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Hobart vs Miller Welder Generators


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Old 01-15-2011, 05:46:41 PM
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Default Hobart vs Miller Welder Generators

Hi Guys,
I'm in the market for a large welder/generator. I think I've narrowed my choces down to either the Hobart Champion Elite or the Miller Bobcat 225. They look to be the same machine as far as specs go. Also, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't Miller own Hobart, or something like that? The machines are virtually the same as far as features and price, unless there is something I'm missing. Does anyone have any input on these. I know down the road if I ever want to sell, I'll probably get more for the Miller but that's way down my list for choosing one over the other.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:34:29 PM
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501 if these welders are both stick machines chose the hobart, if they are hardwire then chose the miller. hope you have the best of luck. dave
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I would go with the Miller, i saw one in a welding supply store and it was a pretty rugged looking machine. And i like the fact that it does all processes.
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i have one of the champions i like it ....i believe they are the same just depends if you like blue or off white.....
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Default Re: HOBART-vs-MILLER

As you have said Hobart is owned by Miller, it is generally a home/farm hobbyist/shop machine. Here is the link to the Miller board there generally is at least one thread running on the Bobcat 225

Here is the Hobart forum they have all the product info on both and the info good or bad is posted

Tractor supply has the Hobart brand and they do put them on sale.
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i bought mine at a welding supply shop where i have a buddy working it was on sale too still not cheap....john
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If the difference in purchase price is within budget, go with the Miller. Hobart is owned by Miller and is usually considered a lower level Miller. You will be better satisfied with the Miller.
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The miller is more for for the commercial use heavy duty the hobart
Is more for home light duty there both good but millers have been around and u know the durribality
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Default Re: HOBART-vs-MILLER

The Hobart is actually a better welder than the Miller for the money. The Champion 10000 is a straight DC welder with 1 knob to twist, therefore it is a little less costly, and less to break or go wrong. They both have an identicle warranty and use the exact same engine.

The Champion Elite and Bobcat 225 are the same machine as well, so if I couldn't find a Champion 10000, I would suggest which ever one is cheaper, again, same engine, same rotor, same warranty.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:55:29 PM
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Default Re: Hobart vs Miller Welder Generators

HELLO,
suggest you go up one step, and get the bobcat
250 miller. this is what i have, and it has more
features than the 225 bobcat. also try to get one
with the kohler engine.
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