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Model # K2185-1

Internet # 100596739

Handy MIG Welder

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$323.67 /each




Model # K2185-1

Internet # 100596739

The Lincoln Electric Handy MIG Welder is a user-friendly, compact portable and lightweight wire-feed welder that plugs into a 115-volt, 20 Amp outlet. 4 voltage settings and a continuous wire-feed speed adjustment allow you to weld mild steel from 24 gauge to 1/8 in. thick. This handy welder includes gun and cable assembly, work cable and clamp, gas nozzle, gas regulator and hose, spool of solid wire, contact tips and a hand shield with filter plate and lens.

  • Welds both MIG (shielding gas sold separately) and flux-cored
  • Welds up to 1/8 in. mild steel
  • Plugs into a household 115-volt 20 Amp outlet
  • Includes gun and cable assembly, work cable and clamp, gas nozzle, gas regulator and hose, spool of solid wire, contact tips and hand shield with filter plate and lens (shielding gas not included)
  • Also includes a spool of self-shielded, flux-cored wire, contact tips and chipping hammer/brush so you can weld with gasless flux-cored wire
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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Color Family 
Maximum amperage output (amps) 
Minimum amperage output (amps) 
Power Tool Product Type 
Welding Supplies 
Product Weight (lb.) 
46 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Torch included 
Voltage (volts) 
Welder Type 
Welding Supplies Product Type 
Arc/Stick Welder 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
One Year on parts and labor 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 104 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Spend the other $200 I am not an expert welder but consider myself fair. Have a lot of stick time but wire feed only about 8 hours using in the past. This unit would be great for light work with exception of the wire feeder. The plastic was a bad choice for the manufacture to use. I took it back and I must say I appreciate Home Depots no question's asked policy. I upgraded to the 140HD and I am extremely pleased, it is a gas hog compared to the 80 but the wire feeder has not failed me yet. I am making 90 feet of deck rail and it is coming out fantastic thanks to the 140HD. Spend the $200 more for the 140. October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The product is fantastic! The product came with a huge amount of extra things, other welders like this were unequipped with. The set up was extremely easy and i was welding in minutes. I like how you get Mig wire with the welder as well as tips,hose ,regulator and a nozzle for mig, O and absolutely everything to weld with flux core. I use this product all the time! And it was a great investment! March 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Nice Mig Welder I have welded professionally for over 20 years. (that was 15 years ago). Arc, Mig, Tig, Flux Core, flat, vertical, horizontal, overhead, vertical up, etc. I was pretty much burned out, so I decided on a different career. I never owned a welding machine myself. But many times I wish I had. So i purchased this little baby. The flux core welded very smooth after it was dialed in. After a little practice with "pooling" the weld, flux core can look very nice. There really isn't any need for buying shield gas for mild steel unless you're after a perfect bead. This little welding kit is worth every penny. I'm sure it could weld 3/16 or even 1/4" plate with multi-passes. Turn up the amps and slow down the wire speed. If you want a welder for around the house, look no further. This is all you'll need. Great Lincoln Quality! Shipping was very fast as well. July 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by all aspects excellent received product earlier than scheduled. included instruction book for beginners like myself and within the first hour I felt almost like expert. The easy to follow manual showed machine setup as well as different techniques to follow. Only practice will make better welder. Attached is photo of first welding project done with only one hours practice. December 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good welder for the beginner, Great price As a novice welder, with little training from friends and co-workers. I have been able to do basic sheet metal welding, on my project car, with good out come,with the welder. April 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good welder for a good price This welder has been a good value so far. I have had it for a couple of months now and have used it quite a bit. I have used both flux core wire and solid MIG wire in it. I have used it on angle iron, flat steel, sheetmetal and strut. Does a great job. Obviously if you have $2k to spend you can find a nicer welder, but this welder does a fantastic job in this price range. The wire feed mechanism works very smoothly and does everything it should. The key is to take your time and pay attention to keeping the machine clean and making welds in an organized manner. So far it has made some very nice beads, plenty of heat for what I am doing and I have not once had the machine go into thermal overload. I noticed on the back of the machine it has a 'Made in Poland' sticker. That tends to give me more confidence in the machine than some other units on the market. If it lasts for a number of years, it will definitely be a 5 out of 5. October 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great welder for the price when you use gas Great price on high quality little welder, but to get the most out of it you need to spend a little more and get a tank of shielding gas and an auto-darkening helmet. I have been welding with flux core for years and the improvement in weld quality and appearance with MIG is amazing. You can get professional results up to about 3/16 steel with this little gem. All the welder I will ever need. July 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AMAZING! I have never welded before I got this product! In the first day I was flux core welding a shift box for my truck without any problems! If u are learning this IS the welder for u. U do need to get gloves and a new welding helmit but its got everything else u need. For the price I haven't found a better welder! September 6, 2013
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