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Posted By: Lugnutz Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 02:03 AM
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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Posted By: showkey Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 02:41 AM
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.
Posted By: Apache1 Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 11:44 AM
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.
Posted By: Lugnutz Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 11:51 AM
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.
Posted By: Apache1 Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 12:15 PM
Noted
Posted By: TUTS 59 Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 12:57 PM
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.
Posted By: MNSmith Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 07:01 PM
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.
Posted By: Lugnutz Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 08:38 PM
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.
Posted By: Apache1 Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 08:54 PM
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.
Posted By: tclederman Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 08:58 PM
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"
Posted By: Apache1 Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Fri Nov 08 2019 09:18 PM
There are so many acquisitions and mergers out there these days its hard to keep track. I know that at one time Hobart made some heavy duty welding machines with strong duty cycles for industrial use.
Posted By: 4100 Fire Truck Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Sun Nov 10 2019 01:02 AM
I love my 37 pound Miller with auto-set. Just adjust the volume on one knob, and you are good to go,


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Posted By: Apache1 Re: Eastwood MIG/STICK 200 - new to me. - Sun Nov 10 2019 07:57 PM
What's the story with the '55 in background?
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