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Old 08-11-2007, 07:25:18 AM
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Default Lincoln weld pac 155

I have the oppertunity to pick up a lincoln 155 weld pac, 220 volt wire feed.
Are they any good? It's used but very little, the one guy in the shop said it dont weld very well but then I've seen his welding and it's not even up to my standards,I can weld but in this shop they won't let me as they are the "expert's"
Also how much should I bid on the thing?It comes with the aluminum hookups also.I cant seem to find info on it online even at the lincoln website.
30-155 amp
dc rated130@30%
ac input230 volt 1 phase
60 hertz
Wire speed 1-10
Any help would be appreciated.Tom
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:29:01 PM
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Honestly, begin by completely forgetting that the machine claims aluminum capability.

If you want a machine with very limited ability, the greatest thing this one has is it being a 220 volt machine. That will give you a little advantage over a 110 volt "MIG".

Lincoln and Millwe(ITW) have been in a pissin contest with each other for the last 10 years peddling these immitation welders. Either manufacturer can make a welder, and neither is interested in making anything but money on the homeowner market. There are more of these small carry around machines sitting on the shelf in garages because the guy bought the advertising, and then learned he can't actually weld with the thing than I can count.

Then factor in the cost of a gas bottle and getting it refilled. Unless the deal includes a bottle, at least 80cf, I wouldn't pay more than 50 bucks for the thing and then only if I could test drive it first.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:14:59 PM
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agrees ^

I had own a Lincoln welder with 110v was bought used, if with with bottle, it helps welding lot better, 220v would be more advantage.

110v takes more amp than 220v.
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:12:47 PM
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I've got the 220v Home Depot, official welder of Nascar, Weldpak 175. All we've run through it is flux core so far. It works great for doing odd jobs around the house but like all affordable tools it is not designed for production quality work. It is extremely handy though and has seen lots of use in the past couple months I've had it. I used it to fabricate temporary fire grates for our boiler, made a bracket for mounting the steam gauge, made a wagon tongue for pulling the engine around. We even used it to put some fast heat into the end of a couple 1/4" rivets that we wanted to drive in place. It worked great for welding a piece of 3/4 hex bar to the end of a broken off stud so that it could be removed with a wrench. I made some replacement square head spokes out of 3/4" round bar and 1" square bar. The spokes in our engine's rear wheels kinda float in the rims, and I'll probably use the welder to weld them to the rim so they don't creak and rattle like they do now. We filled in a worn out keyway with it. I'll probably use it to fabricate some other small brackets and items for our engine....etc...

Anyways, if you have "real" welding to do, get a professional machine or hire a professional to do the job. If you just have odd jobs and things where sticking metal together would be handy, I say any welder is better than none if it gets the job done.
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Thank's guy's,I have a lincoln dc stick already but it can't handle the small job's like I'd want.That's why i was poking around looking at a 110 or 220 wirefeed.I'll see what others are bidding on the thing at the shop but I don't think they want it.We'll see.Thank's again for the info.Tom
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:12:09 PM
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Hi Guys I am a little dismayed by the lack of success you have had with your lincoln wire feeds. I have used the heck out of mine, I built a (sub soiler) ripper that I pull with a 65 hp diesel tractor, I repaired my 8' box blade, I built a three point trailer hitch, built the mounting brackets to mount a back hoe on that same diesel tractor and have yet to have a failure.
I use the flux core wire and have even had some measure of success in welding cast. I know you think I am nuts, that is what I thought when a friend told me it would work but with a little patience it seems to work better than I would have believed.
There is one thing I have found that will really reduce the ability of them to weld and that is the replaceable tip at the (nozzle) if it gets worn or burned and it don't take a major defect the welder wont work worth a flip.
I have a 300 amp dc machine and a Montgomery Wards-built by lincoln 225 amp cracker box that I use also but the little wire feed seems to get the most use
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Picked the welder up yesterday, had to give $200.00 for it but it came with the cart, gas tank, spare liners, tips,extension cord,13 rolls of aluninum wire.Now to get practicing with it.And yes I'm reading the manual first....Tom
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HD stands for Home Depot!!! They come with molded plastic drive roll assembly... This is the only downfall I've had in my 55 years experience(before Mig) in welding. If the welder gets the heat and wire feed right, the welder can weld anything from sheetmetal to 1" thick... IF he knows what he/she is doing. Lincoln machines with the Cast Aluminum drive roll assembly cost more because Lincoln has not scrimped on other stuff, such as the winding, circuit board, etc. I'm talking about a 140 Amp and up....Bob

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13 rolls of Aluminum wire are worth the $200... BUT, you will not be able to weld aluminum with this machine... To mig Aluminum one needs AC verses the DC the Lincoln supports....BOB

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The steel rims on the spoked wheel are a "spring steel" quality... If the weld breaks, get a small roll of 318 stainless and weld the spokes with that. BLUE MAX Stainless "rod" is the strongest welding rod made. But in mig wire, 318 or lesser in tensile like 306 will work better than 10018 steel rod...BOB
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Default Re: Lincoln weld pac 155

Sounds like you got a manual with some info then. Go to the support section of Lincoln and enter the code number and will find parts lists for it also. Weld-Pak 155 is on their list shows 2 different operators manuals for it.
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