Lincoln Electric Handy MIG Welder-K2185-1 - The Home Depot

Lincoln Electric

Model # K2185-1

Internet # 100596739

Handy MIG Welder

Lincoln Electric Handy MIG Welder

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$349.00 / 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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Assembled Depth (in.)  18 in  Assembled Height (in.)  16.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  10.31 in 
Color Family  Red  Maximum amperage output (amps)  88 
Minimum amperage output (amps)  35  Power Tool Product Type  Welding Supplies 
Product Weight (lb.)  46 lb  Returnable  90-Day 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool  Torch included  Yes 
Voltage (volts)  17  Welder Type  MIG 
Welding Supplies Product Type  Arc/Stick Welder 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  One Year on parts and labor 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 94 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 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 out of 5 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 out of 5 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
Rated 5 out of 5 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 5 out of 5 by HotRodder65 - Update: 2 Years Later It has been almost two years since I got this machine. I have since used it a lot. It has been used for jobs much larger than it was ever intended. For heavier steel you just make a generous bevel and make several passes with the welder. It does a great job. I have used this for lots of automotive and trailer work. It is an extremely useful little machine. I have had it go into thermal overload one time. We were using it outside on a 90+ degree day and building a trailer - welding 3/16" and 1/4" steel all day long. It cooled down within about 10 minutes and we went right back to work. Have also used it to replace quarter panels on an old muscle car. Did a great job, no problem welding sheet metal. Thumbs up! August 17, 2014
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