Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fish good value
HEAVY! put some wheels under it, bought to weld stairs, have not had any trouble, helps if you know how to weld
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DieselDon Purchased THIS welder OVER 25 Years ago and, STILL WELDS GREAT!!
Purchased THIS welder OVER 25 years ago and, STILL welds GREAT!!!
I have had Trucks all my adult life and, heavy equipment too for a while. Never been a "wealthy" man so I have always bought used equipment and, fixed it myself! And, I can tell you first hand THIS Welder HAS the POWER to penetrate HEAVY Metal! Always be sure to clean ALL your surfaces! (ground too)
The Trick to getting it to Stick is PENETRATION!!
The ONLY other thing I can say is that I have never had any formal training as a welder but, I NEVER had ANY weld fail. NEVER! Again the trick is PENETRATION and, CLEAN your surfaces!
That being said, many "REAL" welders (like certified ones) have told me that IF I liked welding with THIS welder I should try the AC/DC version. They ALL say the DC welder works better and, is easier and, makes a nicer weld. Well after I returned to Pittsburgh from NC. I went to work for one of the local trucking companies and, they had an AC/DC version of this welder and, I used it many times and, I can NOT honestly tell you that I noticed any appreciable difference what so ever. Maybe it might have been a little easier to get the rod started. But, I never really had any trouble getting a rod started anyway.
Please DO NOT HESITATE for one second. THIS IS A GREAT WELDER! It has NEVER let me down!! NOT EVER!! 26 years atleast! And, I have NOT been nice to it either! Run it hard and, long and, under harsh conditions too! NEVER a problem. GREAT WELDER!
October 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ron8686 no wheels in box
This thing is so heavy and there are no wheels in the box. That is my only complaint
November 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigT BigT
After 40 years of long and faultless service, my old machine is needing a rebuild. I love my ol machine. Have welded everything from body metal to antique car frames to 3/4 iron bar.If you get one of these tombstone welders, you too will be happy. Just a good solid machine.
September 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Simple, powerful, quality and great value.
I purchased this welder from my local Home Depot and it exceeded my expectations. You can't find a better value anywhere. Straight forward layout. Strikes an arc with ease. Built to last. It's everything you'll ever need to do most welding projects and it won't suck your wallet dry. This is Lincoln's best selling model of all time...and if you purchase one you'll see why. Novice or pro...you'll be very pleased. Nowadays it's hard to find a good quality product that does the job it was intended to do and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Kudos to Lincoln and Home Depot. Would recommend this welder in a heartbeat.
February 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GPaw Great product at a reasonable price.
Welder does a great job around my ranch. Just the right size for my needs. Even welded 5/8 steel with surprisingly good results. Easy to use. Burns stick after stick with no issue. Highly recommended.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy This welder is "The Machine To Have."
When it comes to welding, weather it is a new project or repair job, this machine excels at it, you do not have to worry about it letting you down. With the wide selections of electrodes available, even aluminum can be stick welded with it now. I've welded many times over the years with this machine, and when I got my shop at home, I bought this great machine for my new shop. It's dependability, ease of use, and wide selection of uses will keep this welder a staple in most shops. You can buy a more complicated and expensive welder, but not a BETTER WELDER! Home Depot has it at the best price around, and all the accessories you need, such as the correct electrodes, etc. You will surely be more than happy with this machine.
June 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blackhawk Lincoln AC225S
This model welder by Lincoln has been around for at least 40 years as it's the same dependable, easy to operate machine that it was when I was in high school ag class. For a model to be produced for that long, there has to be good reasons. Some of those reasons are that it's economically priced. It's easy to use. Plug it in and go to welding. Rods and helmet are included so you can go to work fast. And it's backed by the Lincoln name, one of the oldest and best on the market. I really like mine and would buy another if I didn't have one.
September 8, 2007