Lincoln 250 ac/dc welder score

Over the weekend I scored over 40 feet of welding cable for $60
(canadian funds). Not a terrific deal, but it came with a square top
Lincoln Electric of Canada 250 amp AC/125 amp DC welder in very good
condition which sweetened the deal a bit - - - .
I figured at the scrap price of copper and the weight of the welder I
couldn't go wrong, and for $60 I could afford to have a welder in the
shop again. I gave my old 180 amp Emmerson to my brother about 15
yeaers agowhen his old welder burned out
Anyone know approxemately when the "square top" lincolns were produced
in Toronto? I say "square top" - it has rounded corners. Cables come
out left bottom corner of the front of the case, AC/DC/REverse
polarity switch top left.
What is a "reasonable" value for one of these welders?
Reply to
clare
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I once saw a comment that used Lincoln "tombstones" were dirt cheap so I kept an eye on their prices. That dirt must be Manhattan real estate, locally the AC/DC ones run around $200 and up.
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Jim Wilkins
You should be able to find a copy of the manual here somewhere:
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Then look for copyright years amongst the pages...
If you don't have any luck, post the model and serial number that's on it and I'll see what I can find :)
Oh and very nice buy!
Reply to
Leon Fisk
That's kinda what I thout -$200 US is like about $275 Canadian - - -
Reply to
clare
Didn't find a serial number yet but spec number is W352-3E9
Reply to
clare
I couldn't find anything with that number...
From your description it sounds similar to the old "Idealarc" machines.
Try posting a picture of the front if you can't find any model and/or code numbers. Their website isn't very user friendly without a valid name or code number to go by...
Reply to
Leon Fisk
I came across this old discussion too, you may find it of interest:
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Reply to
Leon Fisk
I've emailed Lincoln directly to see what they have to say.
Reply to
clare
The case looks like the one on:
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but with a different faceplate and a lot less cutout at the back.- also, it has the ac/ds switch top left.
Reply to
clare

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