Some may have seen my other thread (HERE) where I was asking for reviews of a welder I wanted to buy. Originally I was going to get a Miller Thunderbolt, but then I found I could get a Hobart Stickmate online for $140 cheaper, and it is the same welder on the inside! So, I ordered myself one; it arrived today!
They even built a little pallet for it! Here it is after I removed the plastic wrap.
Before it arrived, I went online and found the dimensions of it so I could build a cart and have it ready when it arrived. I made sure to go to more then one site to get dimensions, and since they where all the same I figured that they must have been right... nope! My cart is not the right size! However, it is the correct width, so it will work for now.
I can tell that the MIG and plasma cutter are happy to have some more company.
I would love to be able to tell you guys that it works great... but I can't! The outlet is the wrong style! I need the one with the three flat prongs, not two flat and a round. I will go get another outlet in a few minutes.
At first appearance, the only thing I don't like is the work clamp; it is very cheap. It does not look like a bad clamp, but it is all steel and has steel teeth. I am going to replace it with a clamp that has nice copper pads on the ends. I don't like the steel because it will not get the conductivity of copper, and I am sure that the small amount of contact provided with the original clamp will cause quite a bit of resistance.