Lotos MIG140 Review

Lotos MIG140 Review

Overview

The Lotos MIG140  is well suited for home use and small workshops and is a great option for beginners looking to weld steel up to 1/4 inch. The MIG 140 is easy to set up as Lotos boast their 10-minute setup time, they’ve also upgraded it for 2017 with a couple of additional features including a 2T/4T button. It’s a reliable device that’s really great value considering what you get.

lotos mig140Specifications:

1. Brand name: Lotos
2. Model: MIG140
3. Height: 14.5 in.
4. Length: 16 in.
5. Width: 9.6 in.
6. Duty Cycle: 20% @ 90A
7. Input Voltage: 110 V
8. Process Type: Flux Core, MIG
9. Product weight: 54 lb.
10. Weld Thickness: 24 ga. – 1/4 in.
11. Welding Amperage Range: 30-140 A

Usability

The control panel on the front of the machine is user-friendly and easy to understand. The power switch is positioned in the top-left of the panel, underneath this are two dials to change voltage and wire feed speed, and on the right there are two digital displays which show arc volts and wire inches per minute. The digital display is a nice feature but not I don’t find it that necessary. Lotos have also updated the welder with a 2T/4T switch to give you extra versatility with your welds for long time welding.

With the Lotos MIG140 you can weld steel and stainless steel from 24 gauge to 1/4 inch with the option of MIG and flux-cored welding. You can also weld aluminum but will have to purchase an additional spool gun and there’s a door chart on the inside of the machine to help you select the right settings

Power

The MIG140 has a power output which rages from 30A to 140A and a duty cycle of 20% at 90 amps, which is certainly powerful enough for almost any household project and small workshop. The MIGS140 runs off an input voltage of 110v, so it should be used with your household power outlet.

140A Welder Comparison Chart

Welder TypeFeaturesMore
longevity migweld 140
Longevity MIGWELD 140
Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 115V
Output: 25-140A
Duty cycle: 20% @ 90A
Weight: 54lb
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Everlast Poweri-MIG 140E MIG Welder
Everlast Poweri 140e
Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 120V
Output: 25-140A
Duty cycle: 60% @ 90A
Weight: 28lb
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forney 140a 309 mig
Forney 309 140
Type: MIG/Flux
Input: 120V
Output: 30-140A
Duty cycle: 35% @ 90A
Weight: 57lb
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lotos mig140
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 MIG140 has a weight of just 54 lbs and has a large built in handle on the top which means it’s not too heavy to carry around. If you want maximum ease of transport then you can put it on a wheeled cart, but if you’re just having it at home in your garage then you probably won’t need one.

Price

The MIG140 is one of the more affordable 140A welders and which makes it a good choice for those just starting out welding. The performance really close to other welders in the same category but it’s quite a bit cheaper and is still a solid welder that I don’t hesitate recommending. The warranty isn’t as long as most other 140A welders and Lotos offer just a 1-year warranty, but it has a 30 day 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee.

Features

  • Digital display
  • 2T/4T switch for versatility.
  • New ground cable quick connector enables easy changes between +/-
  • Thermal overload protection
  • Precision full adjustment drive system
  • Door chart with information to help the user set up the machine.

Advantages

  • Simple and easy to use control panel.
  • Very good value for money
  • Includes accessories including MIG torch, ground clamp, gas hose and one gauge regulator.
  • Weights just 54lbs and can be transported easily.

Disadvantages

  • Features are not as advanced as other welders in the category such as the Hobart 140 or Millermatic 141.
  • This welder is only meant for smaller-medium size projects

 Who Should Buy This?

The Lotos MIG140 is a great choice for anyone who wants a trustworthy, general purpose machine for welding steel at home in their garage or small workshop that’s simple to set up and easy to use. If you’re not bothered about all the little extras and just want a straightforward machine that doesn’t cost too much, this is a good choice.

 

Author: John Ward

John is the founder and editor of Kings of Welding

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