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"FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"

Item# 14687
"This exceptional value pairs the Hobart Ironman 230 MIG Welder with a 20ft., 200 Amp Spoolgun resulting in one powerful welding package You get both 15ft., 200 AMP MIG gun and a 20ft., 200 AMP Spoolgun with this offer. Whether you are a professional or just want to weld like one, the IronMan 230 delivers 30 to 250 amps of pure power in a heavy duty cabinet. The arc is optimized to deliver a flawless weld, making spatter and post-weld cleanup almost nonexistent. This full-size MIG platform is equipped with many outstanding features and includes a 15ft., 200 Amp welding gun, delivering professional-grade arc-quality, voltage control and duty cycle for a great value. This outstanding package also includes the Hobart Direct Connect 20-Ft. Spoolgun Item #916461, making MIG welding easier than ever before. Comes with Hobart's 5/3/1 Industrial warranty protection. Mig Ready Yes, Power Cord ft. 10, Clamp Cable Length ft. 10, Volts 230, Regulator and Gas Hose Included Yes, Amps 250, Cart Yes, integrated cylinder cart, Dimensions L x W x H in. 31 1/2 x 18 7/8 x 36 1/2, Shielding Gas Required Yes - for solid wire No - for flux core wire, Weld Thickness in. 1/2, Weldable Metals Steel, stainless, aluminum, Wire Feed Speed Control Yes, 0-700 IMP, Welding Wire Diameter in. 0.023 /0.24, 0.030, 0.035, 0.045, Duty Cycle 60 @ 175A. Powerful and professional results MIG/Flux Core Welder capable of delivering 30-250 Amps of weld power High machine-output duty cycle, increasing productivity with longer welding periods Versatile for MIG and Flux-cored, gas or gasless welding applications Can weld at higher amps at lower duty cycle Excellent short arc performance with easy to control weld puddle Welds 24-ga. to 1/2in. steel in a single pass, powered by 230 VAC input service and 50 Amp breaker Easy to Set Up and Use Easily accessible drive rolls Screw-style drive roll tension adjustment Spring-loaded tension-release arm for easy wire loading Internal adjustment for spool hub tension Ready to set up and weld comes complete with wire feeder, running gear, cylinder rack, regulator/flow gauge, MIG gun, cable and clamp, extra tips Sloped front panel makes controls easy to see and access 12 voltage tap settings for simplified and amplified adjustments allow for a smooth, easy-to-control arc Infinite wire feed speed control for precise adjustment of penetration and weld bead shape Arc is optimized to deliver flawless welds, nearly eliminating splatter and post-weld cleanup Aluminum wire drive system delivers 0 to 700 IPM wire feed speed with quick-change reversible dual-drive rolls for 024in., 030in., 035in. and 045in. wires Reversible drive rolls means fewer spare part needs for the life of the machine and since there are two grooves for two wire sizes on one drive roll, this means 50 less stocking of drive rolls which can result in lower overall costs Spool hub makes changing from 2, 10, 33 and 45 lb. wire spools a snap with a tool-less brake tension knob and automatic wire alignment Hinged door for easy access to wire drive system for spool and drive roll changes increasing productivity time and making the machine more enjoyable to use Features storage area built into cabinet for spare tips, nozzles and drive rolls Dual side-mounted cable hangers provide convenient storage for cables when not in use Spoolgun-Ready Spoolgun-ready unit easily adapts to included Hobart Direct Connect Spoolgun, for excellent aluminum welding with no additional interface required Direct Connect Hobart Spoolgun Included Great for aluminum MIG welding with the IronMan 230 to eliminate feeding problems associated with soft aluminum wire The Hobart Spool Gun DP-3545-20 is lightweight, compact and well-balanced Reliable, yet economical spoolgun provides 20 ft 6.1 m of cable for extended reach Reliable and easy to own Built-in self-resetting thermal overload system protects the unit in the toughest applications Fan-On-Demand cooling system operates only when needed, reducing power consumption and contaminants drawn into the machine Hobart's 5/3/1 Industrial Warranty Five-year warranty on transformers, stabilizers and generators three years on electronics drive motors, rectifiers and one year on guns MIG and plasma torches"
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Customer Reviews for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Review 1 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

fast shipping

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November 10, 2014
By BP1954
from Maryland
". Easy set up and was welding the first day. Very easy to use. Welding aluminum was tricky but getting better every time."
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Review 2 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Machine

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October 26, 2014
By staner77
from Malabar, FL
"Very happy with this product! Easy to setup straight out of box, was welding in mins. Smooth Arc, very nice results. Will def purchase another for the shop. We run a Fabrication shop and use MM 250's and did some searching to find a comparible machine at a lower cost. This is def the right choice, heavy duty design except the wheels. Not a prob yet but can see where there might be one in the future. Still happy with this purchase."
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Review 3 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

welder

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September 4, 2014
By Hailey0014
from Reedsport,Oregon
"This welder is all it was described as. I would tell others to buy this as well. It performs well. I have had no surprises from the machine."
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+3points
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Review 4 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome Welder, Awesome Price

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August 26, 2014
By AnchorCaddie
from Woodburn, OR
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"Don't know how we got along without it! So much professional power in an affordable package!"
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Review 5 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

GREAT MACHINE...BETTER SERVICE

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May 1, 2014
By kingkong0315
from TX
"I RECENTLY HAD MY MILLER MACHINE GO SOUTH...AFTER 22 YEARS OF HARD WORK I GUESS IT WAS TIME... SPENT SEVERAL DAYS READING THE REVIEWS AND BLOGS ON DIFF MIG WELDERS....ALSO TAKING IN TO CONSIDERATION IS THE PRICE....I HAD IT NARROWED DOWN TO TWO MACHINES, THE HOBART 230 AND THE MILLER 210. BOTH MACHINES WOULD DO THE JOB FOR ME.... THERE WERE SEVERAL REASONS I CHOSE THE HOBART... BETTER PRICE, BETTER CUST SERV, MORE COMPLETE MACHINE... WITH SPOOL GUN INCLUDED IN THE DEAL... THE DECISION WAS A NO BRAINER.... LOVE THE HOBART WELDER... ALSO LOOKING NOW TO PURCHASE A HOBART TIG MACHINE..."
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Review 6 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Ironman 230

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April 27, 2014
By wfoondirt
from illinois
"Very good welder for the price. Easy to set up. Would recommend it to anyone."
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Review 7 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Got what was advertised

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April 23, 2014
By 15onup
from South Dakota
"My new Hobart Ironman 230 came in a timely fashion and is everything it was advertised to be. I haven't used it much to this point but it functions very well. It seems to be very much worth the money paid."
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Review 8 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice machine

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April 21, 2014
By lilj
from Sturgis, MI
"This unit was easy to set up, has plenty of power and a great grounding system. Simply, it sings and can throw the wire."
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Review 9 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great tool

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February 13, 2014
By Jrods
from southern wi
"I love this else it's perfect for the homeowner farm or professional I build trailers works great for light and heavy materials equally would recommend to anyone !
Also a great beginner machine super user friendly even fun to use
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Review 10 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice welder

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July 27, 2013
By J1985
from Ky
"Got to use the Ironman 230 today very surprised easy to set up and has a very nice arc"
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Review 11 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great machine

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April 28, 2013
By pigmonster
from asheville, nc
"I bought this welder almost two years ago when the awesome spool gun deal was still going on (Definately no regrets on that one). I use this thing nearly every day quite a lot and I have yet to experience any problems mechanically, electrically, or otherwise. Only complaint I have is that the gun is a bit cumbersome sometimes, much bulkier than most other mig guns I've used - makes it a bit more difficult to get into tighter spots. Otherwise this is a great setup overall."
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Review 12 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

best ever for the price

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April 24, 2013
By wg172
from west monroe louisiana
"installed cable and wire hooked up gas and welded right out of the box, welded 3/8" tractor parts with no problems, very good machine all handy men or farmers will enjoy using this machine"
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Review 13 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Welder

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April 23, 2013
By blawrence
from Little Rock, AR
"This welder, just as others have described is a very basic in idea, but reliable as a result welder. It has plenty of power to weld thicker aluminum plate. Like all MIG welders, make sure to cover up, so you don't get burned. Hobart is owned by Miller, and this is a very similar machine to the millermatic 250, but without some of the fancier controls. but the end result is you can still weld a good line without spending extra money on whistles."
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Review 14 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Hands-down the best welder I have ever used..

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November 27, 2012
By GypsyFabricator
from Little Rock, AR
"I use this welder in repairs and production of everything you can imagine, from thin exhaust tube and car body sheet metal all the way up to 5/8" plate stock. It has yet to skip a beat. Runs smooth and consistent, and as long as you provide a welding surface that is even halfway clean, you will have no spatter to clean up at all (75/25 mix is what I run)
Contrary to the complaints of the "click" or "tap" adjustment for amperage, the adjustment is so great that I have had no issue running .035 wire even on 20 gauge sheet metal. This machine is beautifully universal and thoroughly adjustable to suit every need I have thrown at it.
The spool gun is a breeze to set up, and I had zero difficulty filling in 1" holes on a thin aluminum bell housing just by spot welding the holes in, and then cranking the amperage up and back filling a good hot slug over top to assure penetration and even filling. After a quick cleanup, about 20 minutes with the spool gun saved an otherwise hard to find part, the gun pays for itself in no time.
-I love the simplicity, Very basic and easy to use and set up.
-I love the versatility. The spool gun will fill the needs of most users for stainless and aluminum, without the need to invest another chunk of change for a TIG unit.
-I love the fact there is no IC boards or digital readouts. Those are just things that will give you trouble in the future, become obsolete, and are guaranteed to be expen$ive.
I love the fact this welder isn't sensitive being powered by an Onan diesel generator on portable jobs.
I love the fact that Hobart is built in the USA, top quality, and providing JOBS for our fellow AMERICANS.
I love the unbeatable price and value of the Hobart Ironman 230. .
Overall evaluation of the Ironman 230:
BUY IT. You will not regret it!
Overall evaluation of Northern Tool:
Second to NONE!
Northern has earned a loyal customer who will spend many thousands with them in the future! Thanks so much, -very happy customer"
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Review 15 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great welder with out the price.

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October 15, 2012
By 05sprcrw
from Rural Nebraska
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"I bought this welder because it had similar capabilities to the Miller 252 we have at work and it was considerably less. I have used it for welding a couple smokers and starting to build a trailer for the pit. I have used it to repair the loader on the tractor to exhaust on the car. It has more then enough juice to weld with .045 dual shielded wire that I use and holds a nice tight arc. If you are looking for a great machine that can handle everything you can throw at it."
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Review 16 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Proffessional Quality and a real bargain

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August 14, 2012
By Tommyjoking
from Central Arkansas
"I own a commercial welding service and fabrication business. We needed another mig welder in the shop. I chose this Hobart because it is built like old school migs. Simple voltage taps, transformers and capacitors. No complex and expensive IC control boards to worry with shorting out in a dirty fab shop environment. It is capable of code quality work, has a nice feature set and with a spoolgun and regulator included at that price it is a no brainer. We have run a lot of wire through this machine already and I am sure it will provide years of great service."
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Review 17 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Hobart Welder

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August 14, 2012
By Field
from Lander, WY
"Good clean welder, the fan through me off cause it does not come on till you need it so it is quiet. Need to bottles if you are going to weld aluminum with it."
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Review 18 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very Good

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August 13, 2012
By GarBear57
from Kennewick WA
"This machine is at least as good as any of the much more expensive welders; I use everyday, at work. You won't be sorry. The spoolgun works quite well, and unless you're getting into professional fabrication; works just fine."
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Review 19 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

A real welder at last

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June 16, 2012
By bronk
from Waukesha, WI
"This is my first "real welder", replacing my 100A century. Moving up to this class of machine is like getting a cabinet saw vs using a hand held circular saw. We have used it on a variety of projects form home repairs (e.g. thin metal tubes of folding chairs) up through 3/8" stock. The settings provided are a great start and need little tuning. The weld quality is fantastic. It is wonderful to be able to do all sorts of stock thicknesses and not have to worry about having enough power or waiting for the machine to cool off."
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Review 20 for "FREE SHIPPING - Hobart IronMan 230 Flux Cored/MIG 230V Welder with Included 20-Ft. Spoolgun - 250 Amp Output, Model# 500536001"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this welder

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May 21, 2012
By Disgruntled25665
from Long Island, NY
"Very Easy to use welder. Great performance on farm and for hobbies."
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