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Lincoln Electric Weld Pak 180 HD Wire Feed Welder
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Lincoln Electric

Weld Pak 180 HD Wire Feed Welder

  • 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
$634.00 /each

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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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November 22, 2013
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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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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.
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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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Weld Pak 180 HD Wire Feed Welder is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reviews are important and a great welder ! First off I'll start by saying I never write reviews. But this time I felt compelled to after doing research in speaking to Lincoln representatives they said that this product is not up to Lincoln standards it's just a big box store welder. But I went against what this gentleman had told me and bought this Lincoln 180 HD from Home Depot. This welder is great and very easy to use and for someone to learn how to weld. I recommend this welder to anyone looking to buy one for anything around the house and you can even handle light industrial use. Hands-down great welder and I'm very very pleased.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great welder I bought this as a graduation gift for myself when I finished welding school. I am very impressed with it's performance for a machine in this price range. I was super happy to find out it feeds the wire just as smoothly as the high dollar machines i learned to weld on at school. I mostly run flux core through it at home and get beautiful beads with it,it has plenty of power for every project I've tackled so far.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tool in the store I was sorta questioning how good a welder from the home depot would work but after getting the 180hd i have to say its probably the best tool they sell in the store. It does take skill to be able to use it to the best of its ability but combine this with a chipping hammer wire brush grinder and drill and you can make pretty much anything you want as long as you have the ability to do so. I run flux core since most of the time im outside and mig doesnt work in the wind. It doesnt use much electricity either so i run it off the 6800W rigid generator i bought at the home depot and have no problems making all sorts of stuff. From little corner guides to farm equipment you can make it all.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile and easy adjustments I have owned this welder for over a year now and had great success making solid clean welds. I am using shielding gas to aid in the process. I am not an expert welder, but my career is in the weld inspection field. I know what a good weld should look like! I have found the instructions easy to follow when changing settings for different materials and thicknesses. Their table inside the cover gives great starting points for setting the controls on the system. You may have to make minor adjustments to get the best welding performance out of the system. It has been a solid performer with no issues in the year + I have owned and used it.
Date published: 2009-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an upgrade!! Had a Lincoln 140HD 120v for 4 years and had no issues with it ended up bartering up to this 180. Out of the box I was bumped the plug wouldnt fit directly into my laundry 250v outlet. So I had to either order 69.00 adapter plug or make one for 30.00. 10-30p to 6-50r extension. Once I got that out of the way. I found some scrap to test it on and wow was I blown away. I wanted to keep welding. I was amazed how well and easy I was laying down beads. Will find something to build soon just to weld and show the wife I can build anything!! Highly recommend if you don't have a dedicated 230v outlet u can build an easy 6ft extension like I did. Buy a new 6ft laundry 3prong 10g extension from home for 18bucks and a 6-50r for 11 from Amazon. And the welder runs fine off the 250v
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissapointed Bought this welder, brought it home, went through the setup process and found out that it was defective right out of the box. The drive wheel that feeds wire would not run, when you squeezed the trigger to feed wire, it would turn about an 1/8 th of an inch and then stop, even with no wire in it and no tension. Returned it to store.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Unit MIG welders are a total joy to use and it's easy to understand why they've replaced most of the stick welders. I added an 87 cubic-foot tank of argon/CO2 and a cart. The unit arrived set up for flux-core welding wire and I needed to change gun tip, feed roller, and polarity for use with gas. The gun has a nice 10-foot lead. You will soon need a 10 or 12 pound spool of wire, but the sample roll is certainly enough to use the first day or so. This is a high quality machine for home use with accessories and parts available. I asked several professional welders and they recommended this 220 Volt machine.
Date published: 2012-12-04
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