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Lincoln Electric AC-225 Stick Welder — 230 Volt, 225 Amp Output, Model# K1170

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Lincoln Electric AC-225 Stick Welder — 230 Volt, 225 Amp Output, Model# K1170

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  • 225 Amp AC output is enough for 3/16in. (4.8mm) diameter general purpose mild steel electrodes and 5/32in. (4.0mm) sizes of other electrodes
  • Minimum 50 Amp circuit required
  • NEMA rated
  • UL listed
  • CSA approved
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Product Summary

The Lincoln Electric AC-225 Compact Stick Welder produces an extremely smooth AC arc for welding a wide variety of materials including carbon, low alloy and stainless steels as well as cast iron. Ideal for home, farm, shop, repair and maintenance, build-up welding and light fabrication. Easy to install with attached input power cable and NEMA 6-50P plug, plus it's easy to operate: a full range 40–225 Amp selector switch quickly sets the welding current and ensures a uniform arc each and every time you weld. Smooth arc makes it easy to weld with different electrodes, including mild steel, low hydrogen, stainless steel and hardfacing electrodes.

What's Included
  • (1) Stick welder
  • (1) Insulated electrode holder and cable
  • (1) Work clamp and cable
Built For Superior Performance

Built For Superior Performance

Versatility To Match Your Job

Need one welder that can do it all? The Lincoln Electric AC-225 is great for use in the shop, on the farm, or for maintenance and repair needs, and its compact size makes it mobile enough to take almost anywhere. The broad 40–225 amp range produces a smooth arc regardless of the metal you are welding. With this smooth arc, it's easy to weld with a variety of electrodes.

Durability To Go The Long Haul

The AC-225 is durable enough to handle job after job. This powerful machine is designed for 16-gauge metals and higher and is capable of welding multiple metals, including steel, cast iron and stainless steel. An insulated electrode holder and cable and a heavy-duty work clamp and cable help set this machine above the rest.

Powerful Output To Get The Work Done

The AC-225 offers an open circuit voltage of 230 Volts plus 225 Amp AC output. These features ensure an easy strike to start welding and a smooth AC arc to keep you welding. This machine is a great choice for build-up welding and light fabrication.

Easy To Use

User-Friendly Design

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced welder, the simple design of this machine makes it very easy to use. Just plug it into a 230 Volt outlet and you're ready to go. The full range amp selector switch quickly sets the welding current and ensures a uniform arc each and every time you weld.

Ready To Weld Right Out Of The Box

The AC-225 comes with everything you need to weld right out of the box. This machine includes an insulated electrode holder and cable, a heavy-duty work clamp and cable and an input cable with attached plug, making setup easier than ever.

Easy-To-Operate Amp Selector

If you're looking for versatility, this welder has it, with a full range 40–225 amp selector switch. The switch quickly sets the welding current and ensures a uniform arc each time you weld. The smooth arc also makes it easy to weld with different electrodes, including mild steel, low hydrogen, stainless steel and hard-facing electrodes.

Easy To Use
Built To Last

Built To Last

Time-Tested Original

The Lincoln Electric AC-225 Stick Welder is a quality built machine that uses top-notch components to deliver lasting performance. This machine is NEMA rated, UL listed and CSA approved, so you never have to think twice about the quality you're getting.

Add The Extras

By adding a few extras you can customize performance and enhance this welder to meet your needs. The Lincoln Electric wheel kit (Item #49520, sold separately) adds easy portability throughout the shop. Additional electrodes are also available (sold separately) to match your welding needs.

Weld With Confidence

Expert Answers Are Available

Northern Tool + Equipment is here to help you succeed. Our field-trained, dedicated team of welding experts is ready to help — call or email and you’ll get a prompt response.

The Lincoln Electric Advantage

The Lincoln Electric Stick Welder is built to last and perform. But to give you extra peace of mind, Lincoln Electric stands behind this product with a 3-year limited warranty.

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.

Limited Warranty

Features + Benefits

  • 225 Amp AC output is enough for 3/16in. (4.8mm) diameter general purpose mild steel electrodes and 5/32in. (4.0mm) sizes of other electrodes
  • Minimum 50 Amp circuit required
  • NEMA rated
  • UL listed
  • CSA approved
Key Specs
Item# 167743
Brand Lincoln Electric
Manufacturer's Warranty 3 year limited warranty
Ship Weight 99.0 lbs
Welding Processes Stick welding
Welding Amperage Range 40–225
Phase Single
Volts 230
Amps 225; minimum 50 Amp circuit required
Duty Cycle 20% at 225A, 25V
Range Selection 40–225
Amperage Adjustments 40–225
Electrode Size (in.) 3/32–5/32
Welds Up To (in.) 1/4
Weldable Metals Carbon, low alloy, stainless steel, cast iron
Electrode Cable Length (ft.) 10
Clamp Cable Length (ft.) 10
Power Cord (ft.) 6
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 12 x 17 1/4 x 24

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Welding Processes Stick welding Stick, TIG Stick, TIG Stick welding Stick welding
Welding Amperage Range 65–200 AC 20–75 DC 15–75 (120V), 15–200 (230V) 40–225 40–225 AC/30–125 DC
Phase
- Single Single Single Single
Volts
230 120 120/230 230 230
Amps
65–200 20–75 DC; 90 DC peak 20 (120V); 40 (230V) 225; minimum 50 Amp circuit required 225 AC/125 DC
Duty Cycle
10% at 180A 20% at 75A 100% at 75A (120V); 15% at 200A (230V) 20% at 225A, 25V 20% at 225A, 25V
Range Selection Infinite 20–75A DC 15–75A (120V); 15–200A (230V) 40–225 30–225
Amperage Adjustments 65–200 Dial Dial 40–225 30–225
Electrode Size (in.) 1/16–5/32 1/16, 5/64, 3/32 1/16–5/32 3/32–5/32 3/16–3/32
Welds Up To (in.) 3/8 1/8 3/8 1/4 -
Weldable Metals Steel, stainless steel, cast iron, hard surfacing Mild steel, stainless steel, cast iron, hard surfacing Mild steel, stainless steel, cast iron, hard surfacing Carbon, low alloy, stainless steel, cast iron Carbon, low alloy, stainless steel, cast iron
Electrode Cable Length (ft.) 10 10 6 1/2 10 10
Clamp Cable Length (ft.) 6 1/2 6 1/2 6 1/2 10 10
Power Cord (ft.) 8 6 1/2 6 1/2 (230V); 2 (120V) 6 6
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
16 x 11 x 15 15 x 4 3/4 x 10 1/4 15 1/2 x 6 1/16 x 11 19/32 12 x 17 1/4 x 24 12 x 17 1/4 x 24
Product Weight (lbs.) - 12.98 15.91 - -