- Sample spool (.030 flux-cored wire)
- Spool adapter (8-inch)
- Owner manual
- Set-up guide
Hobart Handler 140 Specifications
Safety / Unit Protection Features
Thermal Overload Protection
Voltage Control Settings
19 x 11 x 13 inches
65 pounds (unit only)
Item model number
20% at 90 amps
25 to 140 amps
Wire Feed Speed Range
Industrial cast aluminum wire
200 amp heavy duty
Flux Core Wire and Shielding Gas
Flux Core, MIG
24 gauge up to 1/4 inch mild steel
Yes- Possibly light occasional use
24 ga. – 1/4 inch.
FAQs About Hobart Handler 140
Q. Does Hobart 140 work on 18 gauge steel with flux core?
A. Yes. You will get the great result to weld 18 gauge steel using flux core. You have to adjust the heat to weld and have to work in steps to avoid overheating the metal and burning through.
Q. Does the unit reverse the polarity?
A. Yes, this unit is able to run solid wire or flux core while employing the gas option and it's easy to set up.
Q. Does the unit offer a spool gun option?
A. Unfortunately, there is no spool gun option for this unit.
A well known brand coupled with it's stream lined design makes the Hobart Handler 140 a great addition to your work shop. It is definitely priced at the premium end but quality tools usually are.