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Lincoln 175 for $500 Good deal or bad?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazindorito, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. blazindorito

    blazindorito 1/2 ton status

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    I was at Swap Meet and found a Lincoln 175 for $500. It was brand new just out of the box. Does this seem like a good deal? He will warranty it for 30 days. He wouldn't go lower. What do you think?
     
  2. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    That's a good price, but not a great price. You can buy them brand new all day for $50-$100 more.
     
  3. 8_YOUR_H2

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    I bought mine brand new for $500 shipped.
     
  4. fabjunkie

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    I've seen the "Pro Pack" for $450 new at HD, but typically $500. He was probably just trying to get his money back out of it, or it fell off a truck.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I paid about $475 for the Pro Pack to my door on eBay.
     
  6. Brians89K5

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    I have the 175 HD setup with CO2 and I paid 300 but I bought it used. What other welders are you guys using? I notice with this rig I can't weld anything very thick. What have your experiences with this welder been?

    ~Brian
     
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    What do you mean by thick? I can weld 3/8th with no problem
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thickest I have done is 1/4, but it was no problem at all.
     
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    You get good penetration at 1/4 of an inch?? What were your settings? I am teaching myself how to weld so I am learning as I go. Are you using Co2 or an argon mix? Thanks!

    ~Brian
     

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