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MIG175 Welder and Cart Kit is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent buy Recently ordered and received the Mig 175, ordering process went very well and items arrived in the time frame that was advertised. Welder and cart were packaged very well and there was no shipping damage which made me very happy since I am on the West coast I was concerned about shipping. The cart took about 20 min to assemble and since I had already purchased Argon I fired up the welder, welded fantastic right out of the box, used the chart on the inside of the door that got me close and with a little lower voltage welded great, I purchased larger bottle of gas and the welder barely fit on the cart since it was tipped back a little other than that very satisfied. Have not tried the spool gun yet but expect it to work as it should. I had shopped prices for the big three brands but since I only use this for my occasional repair and hobby could not justify the prices, I was able to purchase this mig, the 60 amp plasma and the 200 amp Tig for what one of the big three machines would have cost. could not be happier, don't hesitate to go with this welder.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding performance Not to take away from the performance, but for the price you can't beat this thing! I would put the Eastwood up against any other welding machine out there. I gave a rating of 4 stars, just because there is always room to improve.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE IT Ben. Welding for 30years I would rate the mig175 and plasma 60. 5 stars all around
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mig welding to continue my racing career Well I kinda jumped into this one. I have been a plastic welder for the local natural gas co. For thirteen yearsAnd race ATV's for a hobbie and have been having problems with breaking the steel frame and some of the aluminum safety bars. And have a gasless mig welder and it wouldn't do aluminum so I figured after looking at all the name brands and a spool runner it just shocked me after watching the comparison to the Lincoln mig and this Eastwood price and obvious welds were the final decision for me. I still don't have a cyclinder For the argon but the voltage adjustability make doing the fluxcore wire a lot Easier. Thnx and haven't broke anything since I burnt some wire on my quad. Don't weld much but I've tried stick welding and lose my temper trying to make rods burn. And haven't pulled my hair out since I went mig. Love it and recamend it to anyone wanting to get out and weld some steel. Or aluminum.
Date published: 2014-10-28

Will this work with a 20 amp breaker?

Asked by: Dave56
No, a 30amp breaker is the minimum required for operation.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2014-11-21

does this unit come with the gas gauge and hose 

Asked by: lap31024
Yes the unit comes with everything you need besides the bottle. Regulator included.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2014-11-21

What is the duty cycle of this welder?

Asked by: dockat
The MIG 175 has a 30% duty cycle at 135 amps.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2014-11-18

What kind of 220 plug is required for this welder?

Asked by: rpaint
The plug is a NEMA 6-50P and the required receptacle is a NEMA 6-50R.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2014-10-07

Does welder have a spool of mild steel wire or nt .

Asked by: Retired
The MIG 175 kit comes with one roll of 0.030 solid core steel wire.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2014-10-03

MIG Welder 175 Amp and Cart Kit

Item #20166 Brand: Eastwood

Save on the kit: MIG175 Welder, Spool Gun & Cart...low DIY price
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Details

Eastwood's MIG 175 Welder Kit with Cart,and Spool Gun: "high-end" features at a DIY price! As a professional or weekend enthusiast, with this welding kit 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 competition! Helmet not included.
  • Welds mild and stainless steel, 24-ga. to 5/16"
  • Welds aluminum, 14-ga. to 1/4"
  • 30-175-amp welding range
  • FREE spool gun ($199.99 value!)
  • Includes a 3-shelf welding cart (12236)
  • Powered by 220v current
  • Compare to similar welders that sell for over $700
  • ETL Approved
  • Backed by Eastwood's no-hassle return policy and 3-year warranty

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About MIG Welder 175 Amp and Cart Kit

MIG 175 welder with cart a is designed for the professional or weekend enthusiast. 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. 3-shelf welding cart provides portability and stability for the welder and your gas cylinder.

Welder 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 (for welding 19-gauge to 1/4" aluminum 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 return policy and a 3-year manufacturer's warranty.(helmet not included)


Contents

12012 Mig 175 and 12236 Cart


Specs

Rated Electrical Input: 210-240 VAC; 50-60Hz; 22AMP
Max Voltage at No Load: 20 V DC
Rated Duty Cycle:130A@30% duty cycle
Wire Feed Rate: 4.9 Ft/min – 39.3 Ft/min
Wire Sizes: 0.025”(0.6mm) – 0.030”(0.8mm) mig wire 0.030”(0.8mm) – 0.035” Flux core wire
Welding Wire Spool: 4” and 8” spool
Weight: 62.0Lbs (24.5kg)
Overall Dimensions: 24.4 (620mm) x 12.6” (320mm) x 16.9 (430mm)


Safety

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


Warranty

3-year manufacturer's warranty.

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Instructions

Click here for welder instructions


Accessories & Consumables

Replacement Parts

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


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