If you have a fabrication shop, you are going to need a reliable welder and arc cutter. However, reliability is a rare feature in the contemporary marketplace. Regardless, Lincoln power MIG 256 is the ideal machine for lightweight industrial fabrication, repair work and maintenance.
It is the go-to machine for those DIY projects you have been postponing.
The device may not be heavyweight,but it does a decent job. It will handle any welding task that you throw at it. In the following Lincoln power MIG 256 review, we discuss a few of its features which make it worth the investment.
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Why should you buy Lincoln Power MIG 256?
The device is an excellent addition to any workshop that deals in shop fabrication, industrial jobs, repair works, and auto body maintenance. The machine is also ideal for hobbyists that love working with metal and creating fun objects.
It is a great machine to have in your garage for the small repair works that you usually have at home such as auto repair. The device is not heavy-duty to use on a daily basis. However, it is sturdy and robust enough to handle anything that you may think of during your free time.
But what do we mean by powerful and robust?
Well, we can put it this way, the machine can comfortably handle up to ⅜-inch of aluminium in one go.
Whom Is This Product Designed for?
If you have an auto body workshop, a shop fabrication, maintenance workshop or a hobbyist, then this machine is for you. It is easy to use for the DIY tasks that you have at home, and portable enough to move to the jobsite.
Typically, the machine may not be heavy duty for everyday use, but it has the power and features to handle most tasks. In other words, it is best for those people whose works do not involve everyday welding or cutting.
With an input of 208/ 230, 60Hz single phase and 40% duty cycle, you can understand why this machine is an ideal addition to any workshop. The device also comes with a 15-foot cable and magnum 250 gun.
It also features a Diamond Core Technology for the more stable arc, comparable to other top devices on the market. The full voltage it produces is ideal for aluminium, stainless steel and steel welding.
An easy-to-read Display
You will want to be in control of the welding or a cutting process. As such, the device features an easy-to-read display that provides the actual voltage, wire speed and preset voltage readings to your benefit.
It indicates different values when working with different types of metal. For example, there are charts for welding stainless steel or any other metal using a particular gas.
The display and the readings help you produce your best work without the need for guessing.
Good value for money
Well, the device is not something that you can buy with your pocket change. You will need to make some sacrifices, but still, it is a good value for money. Apart from the overall quality, the machine comes with other useful gear.
For example, you'll find a hose kit, gas regulator, drive rolls, gas nozzle and magnum gun to make your first use comfortable. We can say that your investment goes into good use.
A portable device makes your tasks even more manageable. The machine comes with wheels which makes it easy to move around to where the project is. Portability is especially critical for the do-it-yourself projects. You see, DIYers may not have a central place to work in, such as a workshop, and will need to move the tools and devices constantly.
With a welding diameter of 0.023-0.045 inches, the machine can weld aluminium, steel, stainless steel and iron with minimum effort. The magnum gun, gas cable, gas regulator and hose kit make your tasks a walk in the park.
The device may not be heavy duty,but it is multifunction for all the tasks that you have at home or garage.
- It comes with wheels for portability.
- An easy-to-read display for control.
- Accompanied by all the necessary gear.
- Using in your projects is easy.
- Durable construction.
- Even with the wheels, 220 pounds is not easy to move around
- Stick welding is not available
- Does it stick weld?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to stick weld with this machine.
- Does it come with everything for stainless steel and steel welding?
Not really. You may need a spool gun and argon gas for stainless steel welding.
The Lincoln Power MIG 256 is quality and decent machine to own in your garage or home. It is safe and portable making it a darling for do-it-yourself projects.
We might also say that it is pocket-friendly considering the quality. The machine is also easy to use for various projects - something that beginner welders find useful.
However, it may not be the best for those that are after a machine for stick welding. You will need a different device for that.