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purchasing an Horbart ironman 230 welder.

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  • purchasing an Horbart ironman 230 welder.

    Will be using it to weld, new from a steel warehouse, 3 inch square tubing with 1/4 thick wall.
    With the new welder what do you think I should use; flux wire or regular wire?
    Also will be welding 1/8 thick plate to the tubing and some 1/4 inch thick plate to the tubing.
    Since Miller makes the Ironman welder I figure this would be the place to ask this question.

  • #2
    Miller might make it, though its a second class citizen in its welding world, best to stick with real Miller. In other words, not a real good unit from my perspective


    • #3
      I agree on a stick welder too. My MILLER CST 280 would be perfect for that.


      • #4
        It should be all you need to do what you want. It is a good machine just not built to the industrial specs as the Miller units but still better than most others.

        If you are welding indoors I would use solid wire & 75/25 gas. If outdoors use gasless flux core wire. In flux core I like the Hobart 21b wire.
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        • #5
          Hobart actually builds the Ironman 230. An Ironman 230 is one of my current units. I owned a Millermatic 210 for 10+ years, and the 230 is built just a robust as the MM 210. They both contain the same dual driven wire drive system.

          For indoor use, I'd go with an .035 wire and C25. Lincoln's L-56 performs well on this unit.
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          • #6
            If I was buying a new feeder today the 230 would be on my short list. Priced right as well as sized right.