Lowe’s Welders: Right Welding Equipment For You

Deciding on the right welding equipment to purchase can be overwhelming. There are so many top brands and quality products available from Lowe’s, it can be a difficult choice.

All of Lowe’s welders vary in purpose, capabilities, and price. Whether you are a beginner welder or a seasoned pro, your success depends upon purchasing the right equipment based on your needs.

Here, we will offer insight into many of the top-selling Lowe’s welders.

This article will shine a light on several product features you should to consider before making a purchase.  We will offer up unique features and crucial attributes to help you make a better-informed decision about which welding equipment is best suited for your work.

Before we start, let’s make something very clear: Safety is not an option.

Welding can be a dangerous effort if you aren’t working with quality, reliable equipment that you are comfortable operating in any situation.

Recognize Your Welding Requirements

Welding Requirement

Buying welding equipment is not just about taking home the most expensive item in the store. There are many factors to consider, and questions to ask.

Are you looking to expand your welding business, or take your home improvement skills to the next level?

Maybe you are a sculpture searching for a new medium. Perhaps you live in a rural area and own livestock. In that case, fence maintenance is a part of your day to day responsibilities.

How important is portability? Do you need a welding unit that is versatile, and can take on all types of tasks?

What is your budget? What type of materials will you be welding? What is your power supply capable of handling?

So many aspects will go into making the right equipment choice. Whether the welding equipment is for home projects, hobbies or a source of income, this is an investment. Like any investment, you want it to perform well, and the benefits to outweigh the costs.

Take your time. Do your research.

How We Picked Which Products to Feature

We’ve put together a short list of great welding units currently available at Lowe’s. They include arc welders, stick welders, MIG welders and many more.

We will look at important product specifications, such as portability, versatility, safety characteristics, power output, and price. The most important influence on what products to showcase was customer enthusiasm. These are welding units that Lowe’s customers highly regard, depend on, and are pleased to own. Customer recommendations should weigh heavily on your decision.

These Lowe’s welders are listed in no particular order. We will include links to each product so that you can save the information or explore the customer reviews at your convenience.

Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG Welder

Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG Welder
  • Compact, portable and lightweight construction
  • Continuous wire feed speed adjustment
  • Ideal for welding mild steel from 24 gauge to 1/8" thick

Looking to try your hand at wire welding? The MIG from Lincoln Electric is easy to use, compact, and lightweight. Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG Welder operates via a 115 V, 20-amp outlet.


It’s great for home projects and small pro jobs. This product is a great buy for the beginner because it comes with everything you need to get your project started.

  • Portability: Absolutely. As far as welding equipment goes, at 46 pounds, this is lightweight and easy to move around.
  • Safety: The cold contractor safety feature keeps the welding wire “cold” electronically.
  • Price: Available at Lowe’s for $323.67. Additional warranties available, as well.
  • Customer Rating: Ten ratings with a 5.0 average.
  • Safety: CSA listed. Thermal overload protection.

Additional product specifications: Height 12.8 inches. Width 8.8 inches. Depth 18 inches. Welding gun cable length 8 feet. Ground cable length 8 feet. Process MIG flux-cored.

Lincoln Electric PRO-MIG 180 Welder 230-Volt MIG Flux-Cored Wire Feed

Lincoln Electric PRO-MIG 180 Welder 230-Volt MIG Flux-Cored Wire Feed...
  • Heavy Duty Wire Drive Fully adjustable drive system reduces the chance of wire tangling and crushing
  • Brass-to-brass gun connection enhances conductivity. Smooth arc starts with minimal spatter.
  • Durable cast aluminum gear box delivers added drive torque and quiet operation.

As Larry the Cable Guy might put it: The Pro-MIG 180 is ready to “gitterdone”. Heavy-duty construction, powerful, and priced right, this welding gear is a great buy for fence maintenance on the ranch and large home projects, as well as professional work.


Lincoln Electric PRO-MIG 180 Welder 230-Volt MIG Flux-Cored Wire Feed is equipped with “two knob tapped control” which is very convenient when working with aluminum sheet metal, thin steel, or stainless.

  • Versatility: Has a 30-180-amp welding output range which means you are ready to take just about any project.
  • Portability: Just 71 pounds. Lightweight considering the projects this welder can accomplish.
  • User Friendly: Features “Forgiving Arc” and “Smooth Arc” technology.
  • Price: Available at Lowe’s for $669. Additional 3yr and 4yr warranties are available.
  • Customer Rating: 11 ratings with a 5.0 average.
  • Safety: CSA listed. Thermal overload protection.

Hook this bad boy up to a 208/230-volt power source, and you are ready to tackle material up to 3/16” of an inch.


Additional product specifications: Height 16 inches. Width 14.7 inches. Depth 19.8 inches. Welding gun cable length 10 feet. Ground cable length 10 feet. Process MIG flux-cored.

Lincoln Electric AC-225 230V Stick Welder

Lincoln Electric AC-225 230V Stick Welder
  • 225 Amp AC output is enough for 3/16in. (4.8mm) diameter general purpose mild steel electrodes and 5/32in. (4.0mm) sizes...
  • Minimum 50 Amp circuit required
  • NEMA rated

The Lincoln Electric AC-225 230V Stick Welder is a very popular product with Lowe’s customers. Its compact size, reliability and competitive price makes this an excellent choice for any beginner welder or DIY enthusiast.


Welders of all skill levels appreciate how easy this stick welder is to operate. It comes with a full range 40 to 225-amp selector that promptly and accurately sets the welding current.


Combine all those features with the Lincoln Electric Smooth Arc technology, and this is arguably the best home welder in its class.

  • Versatility: 125-amp DC output. 225-amp AC output.
  • Portability: 129 pounds. Lightweight considering the projects this welder can accomplish.
  • User Friendly:  Smooth Arc assures accuracy with a variety of electrodes.
  • Price: At just $315, you can’t go wrong. Additional 3yr and 4yr warranties are available.
  • Customer Rating: 24 ratings with a 5.0 average, and lots of enthusiastic customer feedback.
  • Safety: NEMA rated, UL listed, and CSA approved.

Lincoln Electric AC-225 230V Stick Welder is a great option for anyone.


Additional product specifications: Height 24 inches. Width 17.25 inches. Depth 12 inches. Welding gun cable length 10 feet. Ground cable length 8 feet.

LONGEVITY Tigweld 200sx - 200 Amp AC DC Tig/Stick Welder

LONGEVITY Tigweld 200sx - 200 Amp AC DC Tig/Stick Welder with Digital...
  • The unit features high frequency start tig and includes a foot pedal for great tig welding control and operation
  • The stick welder operates on 110v and 220v volts and is capable of welding 7018, 6013, and other stick welding...
  • With the flip of a swtich, you are able to weld aluminum in AC mode. Features pre-flow, post flow, and clearance effect...

This unit is compact and versatile. The Longevity Tigweld 200sx - 200 Amp AC DC Tig/Stick Welder features an uncomplicated set of controls which allow the welder to perform under a wide variety of situations.


This unit works great with fine aluminum welding, and switches from 220v to 110v with ease.

  • Versatility: Operates at 110-volts and 220-volts and is capable of welding 7018, 6013 and other stick welding electrodes. Connect to a standard outlet with the adaptor (included).
  • Portability: At 66 pounds this welding unit easily travels between job sites.
  • User Friendly:  Foot pedal included for better control.
  • Price: Any pro will see that $904.47 is a bargain considering all that this machine has to offer.
  • Safety: UL safety listing. Thermal overload protection.

This is definitely a product to consider if you are going pro or looking forward to more challenging projects.


Additional product specifications: Height 22 inches. Width 12 inches. Depth 28 inches. Welding torch cable assembly length 8 feet. Ground cable length 8 feet.

Lincoln Electric Power 140C 120V MIG Welder 140A

Power 140C 120V MIG Welder 140A
  • Free Shipping to 48 Continental States!
  • Three Year Lincoln Warranty.
  • Wide 30-140 amp welding output range

Like the Lincoln Electric 240-Volt Stick Welder, this is a very popular product with Lowe’s customers.


However, there are some added benefits and features to the Lincoln Electric 120-Volt Stick Welder that you should consider, if you are deciding between the two units.


First, consider that the Invertec® V155-S makes all the difference in a welder this size.


Experienced welders will definitely appreciate the 120/230V auto reconnect operation. Also, the Invertec®V155-S can work from a portable generator. That’s a big bonus for anyone who knows what unexpected conditions a worker can encounter in the field.


The unit has the advantage of being able to plug into a 200 foot, 230V extension cord. That means you can operate this stick welder just about anywhere on a job site.

  • Versatility: Over 6ft, 120/230V input chord. 120V 15 Amp plug. Additional 120V 20 Amp plug.
  • Portability: Dent resistant case is IP23 rated for outdoor use.
  • User Friendly:  Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Price: Everything including, $976.37 is getting some true bang for your buck.
  • Customer Rating: 5.0 average.
  • Safety: CSA Safety Listing. Thermal overload protection.

The unit comes with a stick electrode holder, cable and Twist-Mate® plug. Also, included is a work clamp and cable with Twist-Mate® plug.


This is a serious stick welder that is ready to really work for you.  It’s reliable, versatile and everyone can believe in the Lincoln brand.


Additional product specifications: Height 11.3 inches. Width 6.2 inches. Depth 15.4 inches. Welding gun cable assembly length 10 feet. Ground cable length 8 feet. Stick process.

Lincoln Electric Cut Welder Kit

Cut Welder Kit
  • The Harris Products Group

Get down to basic function, reliability and affordability with the Lincoln Electric Cut Welder Kit. If you are just getting into welding, this could be your best bet.


Priced at under $200, this is a great option for home use or hobbiest. It’s a durable, quality product that doesn’t break the bank.

  • Versatility: Ready for cutting, welding, and brazing.
  • Portability: Weatherproof ballistic nylon bag for storage and travel.
  • User Friendly:  Simple, easy to operate.
  • Price: $184 for the kit.
  • Customer Rating: 5.0 average.
  • Safety: The regulators are proudly made right here in the USA. Unit comes with an encapsulated Teflon seat for safety and long-lasting performance.

Everything is here for you to start. Right out of the box it is ready to go to work.


This kit has industrial grade components for professional jobs. Compatible with 1 CGA 510 acetylene cylinder, and/or 1 CGA 540 oxygen cylinder.


The unit features a brass torch handle and built-in reverse flow check valves. Capable of cutting up to 1 inch and welding up to 1/16 inch. When using an acetylene cylinde, you can cut up to 4 inches, and weld up to 1/2 inches.


You are not sacrificing quality for price.


Additional product specifications: Height 11.3 inches. Width 6.2 inches. Depth 15.4 inches. Welding gun cable assembly length 10 feet. Ground cable length 8 feet. Stick process.

Lincoln Electric Port-A-Torch Kit

TRUE VALUE COMPANY KH990 Port A Torch Kit
  • Easily carried to the site & features a high impact frame
  • Includes 3/16 in. X 12 ft. Welding hose, welding goggles, torch handle, cutting attachment, Oxygen regulator, Acetylene...
  • Designed to carry 1 Mc Acetylene cylinder and one 20 cu. Ft. Oxygen cylinder (included)

You can’t go wrong with this portable, functional, all-in-one kit. The Lincoln Electric hortatory kit can cut, weld, and braze with ease.


Probably the best feature is that it comes in a lightweight backpack engineered to be easily carried around the work site, from project to project. The backpack has built in rugged pockets and a high-impact ABS frame.


Brazing goggles, regulators, and strikers are included as well!

  • Versatility: Designed for cutting, welding, and brazing.
  • Portability: Dude, it’s a backpack.
  • User Friendly:  Simple, easy to operate. All-in-one functionality.
  • Price: $299 makes this kit a must-have for any welder.
  • Customer Rating: 5.0 average.
  • Safety: UL Safety Listing.

Additional product specifications: Length 26 inches. Type (oxygen). Maximum weldable thickness 1/16 of an inch (mild steel). Minimum weldable thickness 14 gauge (mild steel).

Decision Time

Power 140C 120V MIG Welder 140A

We hope that bringing to your attention a few of the most popular welding equipment available at Lowe’s will help you consider what product works best for you.

Obviously the most important thing to consider when choosing a welder is what exactly you intend to use it for, and what can your budget afford.

Bigger is not always better.

A professional welder will place value on different specifications than a homeowner looking for a unit to help maintain their home and property. Different projects require welders with different capabilities. Understanding your project is essential to picking the right type of welder.

No doubt, there’s a lot of factors to consider before making your purchase. Take your time and research, research, research…and then do some more research. Check out industry organizations like the American Welding Society. They are excellent resources for all things welding.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to a trusted, professional welder in your area.

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You can find one by visiting pro consumer sites like Angie’s List and Home Advisor. Ask the welder to consider your needs, skill level and make a recommendation based on their experience and knowledge. These pros work with this type of equipment every day, and you could benefit from their expertise.  

The more you know, the better off you’ll be. You’ll feel confident you’re making the right decision.

As we mentioned, this is an investment that can affect your bottom-line. It’s important that you do your homework and are a well-informed customer.

We wish you luck!


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Summary:

A professional welder will place value on different specifications than a homeowner looking for a unit to help maintain their home and property. Different projects require welders with different capabilities. Understanding your project is essential to picking the right type of welder.

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