APPLETON, Wis., October 29, 2012 — Hobart Welding Products announced that it has added several new upgrades to its popular Hobart Handler 140 wire feed welder, making the industry’s best value MIG welder even better. The upgraded welder now features an industrial cast aluminum wire drive system that provides durable, consistent wire feeding performance, along with a new five-position voltage control selector that increases arc control and a thermal protection indicator light that alerts the user if the welder is becoming overheated. A heavy-duty 200-amp work clamp rounds out the upgrades. The work clamp features a rugged, plastic-dipped handle to improve the user’s grip and a wide opening for attaching to thick materials. In addition to these upgrades, users can still expect the same great features found on previous Handler 140 wire feed welders. This lightweight welder (only 57 pounds) makes it easy for the user to transport so they can weld wherever or whenever they need. The Handler 140 wire feed welder also offers excellent arc performance, ensuring a smooth, stable arc on any material thickness. A convenient polarity changeover offers users quick, easy access to change polarity for welding with solid or flux-cored wire, while an angled panel control increases visibility to the user interface to make adjustments easier. Dual-groove quick-change drive rolls make it simpler for the user to change from one wire diameter to another. The unit is capable of running mild steel (.023 to .035 inch), stainless steel flux-cored (.030 to .035 inch) and aluminum (.030 inch) wires. The Handler 140 wire feed welder operates on standard 115/120-volt (20 amp) home circuits and offers an output range of 25 to 140 amps, allowing users to weld 24 gauge up to 1/4-inch steel. Hobart Welding Products backs the unit with its exclusive 5/3/1 Industrial Warranty. Users can expect excellent protection for their investment and coverage on critical components for up to five years. Each unit is designed, assembled, serviced and supported in Troy, Ohio.