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Customer Reviews for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297

Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297

Item# 167744
The Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 stick welder is the deluxe version of Lincoln's AC-225 arc welder. It gives the user the same traditional design and functionality of the AC-225 but adds the smoother, more traditional DC welding arc, making it an ideal choice for the farm, shop, home or anywhere improved arc welding performance is desired. It provides AC arc welding power from 40-225 Amps and a DC welding output range of 30-125, making it extremely useful as a stick welding power source for maintenance, repair, fabrication, construction, erecting and hardfacing applications. You can also use the AC/DC 225/125 for cutting and piercing holes in steel. NEMA rated, UL listed and CSA approved. Duty Cycle 20 @ 225A, 25V, Clamp Cable Length ft. 10, Range Selection 30 - 225, Amperage Adjustments 30 - 225, Electrode Size in. 3/16 to 5/32, Welding Amperage Range 40 - 225 AC / 30 - 125 DC, Dimensions L x W x H in. 12 x 17 1/4 x 24, Volts 230, Electrode Cable Length ft. 10, Amps 225 AC / 125 DC, Power Cord ft. 6, Weldable Metals Carbon, low alloy, stainless steel, cast iron, Phase Single, Welding Processes Stick welding. Easy to install comes with attached input power cable and plug Front-mounted AC/DC polarity switch and full range amperage selector switch for accurate and dependable procedure setting Traditional design for long life and low cost operation Compact size for easy storage and handling Smooth arc allows use of a variety of electrodes, including mild steel, low hydrogen, stainless and hardfacing Electrode selection chart on machine case provides quick and easy reference guide Fan cooled for extra thermal protection Vermin-resistant mesh bottom Powder-coat finish
Average Customer Rating:
4.875 out of 5
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Customer Reviews for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297
Review 1 for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

best value

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February 4, 2014
By roger1234p
from Missouri
"Best value bc of the ac dc switch. If you are buying a stick welder and looking at Lincoln spend the extra and get this one"
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+1point
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Review 2 for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Power cord

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February 4, 2014
By Quartzgeode
from Chattanooga
"To change the power cord (outlet type) the housing needs to be taken apart and the beginner will spend an hour."
Describe Yourself: Total Beginner
+1point
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Review 3 for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Little Welder

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May 24, 2013
By Marksman44
from West Texas
"Great all-around welder. The DC feature is worth the extra cost IMO. Just dial in the amperage that works and go. I have welded oil field pipe for fencing and awnings, as well as 1/2" steel plate with no problems. You can't go wrong with this thing."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+7points
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Review 4 for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

welder

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April 24, 2013
By ms0592
from san antonio, texas
"geat product love the ac-dc options, can weld without burning hole threw materials at low amperage"
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+2points
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Review 5 for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

This is the one your old man learned on

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February 4, 2013
By JoeFromRichmond
from Richmond, VA
"This is the Lincoln Tombstone. It does every welding job you are likely to encounter, with the right stick selection. If you only had one welder, for everything you have to do, this would be it, hands down.
They've been making this unit for a long, long time. The parts are widely available, even in the field. It's built like a freight train, and will last much longer than you will, as long as you don't set it on fire or throw it in a river.
Welding performance is excellent, especially in DC mode. DC is easier for beginners than AC, and very useful except on magnetized surfaces. If you can swing the price difference between this and the AC-only unit, you'll be glad you did.
This really is the standard-bearer. You can spend a lot more money, and buy a very flashy machine, but for 95% of the jobs I'm likely to encounter, this unit works great."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+7points
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Review 6 for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Lincoln Arc Welder

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March 21, 2011
By miniBulldozer
from Oxford Station Ontario
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"Lincoln Welders are a 5 star product. The first Lincoln Welder I used was my Fathers, He bought it in 1970. That welder is in my shop now and still in use today. As far as getting your moneys worth, you can't beat these welders in performance and reliability. They are the welder that keeps on welding and I personaly rank them among the best for professional use, occasional welding, farmers and hobbiest. A steady quality weld is what one can expect from these units. I would not endorse these welders if I didn't have extensive hands on experience with them. Buy quality, buy a Lincoln Welder."
Describe Yourself: Professional
+25points
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Review 7 for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Lincoln AC/DC welder

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November 20, 2010
By pudgeyJ
from Kodak , Tn.
"I started out on these in Jr. high ('75) in the shop class. Have owned other welders and none of them perform like the trustworthy Lincoln . The AC/DC allows the user to perform very smooth uninterupted welds . One very important thing to try to do , is , make your self as comfortable as possible before you begin welding . While the unit is turned OFF practice holding the welding lead with a welding rod inserted to find your comfort zone . Keep in mind , you can even bend the welding rod in order to find a comfortable position for your welding hand ( arm ) . When I used the other brand welders , it didn't matter how comfortable I was , the welding rod would usually keep sticking to the piece I was welding on , I was constantly having to break it free . With the Lincoln AC/DC welder it gives me constant uninterupted power I need and produces very nice welds , period ."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+11points
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Review 8 for Lincoln Electric AC/DC 225/125 230V Stick Welder - 225 Amp AC, 125 Amp DC Output, Model# K1297
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

ac-dc welder

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August 30, 2010
By Pray
from Keeseville NY
"excellent have owned on for over 30 years still works excellent"
Describe Yourself: Professional
+2points
8out of 14found this review helpful.
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October 10, 2011
"i whould be much more likely to buy this welder if it had a video to it."
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