Item # 33980 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood 180 Amp MIG Welder

Operates on 120V or 240V with new and improved features and technology to MIG weld up to 5/16" steel.
Operates on 120V or 240V with new and improved features and technology to MIG weld up to 5/16" steel.
Eastwood 180 Amp MIG Welder is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 84.
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Operates on 120V or 240V with new and improved features and technology to MIG weld up to 5/16" steel.

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Eastwood 180 Amp MIG Welder

Product Overview:

Description

Eastwood's MIG 180 Welder

Whether you're a professional or enthusiast, you can now get even more industrial-quality features like inverter technology, 2T/4T modes and a tack weld setting in this hard-working, affordable MIG welder. Our R&D guys have been constantly improving our welders since 2009 and are proud of this newly designed Eastwood MIG 180 that's great for steel, aluminum and all-around metal fab and auto restoration.

The excellent bead quality and performance matches and often exceeds more expensive MIG welders, making this a great welder for your shop. We've been helping DIYers and professionals do the job right since 1978 and are proud to stand behind this lightweight portable MIG 180 that's great for both new and experienced welders. This machine is available with and without a Spool Gun for welding aluminum. The Spool Gun is available separately or you can save money by purchasing it with this MIG 180.

New and Improved Features

Check out these awesome improvements over other machines.

  • Operates on both 120 and 240 volts for maximum usability
  • Latest IGBT Inverter technology
  • Lightweight and portable at less than 26 lbs
  • Metal drive motor for smoothest operation
  • 2T/4T modes for comfort during long welds
  • Tack Weld setting for consistency with sheet metal projects
  • Portability - lightweight and can be powered by a generator

Eastwood MIG 180 Features:

  • Operates on either 120V or 240V
  • Welds mild and stainless steel, 24 gauge to 5/16" (3/16" on 120V)
  • Welds aluminum, 14 gauge to 1/4" with a Spool Gun (available separately or with the MIG 180)
  • 30-180 amp welding range
  • Latest IGBT inverter technology
  • Lightweight and portable at less than 26 lbs
  • Metal drive motor for smoothest operation
  • Uses .023 - .035 wire in 4" and 8" spools
  • Long ground, torch and power cables
  • 2T/4T modes for long welds
  • Tack weld setting for consistency in sheet metal
  • 30% duty cycle at 180 Amps and 60% at 130 Amps
  • Includes regulator and hose for optimum MIG welding
  • Uses common Tweco style consumables
  • Can also be used for Flux-Core welding if you don't have gas
  • Compare to similar welders that sell for hundreds more
  • Backed by Eastwood's no-hassle return policy and 3-year warranty

 

Eastwood MIG 180 Welder
Eastwood MIG 180 Welder

Warranty

3 Year Eastwood Warranty

Specifications

Rated Electrical Input:

240 VAC; 29.6 AMP

120 VAC; 24 AMP

Required Breaker Size: 30 amp
Power Voltage: 1 Phase, 120VAC / 240VAC, 60 Hz
Power Cord Receptacle Plug: NEMA 6-50R
Max Voltage at No Load: 61 V DC
Rated Duty Cycle:

120V: 30% @ 90 Amps

120V: 60% @ 65 Amps

120V: 100% @ 50 Amps

240V: 30% @ 180 Amps

240V: 60% @ 130 Amps

240V: 100% @ 100 Amps

Torch Consumables: Tweco style nozzle and contact tips
Wire Feed Rate (IPM/Inches Per Minute):

120V: 80 - 280 IPM

240V: 80 - 551 IPM

Wire Sizes: 0.023”(0.6mm) – 0.035”(0.9mm) mig wire

0.030”(0.8mm) – 0.035”(0.9mm) flux core wire

Welding Wire Spool: 4” and 8” spool, up to 11 lbs
Maximum Welding Thickness - Steel: 5/16"
Output Current Range:

120V: 30 - 120 Amps

240V: 30 - 180 Amps

Weight: 25.3 lbs (11.5 kg)
Overall Dimensions: 18” X 8.5" X 13.25”

Shipping

Ships Via Fedex

In the Box

Contents

  • MIG 180 Welder
  • MIG Wire Spool 0.030 (0.8mm), 4 inch (2 lbs)
  • Gas Regulator with hose
  • 9.5' Ground Clamp
  • NEMA 5-15P to NEMA 6-50R Adapter Cord (240v to 120v), 2'
  • MIG Torch, Nozzle, 0.030" (0.8mm) Contact Tip and 8.5' Cable
  • Face shield with lens and handle
  • Welding brush/hammer
  • Contact tip wrench
  • Additional contact tips (.030" and .035")
  • Instruction Manual
  • 3-Year “No Hassle” Warranty

Guides & Accessories

Instructions

Click here for product instructions

Click here for Welder settings chart

This machine has smart wire feeding technology to prevent forcing excessive wire into the start of the weld. When the machine is not welding and feeding wire, it will feed wire at a slow fixed speed for approximately five seconds, and then speed up to max speed. This is to quickly feed wire through the torch. Once the machine senses that it is welding it will automatically run at the preset wire speed that the user has set on the machine. Do not be alarmed when the wire feeds slowly while not welding.

Application Tips

Weld Aluminum with a Spool Gun

Many cars and trucks have aluminum parts, or you may need to weld aluminum for a metal fabrication project, and with a spool gun you can weld 14-gauge to 1/4-inch aluminum. Quickly and easily connect or remove it as needed for working on different parts and panels. The spool gun is sold separately or you can save money when you buy it together with the Eastwood MIG 180 here.

Eastwood MIG 180 Welder

All-Around Steel and Aluminum MIG Welder

The MIG 180 comes complete (except for the gas cylinder) and is ready to weld 24 gauge to 5/16-inch mild steel and stainless. Connect the spool gun and you can also weld 14 gauge to 1/4-inch aluminum. With a 30 to 180 amp welding range, this high-quality MIG welding machine has a 30 percent duty cycle at 180 amps and a 60 percent duty cycle at 65 amps, giving you the power needed for tough projects.

The metal drive motor feeds the wire smoothly for the best operation and the infinitely adjustable wire speed and heat settings allows you to precisely control the machine. If you don't have a gas bottle, or are away from your shop, use the flux core wire for your welding project. Plus the ability to connect to either 240 or 120 volts makes this an incredibly versatile machine for any garage.

Eastwood MIG 180 Welder

Precision Drive Motor

The drive roller mechanism, which is the heart of any MIG welder, is designed to our high specifications and delivers flawless wire feed without skipping or slipping on the wire. That's why the MIG 180 has a quality METAL drive motor. This means you'll get a great puddle and solid welds without having to go back and "touch up" spots. Beware of other units with much lower quality equipment!

Eastwood MIG 180 Welder

High-Value Welders from Eastwood

This 180-amp MIG welder with spool gun has everything you need to get started, just add a bottle of shielding gas. It includes a precision metal drive motor, regulator with hose, Tweco-style torch, tips and accessories, modern features and technology. A "Quick Setup" welding chart specifies settings for each material thickness, eliminating guesswork and assuring complete penetration.

The unit is backed by Eastwood's No-Hassle 90-day return policy and industry leading 3-year manufacturer's warranty. We even provide tips and tricks on MIG welding in the Eastwood Garage that will get you started and improve your welding.

Eastwood MIG 180 Welder

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from 180 mig machine Very pleased with the way this machine performs. I'm a retired welder and I was pleasantly surprised with it.
Date published: 2022-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd Eastwood welder I owned and used a Eastwood MIG 135 for the past 8 years or so and its been rock solid, only had to replace the gas solenoid recently, but it was time for a replacement and wanted to upgrade a bit. I looked at all other brands and decided on the Eastwood MIG 180. Better price and past experience made my choice.
Date published: 2022-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the price Great welder for the price. Easy to put together and to make work. Welds smooth and has lots of power on 110v
Date published: 2022-04-18
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Questions & Answers

Will A Miller, Lincoln or tweakco welding gun fit the machine end of this, if so which one

Asked by: Firefly
Unfortunately, we can not guarantee fitment between our units and other brands torches/leads.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-05-06

When looking at what comes in the box, the list it comes with a : Face shield with lens and handle. Is this a clear one for debris? Or a darkening welding helmet?

Asked by: Ander
The face shield included is a shield to be held with your hand to protect your face from debris only. A darkening helmet should be used.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-04-29

I just purchased the 180 MiG welder do I need to change the drive roller to a knureled groove drive roller in order to flux core weld

Asked by: Dean
You should be able to run the flux wire with the smooth drive roller if you run the smaller of the 2 reversible sides. However it will work best with a knurled drive roller. These are sold separately and can be found here: https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-mig-135-and175-replacement-knurled-drive-roller.html
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-04-27

Hello is this machine capable of using dual shield flux core?

Asked by: Chris 2000
Yes, this unit is capable of running this wire in reference as long as it is within the recommended wire size (diameter).
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-04-20

Will this run aluminum wire with right gun liner

Asked by: Pokey
This needs a spool gun to run any aluminum wire
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-04-19

What mixture of argon gas do I need for this welder?

Asked by: Brojoe
This take 75% Argon/ 25% CO2 for use with the standard MIG torch. The spool gun will require 100% Argon.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-04-18

Hi looking to purchase this welder, need to know A, can I get a longer gun lead? If so how much extra $ ? B, will this hold a 10lb roll of flux core? Thanks Rusty

Asked by: Rusty
Unfortunately, we do not offer any additional torch options (longer leads) at this time. This unit works with 4” and 8” spool, up to 11 lbs.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-04-15

Will this welder for on the mig welder cart 20232?

Asked by: Keith
Yes, this would work great on that welding cart.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-03-31
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Eastwood 180 Amp MIG Welder
$545.99
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