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  1. #1
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    Default Who makes mastercraft mig welding machines?

    Just bought a little 88amp wire feed machine from canadian tire and was wondering who makes them.

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    There old acdc buzz boxes were made by century, which is now made by lincoln, but not sure if they make there migs or not.

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    Thanks cpt. that was my guess. They sell brand name Lincoln so I thought the mastercrap units probably are too.

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    The MasterCraft welders are definitely NOT lincoln made. Canadian Tire has them made by whatever Chinese facility will make them for the least amount of $.

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    I have an older 70 amp mig by mastercraft. It is a pos.
    You will be much happier spending more $$ and buying one of the Lincoln migs Cdn tire sells.
    Lincoln Idealarc 250 stick/tig
    Century Mig
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    Torchmate CNC table

    Owner/Operator Devlin Metal Works
    Custom CNC Plasma Cutting and Welding

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    Actually, you'd be much happier going to a LWS and picking something up there, as you'll probably note that the serial#'s on the Canadian tire Lincolns generally start with an "I", for italy and not really made by Lincoln

    "U" is Lincoln Cleveland

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    Default Thanks cruiser

    That is very interesting.I will keep that in mind. The last little MIG I bought was a Century from Gregg's distributors in Edmonton and I recall then that they were said to be made for or made by Lincoln. That was why I was wondering about this one. I'll look next time what country it was made in but I still think it could be a Lincoln or Miller design regardless of where it was made.This one does not have a Tweeko gun but so far works good even with sharp bends.

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    The Mastercraft is made in China, and is not a Lincoln or Miller design. It may be "inspired" by Lincoln or Miller, but that's Chinese manufacturing for you.

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    Yup it says China all right. Oh well, for $250.00 brand new it will do for now. 2 lbs of wire through it now and so far so good (touch wood).

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