Lincoln EasyMIG 140 Review

Lincoln EasyMIG 140 Review

Overview

Lincoln is a well-known manufacturer with a well-earned reputation for providing durable and reliable welders that are easy to use. The Lincoln EasyMIG 140 is ideal for small autobody and DIY workshops, home, and hobby welder projects.

Specifications:lincoln easymig 140

1. Brand name: Lincoln
2. Model: EasyMIG 140, K2697-1
3. Height: 13.7 in.
4. Length: 17.9 in.
5. Width: 10.15 in.
6. Duty Cycle: 20% @ 90A
7. Input Voltage: 120 V
8. Process Type: Flux Core, MIG
9. Product weight: 50 lb.
10. Weld Thickness: 24 ga. – 3/16 in.
11. Wire Feed Speed Range: 50-500 IPM
12. Welding Amperage Range: 30-140 A

Usability

The MIG function enables thin steel welds up to 3/16 inch in single pass and with the flux-cored function you can achieve welds on thicker steel up to 5/16. There is also the ability for super fast changeovers between MIG and flux-core.

The welder has been designed to be easily used right out the box and includes a simple setup chart on the inside of the door to help you configure the machine with ease to get the best possible welds. The EasyMIG 140 is a good option for farm repair projects, automobile work, or household and hobby welding.

Power

The EasyMIG 140 has a 120V input voltage so it can be used with common indoor power outlets but should not be used with a generator. The 140 has 5 different voltage settings which you can adjust depending on the thickness of the metal you’re planning to weld and 10 different wire feed speed settings.

It has a maximum power output which reaches 140A and the duty cycle is 20% at 90 amps, so you will have to rest the welder for 8 minutes after 2 minutes of welding time. You will find this is enough for most household and automobile projects and a perfect choice for any hobby welders looking to weld stainless steel, mild steel, and aluminum.

140A Welder Comparison Chart

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Input: 115V
Output: 25-140A
Duty cycle: 20% @ 90A
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Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 120V
Output: 25-140A
Duty cycle: 60% @ 90A
Weight: 28lb
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Forney 309 140
Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 120V
Output: 30-140A
Duty cycle: 35% @ 90A
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Input: 110V
Output: 30-140A
Duty cycle: 20% @ 90A
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lincoln easymig 140
Lincoln Easymig 140
Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 120V
Output: 30-140A
Duty cycle: 20% @ 90A
Weight: 50lb
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hobart handler 140
Hobart Handler 140
Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 115V
Output: 25-140A
Duty cycle: 20% @ 90A
Weight: 57lb
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miller millermatic 141
Miller Millermatic 141
Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 120V
Output: 30-140A
Duty cycle: 20% @ 90A
Weight: 51lb
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Transport

Weighing just 50 pounds and with a handle to help carry it, the EasyMIG 140 is one of the best MIG welders if you’re looking for a welder that you can easily carry around whilst still packing some power. If the welder is still a bit heavy or if you’d like somewhere to store it with your gas cylinder, can still put it on a welding or utility cart to help. It also has a 10-foot power cord which is longer than the Hobart 140, which will help if your workshop is on the larger side.

Price

The Lincoln EasyMIG 140 is a good value welder that enables you to weld most workshop projects with ease. I’d recommend comparing the price with the Hobart 140 and Miller 140 as these prices can change and they are similar products. It comes with a 3-year warranty, so you can get a replacement during that time period. If this isn’t enough then Lincoln offers an option to upgrade to a 5-year warranty for some more money.

 

Features

  • Fully adjustable drive system to reduce the possibility of wire tangling.
  • Aluminium gear box to increase durability, reduce noise, and increase drive torque.
  • Door chart to help select settings.
  • There is a 5 position voltage control
  • Brass to brass gun connection.
  • The drive is rigid to improve ease of wire alignment.
  • Includes 10 ft spool gun
  • Includes two gauge regulator
  • Tool-less polarity changes for interchange between MIG and flux-cored.

Advantages

  • 10 wire feed speed settings.
  • Voltage control helps achieve a smooth arc on different metal thicknesses.
  • Easy to transport
  • Spool gun ready switch allows you to select the spool gun or push gun drive.
  • Easy drive tension adjustment with numeric indicators.
  • Simple design and easy to use.
  • Versatile with fast drive roll changeovers.

Disadvantages

  • This welder is not suitable for more industrial projects that require thicker metals.
  • This device is not compatible with generators so can’t be used on remote sites such as farms.

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 Who Should Buy This?

The Lincoln EasyMIG 140 is another reliable welder from Lincoln and is certainly good value for money. It’s a solid choice if you’re an inexperienced welder or hobby welder and it is perfectly suited for those smaller DIY workshop projects as it doesn’t take up too much room and isn’t too heavy to transport. If you’re looking for something more powerful then take a look at the Lincoln PowerMIG 180, but if you don’t need a welder for industrial projects, it’s hard not to recommend this welder. It’s easy to use and it’s a solid, durable device.

 

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