Re: Lincoln arc welder questions

snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Bob) wrote in


The machine you are looking at is a welding generator. Probably a Lincoln SAE-300 with Teledyne Continental motor. There are two sections on this type of machine. There are two generators/or a small alternator on the same shaft, one large and one small. I think the smaller one is called the "exciter". The large generator supplies the welding current and the smaller Generator/Alternator supplies 110v DC or AC (depending on the age of the machine, the older machines supplied 110 DC only, while the newer models had 110 volt AC output) The 110 volt power was for running lights and power tools on the job. This machine is a fine welding generator, and the price is very good, but it is not a alternator, and you can not increase the volts or amps for the 110 volt section.(not without spending serious money) This type of machine produces DC welding current only, and the 110 volt power does not come from the "welding generator" but a separate smaller alt/gen on the same shaft. So there is no way to do what you want to do with this particular machine. If this machine does not look ruff, and is in good condition, $500 dollars is a steal for this machine, if it is in fact a SAE-300.
Kruppt
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The generator in it is DC. It has a small alternator to put out a bit of AC just for a grinder or whatnot.

This machine would make a great welder, but not a great generator.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Bob) wrote in message

Thanks for the responses guys - I appreciate it. While I would really like to have a big welder like this, since my welding needs are fairly infrequent, it sounds like I would be better off spending the same amount of $$ to buy a buzz box and a small generator from Home Depot or somewhere.
thanks again, Bob
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