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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2013
These welders are commonly referred to as a buzz box or a juke box because of the noise it makes and it's shape. They have been around forever and the basic design has not changed. No shop is complete without one. Unless you're into welding aluminum or exotic metals, this machine will handle most any job you put in front of it. Linclon is a name that is well known and respected among welders. If in the very unlikely event you need replacement parts, they are available. This review is on the welder, not the shield that comes with it. The shield is acceptable and better than some of the hand held junk that comes with other welders. The prices on this machine varies so it pays to shop around for the best price. This is a welder that will most likely last a lifetime and be handed down to your children and grandchildren. If you find it keeps tripping the breaker, it's not the fault of the welder. You need to upgrade your electrical service. I don't remember, but I believe it requires a 50 amp breaker. Don't blame the welder if you have it on a 40 amp breaker and it keeps tripping. This welder is simple, basic and easy to understand and operate. Many people prefer the wire feed welders becuse you don't have to keep changing welding rods. This is an "Old School" stick welder and works as good today as it did when my grandfather owned it.