Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent Springs, KY
Hobart Model Handler 150
I may have the opportunity to buy a Hobart Model Handler 150 and am wondering if this would be a decent garage welder. I don't know if it's the 110V or 220V version, though I will find out. The offer doesn't include a tank or regulator and the price is $350 firm. It's been many years since I've done any welding and I'm wanting to re-learn so that I can deal with basic fab and/or repair tasks, not only on the Jeep, but also around the house. The heaviest tasks I think I would take on would be cage additions to the TJ, skid plate mods, or perhaps bumpers and/or frame tie ins. The lightest would probably be stuff the thickness of the sheet of the tub.
I'll continue to read the many helpful stickies, but time may be a factor in this purchase, so I am hoping the JF Folks can offer some advice.
'99 TJ Sport, 4.0 I6, 5 speed manual transmission, Hi Lift w/offroad kit, Viair 450C compressor, Garmin GPS, Skid Row Engine/Transmission, steering box & radiator skid plates, Kilby gas tank plate, AtoZ Fab full length rocker guards, Performance Accessories 1" Body Lift, OME 2.5" HD springs & shocks, JKS trackbars front & rear, BFG AT 33x12.5r15, EBC Yellow pads and Centric rotors