Lincoln Electric
Semiautomatic Wire Feeder

Product Number:  K297

The LN-8 semiautomatic wire feeder provides dependable performance and reliable operation, ideal for shop or field operations. For precise wire feeding and quality welds, the LN-8 features controlled wire feed speed and voltage during starting for clean, positive starts and reduced stubbing, skipping and spatter.

Advantage Lincoln
  • Completely enclosed case - Protects the heavy duty wire drive mechanism from damage, yet allows easy access to drive rolls.
  • Rugged and durable design - Recognized throughout the industry for its long life and years of trouble-free wire feeding.
  • Control of wire feed speed and voltage at the wire feeder - Eliminates the need to return to the power source to adjust procedures.
  • Optional Burnback Kit - Provides adjustable delay of power source output shut off to prevent the electrode from sticking in the weld metal when using high wire feed speeds.

Physical specifications
Weight:36 lbs. (16.2 kgs. )
Dimensions (in) H x W x D : 10.9 x 9.8 x 9.6
Dimensions (mm) H x W x D : 227 x 248 x 244




Flux-Cored;Submerged Arc

Required Options
KP502-052Drive Roll Kit .045-.052 in (1.1-1.3 mm) Solid Wire
KP502-1/16Drive Roll Kit 1/16 in (1.6 mm) Solid Wire
KP502-052CDrive Roll Kit .045-.052 in (1.1-1.3 mm) Cored Wire
KP502-1/16CDrive Roll Kit 1/16-.062 in (1.6 mm) Cored Wire
KP502-120Drive Roll Kit 7/64-.120 in (2.8-3.0 mm) Cored Wire
KP502-3/32Drive Roll Kit .068-3/32 in (1.7-2.4 mm) Cored Wire
KP502-7/64HDrive Roll Kit 7/64 in (2.8 mm) Hardfacing Wire
K1820-10Control Cable
K1797-10Control Extension Cable - 10 ft (3 m)
K1797-25Control Extension Cable - 25 ft (7.6 m)
K1797-50Control Extension Cable - 50 ft (15.2 m)
K1797-100Control Extension Cable - 100 ft (30.5 m)
K1840-10Weld Power Cable - TM to Lug - 10 ft (3 m)
K1842-10Weld Power Cable - Lug to Lug - 10 ft (3 m)
K1842-35Weld Power Cable - Lug to Lug - 35 ft (10.6 m)
K1842-60Weld Power Cable - Lug to Lug - 60 ft (18.3 m)
K1842-110Weld Power Cable - Lug to Lug - 110 ft (3 m)

Recommended General Options
X0297Extended Warranty - LN-8
K1524-3Universal Wire Reel Stand
K1556-1Light Duty Caster Kit
K1557-1Swivel Platform
K1555-1Insulated Lift Bail
K1504-1Coil Adapter 60 lb.
K435Spindle Adapter for 14 lb. Coils
K468Spindle Adapter for Small Spools
K1634-1Wire Reel Cover Kit
K1634-2Wire Reel Cover Kit
K1798Terminal Strip Adapter Cable
K425Gas Solenoid Kit
K261Meter Kit
K202Burnback Kit
K305Wire Reel and Flux Tank Assembly
K163Four Wheeled Undercarriage
K110Mechanized Hand Travel Unit
K161-50Squirtmobile® Power Pack - 50 ft (15.2 m)
K283Portable Digital WFS Meter

Recommended Power Source Options
K1346-13Idealarc® CV-400 230/460/3/60
K1346-22Idealarc® CV-400 230/460/575/3/60
K1480-1Idealarc® CV-655 230/460/3/60
K1480-5Idealarc® CV-655 575/3/60
K1308-12Idealarc® DC-400 with Multi-Process Switch 230/460/3/60
K1288-17Idealarc® DC-600 230/460/3/60
K1288-18Idealarc® DC-600 with Multi-Process Switch 230/460/3/60
K1288-22Idealarc® DC-600 230/460/575/3/60
K1386-3Idealarc® DC-1000 230/460/3/60

Recommended Spool Gun Options
K126-11K126™ PRO Innershield® Guns 350A FCAW-SS 15 ft 1/16 - 3/32
K613-6Gun Connector Kit, Large Feeder Bushings
K113-1600A SAW Gun 15 ft 564
K113-2600A SAW Gun 15 ft 332
K114600A Mech SAW Gun 15 ft 564-332
K119Flux Cone

Wire Feeder Specifications
InputWire Speed Range ipm (m/min)Solid Wire Size Range in (mm)Cored Wire Size Range in (mm)
50/60 Hz
50-600 (1.3-15.2).040-3/32 (1.0-2.4).045-.120 (1.2-3.0)

* Prices shown are US Industrial Prices valid only in the US and are for information only.  Industrial Prices are exclusive of any additional charges including, but not limited to: optional or accessory features, shipping and handling fees, taxes, import/export fees and duties, etc., actual price may vary.  Prices shown are those as of the date printed or placed on this website and are subject to change without notice.  Contact your local Lincoln Electric Distributor for current pricing.