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Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Stick Welder

The Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Welder features both AC and DC welding arcs with broad output ranges for versatile use. Ideal for jobs that require top arc-welding performance, the welder can be used for maintenance repair, fabrication, construction and other applications. The welder is great for use with a variety of variety of metals, including stainless steel, steel and cast iron.
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What amp breaker is needed for the lincoln ac/dc 225/125 stick welder

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sarge
salt lake city utah
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March 17, 2014
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Whittle
Hollis, OK
October 18, 2014
50 amp serviece
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
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March 20, 2014
Lincoln Electric lists in the owner's manual that a 50A breaker is required for this machine. From personal experience, I'd highly recommend a 50A breaker as the MINIMUM sized needed for all 240V (aka "220") welders anyway. A 30A "clothes dryer" (240v) breaker (3-prong) could be used, provided the machine is never set on its upper to maximum amperage settings. For AC amperage settings on this welder, one might be able to weld at around 105-115A and around 75A DC, with a 30A breaker. However, that practice is not recommended.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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March 19, 2014
This machine requires a 50 amp breaker.
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what stores in colorado can th is item be picked up at or do I buy from some other souce? Why is your online site such a mess?

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lxxx
colorado
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August 24, 2014
Have to pick a store to see if can be picked up, they all say can't pick up there. whoever runs your online site is not familiar with online purchasing.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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August 29, 2014
You should be able to go into any Home Depot store and at least order this welder and have it delivered to the store of your choice through their special order program. If they do not carry it in the store, you can also have it delivered to your home throught that same program.
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Is this welder new or reconditioned?

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Virginia
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December 26, 2012
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
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March 20, 2014
Lincoln Electric only distributes brand NIB welders to Home Depot.
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hunterred
Bruce, MS, USA
December 30, 2012
NEW love it does a great job.
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WeldingExperts
December 27, 2012
Hello,

This is a new machine. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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Lincoln Electric
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Does this machine come with welding leads and electrode holder and ground?

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littleberry
Milton, Florida
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December 29, 2012
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
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March 20, 2014
Yes, it's literally a "plug-n-play" 240v (aka: "220") 3-prong (NEMA 6-50P) welder, complete with the "stinger" and work clamp (ground). One just needs to buy their own welding mask, gloves and protective shirt, wire brush, chipping hammer, clear safety glasses (wear under the hood) and electrodes.
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Merlyn
Elko, Nevada
January 29, 2013
Yes it comes with all the necessary leads. You will have to connect the electrode holder and ground clamp as they are separate from the machine. There is also a detailed parts list and instructions for this machine.
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WeldingExperts
January 2, 2013
Hello,

Yes, this welder includes an insulated electrode holder and cable, and also a heavy duty work clamp with a cable.

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Lincoln Electric
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hunterred
Bruce, MS, USA
December 30, 2012
yes it does everything you need but, it does not come with an helmet.
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what is the max the thickness the Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Welder can weld for mild steel can this machine weld 3/8 mild steel?

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sussex NJ
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December 29, 2012
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
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November 14, 2013
3/8" mild steel plate for this machine is a breeze. Up to half inch the machine can handle withou the need for pre heat.
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WeldingExperts
January 2, 2013
Hello,

Yes you can weld 3/8 mild steel. You will need to use a 1/8 or 5/32 electrode. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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hunterred
Bruce, MS, USA
December 30, 2012
yes does a great job to, welding 3/8 mild steel, i have weld 1/2 steel with it with no problem
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what is the diffrence between ac stick welding & DC stick welding7

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galveston tx
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February 8, 2013
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
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November 14, 2013
DC is a "smoother" arc with less spatter. But AC eliminates the phenomenon of "arc blow". Each has its pros and cons.
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Brad
April 25, 2013
Some rods can only be used with dc so the ac/dc gives you a lot more options on rods you can use.
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hunterred
Bruce, MS, USA
February 8, 2013
AC Welders use electric voltage directly from an alternating current outlet. DC welders use the same AC voltage but convert it into direct current voltage.

• Both AC and DC Welders are shielded metal arc welders but differ in the electricity they use. Both the options are available in one machine.

• DC welding electrodes can be used only in DC machine.

• AC welding can weld magnetized metal, while DC Welders make a cleaner weld.

• AC Welders are cheaper and can weld thicker metals, but even thinner metals can be welded using DC welding. An AC welder is fine for most home project jobs, but for regular purpose, you will require both AC and DC at same point.
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i want to put a longer cable on.is it possible to do this because the front does not come off and taking the back plate off does no good!

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sparky
clare mi.
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April 8, 2013
225/125 Lincoln welder
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
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November 14, 2013
Yes, you can buy welding terminal "quick connects" at a local welding supply. Attach them to your welding leads and run longer lengths of cable to the machine.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
April 9, 2013
What you need to do is purchase a #2 cable at the additonal length desired. Remove the ground clamp and electrode holder from the cable. Replace with lugs or twist mate adapters and connect. Make sure the connection is properly insulated to prevent electrical shock. The connectors can be purchased from any welding distributors. This type of cable replacement should be external of the case for safety reasons.
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DocR
April 9, 2013
Switching out the cables though simple is best done by someone who knows the buzz box. you can ask your home depot rep for information. If you really want to do it yourself then look at the drawing in your owner's manual you will see how the case is put together and how it can be unscrewed apart. If the drawing is not large enough then get it enlarged on a copier.
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Do you have Power Extension Cords and accessories that will match my Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Welder?

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Rudy
Guam
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July 3, 2013
Need a female Outlet receptacle (Box mounted) and at least 20 feet extension cord that matches my
Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 Welder. Can this be available or shipped to Guam's Home Depot?
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
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November 14, 2013
I have never seen nor found Home Depot to carry a welders extension cord. You can google it and find online specialty stores that sell welders electrical cords.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
July 17, 2013
Rudy, We do not sell an extension cable like the one you are asking about, but I do have a recommended electrode and work cable sheet that I could e-mail to you if you like. Please contact me at marilyn_rhoades@lincolnelectric.com. From the recommendations on the sheet you should be able to find what cable is required.
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Kennesaw, Ga
July 7, 2013
Thanks for asking. We are unable to ship internationally at this time. We are able to ship to the 48 contiguous states and a limited selection of products can be shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.

Please see link below for the Female outlet receptacle
 
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What amp circut breaker is suggested for this welder?

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flyak
Mid West
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April 18, 2013
To wire this welder in my shop, what amp circut breaker is suggested?
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
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November 14, 2013
Lincoln Electric states a 50 amp 240v breaker is needed to run the machine at its full potential.
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Brad
April 25, 2013
I would suggest a 50 amp.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
April 22, 2013
AC/DC models above Code 8800 (Like the AC/DC 225/125) have an internal circuit breaker to prevent overheating when welding on DC. The breaker will trip and shut off the DC welding output if the duty cycle is exceeded or if the cooling air flow is blocked. The cooling fan will continue to run and the DC welding output will automatically come on when the bbreaker has cooled and resets.
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the Lincoln AC/DC 225/125 welder CANNOT BE PURCHASED for $387.00 why is it not in stock

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Ron
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January 19, 2013
It is not in stock at in any Home Depo's I have to add $125.00 for shipping now the price is $512.00 and wait for the welder to be delivered. I can actually pick this unit up in stock for $509.00 Where can I actually buy this machine and pick it up for $387. 00 as Home Depo advertises. ?????
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
November 14, 2013
The AC/DC-225/125 model costs more than the standard AC only model (AC-225). Having the DC option, increases the capabilities of the machine, as well as the internal components and ultimate pricing.
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DocR
January 23, 2013
Ron go to any Home Depot that has a pro department and ask for the manager. Let the manager know that you want the advertised welder, at the advertised price,and would like him to special order it delivered to your Home Depot Store. He will call Home Depot headquarters to ask for a special SKU and then place the order for you. It may take a little while for him to get all the paperwork done but that's how I got my Lincoln AC/DC Welder for $387.00. Taxes depend on your state taxes. Thanks and good luck. DocR
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will the price drop on this welder soon?

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Santos
Bronx,NY
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August 25, 2013
it was at $387 at one time. will it drop again?
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ArcWeldor
Upstate, New York
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November 14, 2013
Nope. The price of this and all welders regularly increases. Get it now before it goes up.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
August 26, 2013
We do not anticipate the price on the AC/DC 112/125 Welder decreasing at any time in the near future. But even at it's current price, you are getting a great product with great reviews on Home Depot dotcom, that will give you many, many years of service.
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I don't see the $387 price any more. Will this price be offered again?

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Dave
Massachusetts
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April 27, 2013
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Brad
April 28, 2013
Due to the increase in prices in aluminum and copper the cost of making welders has increased so I don't think that price will be available any time soon.
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Can I pick this up in a store for your advertised price of $387.00 if not that explains the extra $100

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T.Wilson
Chicago il.
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January 19, 2013
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Kennesaw, Georgia
January 24, 2013
Hi,

To determine the price and availability of this item at your local store you will need to localize the item online by using a zip code. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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which "bigger" store within an 150 mile radius of NY City or zip 07461 has it in stock for $387.00

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January 19, 2013
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San Antonio, TX, USA
January 20, 2013
Ron go to any Home Depot that has a pro department and ask for the manager. Let the manager know that you want the advertised welder, at the advertised price,and would like him to special order it delivered to your Home Depot Store. He will call Home Depot headquarters to ask for a special SKU and then place the order for you. It may take a little while for him to get all the paperwork done but that's how I got my Lincoln AC/DC Welder for $387.00. Taxes depend on your state taxes. Thanks and good luck. DocR
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Why can't you pick this up in a store without paying the extra $100 +

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T.Wilson
Chicago Il.
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January 14, 2013
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WeldingExperts
January 14, 2013
Hello,

I am not sure I understand the extra $100 fee for picking up in a store. Could you let me know what this is? Thank you and sorry for my confusion.

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Why is this item not sold in stores,lincoln ac/dc welder

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December 21, 2012
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WeldingExperts
December 28, 2012
Hello,

This is an item that is sold in stores with a higher demand, however, the AC225 is available in all Home Depot stores that carry welding. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,

Lincoln Electric
 
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hunterred
Bruce, MS, USA
December 22, 2012
I think it because they do not have room on the floor for it, and its biger price tag than the plane jane they have in stock its a good welder but i love this welder, we get along better than my wife lol, sorry i was not any help on this welder but if you buy one you will be sorry, my bother used it and he said he love it to, Great AC/DC Lincoln Electric 225/125 Welder.
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