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Lincoln Electric

Model K2515-1

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Store SKU #463643

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Weld Pak 180 HD Wire Feed Welder

$634.00 /each
  • 230-Volt input, wide 30-180 Amp welding output range
  • Welds up to 1/2 in. mild steel using flux-cored wire without gas
  • MIG weld up to 3/16 in. in a single pass with gas

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Get it done with the Weld-Pak 180HD for farm, light fabrication, auto or home projects. If you have access to industrial 208/230-Volt input power, you can weld on thicker material - up to 3/16 in. with MIG welding and 1/2 in. with gas-less flux-cored welding. Simple 2 knob tapped control makes it easy to tackle thin steel, stainless or aluminum sheet metal with MIG or thicker steel with flux-cored welding. Compare the precise drive, rugged construction and full list of standard accessories. Lincoln Weld-Pak is an excellent choice.

  • Wide 30-180 Amp welding output range - use 0.025 in. wire on the thinnest sheet metal up to 0.045 in. flux-cored wire on thick plate
  • MIG weld 24-Gauge up to 3/16 in. sheet metal in a single pass; weld up to 1/2 in. steel using self-shielded Lincoln inner shield wire (FCAW-S)
  • Spool gun ready add the optional magnum 100SG spool gun for reliable operation at the high wire feed speeds aluminum welding demands; no expensive outboard modules required
  • 3-year Lincoln warranty/90 days on gun and cable assembly
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will this weld 1/8 inch thick aluminum

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April 24, 2013
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July 14, 2016
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You'll need the optional spool set up and a lot of practice.
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i can help you there the welder 180 hd Wide 30-180 amp welding
output range.
– MIG weld 24 gauge up to 3/16 in.
(4.8 mm) sheet metal in a single
pass. Weld up to 1/2 in. (12.7 mm)
steel using self-shielded
Lincoln Electric Innershield
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July 28, 2013
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You will need the Lincoln Electric Magnum Spool gun. Not 100% sure the welding capacity but the spool gun kit is for the 180HD and should work well. Might be worth a quick call to lincoln or go to the lincoln welding site for accurate information. The spool gun kit should be fine for 1/8 inch but verify, don't take my word for it!
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April 29, 2013
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Yes,it can. You will have to get a bottle of gas,and a different liner for the machine. if its a big project,it would also be worth it to get the magnum pro spool gun thats available. the gas ,liner,and spool gun can be purchased at your local welding supply shop.
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April 25, 2013
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You would have to buy a magnum 100sg spool gun to use with this welder to weld aluminum. You will need to use pure argon gas. It will work.
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April 24, 2013
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Yes it will weld aluminum but u have to buy the spool gun separate its about 230$
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April 24, 2013
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Yes, it will weld up to 3/16 and you should be using Superglaze 4043 (ED030308) for aluminum.
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Does this welder plug into a standard outlet or does it have to be wire into big power? If not, which welder could I get to plug into a 110 outlet?

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no it can not . I would recommend the Hobart 210 mvp.
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the weld 180hd use 208v/220v. the welder 140hd use 120v 20amps an the welder 125hd use 120v 20amps.
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July 28, 2013
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The 180HD is 230 volt, it uses a similar plug to that of a electric stove or dryer.
You want to go with a 115volt welder if you only have a standard outlet to use. Be sure the outlet you plan to use has a 20 amp service and is safe to draw power through. I think you may be happy with the 140 size welder?
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March 14, 2013
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This is a 220 volt unit. I made a cord for mine that plugs into an old 220 electric dryer outlet in my garage. If you need a 110 volt unit, look into the Weldpack 140. I have a friend who is in the iron gate business and swears by it. Good luck.
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March 8, 2013
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This welder does require 220v 40amp per owners manual. The largest Lincoln makes in 120v is the lincoln Migpak 140 and this requires 120v outlet with a 20amp breaker.
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Paul, no this Weld Pak 180 requires 220 volts and cannot be converted. The Weld Pak HD, Weld Pak 125 HD and Weld Pak 140 HD all operate on 120 volts, which I believe you are referring to. Those (3) welders are all available on Home Depot dotcom.
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This welder needs big power. 208/230 volt [ at least 20 amp breaker ] . The 140 amp welder plugs into house voltage [ 110/120 ] you will still need a 20 amp breaker or larger. I would suggest going with the HD-180 welder. It welds thicker steel and does a better job. Most houses have a clothes dryer, that is 208/220 volt . some people use this plugin for the welder. I hope this helps you.
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What's the duty cycle on this thing?

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Duquesne, Pa. 15110
December 21, 2012
I don't know why you guys don't include the duty cycle of the welders you have listed in your specs. That is some very important imformation to know before I buy a welder or not.
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A duty cycle is in a 10 minute interval. So if the duty cycle is 30% that would translate to 3 minutes in a 10 minute time period. 40%DC (duty cycle) =4 min
100% DC=non stop welding.
Welders should come with the specs/ & duty cycle/amperage rating specs. Good machines have heat over load protection to shut off the machine to cool.
Hope this helps!
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what does duty cycle mean for a welder?
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30 perccent
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December 27, 2012
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Hello,
We are in the process of ensuring all spec sheets for our machines are uploaded on Home Depot.com. I apologize for the missing information.
The duty cycle on this machine is 30% @ 130amps.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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Lincoln Electric
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30 % duty cycle
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Can you weld stick with lincoln electric weld pak 180 or is it just for wire feed only.

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I don't think you could stick weld with this welder because of the circuitry.
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Wire feed only. MIG.
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Nope. Unfortunately you cannot. However, I've owned this one for three or four years and love it. Since I got this machine, I haven't stick-welded anything. You can use flux core wire or mig if you get an argon or co2 bottle.
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NO, it is only wire. You can use both regular wire and the flux core though so the flux core doesn't need the gas.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Killer Home Welder I am a new welder but have a zillion projects I need a welder for. I have a great welding shop in my town but, they cost a bundle for small jobs and takes a week or more to get it done. I'll get it done way faster and before I get done with half my projects, I will have paid for this machine. I needed to add some 1/4" rod to the edge of a security door frame to get the jamb mounted. At the low (2) setting, I was easily able to get nice white penetration without distorting the jamb. That job would have run me $75 to $100 downtown. Cha-CHING! As for the 220 wiring, its a standard welder plug. They sell em at HD. 220v wiring is easier than 110v wiring: Two hots and a ground. Can't screw it up. If you have 220 and the wrong plug, spend the $10 for the correct plug, shut your power off (verify), and wire the new plug in. The directions are on the new plug box! If you are worried about your insurance voiding a claim due to DIY wiring work, just know if you do it wrong you will pop the breaker. If you do it correctly (99% chance if you can read), you'll be in business. I wired my shop with 220v just for my welder and compressor and it was stupid simple. My Home Depot has an experienced electrician to answer questions and she pointed me in the right direction and it worked from the second I turned it on. Sweet. The 180 is fairly heavy but a cart makes it easy to move to the welding location and to store parts and pieces. June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bullet-Proof welder The Lincoln Weld Pac 180 HD works perfectly. It handles 1/2" steel easily and I can weld thinner metal like 18-gauge steel or spot weld 20-gauge steel without the gas. Very happy with the welder. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hobbyist machine I picked up one of these machines about 8 months ago and love it. I also have a miller 140 at work I use quite often which is basically the same machine as this but for 110v only. My lincoln welds much, MUCH nicer than the Miller does at comparable settings (obviously it can do a little thicker but at same setting with same wire it's much better) I call it a hobbyist machine because even though it is worthy of being in my heavy equipment repair shop, it really is only good for up to 1/2" (it says 5/8" but that's too much for this little guy, and yes it's too much for my miller but I mainly use it for small repairs, I fabricate heavily with my red machine at home) and only carries a 60% duty cycle when running real hot. It is near 100% for smaller stuff. If you plan on welding mostly thin guage metal I would buy the smaller machine though as this one is a bit hot on lowest settings for stuff such as Auto body repair. Also, it comes with a 3 year warranty so make sure you register it. Parts such as liners, tips, and nozzles are also widely available from many different manufacturers. You will also need a 230v plug, and I highly recommend a dedicated circuit just for the machine. If those things don't matter to you then I would definitely recommend this machine also, get a gas bottle. It will run flux-cored just fine but excels with the hard wire MIG. Only thing I dislike is the voltage selector, if I bought it again I would get the 180c which has infinite settings (Google that if you don'tunderstand) all in all this is one of the nicest compact welders available for the price. And if you're reading this and saying "well I can go to Frarbor Height or fleabay and buy same size machine for 1/4 the price", DO YOUR RESEARCH on them and READ about cheap and knock-off machines exploding and lighting on fire, in turn burning down your garage or shed! Spend the money once, I can and will assure you you won't be disappointed May 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by best welder works perfect. strong machine, does it all. its worth it.... May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent! right out of the Box New to the Wire feed world. The welder worked right out of the box. NOTE: Buy yourself a big spool of wire with it maybe 2. I bought an extra 1lb spool of wire. I went through 2lbs in the first day. I have attached a pic of my project in progress. My Wife misses me as I am playing with my new toy in my shop. LOL August 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Welder I by no means am an expereinced welder, But I can popcorn weld with the best of them. This welder is very easy to use and get a good penitrating weld. I have been using the flux core wire to avoid buying the argon bottle and it is still very easy and fun to use. I would recommend this welder to anyone that needs a good welder for there shop. I don't know if this would hold up to everyday welding but great for the part-time guy. It is easy to adjust for different applications with the wire spped nob (how fast it feeds your welding wire) and the amps(the amount of power its using to make the weld) Ihave chamged the wire and that is a bit tricky but still can be done by anyone that can readthe directions. It hold up to a 10lb roll which last nme quite a while. October 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best MIG in your home garage I'm a welder my self and I'm surprised to see this welding machine function the way I weld at my shop. I bought this to build my Honda ruckus. I bought the 75/25 gas mixture hooked it up and went on to welding. There's different settings to get the perfect weld. I set it up at 3 C AND GAS AT 10. All around best setting for any thickness. Just remember to have the ground on negative and whip on positive. October 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A very good machine This is not a cheap low quality machine. I bought mine almost a year ago and have used it on my hot rod chassis and suspension as well as all other fabrication work. Many items with HD on the name usually imply Heavy Duty. In this case the HD means Home Depot. This means that the HD model is slightly different than what you'd get at a welding supply store. On the HD model, many of the interior workings are plastic, not aluminum. If you intend to use it professionally, get the other. If you are a weekend warrior like me, buy the "HD". The 100 to 150 bucks you save will buy a lot of grinding discs. Either way, it's a great machine. March 14, 2013
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