Using Lincoln Electric Power MIG 210 MP for TIG Welding
We recently picked up the Lincoln Electric Power MIG 210 MP and told you about our adventures in MIG welding. For the hobbyist or the Pro contractor’s small-scale use, it packs a lot of value and performance into a transportable package. Now, we get to cover our experience using the MIG 210 MP TIG welding equipment, testing it out on some various projects.
Lincoln Electric Power MIG 210 MP Multi-Process TIG Features
- Dual Voltage Inputs (120V or 230V)
- Push-and-turn digital controls
- Large color display guides you through the setup process
- MIG, Flux-Cored, DC Stick, and DC TIG (Lift Arc)
A Time for TIG
As we mentioned in the initial review, this tool works well for occasional use. The MP or “Multi-Process” machine provides a great MIG/TIG solution for those who weld on a less frequent basis. The MIG 210 MP allows for “plug and play” MIG and stick welding. Getting it ready to work for TIG takes some setup.
In an engineering oddity we haven’t figured out, you have to disassemble the machine to add a plug for TIG. Plan on spending up to an hour doing this. Once you get the hardware in place, Lincoln has an online video showing you how to set it all up.
Once you add the TIG component, dialing in the machine works very much like the other processes. Lincoln Electric’s digital interface and easy setup process make it virtually fool-proof. This gives you a big advantage if you’re new to welding or if your skills get a little rusty between uses.
TIG welding offers several advantages over other methods, however, it still takes a lot of mettle to perfect. Using the foot pedal allows you greater control over the amperage as does independently manipulating the electrode and gun. TIG welding also results in a cleaner weld, so it works great for products where the welds remain visible. We don’t often encounter that situation—our welding is more practical than aesthetic. Still, we like having that option with the Lincoln Electric Power MIG 210 MP.
If TIG isn’t your typical welding method, you’ll find the lift arc start to be easy. The Lincoln Electric Power MIG 210 MP does a consistently good job. Whether welding thin gauge lap joints or heavier gauge material, we found TIG welding easy to accomplish. With a little practice, this system makes it easy to improve your skills.
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The Bottom Line
If you can get past the pain-in-the-neck TIG setup, the third process of the Power MIG 210 MP multi-purpose welding system performs as impressively as its MIG and stick welding.
Lincoln Electric Power MIG 210 MP Specifications
- Input Power: 115/230/1/60
- Rated Output:
- 120V: 100A/19.0/40%
- 230V: 200A/24V/25%
- Input Current
- Output Range:
- 120V: 20-140 Amps DC, Max. OCV : 56
- 230V: 20-220 Amps DC, Max. OCV : 56
- Solid Wire Size Range: 0.025 – .035 in (0.6 – 0.9 mm)
- Cored Wire Size Range: 0.035 – .045 in (0.9 – 1.2 mm)
- Wire Feed Speed Range: 50-500 ipm (1.3-12.7 m/min)
- Dimensions: (H X W X D) 14 in x 10.75 in x 19 in (356 mm x 273 mm x 483 mm)
- Net Weight: 40.00 (18.14 kg)