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Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2014
Document and Entity Information  
Entity Registrant Name LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC
Entity Central Index Key 0000059527
Document Type 10-Q
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2014
Amendment Flag false
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 77,680,043
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3