The Handler® 210 all-in-one MIG welder offers 25-210 A of welding power in a 77-pound package. It can weld mild steel up to 3/8 inch and aluminum up to 1/4 inch. It provides low-end control that enables welding 24-gauge material without burn-through or excess spatter. The unit offers seven voltage taps, enhanced magnetics with better inductance, and infinite wire feed speed control. According to the company, these features enable users to make arc adjustments in finer increments and simplify creating the classic sizzling bacon sound that signifies a perfect arc. The Handler features a built-in gas valve and comes with a dual gauge regulator and gas hose. According to the manufacturer, this enables the user to MIG weld with gas-shielded solid wire - the preferred method for thinner metals and stainless steel and required for aluminum - without purchasing additional kits. A built-in contactor keeps the welding wire electrically cool until the trigger is pulled. Without this feature, the wire would arc if touched to the work piece. The welder plugs into a standard 230-vac outlet and delivers full output power with a normal 35-A breaker.
Hobart Welding Products, P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058; 877-462-2781; www.hobartwelders.com