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Lincoln Electric

Model K2501-1

Internet #100596737

Century 80GL Wire Feed Welder

$235.95 /each

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The Lincoln Electric Century 80GL Wire Feed Welder is a flux-cored welder that can weld from 18-gauge sheet metal up to 1/8 in. steel. This 80 Amp welder is great for general purpose metal repairs and building projects, and features 2 separate heat settings and an infinite wire speed control. Its sturdy wire-feed design and multi-insulated transformer provide for reliable operation and long life.

  • Wire feed welder
  • Welding range of 35-88 Amp s for versatility
  • Uses 0.035 flux-cored welding wire so no shielding gas is required
  • 2 separate heat settings and an infinite wire-speed control
  • Safe cold-wire design; arc is not established until trigger is pulled
  • Includes installed welding gun, nozzle tip, starter spool of wire and operator's manual

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can it weld steel and aluminum

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The K2501-1 can weld steel, but not aluminum.
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January 23, 2014
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No, unfortunately it will only weld steel, and nothing much past 1/8" thick. I bought mine for more of an around the house type of thing, not to do any serious work with. I would consider some light automotive work in there as well, mufflers, light sheet metal, etc.
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January 13, 2014
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Hi Jbaron, this welder is designed to weld only metal.
You can not weld aluminum with this welder.
This welder is designed to weld up to 1/8" inch metal.
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How do I know if I have a 20 amp circuit?

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Most homes and businesses have 20 amp circuit breakers. You must look in your fuse box to identify if you do or do not properly.
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The unit runs off a standard 15 amp outlet. It can draw up to 20 amps at 20% duty cycle (2 minutes out of 10), but this is fine on a standard 120V outlet.
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how larg of a braker dose it take to run tise welder

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January 24, 2014
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While the unit comes with a 15A plug, it is designed to work on a 20 Amp circuit. It may work on a 15 Amp circuit but there is a very good possibility of tripping the breaker.
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January 2, 2013
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Hello,
You would need a min. of 15 amp breaker.
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Why won't the motor feeder work it turns but to weak to feed wire

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You may have a problems with the wire feed motor or circuit board.
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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't settle for less / this unit has limits / spend some cash and get the good gear This little flux core welder is great...If your welding garden art sculptures or ultra clean 1/8" tube. Note that the wire feed motor runs at an inconsistant feed speed causing pits and drop outs in beads as you drag your puddle forward. I need to stay close and tight on some materials and run several extra beads to ensure an acceptable weld bond. the amperage drop switch is quick and easy for soft metals. Sure it's great out of the box and a nice addition to grandpa's garage, but seriously for another $200.00 you can get a great Lincoln welder thats more versitile and is worth learning all the basic welding techniques with. Nice unit if you have a quick project or you could find a professional welder and get the job done right. So whats your time and frustration worth?, add that onto your savings at this price. This unit is not for commercial purposes. Hey business owners, don't burden your employee's with the wrong gear. Do some research and spend some cash. You may encounter a need for a real welder in the field. January 29, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great starter welder but.... It isn't very user friendly for a beginner. What I mean is, the controls don't give any details. No way to set wire feed speed in inches per minute and no way to know exactly what volts or amps you're using. I've never welded before and when I ask for advice from others, they always talk about wire feed and amps and volts and this machine only has a knob from 1 to 10 for wire feed and two rockers for the amps etc... I guess that makes it easy to use but very hard to adjust. Takes a lot of trial and error to do things that's could be done quicker if it just told you the wire speed, amps, etc... I still recommend it for a beginner like me...just know you'll waste a lot of wire trying to learn where things need to be for certain jobs. After I get a bit better, I'm definitely upgrading. August 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Decent welder for the price I have had this welder for a couple of years now and it welds as well as I can. I'm not an expert welder but have used this for myriad jobs from welding thin stock to putting together a series of 1/4" plate for a tractor weight. If I was a more skilled welder I'm sure it would do a great job. With me at the controls it does a very acceptable job. July 3, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by I USE THIS WELDER AT WORK TO REPAIR HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT. IT SMALL AND LIGHT WIEGHT WHICH IS A GREAT THING WHEN YOU ARE MOBLE. IT MAKE WELDING EASY WITH NO DANGEROUS GASES. THE WELDS ARE SMOOTH AND STEADY, THE MACHINE OPERATES WITH EASE. GREAT FOR LIGHT WIEGHT METAL AND SMALL JOBS. VERY RELIABLE WELDER TO HAVE. I STRONGLY RECOMEND THIS PRODUCT, I AM GLAD TO OWN ONE. December 17, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by I expected more from it Before buying this welder I did a lot of research regarding to performance and value over all. Most reviews showed it to be a good purchase but It is not such a great welder. Being this one a Lincoln I expected more. I tried using different flux wire and still, not much difference. I would just say it is way below my expectations. June 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by like dynamite This small welder is perfect for my shop . It is small , but plenty of power . Like a little stick of dynamite . I bought it to replace floor pans , rocker panels and such on my 65 mustang . I don't have much welding experience , so I went to a junk yard and bought a scrap piece of car to cut and weld on for practice . It's a lincoln!! December 27, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good price/value, but... ...but the wire feeder was running weird, not at constant speed. Hard to weld like this. The good thing - it's not getting hot, even when running at maximum heat settings. March 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lincoln Electric Century 80GL Welder (FOR HOME) This is perfect for small welding jobs around the house. Just make sure you have a 20 Amp circuit available. Well worth the money. You can spend more and get less, but remember, this is a "Lincoln" welding machine. September 7, 2011
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