The internal drive parts on a Miller are AL, not plastic like a Hobart.BruthDoobie said:Expensive doesn't mean better. The Hobart and Miller have the same gun and most of the same internals because they're made by the same company. I'm certain the Miller has more (forget the exact part) copper made connectors and the Hobart's are aluminum.
I'm not trying to shove Hobart down your throat, nor do I receive commission everytime one is sold. If you want to spend the extra $200 for the Miller or Lincoln, that's your decision. Enjoy :beer:
What model?dog walker said:I beleive that Lincoln makes the best welding machines and always has. I've always used Lincolns until I bought my last welder (Hobart) Talk about a peice of crap! I don't know if I just got screwed, or if Hobart just sucks, I beleive its a bit of both though. Incase anyone does'nt know, Hobart is made by Miller.
My vote, buy Lincoln....
There is no comparison of the quality of a 35-year-old welder to the stuff they build now days. They used better quality materials in the old day. I used to have a Lincoln 250amp ac/dc. That thing had almost a 100% duty cycle. I was not using it so I gave it to a friend and I took his little Lincoln ac welder.LAME said:
I don't doubt you, but I also have a 35 year old Hobart in the garage I just got for $50.