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    Pulse Mig?

    Hobart planning a Pulse Mig soon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    Hobart planning a Pulse Mig soon?
    I doubt it. Who needs it, and. for what purpose?

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    Who needs anything? Just bolt it together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northweldor View Post
    I doubt it. Who needs it, and. for what purpose?
    Actually, a lot of welders are wanting pulse mig properties in a machine.
    It makes out of position solid wire mig much more controllable and can greatly minimize heat input on light gage material. It's also great for out of position aluminum wire welding. In the right hands, a pulsed mig machine can do some very nice work.
    Will Hobart come out with a pulsed mig machine? Doubtful. You have to buy a higher end Miller machine to get that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoeproe View Post
    Actually, a lot of welders are wanting pulse mig properties in a machine.
    It makes out of position solid wire mig much more controllable and can greatly minimize heat input on light gage material. It's also great for out of position aluminum wire welding. In the right hands, a pulsed mig machine can do some very nice work.
    Will Hobart come out with a pulsed mig machine? Doubtful. You have to buy a higher end Miller machine to get that.
    i agree with all of the above, but pulsed mig has been around for about 40 years and the cheapest Miller, the 350P, is still around 4700 US. Very few hobbyists are willing to spend that much, for something that is nice to have, but not really necessary. (In fact, Ed Craig still claims it's not necessary {"Weld Reality"} even for industry weldors). And, Hobart, being part of the same company group, sure isn't going to under-cut Miller prices.

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