Most Lincoln welders provide external hookups to install gas welding tanks. The units that do not have this ability are plainly identified on the package when the welder is purchased. The external gas hookup for a Lincoln welder consists of a simple brass fitting with an O-ring gasket. The gas tanks are attached to this brass fitting via a rubber hose and a gas regulator. Ensure that the hose is properly attached to the brass coupler before turning on the regulator.
Locate the brass coupler for gas hookup on the Lincoln welder. It is located either on the backside of the unit or the front.
Insert the gas line fitting into the brass coupler by pushing the brass sleeve toward the welder unit to expose the steel bearings that will hold the gas line in place. Press the gas line into the fitting, then release the sleeve. This will secure the gas line in place.
Switch the welder over to its gas welding setting. Some welders are equipped with this switch, while others are not. If it is equipped with the switch, it is located on the front face of the welder, beside the power dial.
Tips & Warnings
- Use MIG wire for gas welding. Flux core wire may not provide a high-quality weld when used with additional shielding gas.
- "Welder's Handbook, Revised"; Richard Finch; 2007
- "How To Weld"; Todd Bridigum; 2008
- "Welding Manual"; John Haynes; 1995
Specs for the Lincoln Welder 220V 175 MIG
When pieces of metal are joined together, this process is called welding. A welder is used to perform this operation. The Pro-MIG...
Lincoln 140 Vs. Hobart 140 Welder
For metal inert gas (MIG) and flux-cored arc welding, companies Lincoln Electric and Hobart offer the Pro-MIG 140 and the Handler 140,...
How to Adjust Amperage Settings on Lincoln Stick Welders
A Lincoln stick welder, or buzz box, is a welcome tool for any home workshop. Having the ability to perform at-home metal...
- How to Select the Right MIG Wire Size
How to Troubleshoot a Lincoln Mig Welder
The Lincoln Mig welder uses a continuous solid wire feed and external (shielding) gas supply to produce welds. There are a number...