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Model # K2185-1

Internet # 100596739

Handy MIG Welder

Lincoln Electric Handy MIG Welder

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$323.66 / 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 
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 101 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 awesome wire welder I bought this Lincoln wire welder to do a small gate repair on my ornamental fencing. After a few practice beads I had it down and I made the repair. I have since built a fish cleaning table. This is a great complement to my stick/arc welder that I already own. Out-of-the-box I was welding within 10 minutes. I highly recommend this welder for the hobbyist, novice, who has metal fab work. April 28, 2015
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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Problems from the start This may only be a one-off. In may opinion the gas feed system was defective. No matter what I tried I could not get it to weld. Lots of splatter, very poor bead, poor penetration. April 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vary pleases yes I am vary please with my new handy mig welder I am a beginner with welding now I can say I am somewhat of a welder I love already made my money back on a few od jobs May 17, 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
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