Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 56
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lawnboy Welder works good
We bought this welder to do light repairs to our equipment. up to 1/4
We use it more than we thought we would and it works great. Simple to use and cost effective well worth the money. After welding for a while with inner shield wire. We got the co2/argon tank and has made welding even better. Now we have been building anything that we need saving us money.
February 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Excellent welder for the dollars
I am primarily a woodworker. However, one of my clients wanted a combination of wood and steel in some designs I made. From years gone by, I have welded with a Stick welder and had minimal experience with a MIG welder. This Lincoln 145 fit a budget need and has preformed excellently. Out of the box, I started welding and completed the table in the photograph with this review. Having owned Lincolns in the past, I felt I would get good results with this welder. It has surpassed my expectation. Just before checking my e-mail today, I was welding with this machine and walked away pleased with the finish I achieved.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CDFL Great welder for automotive work.
I waited to submit my review for a while and now I've owned this welder for about 5 months. I'm very impressed with it's quality. I've used it to make a custom exhaust as well as replace a floor pan in a Jeep. So far I've not tested the flux core, I called around town and found a local welding shop and bought a tank for MIG welding steel. This welder has not given me a single bit of trouble and was easy to set up and the settings chart in the inner door has so far been perfectly accurate for the thicknesses I've tried out. I would highly recommend this for anyone doing automotive work or any other light gauge metal projects!
March 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Great Little Welder! I Love It!
I was looking for an affordable welder that ran on 120V for small household projects, and I found this one online at Home Depot. Forty years ago, I used to do some arc welding, but I have never done any wire-feed welding before. Once I set this machine up, I was welding like a pro in no time. The welds are nice and professional looking, not to mention strong. My only advice to beginners is to slow down your speed a little, and use one weld setting lower than the manufacturer suggests. Practice, practice, practice, and you will be welding like a pro in no time. My first project was building mounting brackets out of 1/8" angle iron and 3/16" flat steel for an air horn kit that I mounted underneath my truck. The brackets are very sturdy, and it was very satisfying building them myself and not having to rely on someone else to build them for me. The welder is economical, and it is great for small projects. I can't wait to find a reason to do some MIG welding, so I can see how it works with gas!
March 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrowneKen Great for the price --- Been over a year of use
The setup was easy enough ... get yourself a good helmet and some gloves. Also get the gas if you really want a good job. Works best with metal under 1/4". If you use an extension cord make sure it is of thicker gauge or you will trip the breaker. You can order things like a cart, clamps and such for half of the price from Harbor Freight. I also ordered the Tig adaptor and boy was I surprised, this thing works outstanding it's about $200 and just plugs right into the machine and off you go. This was the real reason for buying the machine in the first place. Also, make sure that you get a lot of tips (if it looks bad change it out it does make a big difference) and different types of wire so that you get the full potential of the machine.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mux Great Welder
This welder is perfect for what I need if for. I use it for small engine repair and light trailer work. Runs a good bead. Mostly used for flux core welding but I will get the tank for the mig set up. Mig is better for the the thin stuff.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Napalm You won't regret it.
The welding shop I worked at had this unit set up with MIG and they let me use it to weld up some body and floor panels on my truck. It's quality matched the industrial sized Lincolns we used, in just a minute I got it's settings good enough to make trigger-pulls look like production TIG welds! I feel this unit is the best deal in the 110v class, and I'm certainly going to purchase one in the near future.
December 17, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larry As good as any Lincoln welder
I do welding, machining & fabrication for a living. Went for this when my home 220V went out. I've used a Lincoln 110V and 220V with spool gun at work for years now. This one's just as good. Not as hogging on gas either. Uses half the gas my 220V did. Tried it a little with fluxcore then hooked up gas & changed over to steel wire then finished 2 jobs with it. Just as good as the 2 Lincoln welders at work. I love that you can hook up a spool gun to it. Handy for doing aluminum and stainless if you don't have a TIG. I do aluminum work even at home.
July 8, 2013