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Rich Waugh - Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 9:23amparts | repairs | welding
A few days ago I was at the dumpster and spotted a Lincoln AC/DC 225/125 arc welder that had been tossed. From the visible damage, the thing appeared to have fallen off a truck speeding down the highway. The case was split, dented and mashed, panels torn completely loose, knobs missing, etc. The leads had been cut off as well. Still, I figured it might be useful for parts so I dragged it home.
Well, after four hours of sheet metal work, fixing a broken rotary range selector switch, fabricating a matching knob and soldering new leads in, I tried the thing out. It works perfectly. Not a real big surprise, as these things are noted for being pretty robust, simple machines. Now it just needs one more thing to be complete: a control panel faceplate.
If someone out there has one of these AC/DC Lincoln tombstones, I would tremendously appreciate a good photo of the front panel. I need one that is taken from perpendicular to the front so that I can print it out at the right size, laminate it and put it on the machine. (All the pictures I've found on the 'net have been taken at various angles so they won't allow me to do what I need to do.)
If you can help me out, just email me the photo as a 2MP or better .jpeg and I can work from that. I'd really appreciate it!