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Trindl Arc Welder

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01-23-2019 15:28:15

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Found this welder a few months ago but could not found much information or pictures of these. After using it for a bit I wanted to fix that.

I have only done a little bit of welding with it and it is my first stick welder so I cannot comment on its performance with experience. But it works and I am very happy with it.

There appears to be no moving parts and is just a simple plug in buzz box.

This information is based off the front plate and what little is online.

What is it?: AC Arc/Stick Welder
Who made it?: Trindl Products LTD.

Where?: Chicago, Illinois USA

When?: Around the 1960's

Model 125A

Found this Ad on the internet

Its marketed as an industrial welder?

If I have posted this in the wrong spot please let me know
Thank you

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Brian G. NY

01-26-2019 11:14:25

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 Re: Trindl Arc Welder in reply to JollyRogers, 01-23-2019 15:28:15  
I don't see a zip code in the address in that ad.

Makes me think it's pretty old.

Those old Popular Mechanics ads tended to be a little loose with the truth. LOL

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Dusty MI

01-26-2019 06:52:05

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 Re: Trindl Arc Welder in reply to JollyRogers, 01-23-2019 15:28:15  
A little off subject but on welders.

I have a Lincoln 120v wire weldor that I bought new. I wanted the 120v because I figured that I could use a good extension cord if pessary, never have though.
One day I was using it with a rather high setting, and tripped the 20 amp breaker. The factory cord and cord cap that came on it are only good for 15 amp.

I looked in the manual and it says at the top settings it draws more than 20 amps.

Go figure.


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K Effective

01-26-2019 06:19:43

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 Re: Trindl Arc Welder in reply to JollyRogers, 01-23-2019 15:28:15  
The guys on Antiques Roadshow use the address with no Zip Code as a sign of pre-1963 vintage, since that 's when the Zip Code was introduced. The "16" was a local route code in Chicago.

Your unit is in remarkably good shape for its age.
Swapping to 230V would produce even better welds in most applications for you, in my VERY limited experience.

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dr sportster

01-24-2019 09:49:59

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 Re: Trindl Arc Welder in reply to JollyRogers, 01-23-2019 15:28:15  
I think their major market was teenage boys who wanted to build something at home.

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01-24-2019 05:29:27

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 Re: Trindl Arc Welder in reply to JollyRogers, 01-23-2019 15:28:15  
The welder is currently wired for 120V. I have been using 3/32 6011 rod at 60 amps on a 20 amp breaker. Using it at 80 amps with a generator was a different story, had to get a L5-30 plug to use the generators 30 amp outlet.

After looking at the picture of the Info plate I realize its hard to read.

MODEL : 125A

PRI. VOTLS :115/230

FREQ. CYC.: 50/60




SEC, AMPS,- RATED: 125 -MAX,: 125




TEMP. RISE C, : 130

This certainly does not appear to be a "Industrial Welder" :D

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01-23-2019 18:40:53

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 Re: Trindl Arc Welder in reply to JollyRogers, 01-23-2019 15:28:15  
Strange they would market that as an industrial welder.

From what I see it's more of an entry level, home shop AC stick welder. Far from an industrial welder!

Just doing some quick searching, appears the company is long gone.

Finding an owners manual will be a matter of finding someone that will sell/give or share a copy. I wouldn't expect to gain a lot of specific information from it. It will have directions for use, but that's basic stick welder knowledge.

Apparently it is wired for 230 volt, otherwise it would only do very light welding without tripping a breaker.

Not much chance of finding parts if they are out of business, but typically anything beyond leads, a power switch, or cord set, would not be cost effective to replace. Those items are readily available at a welding supply or can be adapted to work from something else.

I did find this, maybe you can track this man down if he's still around.

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Mutt and Jeff

01-24-2019 03:57:16

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 Re: Trindl Arc Welder in reply to Steve@Advance, 01-23-2019 18:40:53  
I think I like the duty cycle thing.

rated for continuous duty
at open? or not welding conditions

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