A fellow that I work with has this Hobart Hefty CC/CV suitcase wire feeder and I would like to buy it from him (he says it is about 6 years old but never used). I have seen it and it looks brand new, complete with gun and regulator. I have a Lincoln Ranger 8 engine driven welder without the optional remote contactor and I was wondering if I could weld hard wire as well as dual shield fluxcore wire with this suitcase wire feeder? I have used suitcase feeders before on jobsites but only with a self-shielding fluxcore wire using straight polarity, it works but I prefer using CO2 fluxcore or solid wire in my shop. Or do I need to get a different feeder and install the remote contactor in my welder to change from dual shield fluxcore to solid wire using reverse polarity?
20 years ago