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    Default Re: LINCOLN 225

    I have concerns about these inverter welding machines lasting. I own three of them. My Miller was over $6,000.00. My Lincoln was over $5,000.00. My Everlast was just over $300.00, which one do you think I'll care the least about if it goes up in smoke?


    Miller Dynasty 300.
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    Lincoln LF-72 wire feeder.
    Lincoln SG Spool gun.

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    1937 IdealArc-300.
    Everlast PowerArc 200.
    Everlast PowerArc 300.
    5 Lincoln SA-200s.
    1800 Ellis saw.
    Hypertherm Powermax 1250, CNC table.
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    Default Re: LINCOLN 225

    I guess the "Tombstone" is the way to go for my first welder. reliable, heavy, and sharp looking machine.
    what kind of rods are good on the tombstone for 1/4 steel?

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    Default Re: LINCOLN 225

    Do yourself a big favor and buy the AC/DC version. Pretty much forget about the AC side.
    Far as rods, 3/32-inch 7018, and 1/8-inch 6010, or 6011 will do most anything us hobby type weldors want to do.


    Miller Dynasty 300.
    Lincoln V350-Pro w/pulse.
    Lincoln LF-72 wire feeder.
    Lincoln SG Spool gun.

    Lincoln LN-25.
    1937 IdealArc-300.
    Everlast PowerArc 200.
    Everlast PowerArc 300.
    5 Lincoln SA-200s.
    1800 Ellis saw.
    Hypertherm Powermax 1250, CNC table.
    PROFAX Welding Positioner.
    JD2 model 3.

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    Default Re: LINCOLN 225

    I wonder if the Tombstone is capable or running on the dryer plug?

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    Default Re: LINCOLN 225

    You'll need 50-amp input power.


    Miller Dynasty 300.
    Lincoln V350-Pro w/pulse.
    Lincoln LF-72 wire feeder.
    Lincoln SG Spool gun.

    Lincoln LN-25.
    1937 IdealArc-300.
    Everlast PowerArc 200.
    Everlast PowerArc 300.
    5 Lincoln SA-200s.
    1800 Ellis saw.
    Hypertherm Powermax 1250, CNC table.
    PROFAX Welding Positioner.
    JD2 model 3.

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    Default Re: LINCOLN 225

    I would seriously consider one of the small inverter welders from whatever vendor you like. The AC tombstone is far from an ideal welder, and you will be wanting DC current. Do not get the Hobart model linked earlier, I have used the AC/DC version and it is less than impressive. That got replaced by a Thermal Arc 160 STL and the Hobart has become a shop decoration. The small TA welder is great, portable, lightweight, and the arc is very smooth.

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    Default Re: LINCOLN 225

    If you're so set on the Lincoln being better because it weighs more and might not be made in China, why are you even asking for anyone else's opinion? To get an AC/DC version of the Lincoln, Miller/Hobart you're going to pay twice what the Everlast costs and have less duty cycle and a bulkier machine that uses more power. Why would discount a machine just because it weighs less and is made in China? It's your first welder and you're asking for opinions. You have some very experienced professional welders giving you great advice about machines but you seem to be in your own little world. Shield Arc wouldn't recommend a machine he wouldn't use himself and he has a collection of the best of the best in his fleet.

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    Default Re: LINCOLN 225

    Arc weld

    yes, I am set on the Lincoln "TOMBSTONE" BUT there are two versions of it AC only......... OR.......... AC/DC

    Shield Arc suggest the AC/DC

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    Default Re: LINCOLN 225

    if you like the looks of the tombstone.. then get the ac/dc model. I have one at work.. weld with it often.

    at home i have a hobart ac only machine.

    weld with it often too.

    ac is fine for me.. dc is fine too.

    to some people dc is the only way to go.. and some are brand patriots or even zealots.


    your money.. your call.
    Quote Originally Posted by DXN1EL View Post
    Hello everyone. and so far, I love this forum.!

    I am currently searching for my first welder

    I really like the Lincoln 225 (some called "TOMBSTONE") is really sharp looking welder.
    AC-225 and AC/DC 225/125 Stick Welders | Lincoln Electric

    Don't Know what model to chose

    What is the difference? (A/C D/C)

    Any help is appreciated

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    If your just running an occasional bead or two you will be ok with the lincoln on DC. If you are planning on building something with it then the duty cycle will shut you down on DC. It has a 20% rating. Meaning you can only weld 2 minutes out of every 10. I have one and have left it switched to AC for years at a time for this reason. Now it wont arc on DC+. I have had some other issues with it also. I do not like it and im fixing to replace it. Unless you will be running DC every now and then i would just get the AC version if the price savings is substantial.

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