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. Smart Wire Feeding technology prevents overfeeding MIG wire at the start of a weld.
Operates on 120V or 240V with new and improved features and technology to MIG weld up to 5/16" steel. Smart Wire Feeding technology prevents overfeeding MIG wire at the start of a weld.
Eastwood Elite 200 Amp LCD Digital AC/DC TIG Welder is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 219.
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Operates on 120V or 240V with new and improved features and technology to MIG weld up to 5/16" steel. Smart Wire Feeding technology prevents overfeeding MIG wire at the start of a weld.

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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 & Handling

Ships via UPS

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 Good welder I love it that I can run it on 110. In my shop I use it on 220 in the field I run it at 110.
Date published: 2024-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great. After getting machine set up properly, I have been able to make some of my best welds in years..
Date published: 2024-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shoulda Coulda Bought a more expensive multi process welder and couldn’t adjust the wire speed. The claim was it did it internally. I should have bought this Eastwood welder in the first place. Works great. Well worth the money
Date published: 2024-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great welder, even better customer service. Welder has worked without issue. Came fast and delivered appropriately. Pressure regulator for gas was broke upon arrival. Called Eastwood and they replaced it free of charge without hassle. Great customer service experience.
Date published: 2024-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy It....You won't regret it Was happy even before I opened the box. This replaces an older minimig I have had for years. This has more power and weighs less than half. Easy set up and practice welds look great. Can't wait to use more.
Date published: 2024-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 180 amp Eastwood Mig welder Purchased 180 amp Mig welder resently to weld thicker gauge steel. It was delivered undamaged with all its components. Eastwood's website doesn't take Visa gift cards but I bought this unit at a great price. Hope welder lives up to its reviews.
Date published: 2023-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from welder love this welder, messed around with an old junker for years, can't imagine why, I do body work and this is perfect!
Date published: 2023-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Impressive I shopped for a new MIG welder for quite some time. I was going to get one from HF but I've never liked the fact that they charge extra for a warranty. In addition to having a good warranty included in the price, and excellent customer support, this machine has been really impressive. Very well made and I am really happy with this purchase. For the money, I don't think you will find better.
Date published: 2023-11-30
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Questions & Answers

Is the 180 AMP welder manufactured in the USA

Asked by: arcs and sparks
This was designed in house here in PA but is manufactured overseas in China for us.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2023-12-20

Do you change anything on the 180 to weld with Flux core wire

Asked by: Farm
polarity= Electrode (Gun) negative Ground cable, positive if using selfshielded flux cord welding wire. Flux cord with gas Electrode (Gun) positive, ground negative.
Answered by: arcs and sparks
Date published: 2023-12-20

I'm a newbie. I see it says it is a 180 amp welder, but how many amps at my electric panel do i need to support this welder. Thanks in advance.

Asked by: PeterP
The Mig 180 Has A Required Breaker Size Of: 30 amp
Answered by: James Project Advisor
Date published: 2023-12-01

how much is shipping to 12566 , orange county ny

Asked by: nanufp
Please reach out to us by calling: 800-343-9353 or by emailing help@eastwood.com for this information.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2023-12-19

can it run .030 wire

Asked by: opwest
Uses .023 - .035 wire in 4" and 8" spools
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2024-01-10

Can I use a 220v extension cord to run this 180 welder

Asked by: Jme2152
There is a current drop although it will work.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-07-14

Comparing the 180 to the 140, are there any features on the 180 that you don't get with the 140? I doubt I would need anything over the 140, but trying to decide which one to go with.

Asked by: Danny
https://makemoneywelding.com/eastwood-mig-140-review/ 180 vs 140
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-06-19

I have read the manual and can’t find what type and size of generator will properly run the Mig 180?  Can you help?

Asked by: Idahogreg
If you need full power output, you will want a 10,000W capable generator.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2023-05-11
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