Lincolns answer to a cost effective MIG model which is great for home use, auto body work or small shop is the powermig 140. Suitable for 120V input power and capable of 30A-140A DC output makes this unit great for a range of applicataions. Lincoln also include their Magnum PRO 100L gun which has a 10ft range, ideal when working on larger pieces of material.
The 140C is also Aluminum ready with the addition of a spool gun – ensuring it can weld any material you need to work on.
Brand name: Lincoln
Height: 14 in. (357mm)
Length: 18.6 in. (472mm)
Width: 10.15 in. (258mm)
Duty Cycle: 90A/19.5V/20%
Input Voltage: 115V
Process Type: Flux Cored, MIG
Product weight: 71lb (32.21kg)
Wire Feed Speed Range: 50-500 IPM
Amperage Range: 30-230 A
Overview of Features
Diamond Core Technology: A patented piece of equipment which will “deliver a forgiving arc” helping you lay beautiful beads. This unit definitely has a stable arc, which makes using this unit much more pleasurable.
Industrial Cast Aluminum Drive: Made from one piece of Aluminum ensures durability, and unlike plastic counterparts won’t get brittle with heat or age. The closed-drive motor improves torque and delivers trouble free performance, as it’s shielded from contaminants.
Tool-less Design: No need to carry around any extra tools for input power changes, wire spool mounting, wire drive servicing and polarity changes. Convenient if you don’t own a range of tools, and no hidden surprises if something goes wrong.
PC Board Protection: Sensitive components are sealed from airbourne contaminants, as they’re sealed in a tough plastic tray. According to Lincoln this method of sealing electronics provides shock resistance, a great bit of reassurance should you drop/move the unit.
Spool Gun Ready: When connecting a gun to this machine, it will automatically detect if it’s a MIG or Spool Gun and adjust accordingly. Reducing the need for user input, and remembering another setting to change.
Will this welder suit my needs?
Due to the maximum output being 140A, and only supporting 115V input voltage does limit the application of this welder. If you only require thin metal such as car body panels, or for DIY projects this machine would be perfect. Compared to other models on the market, Lincoln is a briliantly designed machine as well as a respected brand. This makes the warranty Lincoln offer more attractive, you can find exact details of what is covered here.
Due to the input power limitation, this would be best suited to a domestic setting or light shop work. The Power MIG range by Lincoln offer units with higher output amperage and improved duty cycles, however this may be unescessary depending on your requirements.
What’s in the Box?
According to Lincolns documentation:
- Magnum® PRO 100L, 10 ft. (3.0 m)
- Gas and Gasless Nozzles
- Cable Liner
- 0.025 in. (0.6 mm) and 0.035 in. (0.9 mm) Contact Tips
- Work Cable and Clamp
- Adjustable Gas Regulator and Hose
- Spindle Adapter
- Sample Spool of 0.025 in. (0.6 mm) SuperArc® L-56 Mild Steel MIG Wire
- Sample Spool of 0.035 in. (0.9 mm) Innershield® NR®-211-MP Flux-Cored Wire
- Learn-To-Use DVD
- 0.025 in. (0.6 mm) and 0.025-0.030 in. (0.6-0.7 mm) Drive Rolls
- 0.030-0.045 in. (0.7- 1.1 mm) Knurled Drive Roll
- 0.025-0.035 in. (0.6-0.9 mm) and 0.035-0.045 in. (0.9-1.1 mm) Wire Guides
- Lincoln Power MIG 140C Manual
If you want to weld Aluminum, you will require a separate gun which is not included. You can find this here.
An in depth unboxing video can be found here:
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What size breaker should I use?
According to online feedback a breaker of 20A is the minimum breaker recommended – users have tried 15A breakers which hasn’t been able to sustain welding for any significant amount of time.
In summary the 140c is a fantastic unit, if you’re a beginner or casual welder this would be an ideal choice. Better suited to a domestic environment due to the input limitations, however it doesn’t fail to deliver what’s advertised and is sold for a fair price.