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In This Issue:
"XT" Promotion Winners
see Shelby® 427 Race in Las Vegas.
New Excalibur® Low Alloy Stick Electrodes
Lincoln's Green Initiative Awareness Program
LN™-25 PRO Dual Power Wire Feeder
How I Did it: Willys Restoration
Lincoln Showcase
LN™-25 PRO Dual Power
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Portable Industrial Wire Feeder

With the new LN™-25 PRO Dual Power, fabricators get two models in one!

Key Features and Benefits

Dual Power: power with either a control cable or across-the-arc.
Digital meters for increased monitoring (preset wire feed speed, actual amps, actual volts).
Voltage adjustment for superior arc control when used with control cable.
MIG, Pulsed MIG,
Flux-cored and
MIG-STT® capability.

Pipeliner® Consumables
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New Product Catalog Released

The new Pipeliner® Consumable Catalog is now available and features the newest Pipeliner® products including:

Pipeliner® LH-D80,
LH-D90 and LH-D100
Pipeliner® 7P+
Pipeliner® 17P, 19P and 20P
Pipeliner® 80S-G
Pipeliner® NR-208-P and NR-208-XP
Pipeliner® G80M and G90M

Pipeliner® is Lincoln Electric's family of premium Stick (SMAW), MIG (GMAW) and Flux-Cored (FCAW) consumables developed specifically to meet the rigorous demands of the global pipe welding industry. They are the most thoroughly tested pipe welding consumables on the market today.

View list of Pipeliner® products

Request copy of catalog
Lincoln Learning
Hexavalent Chromium Standards
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Every fabricator should read our recently published article that covers welding applications under the new hexavalent chromium standards.

Topics addressed include what you need to know about the standards, exposure determination, permissible exposure and action limits, methods of control, and others.

Read the article (pdf) from Penton's Welding Magazine.

Related Publications:
Guide to Welding Fume Control (pdf)

OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Standards (pdf)
How to Select Your
First TIG Welder

TIG welding image
Looking to buy your first TIG welder? Here's a great Lincoln authored article which appeared in the January 2009 issue of Engine Builder magazine. It discusses in detail the TIG process and what features to consider when making a TIG welder purchase.

Read the article

View Lincoln's TIG welder line
Upcoming Tradeshows
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See firsthand the latest products and technologies from Lincoln Electric at a tradeshow near you in 2009.

North American Steel Construction Conference (NASCC)
Phoenix, AZ
April 1 - 3, 2009

Sun'n Fun Fly-In and Convention
Lakeland, FL
April 21 - 26, 2009
March, 2009
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Time is Running Out to Buy a Welder and
Choose Your Reward.

Choose Your Reward image There's never been a better time to buy a new Lincoln welder to take on extra work, increase productivity or even start your own business. And to help make the decision a little easier, Lincoln Electric wants to reward you for buying the best.

For a limited time, when you purchase one of the welders listed below from an authorized Lincoln Electric distributor, we'll reward you with your choice of gift card! Just register your purchase on www.lincolnelectric.com and we'll send you a gift card from either Best Buy®, Cabela’s®, Outback Steakhouse®, Target® or American Express® -- it's your choice!

  • $50 Gift Card – POWER MIG® 140C or 180C
  • $75 Gift Card – Precision TIG® 225
  • $100 Gift Card – Ranger® 10,000 Plus
  • $125 Gift Card – Ranger® 225 GXT

Purchases must be made between February 1, 2009 and
April 30, 2009. Offer good in the United States only.

Get the details

Disclaimer: Best Buy®, Cabela's®, Outback Steakhouse®, Target® and American Express® are registered trademarks of their respective companies, and are not affiliated with Lincoln Electric Holdings, or its subsidiaries. Their inclusion in this promotion does not represent an endorsement.
"XT" Promotion Winners Receive VIP Trip to the Shelby®427
Watch Kyle Busch Roar to Victory in Las Vegas

Promotion winners The winners of Lincoln Electric's Power MIG® XT/Magnum® 100SG Spool Gun promotion were on site for the March 1 running of the Shelby® 427 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The two winners - Cynthia Griffin of Airgas® Intermountain in Boulder, CO and Thad Tuin of Grand Junction, CO - each brought a guest and spent a VIP day at the race visiting Lincoln-sponsored teams. An added treat for them was watching Las Vegas native Kyle Busch roar to victory for his first hometown win!

Kyle Busch image Lincoln Electric is the exclusive provider of welding equipment and products to Kyle Busch and his team at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Racing fans can stay current with Lincoln Electric's involvement in motorsports by regularly visiting our Industry Focus: Motorsports page on LincolnElectric.com

Three Stick Electrodes Added to Excalibur® Line!
Designed for low hydrogen, low alloy welding applications

Excalibur® image Excalibur® 7018-A1 MR, 8018-B2 MR and
9018-B3 MR are new low hydrogen stick electrodes designed for all-position welding of low alloy steels typically found in power generation and petrochemical applications.

- Excalibur® 7018-A1 MR is designed for welding 0.5% molybdenum steels.

- Excalibur® 8018-B2 MR is designed for welding 1.25% chromium, 0.5% molybdenum steels.

- Excalibur® 9018-B3 MR is designed for welding 2.25% chromium, 1% molybdenum steels.

Designed with the new Excalibur® slag system, these electrodes feature a smooth arc, excellent strike and re-strike capabilities, self-peeling slag, extremely low spatter levels, and improved resistance to starting porosity. All 3/32" diameter electrodes feature a 12" length to reduce waste and improve operator control, especially on small diameter pipe. In addition, mechanical properties are capable of exceeding AWS strength requirements after long-term heat treatment.

View full Excalibur® product line.

Green Initiative Awareness Program

Green Initiative logoLincoln Electric’s new Green Initiative Awareness Program promotes the company’s initiatives to reduce environmental impact of its products and manufacturing processes. The continued investment in technological advancement for its welding products has resulted in lower environmental impacts for its customers and underlines its commitment to creating products that help customers reduce welding costs and adhere to environmental standards.

To help customers easily identify the products connected to these initiatives, Lincoln Electric is labeling them with a new “Green Initiative” logo that clearly states the product’s green advantage.

Lincoln has initially focused its efforts on two equipment initiatives:

  • Inverter Technology - Welding equipment featuring inverter technology can save customers more than 10 percent on total energy consumption related to welding over traditional transformer-based power sources.
  • EPA’s Tier 4i Engine Emission Compliance - Lincoln and its engine suppliers have met and exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines two years before it is required on its diesel engine-driven welders.

Lincoln Electric is also continuously working to lessen its environmental impact. ISO 14001 certified since 2004, Lincoln is utilizing various methods such as Six Sigma projects to reduce scrap and waste, improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes, enhance recycling programs and remove old or obsolete equipment.

How I Did It: 1948 Willys Restoration

1948 Jeep image From: Peter Hill of Sutherland Springs, Texas

I purchased a Lincoln SP-175 Plus wire feeder welder (current model Power MIG® 180C) after buying a small farm. It has been an invaluable piece of equipment. I have built hog traps, furniture, BBQ pits, an aluminum storage box, and used it to fix all kinds of stuff around the farm.

My latest project has been a 1948 Willys jeep that was in pretty bad shape. I used my Lincoln 175 for welding up things like holes in the body and dash, as well as beefing up the frame, and building a new windshield frame. It may be hard to believe but from the original front bumper to the custom rear, and everything under the sights on the machine gun, there is a 10 pound roll of .030 MIG welding wire in there.

Machine gun image The machine gun was built from scrap metal, punchings, and oil well parts. I like using my Lincoln MIG welder because whether it is a 1/4-inch thick rectangular tube bumper or a thin body panel I know I can count on it to do a great job. I love the versatility of it and would never have been able to do this project without it.

These project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric® Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.

Got Projects? Send them to us at:

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How I Did It
c/o The Lincoln Electric Company
Marketing Communications Dept.
22801 Saint Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117-1199

Please attach JPG or GIF photos to your email. Also, don't forget to tell us the story - what you built, how you built it and what Lincoln® products you used!


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