Great addition to the the shop. Use 7014 rod for the best results and keep the current down. I use a short cord into it, and don't over push it, and it does well. This thing can't weigh more than 10 lbs and its super portable. Seems very sturdy and folds up easily.
Lincoln Electric LINK1726-5 Features & Specs
Skewed rotor design provides AC power suitable for operating Lincoln inverter power sources
CC-Stick mode is optimized for general purpose stick welding using E7018 low hydrogen electrode
Downhill pipe welding mod
Welder Material: Metal
Welder Dimensions: 42.3 x 21.5 x 36.2 inches
Welder Weight: 8 pounds
Size Designation: 9
Editor's Impressions Of The Lincoln Electric LINK1726-5
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Lincoln Electric LINK1726-5 Final Thoughts
I would not say it is a big deal, I can make pretty welds. Liked the diversity of metal it can weld. I had to weld a 2" pipe to a steel plate and this help keep the pipe in place. I use a short cord into it, and don't over push it, and it does well. Use them all over in my workshop.