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Eastwood 175 Amp MIG Welder w/spool gun is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 214.
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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Just got my new mig175. Questions about mig wire size. Add on website says.023 wire and on the welder it shows .025 , which is it please? Does .023 require a different feed wheel?

Asked by: David Shontell
This unit will feed from .023-.035 with the supplied drive roller with ease.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2017-11-08

I plan to build an exhaust system using 304 stainless tubing, and possibly mufflers made of 409. What shielding gas is recommended? And wire type? The tubing will be 16 gauge.

Asked by: luckeeD0g
You would want to use stainless steel wire with 98/2 argon Co2 blend.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-11-12

Great welder and I need to buy a different extension cord than the one I have.It is a 30 ft 220v 50amp 8gauge, seems a bit overkill. I would like a 50 ft or maybe as short as a 25ft. What are the minimums (amps&gauge) for either respectively?

Asked by: Flip1
We sell both a 25 ft & a 40 ft. extension cord: http://www.eastwood.com/welder-extension-cord-25-ft.html & http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-40-ft-welder-extension-cord.html
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-11-06

I have just purchused the MiG 175 and getting my garage situated before it arrives. I am running a dedicated 230v receptacle for this machine and maybe i have overlook it in the specs but just wondering what amp breaker this machine is required to run on?

Asked by: Anthony C
This unit needs a 30 amp breaker.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-08-22

I have the 175 but haven' gotten to play with it yet. But I have a clutch arm from a 1954 Chevy that has worn a groove in the push rod hole. The arm is a 1/4" thick steel. Can I weld up the deformity, and dress it up?

Asked by: Bobmo2
This unit can certainly weld up to 1/4 steel.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-08-10

are you shipping to malaysia

Asked by: rosli97
We do not currently ship internationally to individuals. However we do have international distributors that may be close enough for you to work with. Here is the address to that list http://www.eastwood.com/customer-service-onepage
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-08-08

Under the settings chart for this welder 1/4" aluminum is blanked out with dashes, ---, however the specs on the machine say it will weld up to 1/4" aluminum and comes with a spool gun. Which is correct, the stated specs or the Chart? Thanks.

Asked by: R O B W
Sorry for the confusion. You can weld 1/4" aluminum. You would need your settings to be on J-10; it will just weld this thickness slower- but its certainly capable.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-11-17

I have the Eastwood tig200 and it comes with the 220 to 110 converter now my question is can I use that 220 to 110 converter on this mig175

Asked by: Speedfuzion
The MIG 175 is a 220v only unit and will not operate on 110v.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-07-25
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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 $479.97



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
21323 MIG Torch Liner
12210 Tweco-Style Nozzle


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

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Convert your Fender Stand into a welding table or plasma table!

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