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Lincoln Electric Weld Pack HD Feed Welder
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Lincoln Electric

Weld Pack HD Feed Welder

  • Plugs into household 115V outlet, 35-88 Amp welding output range
  • Welds up to 1/8 in. mild steel using flux-cored wire without gas
  • Compact, portable, lightweight and easy to use
$269.00 /each

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Take a look around your home workshop and you'll find dozens of reasons to pick up this reliable, well-built Lincoln Electric welder. With four output ranges, the Weld-Pak HD is one of the most versatile machines in its class. We've included virtually everything you'll need to weld mild steel with gasless, flux-cored wire electrode gun and cable assembly, work clamp and cable, welding hand shield, chipping hammer/brush, even a spool of our self-shielded flux-cored wire.

  • Welds mild steel with a gasless, flux core wire electrode
  • Welds up to 1/8 in. mild steel
  • Great for home repair and hobby projects
  • Plugs into household 115-Volt, 20 Amp outlet
  • 35-88 Amp output
  • Cold contactor safety feature keeps welding wire electrically cold until gun trigger is pressed
  • Compact design is lightweight and portable
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Does this unit require an outside gas source, or is everything I need to weld included?

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no gas source needed pug it in and weld on
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THis one is electric and its ready to go out of the box.
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This welder is ready to go out of the box.
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Uses no gas, external or otherwise. Everything needed to start welding is included except gloves and any tongs, clamps, etc. you might want
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March 11, 2013
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This welder is ready to go out of the box (I would recommend a helmet and a pair of good gloves) and no this welder does not require shielding gas it is flux cored (flux core produces it's own shielding gas) all you have to do is put the spool of wire in, feed wire through gun, turn it on and weld...
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Hi Keith,
Everything you need is included. No external gas source required because the welding wire contains the rosin which produces the appropriate gases to protect the weld and "slag" away any impurities. You might read up on MIG welding process as this will tell you everything. I would suggest buy a better welding mask or goggles because the one included is somewhat lesser quality than you's Read More
Hi Keith,
Everything you need is included. No external gas source required because the welding wire contains the rosin which produces the appropriate gases to protect the weld and "slag" away any impurities. You might read up on MIG welding process as this will tell you everything. I would suggest buy a better welding mask or goggles because the one included is somewhat lesser quality than you's probably want to protect your eyes.
Good luck - I've loved mine. Read Less
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It does not require gas to function although it comes with everything you need should you decide to use gas. It's pretty much ready to go out of the box once you install the roll of wire. Great little welder. I think you'll be pleased.
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can you do stick welding with this unit

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no this is a flux mig welder which pretty much is a stick welder with a very long electrode
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Wire feed only.
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No, wire feed only
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No, you can't do stick welding with this welder. This welder is designed to use the auto fed wire that, similar to sticks, is coated with rosin etc.
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January 24, 2013
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Hello,
No you cannot stick weld with the Weld Pak HD. However, our AC225 is a great unit for stick.
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Nop..
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No, with this unit can not do stick welding.
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Does this unit give you the option to use gas? does it come with regulator?

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been reading the q's and a's here and can figure out if this can be a gas welder or if its just flux cored?
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no gas.. my husband was wondering the same thing but it's just strictly wire.. hope this helps
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this welder is strictly a flux cored welder
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Just flux core.
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No, the K2188-1 does not come wth a regulator and does not give you the option to use gas.
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no
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do you have wire feeding for this project

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This model is a wire feed welder.
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The welder comes with a spool of wire
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Don't understand your question that well, but I will try to guess.
This welder does use auto-fed that is fed from the spool inside the welder's main unit up through the handle and out of through the nozzle. When you touch the wire to the "grounded" work, and arc is produced which begins the melting of the work and the wire forming a molten pool of metal. As you move the nozzle the wire continues to flow Read More
Don't understand your question that well, but I will try to guess.
This welder does use auto-fed that is fed from the spool inside the welder's main unit up through the handle and out of through the nozzle. When you touch the wire to the "grounded" work, and arc is produced which begins the melting of the work and the wire forming a molten pool of metal. As you move the nozzle the wire continues to flow and continues to move the molten pool of metal which forms the weld seam. when you Stop pressing the trigger, the electricity is cut off which causes the arc to stop and the machine to not feed any more wire through the nozzle. Press the trigger and it starts up again.
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No, a seperate wire feeder is not available for this welder. Mainly because it comes with a gun and cable assembly already.
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Weld Pack HD Feed Welder is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 74.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not sure I was not very impressed with this little unit. Not sure if the machine doesn't get hot enough or if it's the lincoln wire because I know it runs colder than hobart and other brands. I didn't use much of the 2lb roll that came with it but it didn't seem like it penetrated enough. Returned it and got the everlasting power-i 140 and I'm muchhapler with that. This machine is 45lb because of the old transformer style it uses. The everlasting is only 25lbs because of the new inverter technology. I would suggest spend a little more if you can afford it and get something a little better in my opinion
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice little machine I bought this welder for it's compact size and portability. Once you get it dialed in it runs a nice bead on thin gauge steel. For small home repairs this little machine works great. I was able to repair a mower deck that otherwise would have been junk. For it's size and power, it runs a nice solid weld if you know what you're doing. I did not find the spatter to be excessive even using the fluxcore wire. The key is adjusting the wire speed correctly for the heat you're using. The lack of argon co2 gas mix is also nice. No tanks to refill and change. Advertised capacity is 1/8th inch but it has enough power to go up to 1/4. Don't expect to build bridges with it, but it will handle any home repair you can toss at it.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LINCOLN WELD PACK HD I bought this for portability and convenience instead of having to drag a full size MIG and bottle around and for its 115V power requirement instead of 230V. Breaking it down, this is NOT a welder capable of butter smooth welds like using an actual MIG with an Argon blend. This is a wire feed unit so you should expect considerable spatter - because it uses flux core wire. Does it do the job? YES. It works well outside and in windy conditions. The welding "shield" that comes with it is CHINE5E junk as is the brush / hammer so toss these and get an auto darkening helmet. OVERALL this is a GOOD unit if you need a small welder for small jobs.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fathers Day gift My wonderful wife got me one of these for Fathers Day. I got it home, set it up and started welding. It was that easy. I've been a Heavy Equipment mechanic for the last 30 years. I've done a little welding. It didn't take any time at all to figure this thing out. It actually has 4 heat range settings but rather than 4 settings on a dial like the Weld Pak 125, 140 and 160, this thing makes do with a pair of rocker switches. Not that it's a bad thing, the bigger models only have 4 settings also. The hand held welding shield that is included is cheap but it works quite well. I have a welding helmet I use with my arc/TIG welder and I honestly didn't feel like I needed to pull it on. Within 5 minutes of setting up, I fixed a rack for my wife and started construction of a welding cart for the Weld Pak. It worked great for these small projects but I wouldn't hesitate to use it for larger ones. For the money, it's a reasonably good product and I don't feel like I need more performance for anything I'm going to do around the home. I experienced none of the issues other reviewers wrote about. Wire feed is smooth and the feed motor is not noisier than any other MIG or wire feed welder I've ever used. I've used Lincoln's on the job for years and really, nothing about this one screams cheap or substandard.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good welder for the price Pretty decent welder for the price, I 've been using it to weld up exhaust piping and it burns really good. Have to watch the settings. I have it set on 1/low and feed speed 8 and it will burn through 16 gauge steel. The duty cycle is awesome on 1/low I have burned straight up to 5mins at a time with no overheating light present. With my old harbor freight 90amp flux core it would shut down quick. Way less slag and a pretty clean bead.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This welder was a gift from my wife, the "chipping hammer brush combo" was cheap and poorly desig... This welder was a gift from my wife, the "chipping hammer brush combo" was cheap and poorly designed at best. The hand held face shield was easily the worst I've ever seen. The wire feed is slow but once you get used to it, it will run a nice bead on thin metals. Good for beginners and home projects; not much more.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bought it so I can weld several x-mas decorations was very happy the way they turned out. now tim... bought it so I can weld several x-mas decorations was very happy the way they turned out. now time to really start a project that I've been postponing. very easy to use, compact, I've had it for a month, very satisfied.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice little welder So far I've used this to: - Extend bed rails to make a twin bed into a twin XL - Fix a drawer in a filing cabinet where a spot weld failed - Reattach a rod on the foot board of a wrought iron bed frame The ability to do the latter surprised me. I thought it might be beyond the little machine's capability, as the iron rod was a good 3/8ths or more in diameter, and I was reattaching it to something even bigger than that. But it did the job just fine. It's great that it uses 110V rather than 220V. My little work shed isn't wired for 220V, so this is a great option. I'm a DIYer who hasn't welded anything for 30 years, and I was able to use this well enough after reading the manual and practicing a little.
Date published: 2013-05-06
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