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Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. #1332943 Fri Nov 08 2019 02:03 AM
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I just acquired a used Eastwood welder. It’s fairly small and compact which is good. I downloaded the owners manual which is dated 2013, so I believe this unit is only six years old. It’s very clean and seems to operate just fine. It will need a new gas hose and new regulator, but I will probably just use the one I have on my 110 V Lincoln 135.
I’m pretty sure Eastwood doesn’t make their own welders in house, but rather rebrands them. I like the fact this welder has infinitely variable heat and wire speed settings, 0–10 on the control dials.
Output is 30–200 Amps with 30% duty cycle at 160 Amps.
Rated for up to 5/16 inch materials. It can also use a spool gun for aluminum, but I do not have that accessory.

Does anyone have an Eastwood welder? Are you happy with it?

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Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332949 Fri Nov 08 2019 02:41 AM
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I have the 180 amp version. No complaints or concerns in service for 4 years.
Used on sheet metal to 1/4 plate. Have the spool gun but never had occasion to set it up.
Great price, great warranty and parts and service from Eastwood.
I think Eastwood does spec and contract builds their own units ( overseas) welders and compressors.

Last edited by showkey; Fri Nov 08 2019 02:47 AM.
Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332968 Fri Nov 08 2019 11:44 AM
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All MIG machines have variable voltage and wire speed settings. I just buy paint products from Eastwood. I do have a Hobart 140 made by MIller. Good little machine for small jobs.


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Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. [Re: Apache1] #1332969 Fri Nov 08 2019 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Apache1
All MIG machines have variable voltage and wire speed settings.

Some voltage settings have detents for A, B, C, D, E, etc. The controls on this unit, and my Lincoln 135 do not have detents. So I can fine adjust between any number on the dial.

Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332973 Fri Nov 08 2019 12:15 PM
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Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. [Re: Lugnutz] #1332977 Fri Nov 08 2019 12:57 PM
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I have a Lincoln 180 Pro that has the detents, it gets you close but I wish it were more tunable. It is a great unit though, I did purchase the spool gun to allow me to weld aluminum.


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Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. [Re: Apache1] #1333018 Fri Nov 08 2019 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Apache1
I do have a Hobart 140 made by MIller.


That's a new one. I'd figure Hobart would just make all their own machines.

Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. [Re: Lugnutz] #1333026 Fri Nov 08 2019 08:38 PM
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Internet info will argue back and forth as to who makes Hobart welders.
The welder forum had a post that basically said Hobart, Miller and Lincoln are under the same parent company, but not actually made with the same pieces/parts although many parts will interchange. All 3 have excellent reputations.

On a side note, I recently tried my hand at stick welding using my Miller Econotig TIG/Stick. I found it difficult to lay a nice bead. Guess I’ll need to practice, but I must say that MIG welding is easier.

Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. [Re: Lugnutz] #1333028 Fri Nov 08 2019 08:54 PM
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My Hobart Handler 140 came with a Miller gun. Owned this machine about 8 yrs. Cons, the machine has allot of plastic internals...not the best drive, looking back would have rather had infinite controls as opposed to detent style. Pros, good reviews for hobby lobby shop work, very good pricing @ that time also came with a cart. I run strictly solid wire with inert gas mixture.


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Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. [Re: Lugnutz] #1333029 Fri Nov 08 2019 08:58 PM
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Hobart Welders?

Hobart products seem to highly rated, and relatively expensive.
Supposedly, they are made in the USA.

Please post a link to a reputable source of different information?

Google search "who makes Hobart welders"


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