The Lincoln Electric AC225S Arc Welder features a broad welding amperage range of 40 - 225 amps for versatile use. Designed for operation with metals 16 gauge and heavier. This powerful welder features a smooth AC arc and can be used with a wide variety of metals, including steel, cast iron and stainless steel.
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100%of customersrecommend this product24 of 24reviews
Rating Breakdown27 reviews
100%of customersrecommend this product24 of 24reviews
Purchased THIS welder OVER 25 years ago and, STILL welds GREAT!!!
I have had Trucks all my adult life and, heavy equipment too for a while. Never been a "wealthy" man so I have always bought used equipment and, fixed it myself! And, I can tell you first hand THIS Welder HAS the POWER to penetrate HEAVY Metal! Always be sure to clean ALL your surfaces! (ground too)
The Trick to getting it to Stick is PENETRATION!!
The ONLY other thing I can say is that I have never had any formal training as a welder but, I NEVER had ANY weld fail. NEVER! Again the trick is PENETRATION and, CLEAN your surfaces! That being said, many "REAL" welders (like certified ones) have told me that IF I liked welding with THIS welder I should try the AC/DC version. They ALL say the DC welder works better and, is easier and, makes a nicer weld. Well after I returned to Pittsburgh from NC. I went to work for one of the local trucking companies and, they had an AC/DC version of this welder and, I used it many times and, I can NOT honestly tell you that I noticed any appreciable difference what so ever. Maybe it might have been a little easier to get the rod started. But, I never really had any trouble getting a rod started anyway.
Please DO NOT HESITATE for one second. THIS IS A GREAT WELDER! It has NEVER let me down!! NOT EVER!! 26 years atleast! And, I have NOT been nice to it either! Run it hard and, long and, under harsh conditions too! NEVER a problem. GREAT WELDER!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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The Picture didn't fit too good so it's really hard to see me under there welding the suspension. But, please believe me, I AM under there!
This is a great welder.I just bought my 2nd one,my 1st one was over 40 yrs old,however I believe they could be less greedy about there lead cables.Unless you add longer ones they are pretty much worthless you have to hover over your welder to work on anything.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Looks Great
I purchased this welder from my local Home Depot and it exceeded my expectations. You can't find a better value anywhere. Straight forward layout. Strikes an arc with ease. Built to last. It's everything you'll ever need to do most welding projects and it won't suck your wallet dry. This is Lincoln's best selling model of all time...and if you purchase one you'll see why. Novice or pro...you'll be very pleased. Nowadays it's hard to find a good quality product that does the job it was intended to do and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Kudos to Lincoln and Home Depot. Would recommend this welder in a heartbeat.
we looked at a lot of welders before buying a welder at The home depot and glad we did this is one of the best welders I have use in my life and I have work on a farm and use all kinds of welders over the years and you can not beat The home depot Price on this welder. Thank You home depot
I bought this as my first welder..and its been very nice so far. I like the rugged design. Its very powerful too, I had the setting on 120amps and it cut strait through a bed frame which I was using to practice on.
When it comes to welding, weather it is a new project or repair job, this machine excels at it, you do not have to worry about it letting you down. With the wide selections of electrodes available, even aluminum can be stick welded with it now. I've welded many times over the years with this machine, and when I got my shop at home, I bought this great machine for my new shop. It's dependability, ease of use, and wide selection of uses will keep this welder a staple in most shops. You can buy a more complicated and expensive welder, but not a BETTER WELDER! Home Depot has it at the best price around, and all the accessories you need, such as the correct electrodes, etc. You will surely be more than happy with this machine.
I just got the item, but I'm familiar with the 225AC Lincoln arc welders. They've been around since Adam and haven't changed a stitch. I would describe them as tough, dependable, versatile and economical. I wouldn't consider buying a Chinese knockoff just to save a few bucks.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Good Size & Weight
This model welder by Lincoln has been around for at least 40 years as it's the same dependable, easy to operate machine that it was when I was in high school ag class. For a model to be produced for that long, there has to be good reasons. Some of those reasons are that it's economically priced. It's easy to use. Plug it in and go to welding. Rods and helmet are included so you can go to work fast. And it's backed by the Lincoln name, one of the oldest and best on the market. I really like mine and would buy another if I didn't have one.
when I worked as a neon sign builder we used these all day everyday with 50ft leads on them ,no problem with 3/16 angle iron ,pipe etc,never had a problem I mean ever ! we honestly worked these machines to the maxx .!
this is the second lincoln arc welder i've owned. I sold the first one thinking i did'nt need it after buying a wirefeed welder. I was wrong, so I purchased another. Home Depot had the best price at the time