Lincoln Electric Welders K1297 AC / DC 225 / 125 60HZ Arc Welder

MPN: K1297
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Features and BenefitsAC welding output range of 40-225 amps and a DC welding output range of 30-125 ampsEasy to install. Comes with attached input power cable and plug.Easy to operate with front mounted AC/DC polarity switch and full range amperage selector switch for accurate and dependable procedure settingTraditional design provides long-life and low cost operationCompact size allows for easy storage and handlingThe AC/DC 225/125 is an arc welding power source with an AC welding output range of 40-225 amps and a DC welding output range of 30-125 amps. It is an extremely useful stick welding power source for maintenance repair, fabrication, construction, erecting and hardfacing applications. Also for cutting and piercing holes in steel.   Smooth arc makes it easy to weld with different electrodes, including mild steel, low hydrogen, stainless steel and hardfacing electrodes.  Use the electrode polarity switch on the front of the machine to select a DC welding arc where a stable arc is essential.  Select an AC welding arc for large diameter general purposes electrodes for welding heavier plate where higher deposition rates and travel speeds are desired.  Unit includes: Insulated electrode holder and cable, Heavy duty work clamp and cable, Helpful Welder’s Guide and Input cable with attached plug.Specs:Input power: 230/1/60Rated output current/Voltage/Duty Cycle AC: 225A/25V/20%/79OCV; DC: 125A/25V/20%/73 OCVInput current @ rated output: AC:50; DC:36Output range: 40-225 Amps AC; 30-125 Amps DCDimensions: 24 x 17.25 x 12 Net weight: 129 lbs.
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Product Title Lincoln Electric Welders K1297 AC / DC 225 / 125 60HZ Arc Welder
Manufacturer Lincoln Electric
Lowest Price $705.29 from Autoplicity.com
Power Score 4.7 | 31 Reviews
User Reviews
Great Welder
5 Star Review   By Brad on Home Depot - Apr 25, 2013   

I bought this one to replace one exactly like it that I have had for 20 years. It is of great quality as my old one. Great welder

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Very Good Welder!!! Worth the money
5 Star Review   By Merlyn on Home Depot - Jan 29, 2013   

I bought this welder for projects around the house and building things. I am very impressed with the overall performance and quality of this welder. It has saved me so much time getting things done without having to schedule a welder at a blacksmith shop that I should have bought this a long long time ago. I highly recommend this welder for the DIYer, professional, or anyone that has a need for a very well built welder.

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This welder does everything I need it to do.
5 Star Review   By Jb55 on Home Depot - Jan 9, 2013   

Home Depot had the best price for this model welder. I am completely satisfied. The DC arc welds nice and consistent. I would recommend this product to any one.

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Excellent Price
5 Star Review   By Doingitbymyself on Home Depot - Dec 25, 2012   

I read the reviews before purchase and was a little hesitant but finally purchased. This is a great buy probably saved 350.00. I contacted HD and they informed me it was a new welder not refurbished and it did have a small dent or 2 in cowling but a dead blow hammer straightened right into place. Don't know why they had such a great price I am sure there is a story behind it but for a welder that will sit in a shop you can't go wrong. Came quickly delivered to house excellent contact with HD personnel. Plus I received 12 months interest free to pay off, If you know your welding you will know this is a great buy.

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Excellent quality welder.
5 Star Review   By barnbuff on Home Depot - Dec 19, 2012   

Excellent quality. Lincoln electric is known for their quality products. Exactly as described.

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Great welder and price
5 Star Review   By Robb on Home Depot - Nov 30, 2012   

I ordered this welder Wed. evening and picked up at store Friday afternoon. Very fast shipping and arrived in perfect condition with zero dents or damage. Everyone at Home Depot was very helpful.

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excellent price
5 Star Review   By aaaaaaaaaaa on Home Depot - Nov 21, 2012   

great product,easy to use,highly recommend buying a ac/dc welder

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Refurbished??
1 Star Review   By hmmmm on Home Depot - Oct 9, 2012   

I saw the awesome deal on this welder and I was expecting a new welder.... nope its refurbished.

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Weld in all Weather
5 Star Review   By DocR on Home Depot - Oct 8, 2012   

I am a novice welder with a hunting lease to take care of. This welder has kept my ranch work manageable letting me keep my tractor and other big equipment in working shape. I welded front end loader brackets for the tractor and it was easy any economical. Home Depot's price and service has been exceptional. This Lincoln AC DC welder has provided me with the flexibility and effectiveness I need on the ranch.

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Very good welder!
4 Star Review   By jeepss on Home Depot - Sep 15, 2012   

Welder does a great job! Have needed a DC welder for some time and glad I purchased this one.

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Features and BenefitsAC welding output range of 40-225 amps and a DC welding output range of 30-125 ampsEasy to install. Comes with attached input power cable and plug.Easy to operate with front mounted AC/DC polarity switch and full range amperage selector switch for accurate and dependable procedure settingTraditional design provides long-life and low cost operationCompact size allows for easy storage and handlingThe AC/DC 225/125 is an arc welding power source with an AC welding output range of 40-225 amps and a DC welding output range of 30-125 amps. It is an extremely useful stick welding power source for maintenance repair, fabrication, construction, erecting and hardfacing applications. Also for cutting and piercing holes in steel.   Smooth arc makes it easy to weld with different electrodes, including mild steel, low hydrogen, stainless steel and hardfacing electrodes.  Use the electrode polarity switch on the front of the machine to select a DC welding arc where a stable arc is essential.  Select an AC welding arc for large diameter general purposes electrodes for welding heavier plate where higher deposition rates and travel speeds are desired.  Unit includes: Insulated electrode holder and cable, Heavy duty work clamp and cable, Helpful Welder’s Guide and Input cable with attached plug.Specs:Input power: 230/1/60Rated output current/Voltage/Duty Cycle AC: 225A/25V/20%/79OCV; DC: 125A/25V/20%/73 OCVInput current @ rated output: AC:50; DC:36Output range: 40-225 Amps AC; 30-125 Amps DCDimensions: 24 x 17.25 x 12 Net weight: 129 lbs.
Summary
Product Title Lincoln Electric Welders K1297 AC / DC 225 / 125 60HZ Arc Welder
Manufacturer Lincoln Electric
Lowest Price $705.29 from Autoplicity.com
Power Score 4.7 | 31 Reviews
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Great Welder
5 Star Review   By Brad on Home Depot - Apr 25, 2013   

I bought this one to replace one exactly like it that I have had for 20 years. It is of great quality as my old one. Great welder

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Very Good Welder!!! Worth the money
5 Star Review   By Merlyn on Home Depot - Jan 29, 2013   

I bought this welder for projects around the house and building things. I am very impressed with the overall performance and quality of this welder. It has saved me so much time getting things done without having to schedule a welder at a blacksmith shop that I should have bought this a long long time ago. I highly recommend this welder for the DIYer, professional, or anyone that has a need for a very well built welder.

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This welder does everything I need it to do.
5 Star Review   By Jb55 on Home Depot - Jan 9, 2013   

Home Depot had the best price for this model welder. I am completely satisfied. The DC arc welds nice and consistent. I would recommend this product to any one.

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Excellent Price
5 Star Review   By Doingitbymyself on Home Depot - Dec 25, 2012   

I read the reviews before purchase and was a little hesitant but finally purchased. This is a great buy probably saved 350.00. I contacted HD and they informed me it was a new welder not refurbished and it did have a small dent or 2 in cowling but a dead blow hammer straightened right into place. Don't know why they had such a great price I am sure there is a story behind it but for a welder that will sit in a shop you can't go wrong. Came quickly delivered to house excellent contact with HD personnel. Plus I received 12 months interest free to pay off, If you know your welding you will know this is a great buy.

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Excellent quality welder.
5 Star Review   By barnbuff on Home Depot - Dec 19, 2012   

Excellent quality. Lincoln electric is known for their quality products. Exactly as described.

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Great welder and price
5 Star Review   By Robb on Home Depot - Nov 30, 2012   

I ordered this welder Wed. evening and picked up at store Friday afternoon. Very fast shipping and arrived in perfect condition with zero dents or damage. Everyone at Home Depot was very helpful.

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excellent price
5 Star Review   By aaaaaaaaaaa on Home Depot - Nov 21, 2012   

great product,easy to use,highly recommend buying a ac/dc welder

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Refurbished??
1 Star Review   By hmmmm on Home Depot - Oct 9, 2012   

I saw the awesome deal on this welder and I was expecting a new welder.... nope its refurbished.

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Weld in all Weather
5 Star Review   By DocR on Home Depot - Oct 8, 2012   

I am a novice welder with a hunting lease to take care of. This welder has kept my ranch work manageable letting me keep my tractor and other big equipment in working shape. I welded front end loader brackets for the tractor and it was easy any economical. Home Depot's price and service has been exceptional. This Lincoln AC DC welder has provided me with the flexibility and effectiveness I need on the ranch.

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Very good welder!
4 Star Review   By jeepss on Home Depot - Sep 15, 2012   

Welder does a great job! Have needed a DC welder for some time and glad I purchased this one.

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Great machine for shop or farm.
5 Star Review   By farmallfan on Home Depot - Aug 1, 2012   

I bought this one to replace one I bought in 1997 that was recently stolen. I have never had an instant of trouble with my Lincoln. Just add quick connects to extend the lead and get to welding. The DC+/ DC- expands the welding possibilities.

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Great Features
5 Star Review   By Jack on Home Depot - Aug 1, 2012   

I am a home handyman and it works great for me. When I weld it makes my welds look almost professional. It's forgiving and easy to use. I especially like the AC/DC feature. Lincoln also sends email newsletters with tips if you register.

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this is a great welder, my first welder and i can weld now very happy with one shipping was fast.
5 Star Review   By hunterred on Home Depot - Jul 31, 2012   

if you are looking for a great welder this one is it. easy set up and its ready to weld, love it.

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lincoln ac/dc 225/125
5 Star Review   By grub on Home Depot - Jul 24, 2012   

Read the reviews by others and decided to go DC for overhead welding. This welder has satisfied that requirement and more. Just an overall excellent welder for most applications.

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Classic Quality
5 Star Review   By dk08 on Home Depot - Jul 22, 2012   

These Lincoln Tombstone Welders have been around forever. There is a reason for this they are a quality reliable machine. You cannot find a better price on a name brand AC/DC stick welder anywhere, Home Depot really has this priced low. For the price difference you should really buy this one not the AC only model, DC stick is much nicer in many cases. Shipped quick, works excellent!

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Best welder for the money on the market. HD has best price!
5 Star Review   By weldingoiladditiveman on Home Depot - Jul 10, 2012   

I have been welding a little here and there for 35 years. Finally I have a welder that really makes beautiful welds every time! Arc strikes easily and just works perfectly. First project was extending a boat trailer 4 feet at the tongue and 4 feet at the tail and build a 8 x 8 deck on the front for a couple quad runners. Two days, a dozen 3/32" 7018 rods, 420# of steel welded on to the frame and I have the perfect do it all trailer to haul up to the lake and explore the back country trails.

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It's a Lincoln - Great product
5 Star Review   By DWW62 on Home Depot - Jun 22, 2012   

Works great. I had a 20+ year AC Lincoln which I sold to get this one. DC welding is amazing! I wish I got this one first.

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Great Welding Machine
4 Star Review   By Jimmie on Home Depot - Jun 21, 2012   

First of all, "in-the-box" factory packing is non existant and arrived with a dent in the upper front part of the case. Shipping was free & fast so I guess I will live with it but it still doesn't make me happy. A little styrofoam would go a long ways. The welder itself can't be beat as arcs start easy and does a wonderful job. I am very pleased ordering from the Home Depot website.

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good and reliable
5 Star Review   By snaggletooth on Home Depot - Jun 19, 2012   

easy to work and use right out of the box. can take a 50 amp 240 volt current and use for either dc or ac welding rods. recomend this machine highly.

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Great stick welder.
5 Star Review   By AGeezer on Home Depot - Jun 12, 2012   

Works great. Really easy to start and maintain an arc on DC. Wish I'd bought one years ago!

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Great Welder
4 Star Review   By Drapermill on Home Depot - Jun 12, 2012   

The K1297 Lincoln welder is a great welder. With the DC+ you can weld with 1718 rods just like a pro. Would highly recommend.

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Excellent welder for MOST SMAW
5 Star Review   By Lebowski on Home Depot - Jun 8, 2012   

Welder had a few cosmetic dents and dings from shipping but, for the price not worth complaining about. Works exceptionally well. Plenty of power and DC reverse polarity is the key as MOST electrodes run best DC+. This little machine can handle almost any job, no matter how big. Actually small may be the limitation as thin tubes and thin sheet metal tend to blow through if you don't carefully control yopur arc.

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ac/dc great for stick & tig welding
5 Star Review   By greg on Home Depot - Mar 21, 2012   

great machine for the price,and very fast shipping

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great welder
5 Star Review   By Asdfghjk on Home Depot - Feb 7, 2012   

A great welder to have for personal projects around the house. Easy to use and set up.

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great tool
5 Star Review   By Grandpa on Home Depot - Jan 24, 2012   

got it ,number one quality very good machine to relearn an old skill again very versatile can be used on many projects

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EXCELLENT SMAW UNIT!
5 Star Review   By StickWelder on Home Depot - Dec 14, 2011   

I've been welding for years now. I own several welders (top of the line equipment. ie. Lincoln Powermig 256, Powermig 140c, Miller X-treme 625 plasma, etc...) However, my favorite welder is the time tested and PROOVEN Lincoln AC/DC-225 stick welder (aka: "Tombstone"). I LOVE THIS MACHINE! I'm basically a DIYer that does repair work for now and then such as truck beds, bumpers, roll bars, suspension repairs, gates, fences, go-karts, farm equipment repairs, and art. I seem to always come back to the Tombstone by Lincoln the most. For welding in tight corners, during windy days, dirty, dusty conditions, rusty or oily steel, one can't beat a "stick" welder. This Lincoln AC/DC-225 is DYNAMITE! It's so tough, rugged and so dependable! There's no digital displays to break, no CPU (computer) control modules to worry about, no moving parts (except for a cooling fan) and it's just a dream to use. Plus, this old Lincoln reminds me of a piece of equipment I used to see my Grandfather use on his property! It's OLD SCHOOL technology that just plain WORKS!!! Why change it if it was never broke to begin with? Linclon did this machine right! I beg to differ when people say it's only good for "1/4" steel. NO WAY! I've welded 1/2" plate with E-6011 rods and have gotten awesome penetration! I used it to weld back two teeth on a D8 dozer blade, using E-7018 LO-HI rods. So far, the blade hasn't lost those two teeth yet! I've welded broken suspension parts on jeeps with it, broken tie rods, fab'd a 1/4" thick "armor" bumper for a Dodge 4x4 with a custom winch housing... all with the Lincoln stick Tombstone! I'v used 6013 to weld in a 4"x16" piece of 16ga sheet metal on a rusted out wheel-barrow bottom without over penetration. I love my Migs because I can produce a nicer looking weld than with stick. However, a better welder than me can produce nicer stick welds with my Lincoln stick welder. I know, because I let a "Picasso" use my welder at my shop and I was "reborn!" His welds from MY stick machine outdid my awesome mig welds! Get this welder for your home, shop, farm, art work, light to medium repair jobs... you name it! I'd only recommend a bigger unit with a higher duty cycle IF I was welding high rise buildings, army tanks or on a production line. Seriously, if you're not welding anything ROUTINELY thicker than 5/8", this welder will come through 100% of the time. Make sure you get the AC/DC model, vs. the AC only. The DC option makes mighty fine smoother arcs. When I need to crank out big welds for really thick steel, then I run AC.

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EVERYDAY USE
5 Star Review   By MIKE119 on Home Depot - May 16, 2010   

UNLESS YOUR BUSINESS IS A HIGH OUTPUT,HEAVY THICK METAL BUSINESS,THIS IS THE (ONLY) WELDER ,YOU'LL EVER NEED,BESIDES YOUR QUALITY MIG WELDER FOR THE THINNEST OF MATERIALS,,,,YOUR LINCOLN AC,DC-,AND DC+,WELDER CAN AND WILL HANDLE ALL YOUR WELDING NEEDS UP TO 1/4"METALS,USE QUALITY LINCOLN RODS,THE PROPER ROD FOR THE JOB,DO YOUR PREP WORK,RUN YOUR BEADS,CHIP OFF THE FLUX,,,,JOB DONE,,,,NO WORRIES,SLEEP IN CONFIDANCE THAT THE WELDING YOU DID TODAY WITH YOUR LINCOLN AC,DC WELDER WILL OUT LAST YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS ON BUYING LINCOLN WELDERS AND SUPPLIES,....IT DON'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS,. I'D NEVER CONSIDER ANY OTHER BRAND OF WELDERS OR SUPPLIES....END OF STORY,,,NON NEGOTIABLE

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It's a Lincoln what can I say
5 Star Review   By Alan on Home Depot - Jul 29, 2006   

I have been welding for 35 yrs. If your looking for a arc (stick) welder, look no further. This machine can weld up to 5/16-7018 (Low Hydrogen) and up to 3/16 Mild Steel. You can even carbon arc (back gouge) with 1/4 inch carbon rod. If you have an air supply that is. Yes, there is bigger (amps). But if your not building a ship. This is the machine for stick welding!!!!

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Lincoln AC/DC 225 Arc Welder
4 Star Review   Home Depot   

Good welder for the price. Excelent for home use, and come with three year warranty. It is better when you add the kit for mobility.

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This is a great machine..
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

based on the classic Lincoln welder. It is powerful, versatile and durable. The DC capabilities enable you to weld a variety of metals and adjust the arc to suit your preference and task conditions.

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Lincoln AC/DC 225 Arc Welder
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

Excellent welder..plenty of power for larger welding jobs,versatile enough for thin metal welding. Excellent price. Will weld almost all metals with the proper electrode....even aluminum!

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