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Lincoln 175 Plus. Infinitely adjustable heat and wire speed, 175 amp 220V MIG.

Havent used it yet, its set up for aluminum and I gotta put in the correct 220 plug in my garage, and fill the shielding gas tank.

I have a flow meter from another welder (the one I got the tank off of), but I dont have it hooked up. Do I need it?
 

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SP175+ is a VERY good welder! You got the RIGHT one the FIRST time, now you shouldnt want for anything for a LONG time! :thumbup Actually, its one of the welders on my "most wanted" list, as soon as I can come up with some $$$.
 

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Very nice. I bought a Miller 175 a few years ago and I still think it's one of the best purchases I've ever made.
 

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Super extra sho-nuf cool! :chili:
 

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i have a lincoln mig welder in the shop, but thats all i know about it
 

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Nope to the flow meter. I have a cheap flux core welder that has only been used a few times before I used a Lincoln 175, now I want one!
 

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SP175+ is a VERY good welder! You got the RIGHT one the FIRST time, now you shouldnt want for anything for a LONG time! :thumbup Actually, its one of the welders on my "most wanted" list, as soon as I can come up with some $$$.
yeah, except its red instead of blue :goodfinge

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I have a flow meter from another welder (the one I got the tank off of), but I dont have it hooked up. Do I need it?
do you mean a regulator? you need a regulator attached to the tank, yes.
 

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SquattyD said:
yeah, except its red instead of blue :goodfinge



do you mean a regulator? you need a regulator attached to the tank, yes.
No, the flowmeter that adjusts how much gas comes out. Its the glass tube with the ball that suspends in it and indicates the flow.



In my first post you can see the regulator, the flow meter is not hooked up right now.
 

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yeah, except its red instead of blue :goodfinge
Hey... At least it aint a damn CENTURY red welder! :goodfinge

The 3 best are Miller, Lincoln and Hobart. The order may change depending on your likes, but I think most everyone will agree, those 3 are at the top of the list in some kind of order.
 

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No, the flowmeter that adjusts how much gas comes out. Its the glass tube with the ball that suspends in it and indicates the flow.



In my first post you can see the regulator, the flow meter is not hooked up right now.

that would be a regulator...if it adjusts how much comes out. And I would say yes. a flow meter would just be a guage that shows pressure more or less...but then again it would still be a regulator..so if it already has a reg...then i would say no you dont need that one
 

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that would be a regulator...if it adjusts how much comes out. And I would say yes. a flow meter would just be a guage that shows pressure more or less...but then again it would still be a regulator..so if it already has a reg...then i would say no you dont need that one
Well I see 2 knobs. One on the regulator, and one on the flowmeter.
hang on I'm gonna snap a phone pic and upload it right quick...
 

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Hey... At least it aint a damn CENTURY red welder! :goodfinge
Sshhhh...look what I bought the day before I got the Lincoln. Same freakin welder, except its 145 amps...infinitely adjustable wire speed and heat.
I decided to go for the gold and get the Lincoln.



Anybody want a 220V Century MIG welder for cheap?
 

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Welder&flow meter

That is a pretty good mig welder i have a Miller 275 trailblazer & a Dynasty box and suitcase for mig welding, but i do this for a living Union Pipefitter& pipe welder. Certified to weld any metal man has made. As far as the flow meter if i understood you you need that hooked up, some have pressure reg. adjustment the small valve next too your float ball set at 6-8 pounds out of mig gun should be good. If your in the wind or outside welding you will have to crank it up to prevent air from blowing your inert gas away from your weld, it will pinhole and pecker track or worm track on you. oh yea Miller bought Hobart out about a 11/2 yrs. ago. Lincoln was the $hit in the 80es but Miller kind of conered the market on Welders. It's a good wire feeder good luck and WELD the $hit out of it.If you have any problems just post it and i'll try to help. CHUCKD43:goodfinge :rebelflag Oh Yea for all the EFI guys BYE BYE EFI 69 351W Carbed 425hp soon to go in Bronco.
 

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I forgot to tell you if anybody tells you not to use CO2 or Argon to weld with your mig gun and use flux-core wire don't do it it will run like $hit even Flux-core wire needs a inert gas to protect your weld from 02 or inpuritys in the weld. CHUCKD43:goodfinge :rebelflag
 

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kf4amu said:
Anybody know about the flow meter?
Yes, you will want the flow meter on there. That is what I use on my Lincoln mig welder. You will want to vary the amount of gas depending on if you are welding on a flat surface, a fillet, or maybe outdoors where the wind is blowing.
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