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  • The best portable welder available
  • August 04, 2013
  • Recommended Product

This unit is absolutely trouble free and easy to operate. The wire feed is steady and the power supply in this unit is powerful enough for the larger jobs. I was surprised that the weld quality was so high being that this is not a gmaw and uses flux wire. The wire feed is as good quality as the lm-7 units I use at work. Im very impressed at the performance of this compact unit. Do yourself a favor and get this unit instead of a cheap copy that claims to have as much welding power. You absolutely get what you pay for. You will need a 20 amp outlet and if you use an extension cord it will need to be 8 gauge or better. This unit needs at least 20 amps to operate on high power or it will not start an arc. I use HD's 389cc Power stroke generator to power it.

Pros Durable, Easy to Use, High Quality, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, steady wire feed
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chris

Tennessee, USA
35 to 44, Male
24 out of 24 people found this helpful
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By: chris
  • Awesome Welder
  • March 27, 2014
  • Recommended Product

This welder really sizzles! Assembly was easy, it runs perfectly (and quietly) on a dedicated 20 Amp circuit. Long leads, a comfortable and precise wand/torch, and all the controls can be adjusted while wearing gloves. I quickly went through the supplied roll of .35 wire and am using .30 until a 10LB roll arrives which HD sells online for $64 (shipping included). Feeding-in the new spool of .030 wire could not be easier; up and running again in less than 5 minutes. Home Depot had it in stock (a Western-Oregon rarity) and they knocked 10% off the price for my military service; thanks! Online product registration was easy. Great product, great price, & a great retailer; totally-worth the 40 minute drive.

Pros Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, sizzles; good beads
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Domthewelder

Oregon Coast Range
45 to 54, Male
14 out of 14 people found this helpful
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By: Domthewelder
  • OUTSTANDING!!!
  • November 12, 2013
  • Recommended Product

Bought to make a small utility trailer for the yard. First time with wire feed. I last welded about17 years ago on a Lincoln buzz box. Instructions were good and clear. Did a few practice runs then got to work. Made a 4x8 trailer out of 3x3 square tube steel that is an 1/8 in thick. No disappointments. When I was done I smacked it a few times with a sledge and every weld held. Take your time and practice.

Pros Easy to Use, High Quality
  • DIY

Boats

CT
35 to 44, Male
13 out of 13 people found this helpful
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By: Boats
  • A Nice Starter / Small Utility Welder
  • October 04, 2016
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

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.

Pros Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight

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Paul

Utah
45 to 54, Male
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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By: Paul
  • For a machine that plugs into a 110v outlet I am really impressed by this unit. As others have sa...
  • January 16, 2018
  • Recommended Product

For a machine that plugs into a 110v outlet I am really impressed by this unit. As others have said you really do need a dedicated 20amp outlet and a heavy gauge extension cord if using one. The wire feed is flawless and super easy to change rolls of wire. if you have any sort of a sizeable project invest in a 10lb roll of wire this machine will burn thru a 1lb roll of wire effortlessly. I haven't been able to out weld the machine yet it just keeps chugging along. I know this isn't a 230v machine that all the welding forums will say you need to buy, but this is plenty of machine for a home owner and backyard DIY person looking to stick some metal together. Everything Lincoln says this welder can do it does.

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Chuck

5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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By: Chuck
  • Really like my "little" welder.
  • January 31, 2014
  • Recommended Product

Really like this welder for several reasons: 1) 120v (vs 220), 2) flux wire out of the box, 3) convertible to MIG. So easy to use, like spreading butter on your toast. I've had better luck with .030 wire than .035. Among other things, made myself a 4x8 trailer with a 3500# axle to carry my "art" projects and landscape projects. No broken welds yet. May upgrade to the HD140 some day but very happy for now.

Pros Durable, Easy to Use, High Quality, Good Size & Weight
  • DIY

jbfranklin61

Denver, CO
45 to 54, Male
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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By: jbfranklin61
  • this welder can get the job done
  • October 04, 2012
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i have been shopping around for a good weekend welder and this is the one . I have used other lincoln welders like 140 mig and arc ( stick ) 240 volts , and this welder ( 125 ) doesn't fall be hind on how it welds . I just got mine and set up was like 10 min and was already welding great for jobs around the house and even job sites. You can't beat it for the price

Pros Easy to Use, Looks Great, Nice Design

McTech

El Paso, TX, USA
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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By: McTech
  • Lincoln Welder
  • July 09, 2016
  • Recommended Product

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.

Pros Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, the timex of welders
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Tom

Van Nuys, California
65 or over, Male
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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By: Tom
  • Good for what it's made for
  • September 02, 2009
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I bought this to do exhaust work origanally, and it does it great, even with flux core. It is only 110v so it does have limitations as far as thickness, but I plan on building some bumpers out of 3/16" steel and have no concerns it will get the job done.

stiffler

panama city, fl
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By: stiffler
  • Excellent portable unit capable of big projects
  • December 24, 2013
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

Excellent portable unit capable of big projects this unit really performed both in Portland and Haiti where we used it intensively. Even with power surges and spikes no problem with the unit. At low power though wire feed stops working.

Pros Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Good Size & Weight
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Toughontools

Portland, OR, USA
55 to 64, Male
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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By: Toughontools