Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp review

Power and Applications

Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp is a powerful multi-process welding tool. Its output power ranges from 20A to 220A and offers maximum 40% duty cycle at 100A. This welding machine is not only capable of MIG welding, but it has also been designed for flux-cored, DC TIG and DC stick welding, making it the most versatile welder in its class.

This device is powerful enough and can MIG weld steel up to 3/8 inch thick and aluminum up to 3/16 inch. It’s ideal for welding hobbyists, contractors and educators who want to do MIG welding and explore other processes as well, but has the budget of only one machine.

​Portability and Flexibility

Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp weighs only around 40 pounds, so it’s very light and more portable in comparison to other welders in its class. If you often need to transport the tool around, this welder is really good for your need. It might be a little disappointing for some buyers because this tool doesn’t have inverter technology, so it can’t be powered by generators.

Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp has a dual-voltage input feature and can be operated on either power supply of 120V or 230V, allowing you to plug into any common power source. The tool is versatile and compatible for home as well as industrial sites.

​Special Features

Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp has a list of unique features that make it one of the most demanded MIG welders;

  • Dual voltage inputs make the equipment compatible to be plugged in and used anywhere.
  • Intuitive push-and-turn digital control offers quick setup.
  • Ready, set, weld feature makes it user convenient and easy to use welding tool.
  • Multi-process feature offers additional Flux-cored, TIG and stick welding.
  • Sturdy sheet-metal construction and all-metal wire drive make it rugged and ready for any welding task.
  • Large color display designed to guide you through the machine setup process and helps you understand better.

Advantages

A few advantages of Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp are;

  • ​A single welder is capable of four welding process, which can be very useful for those welders dealing with numerous types of metals.
  • ​The tool is small in size and light in weight and so you can transport the welder easily. It’s good if you often need to move your machine around.
  • ​Advanced options and settings are designed simple and easy to access, so operating this device is not a very big deal even for novice welders.
  • ​You can use it almost anywhere.
  • ​The welder has strong and sturdy built, so it’s quite durable and likely to last for maximum period.

​Disadvantages

  • ​Even if the welder is capable of TIG and stick welding, the tool might not be very powerful for these processes and performance may not be somewhat satisfactory.
  • ​This welder is a little more advanced and complex as compared to other welders in its class.
  • ​When compared to Millermatic 211, this welder heats up more quickly due to absence of built-in fan. (ed note: correction, this model DOES in fact have dual, built-in fans)
  • It‘s more expensive than other welders of the same category.

​Warranty

Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp is a good choice for large power requirements and welding thicker materials in small shops.

However, with this investment you also get advantage of the Lincoln’s special ‘Industrial limited warranty’. This device comes with a warranty period of 3 years and some of its parts come with 1 year to 90 days warranty time. In case your device or any of its parts encounters a technical or mechanical fault within the warranty period, you get free of cost repairing service or replacement at extreme cases. For more convenience, you can also extend the warranty period up to 5 more years by additionally investing a few more dollars.

​Conclusion

​Most of the Lincoln welders are top rated and so is Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp, due to its portability, versatility and tremendous power. However, if you are interested only in MIG welding, you could check out Millermatic 211 or Hobart Handler 210MVP, which are also reliable multi-voltage MIG welders.

​Hopefully, if you think Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp is finally the tool you need, I suggest you to read few reviews given by some verified customers, to know their experiences with the tool;

13 thoughts on “Lincoln PowerMIG 210Mp review”

  1. I did some research on the issue of a no fan.. This does in fact have dual fans according to the owners manual

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  2. It is powered by inverter technology andevelopment has 2 fans. This article is crap. I run mine on a generator on the regular.

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  3. “When compared to Millermatic 211, this welder heats up more quickly due to absence of built-in fan.”
    Not true brother, it has dual fans.

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  4. This “review” appears to have been written by someone who doesn’t actually have the machine. The “may not” suggests you never actually tested it. Also, compared to the Miller, it’s $600 cheaper and has better duty cycle specifications. Having run this welder and earlier Miller welders, it beats the pants off of Miller for wire feed and arc quality. Turn the inductance up and it burns in like a larger transformer welder.

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    • Yes this was a poorly written review ! My Lincoln 210 is a great welder. Never came close to hitting the duty cycle – at least on 220vac. Comments about the complexity of operation are just plain false. My wife could run the thing. Go to YouTube and watch folks actually running the machine through its paces. Three processes; Stick, Mig, and lift arc Tig. Jody’s videos from “welding tips and tricks.com” are probably the best.

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  5. I have a question? while i m welding the breaker trips a lot , i have my electrician run a single line for this according to the book specs and amp required and still trips. Can someone help me on this.

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    • Hey, Carlos. If nothing else is currently running on the same line as your welder, the problem may be with your welder itself. It sounds like your model is overheating.
      If you draw excessive current when welding, this might cause the breaker to trip. My best advice is to consider upgrading your setup. Just keep in mind that this solution will end up costing you money.
      Alternatively, you could have a faulty machine. Have you tried contacting the manufacturer?
      Other than that, if possible, we recommend that you weld in short segments so that the machine has a chance to cool off before using it again. This should help rid the problem and avoid annoying, counterproductive breaker trips.

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      • Quote from review; “This welder is a little more advanced and complex as compared to other welders in its class”.
        Not true. The welder has software aboard that determines voltage and current output based on the simple
        inputs by the user, depending on the welding process desired. I.e,; Mig – yes, 75-25 gas – yes, set thickness – done, then weld..

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      • Check the breaker rating and check to see he installed a twenty amp breaker. If so, make sure you are not using a long extension cord of insufficient current handling capability, like 14 gauge. Failing those suggestions, rig the welder for 220 volt ac on a 30 plus amp breaker or larger and never look back….

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  6. From the review;
    “For more convenience, you can also extend the warranty period up to 5 more years by additionally investing a few more dollars”.
    Ok, lets be precise; The standard 3 year warranty for the MP210, can be extended for two more years for $106.60.
    This took me all of 30 seconds to find.
    From the review;
    “It‘s more expensive than other welders of the same category”
    This is only true when comparing the Lincoln MP210 with the Chinese imported welders. Which if they malfunction, you must box up and send (on your dime) to one or two service centers in the US. At a significant cost factor…

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  7. From the review;
    “This device is powerful enough and can MIG weld steel up to 3/8 inch thick and aluminum up to 3/16 inch”.
    This welder does not inherently do aluminum. It’s basically a DC welder with an option of an aluminum spool gun – at an additional cost.
    From Lincoln MP210;
    210 Amps: The power to tackle any job
    MIG: Weld up to 5/16 in. mild or stainless steel or aluminum* up to 3/16 in.
    Flux-Cored (Self- and Gas-shielded): Tackle the biggest jobs
    DC Stick: Handles up to 5/32 in. stick electrodes
    DC TIG: Enabled by Touch Start TIG® technology
    Magnum® PRO 100SG Spool Gun – K3269-1
    Top Features;
    Lightweight and easy to use
    Ergonomic grip and balanced design
    Excellent trigger feedback, even through a welding glove
    No bulky adapter module required
    Premium Magnum® PRO expendable spool gun parts improve heat dissipation and extend life
    Processes
    MIG
    Aluminum Wire Diameter Range
    .030-.035 in. (0.8-0.9 mm)

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  8. From the review;
    “Intuitive push-and-turn digital control offers quick setup” vs. “This welder is a little more advanced and complex as compared to other welders in its class.” Make Sense to you ? Naw, me neither..
    Or How about this statement ?
    “It might be a little disappointing for some buyers because this tool doesn’t have inverter technology, so it can’t be powered by generators” Really ? This is an Inverter designed welder ! It is not the old heavy transformer design. And as pointed out by another poster, you CAN run this welder on a decent sized generator…..

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