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Lincoln Electric POWER MIG 256 MIG Welder

Model: K3068-1 Welder  |  Item Number: K30681
UPC: 015082916279
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Reg. Price: $4,599.00 $4,299.00

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Features for the Lincoln Electric K3068-1 Welder

POWER MIG. ® The Professional’s ChoiceSM

The POWER MIG® 256 sets the standard for MIG and flux-cored welding in light industrial job shop fabrication, maintenance, or repair work.

Diamond Core Technology™: Delivers a forgiving arc, excellent out-of-position arc stability, low spatter and a wide voltage sweet spot at a given wire feed speed for steel, stainless steel, or aluminum.

MAXTRAC® cast aluminum industrial wire drive: Features dual driven rolls, regulated wire feed speed control, brass-to-brass connections and Lincoln’s 100% wire supporting split wire guide system.

Digital meters: For set up, meters display your preset voltage and wire feed speed. During welding, actual voltage is displayed.

New! Magnum® PRO gun and cable 15 ft. (4.5 m): Makes it easy to reach your work.

Copper Plus® contact tips: Larger tip diameter and mass improves heat dissipation to increase tip life.

Add a spool gun: The POWER MIG® 256 is spool gun ready for the premium Magnum® 250LX gun and spool gun capable with the Magnum® SG (requires adapter).

115V auxiliary receptacle: (208/230V model only) to power a grinder or other auxiliary equipment in your work area.

New! Great value-adding features

Coil Claw™ Cable Management system keeps your workstation organized.

Convenient top-mounted gun expendables tray.

All metal case front.

What's Included

" Magnum® PRO 250L gun with 15 ft. (4.5 m) cable assembly (K3081-2) Top-mounted gun expendables tray. Built-in undercarriage with easy-load gas cylinder platform. Work clamp and 10 ft. (3.0 m) cable. 10 ft. (3.0 m) 230V input power cable with plug. Drive roll and wire guide to feed both .035 in. & .045 in. (0.9 & 1.2 mm) wire. Gas regulator and hose kit for argon blend gases. (For use with CO2 shielding gas

order a Lincoln Electric S19298 CO2 shielding gas bottle adapter.) (K586-1) Large color-coded procedure recommendation sheet.


Product Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D): 31.8 in x 18.9 in x 38.8 in (808 mm x 480 mm x 985 mm)

Net Weight: 245 lbs. (111.132 kg)


Max Rating: 300

Basic Specification

Input Voltage: 208/230

Input Current: 56/52A

Input Hertz: 60

Input Power: 208/230/1/60

Input Phase: 1

Mode Icon: CV

Output Range: 30-300A

Polarity DC

Rated Output: 250A/26V/40%


Typical Application




General Fabrication

Maintenance & Repair

Repair Welding

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Technical Specs for the Lincoln Electric K3068-1 Welder*

* These Technical Specs are provided by the manufacturer at the beginning of the model year. Please be aware that the manufacturer may decide to change these specs at any given time without notice.

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