Hobart Handler 210 MVP Review

HOBART HANDLER 210 MVP REVIEW

Hobart Handler 210 MVP Review

If a color is what attracts you the most, then Hobart has come with something to draw your attention. If you are into the welding world, then this welder deserves to be your best mate.

If you want to increase your knowledge of the welding world, you can check out the Hobart Handler 210 MVP Review .

Not only it is a Hobart great looking welder with simple yet classic B&W color combination but also offers a lot of advantages that you cannot just avoid.

So, we thought to give some light to it, because once you grab, unpack and start using it, welding will be your most favorite job.

An overview of Specifications

  • Brand Name: Hobart
  • Model Name: Hobart Handler 210 MVP MIG Welder
  • Weight: 87 pounds
  • Width: 10 – 5/8 in.
  • Height: 12 – 3/8 in.
  • Length: 19 – 1/2 in.
  • Duty Cycle(Power source 115 and 230V): 20% @ 90A and 30% @ 150A
  • Input Voltage: 115 volts or 230 volts
  • Process Type: Flux Core, MIG
  • Welding Amperage range 115V Power Source : 25-140A
  • Welding Amperage range 230V Power Source: 25-140A
  • Weld Thickness: 24 ga. – 3/8 in
  • Wire Feed Speed Range:  40-680 IPM

Hobart Handler 210 MVP MIG Welder

Features of Hobart Handler 210 MVP MIG Welder

Dualvoltage:

The best thing about Hobart Handler 210 MVP is that it offers you to use the welder with dual voltage input. So, you can either plug it into 115 volts or 230 volts power source to get the power to the machine.

 As a result, you will always have an alternate power source if you don’t find the required voltage. So, if your home does not have 230 volt, you can go with 115 volt to power the welder.

And this is one advantage that you can enjoy the most since 115 volt happens to be available in The majority of the places. Although, it cannot produce high amperage but this is just a minor con. And if you want to produce high amp, you can opt for 230 volt source.

Moreover, the welder comes with both 115 volt and 230 volt receptacles so switching between the voltages will not be a difficult task. You will just need to plug it into the power source after adding the correct receptacle with the cord. And that’s it.

Besides, you will also have 4 voltage settings at 115 volt and 7 settings at 230 volt. Withthis, you will be able to do welding job much precisely.

Poweroutput:

Hobart Handler 210 MVP can produce different amperage levels while being powered by either of the power sources. If you connect the welder to a 115-volt power source, you will get output ranging from 25amps to 140amps. Meanwhile, connecting it to a 230-volt source will make it produce 25amps to 210amps output.

So, it offers you to use the welder for different projects unless your requirement exceeds 210amps.

Dutycycle:

The unitcomes with 2 different duty cycles banking on the power source you’re using. If you connect to 115 volt source, you will get 20% duty cycle at 90amps output.

For household use, it is a decent duty cycle since it will let you use the welder for 2 minutes at a stretch.

Meanwhile, the duty cycle will increase to 30% at 150amps after you connect to the 230-volt power source. This will let you work 3 minutes nonstop.

However, you will also need to keep it idle for 7 minutes so it gets cooled down and available for operation again.

If you have a 150amps welder with three minutes runtime, you will be able to do thetoughest work with ease, so it’s a plus point for you.

Applications:

When it comes to its applications, Hobart Handler 210 MVP gives you the option to use it for a variety of projects. With this, you can perform tasks including auto body panel, metal constructions, racks, mower decks buildup, lawn and farm equipment construction, exhaust systems and many more. Plus, it also works  well with 4 to  8-inch reels.

So all in all, you will also find it very easy to use. If you happen to be a DIY enthusiast, it makes a great pick.

However,like many of the machines, it too is not suitable for heavy duty projects,hence a small con for you again.

Performance:

The welder provides you with an ability to fine-tune since it comes with infinite wire speed control. Different materials require different setting hence it performs its job perfect on the basis of some adjustments. With the control of wire speed, the unit will be able to offer better weld with forgiving arc performance, low spatter and clean and great bead appearance

Weight:

You might find it small and compact in terms of its size, but it is pretty heavy once you try to hold it. It comes in 87 pounds weight and you will need a welding cart if you want to transport it somewhere

Advantages

  • Dual voltage input ability offers convenience with the power source.
  • Produces clean and high-quality weld.
  • It offers MIG welding and flux core welding.
  • 7-position volt setting at 230 V.
  • 4-position volt setting at 115 V.
  • Quick drive roll system modification without any tool.
  • The different duty cycle for different power source.
  • Great for a variety of welding projects.
  • Different amperage levels.
  • Infinite control of wire feed speed.

​Disadvantages

  • Not suitable for heavy duty task.
  • Heavy to carry without cart for coming in 87 pounds weight .
  • Short power cord limits flexibility.
  • The on-off switch is a bit worn out.

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Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q: Is the feed head metal or plastic?

A: The feed head is metal.

Q: Can you install a 33lbs or 44lbs spool in the welder?

A: No, you cannot install either of the spool weighing 33lbs and 44lbs. The Hobart Handler 210 MVP can handle from 2lbs spool to 10lbs spool, not more than that.

Q: Can the machine weld aluminum with 110 volt?

A: Yes, it can weld aluminum with 110 volt. But you will need 100% Argon gas and 100-spoolgun to go with the welder. And you need to buy the spool gun separately.

Q: Can a beginner use the machine?

A: Yes, both beginners and professionals can use the machine since it is easy to install and use.

Windup:

It’s not only the performance and welding operations that the welder offers, it has other advantages such as reasonable price range. So, it makes a great choice for both professionals and beginners as well.

Hence, on the whole, Hobart Handler 210 MVP happens to be a great machine that you should grab. It makes your welding task faster while offering you cleaner and better performance. Hopefully, the Hobart Handler 210 MVP Review is the best review.

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