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Lincoln Electric AC225S Arc Welder
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Lincoln Electric

AC225S Arc Welder

  • 230 Volt input, full range 40-225 Amp welding output range
  • Easy to operate selector switch ensures a uniform arc every time
  • Easy to weld on a variety of metals using different electrodes
$299.00 /each

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Product Overview

The Lincoln Electric AC225S Arc Welder features a broad welding amperage range of 40 Amp - 225 Amp for versatile use. Designed for operation with metals 16-Gauge and heavier. This powerful welder features a smooth AC arc and can be used with a wide variety of metals, including steel, cast iron and stainless steel.

  • Full range 40 Amp-225 Amp selector switch quickly sets the welding current
  • 225 Amp AC outlet is enough for 3/16 in. Dia general purpose mild steel electrodes and 5/32 in. other electrodes
  • Easy to install comes with attached input power cable
  • Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) of 230-Volt
  • Smooth AC arc
  • NEMA rated, UL listed and CSA approved
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can this be plugged into a regular outlet?

where do you power this machine from
Asked by: shmit
Can this be plugged into a 110 outlet or does it come with a combination 220/110 reducer plug?
Answered by: Max
Date published: 2017-02-01

CAN THIS MACHINE BE USE FOR ALUMINUM WELDING

Asked by: JUNIOR
Most definitely not,, This unit is strictly a "stick welder" primarily for steel, Not Aluminum Aluminum must either be Mig / or Tig welded using a shielding gas such as Argon -This unit has been around for many,many years and it's design hasn't changed at all - My personal opinion is the amp setting dial only does segment adjustments where by one setting may be too low, or too high, One cannot dial in or fine tune the amp setting between any two settings - Advise using E7014 electrodes as a welding wire rod , no more than 3/16 dia - Need a helmet with a lens grade of #10 ,, a higher number than 10 will be hard to see what your doing,, or a digital lens helmet where you can set the darkness shade , But there expensive - Advise that you try to weld with someone who's got a welding machine ( call it a warm up, practice session) first !! Any weld shop should welcome you as a first timer to try it out (I know I would) - Be cognizant that any welding is a sure fire hazard
Answered by: ganu
Date published: 2017-02-10

Can I plug this into a residence dryer outlet?

Asked by: Anonymous
If it's the right plug configuration,, and the right volt / amperage capacity I don't see why not -- But don't plan on doing anything with this, anywhere inside the house, condo,, townhouse,, apartment ,, garden shed,,chicken coup ! ! ! ! -- Arc welding (stick welding) is an extremely large Fire Hazard
Answered by: ganu
Date published: 2017-03-06

what do they mean by fuse? are they meaning 50amp breaker as in the home breaker box

Asked by: Anonymous
YES ,,, to your question,,,, I believe you can fire this up with 40 Amps as a minimum -- But I do not want to skip over what the spec sheet says as it's input power needed as a 50 amp fuse/breaker -- fuse or breaker believe to be referred to as the same -- Now be advised that you need to be aware of FIRE hazards if your gunna fire this mach up, and start welding inside your garage,,,or anywhere for that matter (this is clearly a large issue)
Answered by: ganu
Date published: 2017-02-26
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Customer Reviews

AC225S Arc Welder is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lincoln AC 225 I've been a welder all my life. I went into management for a period of app 28 yrs and sat on the sidelines as the younger guys did the welding. Now semi retired I found myself needing a welder. I went back to the welder I first used when I was 15 yrs old ! The Lincoln AC 225. It's 5 star. It'll do the work. And I haven't forgot how to weld ! It'll weld 7018 LH rods, 7014, 6011. And it does an excellent job. It's not a $5000 machine, but I don't need one. I highly recommend it. Knowing how to weld is not a plus: its detrimental. Much to the chagrin of some, it takes a "weldor", not a "welder" to be able to weld. You young guys out there: get 2 yrs of welding school under your belt. Get certified. You'll NEVER be out of a job ! And then get this Lincoln. In your spare time people will line up to get you to fix something for them.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't fine tune The welder is great but the only down side is you can't fine tune the amps. You can only weld with the pre selected amps that are shown on the welder.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been welding for over 45 years just bought this welder to do fast jobs, it does agreat job a... I've been welding for over 45 years just bought this welder to do fast jobs, it does agreat job and Lincoln is a name you can trust.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This welding machine is well worth the money. I love it, just wish the leads were longer but exce... This welding machine is well worth the money. I love it, just wish the leads were longer but excellent product.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than a $2,000 welding machine Seriously it's better that a $2,000 machine. I've welded for 5 straight hours and it never stopped.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welder Works perfectly, does exactly what it's supposed to.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2013-10-09
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