Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG Welder

The Lincoln Electric K2185 is a user-friendly MIG welder that plugs into a 115V outlet at 120 amps. It comes in a lightweight design, weighing only 26 pounds. It contains four voltage settings that make it easy to set the right welding conditions and a continuous wire feed speed adjustment system. We found this machine […]

Last updateJuly 3, 2018
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Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG Welder

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The Lincoln Electric K2185 is a user-friendly MIG welder that plugs into a 115V outlet at 120 amps. It comes in a lightweight design, weighing only 26 pounds.

It contains four voltage settings that make it easy to set the right welding conditions and a continuous wire feed speed adjustment system.

We found this machine to be perfect for auto welding and home repair.

The kit comes ready and includes MIG gun and cables, a clamp, gas regulator, hose and nozzle, spool of solid wire, a hand shield, and contact tips.

One conspicuous issue with this welder…

The nozzle does not have a gauge, making it hard to know when you’re almost running out of shielding gas. You might have to fit one on your own.

Other than that, it performs excellently even when welding thick material. It produced smooth, flat, and deep welds. It can plug anywhere making it handy. In fact, we tried it with different outlets and it did not pop any breakers.

A word of caution…

It comes with a low-quality shield, so you might want to invest in a better auto-dimming helmet and a nozzle gel for cleaning the splatter when using flux core.

Features

  • Welds up to 1/8" mild steel
  • Plugs into household 115V, 20 amp outlet
  • 1-year warranty on parts and labor (90 days on gun and cable)
  • Made in the USA
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