View Full Version : Are/ were Marquette welders any good?
02-06-2008, 11:56 PM
I see a bunch of Marquette 12183 welders turning up at various close out retailers .
Any one know anything good or bad?
There are made in Italy , I don't know before or after the Lincoln buyout. Most places are claiming they have a 1 year warranty.
We had an old Marquette arc welder but I don't know anything about there mig welders.
02-12-2008, 12:05 AM
We are going to find out. I won the auction. I will let you know how it works out.
02-18-2008, 02:04 AM
Well when does it arrive? I was looking and Daytona Mig supplies manuals and parts for that machine. The mig nozzel is the same as my unit and I'm assuming the hose is the same. You'll want to check and make sure it has the metal coil liner for running steel wire, it probably doesnt. You can get it from http://www.daytonamig.com/ I'm not advertising for them, just dont want you to go through the frustrations I did trying to figure it out. Good Luck
02-18-2008, 08:33 PM
I got it. I don't have a cylinder of shielding gas for it yet. I also don't have an indoor work shop. It being below freezing the whole time I have had it, I only ran it about 10 min to make sure it made the right noises. It did:)
I talked to Lincoln and they say they are keeping Marquette around as part of there WCTA,LLC. division. http://www.wctallc.com/
They also gave me a # for parts": 1-866-236-0044, X22
Thanks for the tip about Daytona.
BTW the Marquette came with the metal coil liner.
02-18-2008, 08:58 PM
Cool, mine didnt have the metal liner and I didnt have a manual either so I had to experiment and search for information. After all the frustration I went thru, if I can save someone some hassle I will. Does it look like the one on the Daytona site? Is it also made in Italy?
02-27-2008, 11:51 PM
Is it also made in Italy?
Yup sure is
Here are some pics from the guy who sold me mine:
It is the "B" version nearest I can tell. I have seen the same model number on a slightly smaller rectangle shaped unit, I think those were the "A"
I called Lincoln and they said the warranty was still good on it and If I needed parts to call 1-866-236-0044, X22. They also said that they still sell Marquette brand welders. http://www.wctallc.com/
I am glad they haven't killed the brand off, gives them something other than Lincoln to slap on the welders coming from Italy .
I haven't got to use it yet but I like the idea of 7 voltage taps over the 4 I was looking at on a HH140. When the spring thaw gets here and if I learn to weld, I will keep you posted.
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