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PrimeWeld MIG285 285-Amp MIG Welder Updated Model

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MIG285 285-Amp MIG Welder Updated

The powerful and versatile 285-Amp MIG285 welding machine is capable of MIG, FCAW, Lift TIG, and Stick welding in one portable unit. The MIG285 is well-suited for applications ranging from aluminum and stainless steel fabrication to light industrial use.

What's Included

  • MIG285 Welder
  • MIG Torch
  • Work Clamp
  • Electrode Holder
  • Gas Regulator
  • Gas Hose
  • .030"(0.8mm),.040"(1.0mm)Contact Tip
  • Operator's Manual
  • Power Adapter
  • .025"-0.30" V-groove Drive Roll 2pcs
  • .035"-.045" Knurled-groove Drive Roll 2pcs
  • Hand-hold Welding Reference Lamination Paper
  • Wing Nut

MIG285 will include both manual and synergetic mode. 

The PrimeWeld MIG285 has all the power and versatility you could want.
At a max amperage of 285 amps, you can easily weld material up to 5/8 inch thick.

Add to this the fact that this machine is capable of four different processes — MIG, Flux Core, Lift Tig, and Stick — and you have the perfect all-in-one solution for your welding needs.

 Specifications Table

IGBT type: IGBT tube      
Inverter Type:

Digital/ Micro-controlled, half-bridge

Output Type: MIG, lift TIG, Stick      


Max Rated MIG output Amps: 285A      
Max Rated TIG output Amps: 250A      
Max Rated Stick output Amps: 250A      
  240v 120v    
MIG Amps@Rated Duty cycle: 30%285A


Stick Amps@Rated Duty cycle: 30%250A


Tig Amps@Rated Duty cycle: 30%250A


Max Inrush (I1MAX) Input Amps: 120v 34.2A 42.5A 25.3A
  240v 57.4A 53.5A 35.7A
Max Rated (I1eff) Input Amps: 120v 18.7A 23.3A 13.9A
  240v 27.4A 29.3A 19.6A


MIG Output range: 40-260A      
Stick Output range: 20-250A      
Tig Output range: 10-250A      
Stick Hot Start Amps: 0-200%      
Stick Hot Start Time: 0-2.0S      
Stick Arc force Amps: OFF-200%      
Voltage reduction device ON-OFF      
Restore Factory Defaults NO-YES      

Stick E6010/Cellulose setting or capablity:

MIG Operator Controls: C25/C100 FLUX ALUM  
Wire Diameter .024/.030/.035 .035/.045 0.035  
Pre Flow 0-0.2s      
Post Flow 0-10.0s      
Run In 30-150%      
Burn back 0-1.0s      
Wire Sharp ON-OFF      
Spot OFF-ON      
Spot Time 0.1-20.0s      
Stitch OFF-ON      
Stitch Time 0.2-4.0s      
Dwell Time 0.1-1.0s      
Wire Feed Speed Units MPM-IPM      
Restore Factory Defaults No-yes      
Machine alone size:


Machine Weight: 58.33lbs      
Power Cable length: 78.74inches      

A Highly Versatile Portable Welding Machine

With this welding machine, you have access to four separate processes.

Straight MIG welding is perfect for high-speed welding in situations where “getting it done” is the most important thing.

Flux Core allows you to have the speed and ease of MIG welding in situations where shielding gas is unavailable.

When precision and control are of the utmost importance the Primeweld MIG285 is capable of delivering up to 285 amps of Lift TIG power at a 25% duty cycle.

Finally, whether you need something quick and dirty in the field or you need to rapidly change between types of metal being welded, nothing beats the flexibility and utility of good old-fashioned stick welding.

All of this, while weighing in under 60 lbs, makes the Primeweld MIG285 a truly multi-purpose unit. That you can easily move around the shop, or from job site to job site.

Save Fatigue On Your Trigger Finger With 2T/4T Toggle

The innovative 2T/4T toggle system on your Primeweld MIG285 allows you to easily change from a traditional two-touch trigger to a four-touch.

The two-touch system functions as you’re used to, pull the trigger to start welding and release to stop the weld.

In the four-touch mode once the weld has been started you can release the trigger and continue welding until the trigger is activated again or the welding arc is broken to stop the welding arc.

The Primeweld MIG285 is a true all-in-one welding machine. Professional contractors and experienced hobbyists will love its versatility. This DC machine can tackle MIG, stick, TIG, and flux core projects of all sizes. You can even set it up for DCEP aluminum welding. Weighing less than 60 lbs, the MIG285 is easy to move and transport. Despite its light weight, it has a powerful output of up to 285A. 

The Machine That Does It All

With this model, Primeweld set out to create a welding machine that can handle anything. The MIG285 makes it easy to lay down high-quality welds with any process. Switching polarity takes just seconds. Sometimes you want to take the time to create a beautiful TIG weld. Other times, all you need is a quick MIG bead. No matter what kind of welding you need to do, you’ll never have to switch machines again.

Fine-Tune Your Welds

The MIG285 is perfect for welders who want to dial in every precision setting. On the front display panel, you can adjust:

  • Stick Hot Start Amps

  • Stick Hot Start Time

  • Stick Arc force Amps

  • Pre Flow

  • Post Flow

  • Run In

  • Burn back

  • Wire Sharp

  • Spot

  • Spot Time

  • Stitch

  • Stitch Time

  • Dwell Time

The machine is also a great choice for those who prefer to keep their settings simple. To use the standard settings, it’s easy to restore factory defaults in the features menu.

Effortless Digital Display

Switch welding modes with the push of a button. Get an exact digital readout of your voltage and wire feed speed. The MIG285 combines classic adjustment knobs with an easy-to-read LED display. The front panel also makes it easy to adjust advanced settings like hot start and run-in.



"Same Day Shipping" on an order means that the order will leave our warehouse the Same Day!

We usually ship within 24 hours of receiving an order. If there is an unforeseen delay in shipping your order, we will promptly let you know. We ship via USPS, UPS, Fedex and DHL. You can select your preferred shipping method at checkout.


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Our policy lasts 90 days. There are always exceptions, so don't be shy to reach out to us if you need some help. Honestly, we don't have many returns. We try to be very clear with our product listings to make sure you make the right purchase. We want to make our customers happy, so we'll do everything we can to work with you and get you what you need. Once we receive your return, we'll stay in touch with you about your refund and/or exchange. Refunds are generally applied to your original method of payment within 5 business days, and shipping notifications on exchanges are usually sent within a business day. Just let us know if there's a hold-up and we'll look into it.

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