Longevity Migweld 140 Review

Longevity Migweld 140 Review

Overview

The Longevity Migweld 140 is one of the best value welders on the market that’s available for much cheaper than the big brand welders. It’s perfect for an entry-level hobby welder who isn’t looking to spend too much money but wants a simple and reliable unit.

longevity migweld 140Specifications:

1. Brand name: Longevity
2. Model: MIGWELD 140
3. Height: 14.5 in.
4. Length: 16 in.
5. Width: 9.6 in.
6. Duty Cycle: 90A @18V 20%
7. Input Voltage: 115 V
8. Process Type: Flux Core, MIG
9. Product weight: 54 lb.
10. Weld Thickness: 24 ga. – 1/4 in.
11. Wire Feed Speed Range: 59-393 IPM
12. Welding Amperage Range: 25-140 A

Usability

The Longevity 140 Migweld is suitable for MIG and Flux cored welding. It comes with a roll of mig wire, so you need a gas cylinder and you’re ready to start mig welding. If you’re planning on flux cored welding you’ll need to buy some flux cored wire.

The welder has a simple and standard looking control panel and it’s easy to use. If you’re a professional welder then I’d go some something a little more durable and smoother but for a recreational user who’s not looking to spend too much, this is a solid choice.

The 140 welds from 24 gauge to 1/4 inch steel. It’s best suited for light industrial work, home repairs and recreational use such as a making barbeque pit. The design of the Longevity 140 is nice and easy to use. There aren’t really any special features with this welder, it’s just a simple, no-nonsense machine.

This machine is made in China, which can put some people off. But it’s so much better than the cheap Chinese models that are out there and is closely connected to their American base. You might also worry about whether or not spare parts such as contact tips are readily available as they’re not a big brand, but they’re interchangeable with the more common Lincoln ones.

Power

The Longevity 140 has a 25A to 140A output power and 10 different voltage settings. There’s a chart on the inside of the door to help you select the best voltage and wire feed speed settings.

The duty cycle is 20% @ 90A which is ok and pretty standard for a 140A welder. There’s also thermal overload protection so your machine will shut down safely if you exceed this and it gets too hot and needs to cool down.

The input power is 115V  power outlet which means it’s compatible with your standard household power outlet.

140A Welder Comparison Chart

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Longevity MIGWELD 140
Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 115V
Output: 25-140A
Duty cycle: 20% @ 90A
Weight: 54lb
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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
Weight: 57lb
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Lotos MIG140
Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 110V
Output: 30-140A
Duty cycle: 20% @ 90A
Weight: 54lb
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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

The Longevity Migweld 140 weighs 54lb which is a standard weight for a 140 with a transformer. It’s definitely possible to carry around with the handle on top but you might be better off getting a wheeled cart for it.

Warranty

Longevity offers a 1-year warranty on this welder. With this warranty, within 30 days they will cover the cost of shipping and send the welder back with either the parts fixed and replaced. After 30 days you will have to cover the cost of shipping but they will cover the cost of fixing the machine.

Price

The best thing about this welder is how much cheaper it is than other 140A welders. The price is incredible and very affordable compared to the big name brands such as Miller and Hobart. What’s great is that despite this difference in price, the Longevity 140 is still a solid machine and isn’t too far away in terms of quality.

Features

  • Thermal Overload Protection
  • Gas Regulator
  • MIG Welding Gun
  • Tweco style connector so you can easily change the torch.

Advantages

  • Excellent value for money
  • Simple to set up and use

Disadvantages

  • No special features
  • Not suitable for more heavy industrial tasks

 Who Should Buy This?

The Longevity 140 is best suited for entry level or infrequent welders who either have a low budget or are looking for a low-cost machine. That being said, you’ll be surprised at the quality of this machine. There’s nothing about the way it’s been manufactured that seems ‘cheap’ and I wouldn’t hesitate to trust it if I was buying on a low budget.

 

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