The Powermig 210 by Lincoln is designed for the amateur or pro in need of a highly portable, powerful welding machine, one that offers the type of versatility and quality that can meet the needs of both the hobbyist and the pro.
Continue reading to learn about the 210 Powermig and what it has to offer.
Overview and Features
Lincoln’s line of welding machines can be a great buy for small to large welding jobs. This machine is powerful, dependable and comes loaded with all of the features the pro is looking for in a welding machine that’s portable and equipped with a fast setup and intuitive controls. While it’s designed for both amateur and pro use, it’s a better buy for the pro who will rely more on the dual voltage inputs and the multi-process capabilities. If you’re on a tight budget and only need a welding machine for the odd job around the home, then this model may be overkill.
This welding machine is impressively versatile and able to handle TIG, MIG, stick, and flux-cored welding processes. Equipped with some great features that the pros can appreciate and the beginner will love, this machine is designed to get the job done quickly and more efficiently.
When most models of welding machines are marketed as portable, they hardly ever really are. Many models weigh in at well over sixty pounds. But this Lincoln welder is designed with portability in mind, weighing just forty pounds. This machine is perfect for onsite welding jobs, or garage and workshop use.
The 210 comes with dual voltage inputs that offer one hundred and twenty volts and two hundred and thirty volts. This allows users to plug into any type of power outlet, adding a ton of convenience, especially when it comes to power supply access on the job or at home.
Display Screen and Controls
A true multitasker, this model is perfect for the hobbyist and pro. The large colorful display screen allows you to easily monitor the machine’s settings, while the digital controls promote a faster setup time
While most welders in this price range focus on just MIG or TIG welding, this model can do it all. Of course, you may need to purchase extras, such as a spool gun, for certain processes. Essentially, while the price tag for this welder is a little pricey, once you learn about everything this model can do, you’ll quickly realize it can save you hundreds of dollars otherwise spent on other types of welding machines. It also cuts down on the amount of gear you need to haul to the job site.
This is a true multitasking machine.
MIG: users can weld up to 3/8 of an inch thick aluminum or stainless steel.
Flux-cored: You can weld up to 3/16 of an inch thick.
DC stick: This machine can handle 5/32 inches.
DC TIG: A spool gun is required for this process. Unfortunately, the spool gun is not included in the package.
Essentially, you’ll get a TIG, MIG, stick, and flux-cored welding machines in one. This model is easy and convenient to use. Simply adjust the dials for metal thickness and welding process type. And that’s it, you can instantly start welding. Some felt that there was a learning curve involved, which is true, especially if you’re used to only one type of process. But with a little practice working the gun, you can easily handle thick and thinner welds with this versatile machine.
Some welders did report the machine offers an inconsistent operation, however, if you run into this issue, make sure first that there’s a solid ground connection near the area being welded. You should also check out the DINSE connectors and ensure they’re connected securely.
For the price, we were surprised that the manufacturer didn’t include a spool gun for use with the DC TIG process. Competing models such as the LOTOS MIG175 175AMP Mig Welder is just as versatile as the 210 and comes with a free spool gun, which is a great extra. Of course, it doesn’t feature the dual voltage inputs, which is essential if you’re purchasing this model for on the job use.
Additionally, the Lotos welding machine can’t match the Lincoln welder in terms of overall power, but it may be a better fit if you’re looking for a welding machine for home use only. As we mentioned earlier, this model may be more than you need if you’re looking for a small welding machine you can use around the home for repairs.
The pro who has mastered how to weld thin metal will need a model that can handle a wide range of processes on the job site. The light weight of the machine combined with the fact that it’s packing serious power make it a model a professional will get a lot of use out of and one that offers the type of performance the pro can really depend on.
To learn more about welding machines designed for hobbyists and pros, click here to check out our welding machine buyer’s guide.
- Dual voltage inputs
- Supports MIG, TIG, stick, flux-cored welding processes
- Lightweight design
- Large digital display
- Some users ran into consistency issues, but this is often due to an improper setup
Conclusion and Rating
The Lincoln Powermig is a multitasking welding machine that’s equipped with intuitive controls, a large digital display that allows you to keep a close eye on the settings, a lightweight design, and a decent amount of power. Versatile, beginner-friendly and portable to boot, we gave this model a rating of four and a half stars out of five stars.