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Frequently Asked Questions About Lincoln Electric Welders

Lincoln Electric is well-known for creating traditional and innovative welding machines. The company specializes in plasma and oxyfuel cutting, but has never lost touch with its roots, which includes traditional and engine-driven tools. The most commonly asked questions about these tools are gathered below.

What types of Lincoln Electric welding instruments are on eBay?

Lincoln Electric is a well-recognized supplier of welding supplies in the United States. The company offers a variety of welding options for different types of welding and at an array of price points and conditions, including new, used, and refurbished. The main welding offerings the company offers include:

  • Stick
  • MIG
  • TIG
  • Flux-cored
  • Submerged Arch (SAW)

What is the difference between MIG and TIG welding?

Each of these two types of welding tools is a completely different process. A MIG welder uses an electrode as a filler metal. This apparatus creates its own arc that melts metals with a feeder. TIG welding can only be done with equipment of the same name. Instead of creating its own electrode, this type of welder has a tungsten gas electrode to create an arc. The arc fuses material with a filler rod. The type of welds created are also different. When welding a particular type of metal, it's important to determine what type of weld and type of welding are appropriate.

Will any welding wire work in a Lincoln welder?

Yes, welders can opt to use whatever welding wire they wish in a Lincoln Electric tool. The determining factor when choosing welding wire is whether it is compatible with the process, rather than the machine. Material can be identified by the way it looks; some wire is received in 3-foot lengths, and others are sold on a spool.

Does eBay have used Lincoln Electric welders?

Yes, many fabrication and weld shops upgrade processes long before they are worn out. Auto mechanic garage and personal use Lincoln Electric products are also available used. When choosing a used welding machine, it's important to make sure the location where it will be installed is wired properly.

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