Caustic Burno":25d6hpzm said:Going off what fence said if I want it for backup for the old house, do I need CV as well?
Caustic Burno":12qqmg2o said:Looking to purchase a new welder
Opinions both running the same engine as well as generator output is close.
callmefence":12qqmg2o said:Caustic Burno":12qqmg2o said:Going off what fence said if I want it for backup for the old house, do I need CV as well?
CB CV is required for a MIG or Tig type setup
Which can be added to the Miller bobcat because it is constant voltage. It refers only to welder output. ..to my knowledge.
If you only require arc welding and generator.
The Hobart is made on the same assembly line as the Miller.
Like a Chevy and a GMC
dieselbeef":38w4r51z said:dont buy a welder for a generator. theyre not electronic friendly as a house generator. and for sure not fuel friendly . I just did a whole house install my self and for the money you would be better with a generator for power..even a big portable would be better
callmefence":mco3qsil said:I can't count the times we've used welders to power the house when the power was out.
Caustic Burno":2c17k8sv said:callmefence":2c17k8sv said:I can't count the times we've used welders to power the house when the power was out.
I need a new generator seems silly to me to buy just a generator when I have a 7.5 kw diesel on the house.
I have several welding machines just none portable.
Just need something to run the freezers in the old place.
That generator died after 30+ years.
Dang diesel generator cost more than the welder making it a no brainer to me.
Just wasn't sure on the engine driven models of today.
dieselbeef":33czww4n said:do the research..todays appliances and TV's..phones..computers..routers....
like nesikep said..noisey ac is not friendly....
if yer only gonna do freezers and not computerized stuff run anything..
get a pto one....don't get more portable than that
Farm Fence Solutions":rmzg9g1o said:I bought my Miller Bobcat 250 for $2400. Had 218 hours on the ticker and had never spent a night outside. It came with 50' leads, as well. I have all Miller welders in the shop, except for a Lincoln Precision TIG that was a dealers trade show demo, and was dirt cheap. I'm loyal to Miller because I've had good luck with them, but the deciding factor when I bought my engine driven welder was the $2400 price tag. Cue the dancing jalapeno. I would bet that in a month or two, there will be some deals on generator welders around the TX coast. Might be worth waiting and keeping an eye on CL?