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FREE SHIPPING — Lincoln Electric Easy MIG 180 Flux-Core/MIG Welder — 230V, 180 Amp, Model# K2698-1

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FREE SHIPPING — Lincoln Electric Easy MIG 180 Flux-Core/MIG Welder — 230V, 180 Amp, Model# K2698-1

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  • Can set up for gas-free flux core welding or gas-shielded MIG welding for steel, stainless and aluminum
  • 50–500 IPM wire feed speed control
  • Fully adjustable drive system reduces wire tangle and crushing
  • Brass-to-brass gun connection for enhanced conductivity
  • Cast aluminum body with rigid drive aids wire alignment
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Product Summary

The Lincoln Electric Easy MIG 180 Flux-Core/MIG Welder is an ideal choice for farm, light fabrication, auto or home projects. If you have access to industrial 208/230V power, you'll be able to weld up to 3/16in. for MIG welding or 1/2in. with gasless flux core welding. Spool gun-ready — compatible with the Lincoln Electric Magnum 100SG spool gun (Item# 44732, sold separately).

What's Included
  • (1) Welder
  • (1) Gun with 10-ft cable assembly
  • (1) .025in. and .035in. contact tips
  • (1) Gasless and gas nozzles
  • (1) Spindle adapter for 8in.-dia. spools
  • (1) Shielding gas apparatus
  • (1) Sample spool of .025in. MIG wire
  • (1) Sample spool of .035in. flux cored wire
One Machine, MANY Benefits!

One Machine, MANY Benefits!

Versatility to Get the Job Done

The Lincoln Electric Easy MIG 180 is an ideal choice for use on the farm, for light fabrication, or for auto or home projects. With simple two-knob control, the multi-process machine is easy to set up for gas shielded MIG welding on thin gauge steel, stainless or aluminum, or gasless flux-cored welding that delivers deep penetration on thicker steel. Its simple plug-and-play option puts you one step away from welding aluminum — just add the Lincoln Electric Magnum 100SG Spoolgun (Item # 44732, sold separately) and you're ready to go.

Making Inroads with an Adjustable Drive

When it comes to advanced performance, the fully adjustable drive system on this welder forges full steam ahead. The easy-turn numeric drive tension indicator identifies optimized ranges for different wire diameters, offering the versatile settings you need to reduce the problem of wire tangling and crushing. A brass-to-brass gun connection enhances conductivity, and the durable cast aluminum gearbox delivers added drive torque and quiet operation.

Proven Performance is in the Arc

The Easy MIG 180 offers proven performance through a forgiving arc that makes dialing in your application easier than ever. The smooth arc starts clean with minimal spatter. Its wide 30–180 amp welding range makes it possible to weld materials ranging from 24 gauge steel to 3/16 inch sheet metal in a single pass. The unit can also weld up to 1/2in. steel using self-shielded Lincoln Electric Innershield wires (sold separately).

Easy To Use

User-Friendly Design

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced welder, the simple design of this machine makes it easy to produce excellent results. The Easy MIG 180 is ready to weld right out of the box; no gas is required when performing flux-cored welding. The simple calibration reference chart on the inside door panel of the machine makes setup quick and easy for any job.

Take-It-With-You Portability

From the lightweight case to the top carrying handle, this welder is designed for easy transport. And to top it off, it's powered by a standard 208/230 volt electrical outlet, so the Easy MIG 180 can weld anywhere 208/230 volt input power is available.

Ready to Go, Right Away

The Easy MIG 180 comes with everything you need to weld right out of the box. This machine includes a 10ft. cable assembly, a sample pack of contact tips, .025 and .035 sample spools of wire, gas and gasless nozzles, shielding gas apparatus, and a spindle adapter for use with 10lb. and 12.5lb. spools of wire. It also comes with an instruction manual and “how to weld” instructional DVD, making it easier than ever to plug it in and start welding.

Easy To Use
Built to Go the Long Haul

Built to Go the Long Haul

Enhanced Quality

Quality components are the first step to quality results. That's why the Easy MIG 180 is designed with a brass-to-brass gun connection, which enhances the conductivity of the machine. The rigid drive system also chips in, aiding wire alignment to ensure super smooth wire feeding. But it doesn't stop there. The cast aluminum body with an enclosed multi-stage gearbox delivers improved torque and quiet operation, making this the complete welder you've been seeking.

Tool-less Changes

The Easy MIG 180’s tool-less design creates a hassle-free welding experience. No tools are required for drive roll changeover and polarity changes for MIG or flux-cored welding. This machine is also spoolgun ready; the plug-and-play feature makes welding aluminum a breeze with the optional Lincoln Electric Magnum 100SG spoolgun (Item# 44732, sold separately).

Accessorize Your Welder

Don't Forget to Accessorize

The Lincoln Electric Easy MIG 180 can perform even better with a few handy optional accessories. The Lincoln Electric K2275-3 welding cart (Item# 29995, sold separately) adds easy mobility to the unit, while the Lincoln Electric Magnum 100SG Spoolgun (Item # 44732, sold separately) adds plug-and-play aluminum welding capabilities to the machine. And don't forget to pick up additional welding wire and tips to keep you welding on.

Accessorize Your Welder
1 Year Consumer Limited Warranty

Weld With Confidence

The Lincoln Electric Advantage

The Lincoln Electric Easy MIG 180 is backed by a 3-year manufacturer's warranty to giveyou complete peace of mind.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Shop in complete confidence, knowing that Northern Tool + Equipment protects your investment and is ready to provide you with the assistance and helpful resources you need.

Features + Benefits

  • Can set up for gas-free flux core welding or gas-shielded MIG welding for steel, stainless and aluminum
  • 50–500 IPM wire feed speed control
  • Fully adjustable drive system reduces wire tangle and crushing
  • Brass-to-brass gun connection for enhanced conductivity
  • Cast aluminum body with rigid drive aids wire alignment
  • Easy-turn numeric drive tension indicator
  • 30% duty cycle @ 130 Amps
  • Quick, tool-less drive roll changeovers
  • Includes welder, gun with 10-ft cable assembly, .025in. and .035in. contact tips, gasless and gas nozzles, spindle adapter for 8in. dia. spools, shielding gas apparatus, sample spool of .025in. MIG wire and sample spool of .035in. flux cored wire
  •  50 Amp molded plug
  •  Input power: 208/230/1/60
Key Specs
Item# 167741
Brand Lincoln Electric
Manufacturer's Warranty 3 year limited warranty
Ship Weight 66.0 lbs
Volts 230
Amps 180
Duty Cycle 30% at 130A
Mig Ready Yes
Wire Feed Speed Control 50–500 IPM
Weldable Metals Steel, stainless steel, aluminum
Weld Thickness (in.) 1/2
Clamp Cable Length (ft.) 10
Regulator and Gas Hose Included Yes
Shielding Gas Required Yes, when welding MIG
Welding Wire Diameter (in.) 0.025–0.045
Power Cord (ft.) 6
Cart No
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 18 5/8 x 10 1/8 x 14

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Volts
120 230 230 115/230 230
Amps
20 Amp service 180 130A at 21.5V DC 210 250
Duty Cycle
20% at 90A 30% at 130A 30% at 130A 30% at 150A 60% at 175A
Mig Ready Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wire Feed Speed Control
50–500 IPM 50–500 IPM Infinite Infinite Yes, 0–700 IMP
Weldable Metals Steel, aluminum Steel, stainless steel, aluminum Steel, aluminum, stainless Steel, aluminum, stainless Steel, stainless, aluminum
Weld Thickness (in.) Up to 5/16 in. mild steel 1/2 24 ga.–5/16 in. steel in single pass 24 ga.–3/8 in. steel in single pass 1/2
Clamp Cable Length (ft.) 10 10 10 10 10
Regulator and Gas Hose Included Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shielding Gas Required Yes, when welding MIG Yes, when welding MIG No for Flux Core, Yes for MIG No for Flux Core; Yes for MIG Yes - for solid wire; No - for flux core wire
Welding Wire Diameter (in.) 0.025–0.045 0.025–0.045 0.024, 0.030, 0.035 0.024, 0.030, 0.035, 0.045 0.023/0.024, 0.030, 0.035, 0.045
Power Cord (ft.) 6 6 6 5.6 10 ft. cord w/NEMA 6-50 type plug
Cart No No No No Yes, integrated cylinder cart
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
18 5/8 x 10 1/8 x 14 18 5/8 x 10 1/8 x 14 19 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 12 3/8 19 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 12 3/8 31 1/2 x 18 7/8 x 36 1/2