For metal inert gas (MIG) and flux-cored arc welding, companies Lincoln Electric and Hobart offer the Pro-MIG 140 and the Handler 140, respectively. The "140" signifies the maximum amount of amp welding output. Despite these similarities, the welding machines have some distinguishing features.
Amp Welding Output Range
While the Pro-MIG 140 and the Handler 140 share the same peak amp welding output, the minimum number for the Lincoln machine is 30 amps, while that of the Hobart machine is 25 amps. Thus the Handler 140 has a wider range.
The Pro-MIG 140 can weld up to 5/16-inch steel using its self-shielded Lincoln Innershield wire. This surpasses its Hobart counterpart, which, comparatively speaking, can only manage up to 4/16 inch (1/4 inch).
Physical Dimensions and Weight
The Pro-MIG 140 measures 14 inches in height, 10.15 inches in width and 18.6 inches in depth, with a weight of 58 lb. The Handler 140 has a 12-3/8-inch length, a 10-5/8-inch width, a 19-1/2-inch depth and weighs 57 lb.
How to Adjust Amperage Settings on Lincoln Stick Welders
A Lincoln stick welder, or buzz box, is a welcome tool for any home workshop. Having the ability to perform at-home metal...
How to Troubleshoot a Lincoln Mig Welder
The Lincoln Mig welder uses a continuous solid wire feed and external (shielding) gas supply to produce welds. There are a number...
How to Hook Up a Gas Kit to a Lincoln Welder
Most Lincoln welders provide external hookups to install gas welding tanks. The units that do not have this ability are plainly identified...
Hobart Welder Troubleshooting
Hobart welders are for the most part very reliable machines. There are three different types of Hobart welders, a stick welder, a...