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Handler® 187

Powerful and portable,

the Handler® 187 delivers 185 amps of wire (MIG) welding power in a small package. It capable of welding 24 gauge to 5/16 steel and handles a variety of materials including mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Operating on 230 volt input power, this wire welder includes everything you need to weld with flux cored self-shielding wire (great for outdoor welding projects) or solid wire (just add preferred wire and shielding gas).

  • Comfortable 10 ft. (3 m) H100S2-10 MIG welding gun
  • Built-in gas valve
  • Dual gauge regulator and gas hose
  • Power cord with plug
  • 10 ft. (3 m) work cable with clamp
  • Sample spool of .030 in. (0.8 mm) self-shielded flux cored welding wire
  • 8 in (203 mm) wire spool adapter
  • Extra .030 in. (0.8 mm) contact tips
  • Weld set-up and parts information chart
  • CV
  • DC
  • 1 Phase
Flux CoredFlux Cored [FCAW]
Material Thickness: Welds 24 gauge up to 5/16 inch
Skill Level: Low
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  • 7 voltage selections, enhanced magnetics and infinite wire feed speed control offers easier fine control of the output parameters for improved arc performance with less spatter for a better bead appearance and less cleanup
  • Welds 24 gauge up to 5/16 inch steel
  • Proven built-in wire feeder with quick-release drive roll lever
  • Built-in contactor eases use and is an excellent safety feature which makes wire electrically "cold" when not welding
  • Easy access to polarity changeover includes storage holes for spare tips
  • Dual groove drive rolls make it easy to switch between .023/.025 in. (0.6 mm) and .030 - .035 in. (0.8 - 0.9 mm) wire
  • Self-resetting thermal overload and motor protection
#770187 Running Gear / Cylinder Rack Running Gear/Cylinder Rack
Holds large or small cylinder (not included) with tray underneath for cables.
#194776 Small Running Gear / Cylinder Rack Small Running Gear/Cylinder Rack
For gas cylinders no larger than 7in/178mm diameter (max weight 75lbs/34kg)
#300143 Spool Gun 3035-20 Spool Gun 3035-20
Comes with 20 ft (6.1 m) cable and gas hose. For .030 - .035 (0.8 - 0.9 mm) aluminum, steel and stainless steel.
#043856 Spool Gun Control SGA-100
Required to connect spool gun to the Handler® 135, 140, 175, 180, or 187. Allows you to connect a spool gun to virtually any similar MIG welder — Hobart or other brands.
#245924 H100S2-10 Replacement MIG Gun
For .030 - .035 in. (0.8 - 0.9 mm) wire. Includes 10 ft. cable.
#770626 Portable CO2 Cylinder Kit Portable CO2 Cylinder Kit
Kit includes empty 20oz. cylinder, fixed flow regulator, gas hose, holder, strap, mounting hardware, spare o-rings and instructions. Greater portability and economical alternative to large cylinders. MIG welding with CO2 produces clean welds. Approx. 40 min. weld time. 2 year limited warranty on regulator. Fits most Handler units and can be adapted for others.
#193973 M-10 Convenience Kit
#195186 Protective Cover Protective Cover
Weatherproof nylon resists stains and mildew, and protects the finish of your welder.
  Welding Wire Thickness Charts
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  MIG Consumables for Handler 140 & 187
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Stock Numbers #500525 230 VAC, 60 Hz

Rated Output at 30% Duty Cycle 130 A at 21.5 VDC
Current Range 25 - 185 A
Max. Open-Circuit Voltage 30 V
Wire Feed Speed Range 40 - 700 IPM
50 - 740 IPM at no load
Amps Input at Rated Load, 60 Hz 230 V 20.5
kVA 4.7
kW 3.88
Dimensions H: 12-3/8 in (315 mm)
W: 10-5/8 in (270 mm)
D: 19-1/2 in (495 mm)
Net Weight 68 lb (31 kg)

The Handler® 187 features a 7-position voltage switch, three more positions than the original Handler® 180. These added settings create a welding arc that more perfectly matches metal thickness and wire diameter than any competitor in its class. The improved arc means less spatter, professional bead appearance, excellent penetration, and minimal post-weld cleanup.

Convenience features include internal storage area for spare tips and a "no tools" quick-change drive roll system with dual grooves to make changing wire diameter easy. A self-resetting thermal overload system protects the Handler® 187 in the toughest applications.

Steel Stainless
Aluminum Cast Iron Copper Brass Titanium Magnesium
MIG [GMAW] X X X          
Flux Cored [FCAW] X X