With the reputation that comes with the Lincoln brand, this is an impressively low-priced MIG welder that makes light work of smaller welding jobs. Portable and compact, the Lincoln Electric Handy MIG Welder is relatively easy to use and is a good option for the hobbyist or DIY’er who feels there is a welder-shaped hole in their lives.
The trade-off for its compact size is that it’s not as powerful as some other mid-priced models, meaning it has a metal thickness limit of 1/8th of an inch. There’s no gauge so you don’t know how much gas you have left at any one time, but a quick trip to the DIY shop to buy an add-on will remedy that. And for heavier, more prolonged jobs it has a tendency to get a bit hot and flustered. But for the price and the Lincoln welders label, this is a more than adequate MIG and flux core welder for small jobs and essential repairs.