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LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC

Form 10-K filed on 2/24/2012 for LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC

Line Label Object Class Period Type Balance Name
1 4170 - Disclosure - PRODUCT WARRANTY COSTS (Details) [Network]

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http://www.lincolnelectric.com/role/DisclosureProductWarrantyCostsDetails
2 PRODUCT WARRANTY COSTS [Abstract]

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us-gaap:ProductWarrantiesDisclosuresAbstract
3 Changes in the carrying amount of product warranty accruals [Abstract]

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us-gaap:MovementInStandardAndExtendedProductWarrantyIncreaseDecreaseRollForward
4 Balance at beginning of year [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual
5 Accruals for warranties [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualWarrantiesIssued
6 Settlements [Concept] Monetary For Period Debit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualPayments
7 Foreign currency translation [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualCurrencyTranslationIncreaseDecrease
8 Balance at end of year [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual
9 Maximum period of warranty services (in years) [Concept] Integer For Period

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leco:ProductWarrantyServicesMaximumPeriod