Lincoln Electric adds the POWER MIG 256 to its line of POWER MIG Professional’s Choice welders, replacing the previous POWER MIG 255XT model. The updated model sets the standard for MIG (GMAW) and flux-cored (FCAW) welding in light industrial job shop fabrication, maintenance applications, and repair work. It is rated 250 amps/26 volts at 40 percent duty cycle. Its internal MAXTRAC wire drive features a wire feed speed range of 50-700 ipm (1.3-17.7 m/min). The 208/230V input voltage model includes a 115-volt auxiliary receptacle for powering grinders, lights, and other tools in the work area. This model is designed around Lincoln Electric’s patented Diamond Core Technology, which delivers a forgiving arc with excellent out-of-position arc stability, low spatter and a wide voltage range at a given wire-feed-speed. During setup, digital meters display preset voltage and wire feed speed. During welding, actual voltage is displayed. Shipped with a new Magnum PRO 250L gun for mild steel, stainless steel or aluminum welding, this wire welder is spool gun-ready. Users can add a premium Magnum 250LX spool gun for enhanced aluminum feeding performance. It also comes with a Convenient Coil Claw Cable Management System and a top-mounted gun expendables parts tray to aid workstation organization. For more inforamtion call (888) 355-3213 or visit www.lincolnelectric.com.