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Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Stick Welder
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Lincoln Electric

AC/DC 225/125 Stick Welder

  • 230-Volt input, 225 Amp AC output, 125 Amp DC output
  • Front mounted AC/DC polarity switch & full range amperage switch
  • Easy to weld on a variety of metals using different electrodes
$549.00 /each

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The Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Welder features both AC and DC welding arcs with broad output ranges for versatile use. Ideal for jobs that require top arc-welding performance, the welder can be used for maintenance repair, fabrication, construction and other applications. The welder is great for use with a variety of variety of metals, including stainless steel, steel and cast iron.

  • For use with metals 16-Gauge and heavier
  • Ideal for maintenance repair, fabrication, construction, erection, hard surfacing and other applications
  • 1/8 in. wire Dia
  • Broad output ranges: AC 40-225 Amp, DC 30-125 Amp
  • 225 Amp AC output enough for 3/16 in. (4.8 mm) Dia general purpose mild steel electrodes
  • NEMA rated, UL listed and CSA approved
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Does this machine come with welding leads and electrode holder and ground?

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December 29, 2012
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March 6, 2016
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Yes
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Yes, it's literally a "plug-n-play" 240v (aka: "220") 3-prong (NEMA 6-50P) welder, complete with the "stinger" and work clamp (ground). One just needs to buy their own welding mask, gloves and protective shirt, wire brush, chipping hammer, clear safety glasses (wear under the hood) and electrodes.
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January 29, 2013
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Yes it comes with all the necessary leads. You will have to connect the electrode holder and ground clamp as they are separate from the machine. There is also a detailed parts list and instructions for this machine.
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January 2, 2013
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Hello,
Yes, this welder includes an insulated electrode holder and cable, and also a heavy duty work clamp with a cable.
Thanks,
Lincoln Electric
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yes it does everything you need but, it does not come with an helmet.
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Do you have Power Extension Cords and accessories that will match my Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Welder?

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Guam
July 3, 2013
Need a female Outlet receptacle (Box mounted) and at least 20 feet extension cord that matches my
Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Welder. Can this be available or shipped to Guam's Home Depot?
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If not they stock everything you need to make your own. I made mine, it's 50 feet long?
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November 14, 2013
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I have never seen nor found Home Depot to carry a welders extension cord. You can google it and find online specialty stores that sell welders electrical cords.
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July 17, 2013
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Rudy, We do not sell an extension cable like the one you are asking about, but I do have a recommended electrode and work cable sheet that I could e-mail to you if you like. Please contact me at marilyn_rhoades@lincolnelectric.com. From the recommendations on the sheet you should be able to find what cable is required.
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July 7, 2013
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Thanks for asking. We are unable to ship internationally at this time. We are able to ship to the 48 contiguous states and a limited selection of products can be shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
Please see link below for the Female outlet receptacle
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what is the max the thickness the Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Welder can weld for mild steel can this machine weld 3/8 mild steel?

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Anything you want with multiple passes. I often weld 2" thick steel with mine.
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3/8" mild steel plate for this machine is a breeze. Up to half inch the machine can handle withou the need for pre heat.
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January 2, 2013
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Hello,
Yes you can weld 3/8 mild steel. You will need to use a 1/8 or 5/32 electrode. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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yes does a great job to, welding 3/8 mild steel, i have weld 1/2 steel with it with no problem
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Since it has to polarities, can I switch out the stick holder and put a tig torch?

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Why I can not do tig welding machine in this ??
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Yes, you can tig with this, or any other stick machine The process is scratch start tig, and while a little crude, is how a lot of welders tig in the field.
You are limited to DC only, unless you also get a hi-frequency box box to keep the arc lit while on AC.
You need a tig torch, argon hose, and a coupler/adapter. This is the key! And an argon bottle... And a regulator....
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Yes, you can tig with this, or any other stick machine The process is scratch start tig, and while a little crude, is how a lot of welders tig in the field.
You are limited to DC only, unless you also get a hi-frequency box box to keep the arc lit while on AC.
You need a tig torch, argon hose, and a coupler/adapter. This is the key! And an argon bottle... And a regulator....
Connect you gas setup- bottle to regulator to hose- then clamp the adapter in the stinger, screw argon hose to coupler, screw tig torch to coupler, and you are set! Read Less
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You cannot tig weld with this welder.
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Customer Reviews

AC/DC 225/125 Stick Welder is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Years of reliable service I borrowed one years ago and when the owner needed it back I was so addicted to it I had to buy my own. This was about 1980 and I use it several times per week. It has always performed flawlessly. The only flaws are no wheels, either buy the kit or add your own. I made a small cart for mine. And the fact that the ground cable is short. That is also easily rectified. I made a 50 foot extension cord for the power so I could wheel it anywhere in the shop with ease. Most of the time I weld 1/8" to 2" thick steel, always in DC mode. I've welded aluminum & cast iron with it several times with great results. I'm sure I could also weld stainless but have never needed to. I've even taught many beginners to weld with this machine and it handles abuse with ease. Can't go wrong with this one.
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Price I read the reviews before purchase and was a little hesitant but finally purchased. This is a great buy probably saved 350.00. I contacted HD and they informed me it was a new welder not refurbished and it did have a small dent or 2 in cowling but a dead blow hammer straightened right into place. Don't know why they had such a great price I am sure there is a story behind it but for a welder that will sit in a shop you can't go wrong. Came quickly delivered to house excellent contact with HD personnel. Plus I received 12 months interest free to pay off, If you know your welding you will know this is a great buy.
Date published: 2012-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great welder and price I ordered this welder Wed. evening and picked up at store Friday afternoon. Very fast shipping and arrived in perfect condition with zero dents or damage. Everyone at Home Depot was very helpful.
Date published: 2012-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what the Dr. ordered! It got the job done without any problems. Sturdy and reliable.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By design, the DC side has finer amperage control. I am a retired Boilermaker pressure-parts welder. When I retired; I had 22 different welding certifications to my credit. I love this machine! You can weld a great number of different welding rods.308-16L on Ac & 7018 on Dc reverse are two of my favorites.
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome "work horse" welder. This is a basic work horse welder. The DC mode option is great and this machine can dish out the spark all day long. I have high dollar welders in the shop, but I needed a basic no frills stick buzzbox, with none of the "gingerbread" found on other expensive welders. There's no need to have a stick welder with all of the bells and whistles on board if your a home hobbiest, farmer, rancher, metal artist, plumber, carpenter, handyman, welding student at a tech school or even a professional for home use. Unless your into production welding or ship building, this welder will fit your needs. For thin stuff less than 1/8" thick however, this and pretty much all stick welders is NOT for you. Stick is not intended for thin sheet metal under 1/8". Even then, use 3/32" 6013 electrodes on DC- for the thinnest stuff. Some say that the "tapped" amperage control is not as good or "fine" as a continuous setting like the Miller Thunderbolt or Hobart Stickmate. Well, so what. The difference in amperage adjustment is negligible. I doubt two welders side by side could tell the difference apart of each's weld beads when comparing their machine to a Lincoln AC/DC-225/125 machine. One I'll say is that stick welding does have a BIG learning curve to get descent (slag inclusion free) welds. Practice practice practice and watch online videos on proper technique and electrodes to use. Also, make sure you have a 50amp 240 volt electrical outlet installed in your garage. It requires a NEMA 6-50R type receptacle that your electrician will know how to install. Try to avoid the "30 Amp" "dryer" outlets. Sure it will work, but not at 2/3rds or full power when needed. Home Depot has a pretty good price on these Lincolns. Buy one, you won't be sorry (if you practice a lot)!
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a Lincoln what can I say I have been welding for 35 yrs. If your looking for a arc (stick) welder, look no further. This machine can weld up to 5/16-7018 (Low Hydrogen) and up to 3/16 Mild Steel. You can even carbon arc (back gouge) with 1/4 inch carbon rod. If you have an air supply that is. Yes, there is bigger (amps). But if your not building a ship. This is the machine for stick welding!!!!
Date published: 2006-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This welder does everything I need it to do. Home Depot had the best price for this model welder. I am completely satisfied. The DC arc welds nice and consistent. I would recommend this product to any one.
Date published: 2013-01-09
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