Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG Welder

Rated Output: Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle – 70A / 17V / 20%
Output Range: 35-88A
WFS while welding: 0-300 ipm
Max. OCV: 29V

Lincoln Handy MIG is very good portable mid range mig welder.  This unit plugs in anywhere to 110 v. 20 amps. and works great on light gauge steel. It doesn’t come with a gauge to see how much gas is left in the tank, but welder works well with the pre-adjusted regulator it comes with.

With the inert gas the machine holds a nice arc from 1/8″ to 3/8″ from the surface, welds are nice and smooth.

Handy MIG Welding Capabilities
Handy MIG Welding Capabilities

Lincoln Electric K2185-1 has plenty of power for any home use. The machine has a 20% duty cycle and that is rare in this price range. But if you want to weld material thicker than 1/8″ you should look elsewhere.

And get a real welding helmet, as it comes with just a hand held face shield.

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