Stick Welding

Start Welding with a Classic Lincoln Stick Welder

Start Welding with a Classic Lincoln Stick Welder

Lincoln’s basic stick welder, also known as a “tombstone” welder is one of
the easiest welders to start using and one of the most affordable machines on
the market. Today we’re going to talk about the Lincoln Front Mounted AC/DC 225/125 Arc Welder 60 Hz, a machine with slightly more power
than the basic stick welder that Lincoln offers. It’s still a pretty hefty
machine, weighing around 120 lbs, but it won’t take up too much room in your
garage and can pull its own weight when you strike an arc. Let’s take a look at
what this stick welder from Lincoln has to offer and how it can work in your
welding shop.

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Accurate and Simple Settings

If you want to make sure you’ve dialed in your settings correctly and that
you have the most flexibility necessary when tweaking your amperage, Lincoln
makes it easy to accurately dial them in and then get to work. You’ll be able to
switch between AC or DC polarity so that you’ll have more options for your
welding jobs.

If you need a smooth, steady arc, you can move your welder into the DC
current setting with a flip of the switch. For larger work pieces or faster
travel speeds, the AC setting will help you burn up your rods at an optimal rate
and create sturdy welds.

Sturdy, Long-Lasting Design

They don’t call this welder the “tomb stone” because it’s especially old or
outdated. In fact, this classic welder is sturdy and reliable, able to withstand
the rough handling of a welding shop. It will keep out dust with its solid metal
design and the “powder paint” finish resists corrosion after years of use.

Stick Welding Versatility

The name of the game in stick welding is versatility. When you need to weld a
variety of materials such as mild steel or stainless steel, Lincoln’s smooth arc
technology makes it possible to use a variety of electrodes in AC or DC

When you need to weld smaller work pieces, you can use the 125 amp DC output
for your 1/8” electrodes at around a 20% duty cycle. Meanwhile, you can switch
to 225 amps when you’re working with 3/16” to 5/32” diameter electrodes.

Why Should I Buy a Stick Welder?

MIG welders are quite popular these days since you can just point the gun
into the weld joint, strike an arc, and create a smooth, accurate weld. With
multi-process welders hitting the market these days, you may be wondering why
you should consider this stick welder from Lincoln. Here are a few good

Stick Welders Are Versatile: For all of the excitement over
MIG welders, a stick welder can weld a wide variety of materials and doesn’t
require any special add-ons such as tips or shielding gas. If you’ve got the
right rod and a wide enough range of settings, you can just plug in your welder,
pop in an electrode, and start welding. That kind of convenience is tough to
beat for the typical welder at home or welding part time on a farm. Whether your
materials are clean or dirty, stick welders just get the job done.

Learn to Weld First: While the electrodes for a stick welder
are different from those used for MIG or TIG welding, a stick welder will get
you started on all of the basics of welding that you’ll use no matter which kind
of machine you use in the future. Best yet, these sturdy stick welders from
Lincoln Electric have a high resale value that you can cash in on if you want to
explore the other machines that Lincoln offers.

Save Money on a Welder: Most new welders need to learn the
basics before upgrading a fancy machine. In addition,  if you’re new to welding,
you need to learn what kind of welder best suits your needs. You may need a
longer duty cycle or more power. Then again, a simple stick welder may be the
perfect fit for the kinds of projects you’re working on. You’ll never be able to
make an informed decision on a welder without some experience, and a simple
stick welder is the perfect place to start. A stick welder is an affordable
option for any welder and provides an important first step into the world of


Ed Cyzewski


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