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Hobart Handler 190, 230V MIG Welder - Spool Gun Ready 500554

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The Handler® 190 wire feed welder provides a low cost option to weld aluminum with a small frame MIG welder. The spool gun circuitry is already built in so no extra kits or controls are required. With the optional direct plug-in SpoolRunner™ 100 spool gun, you can eliminate feeding problems associated with aluminum wire – it can also be used with mild or stainless steel wire.

The Handler® 190 features a 7-position voltage switch and infinite wire feed speed control creating a welding arc that more perfectly matches metal thickness and wire diameter than any competitor in its class - less spatter, professional bead appearance, excellent penetration and minimal post-weld cleanup. The Handler 190® operates on 230V input power and offers an output range of 25 to 190 amps, allowing users to weld materials as thin as 24 gauge and as thick as 5/16 inch.

The optional SpoolRunner™ 100 direct plug-in spool gun is great for welding aluminum – no more wire feed problems! Just plug the SpoolRunner™ 100 into the Handler® 190 and its ready to go!


  • 7 voltage selections, enhanced magnetics and infinite wire feed speed control offers easier fine control of the output parameters for improved arc performance with less spatter for a better bead appearance and less cleanup
  • Welds 24 gauge up to 5/16 inch steel
  • Spool gun control circuitry is built-in to the Handler® 190 for the optional SpoolRunner™ 100 direct plug-in spool gun. Alleviates feeding problems with soft aluminum wires. Also usable with mild or stainless steel welding wires.
  • Proven built-in wire feeder with quick-release drive roll lever
  • Built-in contactor eases use and is an excellent safety feature which makes wire electrically "cold" when not welding
  • Easy access to polarity changeover includes storage holes for spare tips
  • Dual groove drive rolls make it easy to switch from one wire size to another. One knurled groove and one smooth groove for .030-.035 in. (0.8-0.9 mm) wire.
  • Self-resetting thermal overload and motor protection

Comes with:

  • Comfortable 10 ft. (3 m) H100S4-10 welding gun
  • Built-in gas valve
  • Dual gauge regulator and gas hose
  • Power cord with plug
  • 10 ft. (3 m) work cable with clamp
  • Sample spool of .030 in. (0.8 mm) self-shielded flux cored welding wire
  • 8 in (203 mm) wire spool adapter
  • Extra .030 in. (0.8 mm) contact tips
  • Weld set-up chart

**Spool Gun Not Included**


  • CV
  • DC
  • 1 Phase

Material Thickness: Welds 24 gauge up to 5/16 inch

Skill Level: Low


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  • Rated Output at 30% Duty Cycle: 130 A at 21.5 VDC
  • Current Range: 25 - 190 A
  • Max. Open-Circuit Voltage: 31 V
  • Wire Feed Speed Range:
    • 40 - 700 IPM
    • 50 - 740 IPM at no load
  • Amps Input at Rated Load, 60 Hz:
    • 230 V - 20.5
    • kVA - 4.7
    • kW - 3.88
  • Dimensions:
    • H: 12-3/8 in (315 mm)
    • W: 10-5/8 in (270 mm)
    • D: 19-1/2 in (495 mm)
  • Net Weight: 68 lb (31 kg)
SKU 15240514
Model 500554
Weight 68.0000
Color No
size No
Width No
In Store Only No
Price $694.99
Rural King provides a defect or damage warranty within 30 days of receipt. All Manufacturing Return Policies Supersede Rural King's Return Policy.

Customer Reviews

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(Posted on 4/4/2015)

Outstanding- love it! Review by Sam Schluckebier

I am very happy with my welder. I've wanted one for a long time.

(Posted on 1/5/2014)

Great machine at the best price! Review by A and D Welding

This unit ships directly from the manufacturer (if ordered on-line), but once I received it and set it up, it ran very well. The sample roll of flux-coated wire is very small, but it will allow you to weld a few beads before it runs out. I opted to run .035 solid wire, and purchased a cylinder of C25 shielding gas, and I prefer that to the flux-coated wire. This machine has been impressive so far, and I'll be using it for many projects in the near future.

(Posted on 12/9/2013)

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