Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 52
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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by TSmith Great welder
This welder has perform well after several jobs. I have used it to weld grease ducts for a restaurant, railings, and mutiple other projects. The welder is still going strong.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nello Great Welder
Outstanding welder from Lincoln Electric. I know it can be intimidating to purchase a MIG with little to no experience, but for those out there interested, take a simple course at a local school a couple days a week, and learn the right way. I did just that, and wanted my own. HD had this in stock and gave me a fair price. It comes with two spools (2lbs) and everything, besides gas tank, gas, and mask/gloves that you need to rock and roll. It's simple to use and was built with quality. PLugs right into your 110 V home outlets as well, no custom huge plugs like my stick welder has. Highly recommended.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Good for the price, but definitely has some hidden costs
I actually bought my Lincoln 140 in 2008 with the intent of using it for automotive repairs. It sat new in the box, to include two moves (one to Germany) before I used it this year for an automotive restoration project. So far (despite sitting in a box for 6 years and traveling across the globe), the welder is working nicely. There are a couple drawbacks. The welder ships and is set up for flux core wire welding. Great for general purpose, but automotive panels are too thin to use this effectively. In addition, the face shield supplied with the welder is so dark I couldn't even see my intended weld area unless in direct sunlight, not to mention it takes a hand to hold the shield to your face. I have since purchased a cylinder for Argon/CO2 ($175 + an auto-darkening helmet $125). Both purchases were more in the "necessary" range for the work I'm doing than niceties. Otherwise, it delivers as advertised.
December 29, 2014
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