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Lincoln Electric Weld Pak 140 HD Wire-Feed Welder

Whether you have a home project, farm repairs or basic auto body welding to complete, the Weld-Pak 140HD should be at the top of your shopping list! Requiring common 120 volt input power, the Weld-Pak 140HD can be used almost anywhere. With simple two knob tapped control, the machine is easy to set up for gas-less flux-cored welding for deep penetration on thicker steel or gas-shielded MIG welding on thin gauge steel, stainless or aluminum. Compare the precise drive, rugged construction and full list of standard accessories. Lincoln Weld-Pak is an excellent choice.
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Can welding be learned in a short time span with a mechanically inclined aptitude.

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fabman
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October 15, 2014
I was a glass and aluminum fabricator for 28 years I don' want to spend money for school I do not plan to weld for a living just to help friends and my self. any positive feed back would be helpful. Thank you.
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JosephHDATL
Orange,Calfornia
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October 18, 2014
I can say that anyone can learn anything in life, including welding, given their eagerness and desire to learn.

Research and chatting in welding forums, as well as simply browsing the web can help. Be sure to learn as much as safety, as you will with the actual welding process.

Depending on what you mean by 'short time span' is really up to you in what you mean by that.

Again, research and talk to welders who can give you proper feedback.

Joseph
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does the 125hd mig welder use gas and flux core? can i weld iron 1/4 in thick or do i need 140 hd mig?

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racettemom
west illinois
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August 17, 2014
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THDCustomerService
August 22, 2014
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,

We reached out to the MFG for more information and find their response below.

The Weld Pak HD 125 welder is a flux cored wire welder only. It can weld up to 5/16" steel with multiple welding passes. Updating to the Weld Pak HD 140 allows for both Mig and Flux wire welding options, as well as increasing the peak amperage output.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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August 22, 2014
The Weld PAK 125HD does flux cored welding right out of the box. It does NOT come with a regulator.

You can flux core (gasless) weld up to 1/4" steel with multi passes using the Weld PAK 125HD and Innershield NR-211MP which comes with the welder.
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let my welder stick while in a tight place. machine runs but will not feed or weld. acts dead. is there a fuse someplace?

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robert
Mississippi
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July 30, 2014
Replaced the tip and checked feed line, no tangle, just no response from trigger.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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August 4, 2014
I would like to direct you to call our tech line to help you diagnose the problem that you are having with your machine. Please call 866-236-0044 ex 2
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do you need a permit to ues this machine at home

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dave
new york queens
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June 18, 2014
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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June 20, 2014
No, you do not need a permit to use this welder at home.
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Does the 140 weilder has a hook up for the gas bottle? Also is the 140 weilder in the store is the same as the 140 C K2471-2 online?

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JoeJames
North Carolina
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June 3, 2014
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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June 5, 2014
Yes, it comes with the Harris® 3000290 Gas Regulator
(S25805) and 52 in. (1.3 m) hose
(S19303) for use with Ar/CO2 blend
gases. For use with CO2 shielding gas,
order a Lincoln Electric S19298 CO2
shielding gas bottle adapter.
And this welder is exactly the same as the one carried in most Home Depot stores.
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what is the difference between a lincoln 140 pro-mig and a Lincoln 140 HD weld pak?

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wanttoownalincoln
Genesee, MI
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February 16, 2014
I have looked at home depot and they have a Lincoln Weld Pak 140 HD and Lowes has a Lincoln 140 pro-mig 140 for the same price was wondering what the difference was and if there was a difference what they are.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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February 17, 2014
The only difference is the packaging. They are the same machines and we package this product for sale at Lowes and at Home Depot with their requested packaging.
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Will this work properly/consistently on a normal 125v 15a outlet?

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Stacey
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January 25, 2014
Assuming that the welder is the only appliance plugged into the outlet. I've read elsewhere that this model works best on a 20a circuit, which I don't have. In other words, am I going to have to shell out more money to wire a dedicated outlet in order to make this thing work correctly? Thank you.
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chris
Tennessee
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January 25, 2014
Although a 20 amp outlet upgrade is highly reccomended ( 20 amp outlets are like 5 bucks and will replace the cheaper 15 amp outlet, your house wiring should easily accept this upgrade)(to be sure check your fuse box and locate the fuse/breaker for that circuit and as long as it is 20 amps or more, you are fine ) the unit will run fine as long as you dont try to weld heavier gauge metals with the 15 amp outlet.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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January 27, 2014
The required input current at the rated output for the majority of our retail welders is 20A. The K2514-1 has a rated output of 90A/19.5/20%. 20A is required in order for the welder to work properly.
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Jeff
Mississippi
March 18, 2014
Though I am not a licensed electrician, the recommendation for a 20 AMP circuit is based on the maximum draw the Lincoln 140 welder is capable of producing. This must be included in Lincoln's literature. A welder does require a great deal of amperage and without the proper load capacity, you might kick the breaker. If you are wired with a 14 gauge wire, which is normal for a 15 amp circuit, replacing the breaker will only cause the wire to become the fuse, which you do not want. That's all like a disclaimer. If you are welding small, thin, lightweight items, using only the A or B heat settings, you will not draw all 20 AMPS. If you are using the higher heat settings on the welder, you will need the 20 AMP circuit to protect your equipment, your outlet and to produce the weld you expect.
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is it a cold srike? trigger strike?

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Brian
las vegas
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November 5, 2013
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chris
Tennessee
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January 25, 2014
Trigger activated feed and hot lead control. It will allow you to touch the part and trigger activate the arc.
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RowdyRon
Springfield, OR, USA
March 4, 2014
Trigger Strike. Very smooth trigger and easy to use.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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November 6, 2013
The Weld Pack 140HD works via trigger strike.
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Jeff
Mississippi
March 11, 2014
If you are using 75/25 gas, with the wire in contact with the metal, pull the trigger and you are off to the races. It with get with it right away.
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What are the length of the welding leads?

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Boss2928
West Palm Beach
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October 23, 2013
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
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October 23, 2013
Both the Magnum 100L gun and the work clamp have 10ft cables attached.
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Jeff
Mississippi
March 18, 2014
Both the gun and the ground leads are about 6' . . .
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Can I use this to cut the inside of a car door and then weld it, with this equipmet?

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Vicente
Venezuela
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June 5, 2013
We are armoring cars and need to cut the inside of some doors and then Weld it back
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mattchewh
cleveland
June 6, 2013
yes it's perfect for that
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mxpapa
van tx usa
June 6, 2013
this machine will do the welding, sounds like you will need a plasma cutter also. Lincoln has a plasma 20 that would work great for the cutting part, and it runs on 110v house hold current also.
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chris
Tennessee, USA
August 4, 2013
It will cut but not like you are thinking. Its a 20% duty cycle unit at 140 amp.
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Can this 140 also use the 10-11 pound spools?

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Genesis 27:3
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May 20, 2013
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
May 21, 2013
Yes, the included adapter spindle can help the Weld Pak 140 HD accomodate up to a 12 lb spool.
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mxpapa
van tx usa
May 20, 2013
yes this welder comes ready for 2 and 10lb spools of wire.
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Jeff
Mississippi
March 18, 2014
The Lincoln 140 MIG Welder can use the larger 10 or 11 pound spools of wire. I just loaded an 11 pound spool today and it works fine. Included with the Weld Pak (I think it's called) is an adapter to go from the 1 or 2 pound spools to the larger, more cost efficient rolls of wire. This adapter snaps into the larger spools and there's a tab/button on it that must be engaged to the roll to help with tension.
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chris
Tennessee, USA
August 4, 2013
Yes, it will run the one pound spool and has an (included) adapter for the 8 inch spools.(up to 8 inch diameter .030 and .035 wire only).
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On the model with 4 settings "A-B-C-D", what are the voltage values?

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TNT79Bronco
San Ramon, CA
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May 11, 2013
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mxpapa
van tx usa
June 6, 2013
don't know the tech numbers, it is the same scale that is used inside the lid for welding guide, for the different thickness of metals
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
May 13, 2013
There are 5 different "stops" on the output voltage dial, and each one represents a span of 22 values. That is as specific as the machine is set up.
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2" x 2" x .120" Stainless Steel Square Tubing

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Barkingshins
Minneapolis, MN
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May 1, 2013
I have a rather large project in mind that would require welding together a frame consisting entirely of 2" x 2" x .120" Stainless Steel Square Tubing. I don't currently have access to a 230V circuit in my home so it appears that a max output of 140 amps is the highest I can go without having to call the electrician. Is this model, and its 140 amps, capable of handling the project I have in mind? Or should I keep saving my pennies for the 180 model plus the cost of having an electrician put a 230V circuit in?
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mattchewh
cleveland
May 2, 2013
I weld this same tubing in steel with no problems - 1 pass with this welder
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
May 2, 2013
Lincoln Electric would recommend the 180 amp machine for this kind of job with Trimix shielding gas and .030" wire.
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mxpapa
van tx usa
May 2, 2013
this welder does weld stainless, my best answer would be to go to the Lincoln welder website to verify any concerns you have about the thickness. I have used 10lbs of wire thru mine this month and I can verify this is a quality welder, and I would recommend staying with Lincoln welding wire, I just put some Hobart wire in mine and there is a huge difference.
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chris
Tennessee, USA
August 4, 2013
No, this unit is for mild steel only. SS is tricky and this unit only welds at 19.5 volts at 90 amps max.
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what does the HD stand for?

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jscott
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April 24, 2013
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mxpapa
van tx usa
May 1, 2013
I would think hd is for heavy duty in its size comparisons, this a a great welder.
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WeldingExperts
Cleveland
April 25, 2013
The HD in the name of all of the welders that we sell at The Home Depot stands for Heavy Duty. They are recommened and excellent for use by small contractors, hobyists and farmers.
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mattchewh
cleveland
May 2, 2013
"home depot" retail line
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chris
Tennessee, USA
August 4, 2013
Heavy duty
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Is gas required to weld with the Lincoln Electric Weld Pak 140 HD or will wire only weld

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Bapah
Dallas Texas
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January 12, 2013
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mattchewh
February 26, 2013
it will weld w argon/c02 or with just flux core wire
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Paul
Florida, USA
March 12, 2013
No, gas is not required with the Weld Pak 140. You can wire-feed weld with self-shielded wire. Welding with gas will give you prettier welds and less spatter, and it will allow you to weld thinner 24 ga. sheet metal.
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wolfhounds
sacramento, ca
October 9, 2013
no gas-use flux core 030 or 035
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mxpapa
van tx usa
April 2, 2013
gas is not required, it can be used as an option tho. the flux core wire works excellent.
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WeldingExperts
January 14, 2013
Hello,

With the 140HD you have the option to use MIG or Flux-Cored welding. If you decide to do MIG then you would need to use gas and our MIG wire. If you decide to do Flux-Cored welding you do not need gas. However, you will need Flux-Cored wire. I have attached the two different wires. We offer these is different size spools and diameters. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks
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Jeff
Mississippi
March 18, 2014
The Lincoln 140 HD can use flux-core or the 75/25 gas and solid wire. There's a lot less splatter with the wire and gas, versus the flux core. The instructions recommend using the flux core when welding outside, in windy conditions.
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chris
Tennessee, USA
August 4, 2013
No, you can use flux core also.
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will this weld aluminum

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flatrate
Miami
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January 6, 2013
I want to weld aluminum, will welder do this
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mattchewh
February 26, 2013
yes If you buy the spool gun for it
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wolfhounds
sacramento, ca
October 9, 2013
you will need a spool gun. $200
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mxpapa
van tx usa
April 2, 2013
yes this welder is capable of welding aluminum, by adding argon gas
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Foodieken
January 7, 2013
Hi Flatrate, great choice in the Weld Pak 140. This is a great little machine. To answer your question, yes you can weld aluminum. In the kit comes a 1lb. spool of superglaze 4043 .035 dia. wire. However you will need to order or purchase K2532-1 magnum 100SG. spool gun and a bottle of 100 percent argon. So get out there and get this little gem and get welding. I know you will enjoy it.
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chris
Tennessee, USA
August 4, 2013
Yes it will weld aluminum but does not have a pulse feature.
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