Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 31
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Paul A Nice Starter / Small Utility Welder
My family bought this welder for use in building railings for a deck. Both my brother and I had previous welding experience. We each spent several hours using this welder. Our materials ranged from 3/8-inch cold rolled round to 1/8-inch thick x 2-inch tube to 1/4 x 2-inch hot rolled bar. Setting up was easy, and the pictorial and graphic set-up aids on the welder were quite useful in selecting heat settings and feed rates. We found it easy to over-tighten the feed roller, thereby smashing the wire and stopping the feed. Once we got the feeder adjusted correctly, the project went smoothly. When the wire ran out, feeding a new spool was bit of a learning experience. The wire would not always start into the hole in the feed cable. The cable had to be disconnected and the wire manually threaded into the hole in the tube. Then the cable could be reconnected and the wire fed the rest of the way using the feeder. This takes about 5 minutes, which is a drag. We tried re-trimming the wire end, twisting it, and shaking the end lightly, but to no avail. I didn't expect this, as another welder (same model) we rented did not have this problem. Did something change in the design perhaps, or is the unit we bought just a bit more finicky? Not sure, but we adapted to the idiosyncrasies quickly. The weld quality is acceptable. Penetration was good. Splatter and slag buildup were tolerable, and about what you'd expect from a non-gas welder. We got our sizable project done quickly. It looks nice, is strong, and we saved ourselves thousands of dollars in the process. This nice little welder will be on hand to help with a host of other projects. I'm impressed with the overall quality and usefulness.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michelle Lincoln Electric Welder
Nice Welder.very good product for the money. I would recommend this to anyone.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Davidmainguy Way better than the hd100 its like night and day
Amazing it has minimum splash only downsize is skittle pricey but deffently worth it
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TR Lincoln Welder
Lincoln Welders are the best. I have a 125 + set up for either innershield or gas welding.
Best thing is, this welder was purchased in 1996 and is still going strong. I have used this welder at both home and film locations.
This would also be a good welder for a newby to learn to wire weld on.
My Lincoln stick machine is just as old and still going strong also.
July 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BlueDog Unusable out of the box
Excited to use this for some small home repairs. After building a stand, I watched the dvd and began to assemble the product. I took out the gun cable to find the brass fitting on one end, and NOTHING at the other end of the cable. It looked like it had been cut off. There was nothing there! I've attached pictures. I don't buy things that are repackaged, so I can only assume it was shipped like this. INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTED.
December 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BC Fine but
Have had this for about 5 years only problem is the gun it gave up after about a week new gun is $150 found replacement on amazon for 60
March 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JDBLACK07 Great product
Great reliable product, made in the USA. Can't get any better.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by omobono Oustanding Product
I bought this with the intention of teaching myself to weld. With the guidance of the included DVD and the instructions, I have succeeded, with a bit of practice, in making competent strong welds. My welds won't win any beauty contests, but they are strong and functional. The welder is very easy to set up and use and, most importantly, works just fine off of a 120v 20A circuit. Don't cheap out on the welding mask, get the auto darkening model. Make sure you wear fire resistant clothes covering everything. I've already recommended this welder to several friends.
September 8, 2015