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Eastwood 175 Amp MIG Welder w/spool gun is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 203.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exellent value for the price I recently purchased the mig 175 from EW. and found this welder everything they claim it to be. Weather you are welding vertical, horizonal, downhand or overhead this is a great little welder, It took a few adjustments to get the feel for this unit in out of position welding. I also like the fine tuning you can get which some of the other name brands do not have. Working in the industrail field for 41 years fabraciating food processing equipment this little unit is the easiest to use of all the little welders that are portable. The only thing I would like EW to design is a cover to keep the dust and grime off the unit when not in use.
Date published: 2012-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Welder / Hated the Cart My welder was damaged. Not a mark on the Carton. Found the Face plate cracked, after opening the carton and removing the unit from the foam inner packing? Had to be damaged when packaged... Automated packing I guess? I live 40 miles From the Store so I called, and spoke with Ivan, and he was going to Ship a new unit ASAP. I added, I was not to impressed with the Cart. So I asked if I could pick up the Replacement, at the store. He said Come on down. He listened to my complaints on the cart, and got me an up-graded Cart, for my inconvience. Thanks Ivan, For........... DOING THE JOB RIGHT
Date published: 2012-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Gas Line Hookup Broke After using the welder about 5 times I heard a hissing inside of the welder when I turned on the gas. I found the plastic connection inside of welder that the air line plugs into was broke. This cant be simply fixed because it is molded into the plastic that houses the wire feed wheels. I tried calling Eastwood many times. I was always transferred to tech support and always put into a answering machine that said something like “All our techs are busy-tell us your problem, leave your name and number and we will call you back”. I left many messages but never got a call back. I don’t like flux core welding so I shelved the unit, lost hundreds of dollars and bought a different brand.
Date published: 2015-01-02
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What amp generator would I need to run this welder

Asked by: Dchristensen
We do not recommend running this unit on a generator. It is a transformer based unit which requires constant power supply. Using a generator- at some point the unit will want to idle down and this will most likely fry the control board on the unit.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-05-30

What material are the drive rollers made of?

Asked by: Bob12
Our units have steel drive rollers.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-05-25

Can a stick welding torch be connected to the mig 175?

Asked by: JohnnyBgood210
Unfortunately, we do not have a stick weld option on our MIG units.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-05-24

O30 wire on the spool gun keeps burning back up into the tip. The spool sounds like its pulling hard. Any quick fixes?

Asked by: Mud Thug
Bump the wire speed up, make sure there is not any unnecessary tension on the drive roller.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-05-19

can this welder run with flux core for the mig gun and the spool gun

Asked by: Raven
Flux option would be through the standard torch only.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-05-08

It seems that every bit of info I've read and heard on videos say that Helium is to be used as the shielding gas for welding aluminum. I don't see this mentioned in this post for the MIG 175. Is the 75/25 mix workable with the spool gun?

Asked by: Tightfit
I want to apologize for the dumb question, above, concerning using Helium as the shielding gas for aluminum. I got that mixed up with stainless steel. Stainless is the metal that requires a mixture that includes helium. I hope I didn't confuse anyone.
Answered by: Tightfit
Date published: 2017-04-27

Is this an inverter or transformer welder?

Asked by: jack3675
This is good information to have. I recently learned that a transformer based MIG welder does not like having it's output adjusted while you are welding. You know...looking for that bacon sound; where an inverter based MIG is not bothered by it.
Answered by: Tightfit
Date published: 2017-04-21

I just purchased the MIG 175 welder and would like to know if 208 VAC is alright to connect as the specification shows 210-240 VAC

Asked by: rlsscr
The stated 210-240 VAC is the operating RANGE within which this mig will comfortably operate. Should be no problem for your home's circuit. Just be sure to use the proper outlets and circuit breakers. I would suggest that you have a dedicated circuit for your welders from the service box to it's outlets. The same way that an electric stove should have.......NO junction box and no other appliance. That info comes from the electric company and the National Electric Code. I found this out when upgrading my parents' house from and old 60 amp service box to the more modern 240amp about 20 years ago.
Answered by: Tightfit
Date published: 2017-05-11
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Eastwood 175 Amp MIG Welder w/spool gun

Item #12012 Brand: Eastwood

Industrial-quality MIG 175 welder includes a FREE Spool Gun

In stock

Only $519.99

Sale $465.97



Eastwood's MIG 175 Welder: "high-end" features at a DIY price!

  • Welds mild and stainless steel, 24-ga. to 5/16"
  • Welds aluminum, 14-ga. to 1/4" with included FREE spool gun ($199.99 value!)
  • 30-175-amp welding range
  • Ships with regulator and hose for optimum MIG welding. Can also be used for Flux-Core welding.
  • Powered by 220v current
  • Compare to similar welders that sell for over $700
  • ETL Approved

As a professional or weekend enthusiast, you can now get industrial-quality features in a hard-workin', affordable, MIG welder! Our R&D guys designed the Eastwood MIG 175 Welder (12012) for steel and aluminum to produce excellent bead quality and capabilities that match—and even exceed—the more expensive other MIG welders for sale!

Backed by Eastwood's no-hassle return policy and 3-year warranty.

MIG 175 welder is designed for the professional or weekend enthusiast. The welder comes complete (except for the gas cylinder) and ready to weld 24-gauge to 5/16" mild steel and stainless, plus 14-ga. to 1/4" aluminum. This high-quality MIG welding machine has a 30% duty cycle at 135 amps, and 30-175-amp welding range. Feeds wire at 58"-471" per minute, and has infinitely adjustable wire speed and heat settings. Includes a precision-drive motor, regulator with hose, spool gun (to weld aluminum, 19-gauge to 1/4" plate), wire, tips and accessories...just add your own cylinder of CO2/Argon. "Quick Set" weld chart specifies settings for each material thickness, eliminating guesswork and assuring complete penetration. Backed by Eastwood's no-hassle 60 day return policy and a 3-year manufacturer's warranty.

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MIG 175 Welder (89 lbs.)
Spool Gun with 9' cable (works with a 2lb wire spool only)
MIG Wire 0.030
Aluminum Wire 0.030
Gas Regulator with hose
8' Ground Clamp
8' Gun Cable
3-Year “No Hassle” Warranty


Rated Electrical Input: 210-240 VAC; 60Hz; 22AMP
Power Cord Receptacle Plug: NEMA 6-50R
Input Power Cord Length: 6'
Max Voltage at No Load: 20 V DC
Rated Duty Cycle: 130A@30% duty cycle
Torch Consumables: Tweco Style 1 and 2
Wire Feed Rate: 4.9 Ft/min – 39.3 Ft/min
Wire Sizes: 0.023”(0.6mm) – 0.030”(0.8mm) mig wire or 0.030”(0.8mm) – 0.035” Flux core wire
Welding Wire Spool: 4” and 8” spool
Weight: 62.0Lbs (24.5kg)
Overall Dimensions: 10.75” wide X 17” long X 15.75” tall

Setting Charts

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Always wear a minimum #10 shade helmet, leather welding gloves and long sleeve shirt and long pants.

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3 Year Warranty

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Amperage and output voltage can be controlled precisely to get the proper penetration required. Wire speed can be infinitely adjusted to gain proper wire fill in the weld pool. This unit has been compared to the leading U.S.-manufactured red welders, with equivalent results at a fraction of the cost. The drive roll mechanism which is the heart of any MIG welder is designed to our specifications and delivers flawless wire feed without skipping or slipping on the wire.

Accessories & Consumables


12211 Contact Tip 0.023
12224 Contact Tip 0.030
12226 MIG Wire 0.023
12227 MIG Wire 0.030
12225 Flux Wire 0.030
12239 Drive Roller
12210 Tweco-Style Nozzle


Welding Cart
Auto Darkening Welding Helmet
Welding Jacket
Large View Auto Darkening Helmet
Welding Gloves

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