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Old 12-03-2009
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hey ya'll i was just wondering what would be the most you would trust to weld with a lincoln 125? like bumpers? roll cages? suspension work? etc..
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im assuming MIG.. is it gas or no gas?? gas makes welds stronger in my opinion and plus they look better too..

you also gotta know what the welder is capable of doing.. because if its made for stuff like sheetmetal and bodywork, because if not its just gonna murder a bigger project like bumpers, rollcages/bars etc.
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.125 max i would trust it. With dual core, maybe a little bit more.
I wouldn't do frame or cages without a 240V unit.
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No way would I trust anything structural to a little welder like that.
If you dont have a 240, then burn everything in with the 125. Once that is done, drive it/trailer it to a buddies place that has a 240 then go over ALL you welds with that.

Better yet, go buy a 240
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haha alright thanks guys. i have a 125 that i bought for small projects and was just wondering what it could do. i figured a 220v would be necessary for frame and suspension
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I think the machine is only capable of doing about 1/8" in a single pass. Maybe 3/16" with flux core. I definitely wouldn't do anything bigger than a light duty bumper or sheet metal with it.
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i have a 125 90 amp output and have made bumpers and welded spring perches shock mounts..flux core no gas and i can lift my truck up with a hi lift jack using my bumpers....so they are strong enough to hold my truck up and never had a weld break i have a big 60a 240v hobart gas too but its alot easier to wheel the lil 125 around u can weld up to 1/4 with mine as long as u take ur time
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i can lift my truck up with a hi lift jack using my bumpers....so they are strong enough to hold my truck up and never had a weld break
Lifting a truck up by its bumper doesn't equal the forces that occur when smashing your truck into the ground. But i'm sure your bumper is good for looks!!
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