MRO Magazine

Premium push-pull welding guns


December 7, 2009
By PEM Magazine

Cleveland, OH — Lincoln Electric has introduced two new premium push-pull welding guns models – the Panther and Cougar. Designed for demanding aluminum fabrication and production welding environments, both guns offer fatigue-reducing features, better protection and wear-resistant security, as well as fast changeover and easy repair features.

Panther Gooseneck Guns
The Panther semiautomatic, gooseneck-style, push-pull guns provide smooth wire feeding performance with exclusive dual-driven rolls for added pulling power without damaging the wire. They also feature a full-length internal wire conduit to minimize aluminum wire shaving. The gun’s innovative ball-and-joint socket relieves operator strain, making the gun feel like an extension of the user’s arm.

The gooseneck’s Sure Grip handle has a snag proof rear-mounted trigger and a multi-turn potentiometer to make precise wire feed speed changes. Its Quick-Mate™ gun cables reduce downtime and can be upgraded to different lengths or water-cooled operation. The Panther’s tough leather cable cover prevents the power cable from chafing. Its electrically isolated gearbox and motor are protected to ensure long life and prevent drive roll micro-arcing.

Cougar Pistol Grip Guns
The Cougar is a semiautomatic gun intended for operators who prefer an upright pistol grip. Lincoln’s Sure-Grip handle is lightweight and well-balanced to fit comfortably in either hand. Other new features include refined wire feed speed adjustment and improved strain relief.


The refined wire feed speed adjustment features a multi-turn potentiometer that allows both left- and right-handed operators to make precise wire feed speed changes. The Cougar also features enhanced trigger protection with a recessed gun trigger configuration designed to eliminate accidental breaking. The gun’s abrasion-resistant cable cover prevents power cable from chafing and protection against wear from regular use.

Both Panther and Cougar guns are designed for fast, easy wire or drive roll changes and repair. Drive rolls can be removed and replaced without tools and the D-shaped inner diameter interface prevents unwanted drive roll spinning. In addition these guns share interchangeable parts and Lincoln Copper Plus contact tips with Lincoln’s new Magnum® PRO guns to minimize parts stocking. Copper Plus™ tips offered by Lincoln are larger in diameter for improved heat dissipation to increase the life of each tip.