There are a variety of tools that can be used for welding, and the specific tools that are used will depend on the type of welding being performed. For example, oxy-fuel welding, which is a type of welding that uses a flame to heat and melt metals, requires a torch, a gas tank, and a hose.
On the other hand, arc welding, which uses an electric arc to heat and melt metals, requires an electrode holder, a power source, and a wire feeder.
20 Best Chinese Tools For Welding
H & S Autoshot 4550 Starter Plus Stud Welder Kit
Super sensitive trigger in handle for one-handed operation
Great tool! Studs don’t fall out. Welds them super quick. The slide hammer is good quality a grips the studs great. Wanted a collet style grip hammer instead of the lever type. Would highly recommend this tool to anyone doing autobody.
Bough this to pull a major dent in the side of my sons pick up truck from a fender bender. I have done body work as a hobby for a long time and have used conventional dent pullers in the past. This tool was incredible and the puller that came with it worked like a dream.
We drifted the dent out of the side of the truck to the point that it only needed a skim coat of bondo to be finished. It was grate having none of the holes required by a conventional dent puller. Great industrial quality tool.
This is one of those tools I should’ve bought decades ago, it made quick work out of a smashed in door on my 1988 Land Cruiser. I’ve only had it a couple days but I can tell it’s a good quality tool that should last many years.
It only takes a split second to attach a pin, and the slide hammer grabs it well and never slips. Almost bought a cheaper one from HF but so glad I spent a little more on this one.
The Forney Easy Weld 100 ST is easy to use and has an incredibly small footprint, allowing you to take it wherever you need to weld! This machine is perfect for beginners, and the small size allows you to take your machine directly to your project.
Applications include do-it-yourself, maintenance and repair and hobbyist.
I purchased this welder because it can be run with my generator, making it very portable for quick fixes around the farm if needed. I have only been practicing with it as I am not a welder, but so far I have been impressed with the power and ease of use.
I have tested it on both household current and generator, using 6013 and 7018 rods in both 3/32 and 1/8 diameters without issues. I am also using a 25ft long 10 gauge extension cord. I am mostly using 3/32 diameter rods since 1/8 is the maximum diameter.
It does run the 1/8 inch rods, but I just don’t want to push the machine to the max and wear it out. My practicing has been on mild steel, 16 gauge up to quarter inch. I have done butt/lap/T joints. Keeping the metal clean via wire brush, and making sure the ground clamp has good contact is important, especially with the 7018 rods.
From what I can tell, penetration is decent when the metal is clean and well grounded. With both rods I am seeing very smooth arc, and the rest is up to me. I would certainly recommend this welder for beginners such as myself who want to learn, do small repairs, and small DIY projects.
I had a small welding job to complete and hadn’t welded in 30+ years! I was skeptical about plugging this bad boy into my garage outlet and welding. I was able to weld up two trailer ramps with 6011 3/32 rods with zero issue! I am going to buy various rods and know it has some limitations but don’t think you will be disappointed! Need a 20amp breaker or greater never popped a breaker by the way! There are YouTube videos to watch as well and they are using 1/8 7014 electrodes.
I had to weld on my snow plow frame an old Snow way with 5/16 angle for the lift hyd. cyl. I used 3/16 6013 rod and had the 100 ST connected to a 100′ 10 gauge extention cord on a 20 amp circuit from my garage.
I was not expecting much but wow this little inverter welder burned strong and steady. Laid 1/4″ beads for 6″ without a problem. I was putting the job off because I didn’t want disappointment but I was happy, and thankful it performed better then I read in some reviews.
The Century FC-90 Flux-Cored Wire Feed Welder is compact for portability and has a 30 to 90 amp DC output. The smooth arc provides strong welds on 18 gauge to 1/4″ steel. It has a 30% duty cycle that allows it to run 3 minutes out of each 10-minute period without overheating.
A continuous amperage control permits the exact temperature setting for consistent welds. It comes with a shoulder strap, 6 foot work cable with clamp, a 6-foot gun, and cable assembly, and standard 15 amp, 120V, 6-foot power cord.
I like it! This machine has a nice voltage range for welding. Other machines have a “high” voltage at the lowest setting making it very hard to weld thinner sheet metal. The thickest metal I have used it on was 12ga.
Works well for what I wanted it for. Good buy from Walmart!.
This small machine is capable of alot! It gets very good penetration and could weld thicker steal than 1/4 in. And can weld on thin steel good! The ground clamp is not trash like youtube review videos will tell you.
This is a 90 amp welder not a 200 amp welder. You don’t need a big clamp with a stronger spring. And the settings are easy to control and have alot of room for adjustment.
Great little welder. It has a short lead to the welding gun but is easy to pick up and move around with one hand. I also switched out for a better ground clamp which was recommended online. I use it with a thick extension cord and regular household outlet and haven’t tripped a fuse yet.
I got it for thin walled steel tube such as table legs, and for tack welding larger projects which I have then stick welded. Bare bones with no welding wire or any extras, which is perfectly reasonable for this price.
The Forney Easy Weld 140 Multi-Process is a 3-in-1 machine (Stick/MIG/TIG). Lightweight and extremely easy to use it is a single-phase inverter machine. Applications include do-it-yourself maintenance and repair metal fabrication hobbyist and metal artist.
Got this machine to finish a fence using flux core wire with no gas. The machine can use gas too. We needed to use a 100ft extension cord and the machine had no issues whatsoever. Plugs into any common three prong outlet.
Its compact and easy to use. Again this is a bargain for beginners to intermiedate welders.
So far so good. For the money it is an awesome little welder. I have only used the flux core mig function so far but I will be trying stick welding soon. I just wish it included a tig torch but at this price point you can’t complain.
I have the matching 20p plasma cutter which i also like. Forney makes a great product.
This is a great welder, has everything my boyfriend was looking for and then some-this was his first welder and he loves it! Had everything set up within days of receiving it for his birthday, including some extra wiring in our garage, etc.
VevorMIG-270 3 In 1 Mig Welder 110v 220v First the Cons: There are NO charts or guidance whatsoever on how to determine voltage and amperage settings for various thicknesses of steel. The welder came with 1.
0 mm flux core wire and 1. 0 mm tips and feed roller. This seems to be an oddball size for use in The United States. I can’t even find 1. 0 mm supplies in welding shops or online. I only gave Ease of Use 3 stars because if it was easy, even a beginner such as I could use it.
Maybe an experienced welder could use it easily. And the fact that there are no settings charts is a negative. Now the pros: I’m able to make welds, even as a a first time welder. I’ve only tried flux core so far.
I think the quality of the welder itself is very good. It is impressive that this $300+ welder also supports TIG, MIG and Stick welding. And can handle 110 or 220 volts. The digital settings are nice touches.
Not counting the installed spool of wire it is very light.
Bought this as my old welder was broken, didn’t want to pay loads of money for a new one as I don’t use it every day. I’ve never had a new welder, always been second hand. So decided at this price I would buy one.
Well it arrived quickly. I found it easy to assemble. Only need to feed the wire and connect the torch and leads. Well off I went welding. I was very impressed with it, welded everything I asked it to , flat plate, round bar etc.
Overall a nice compact welder that does what I want it to do. Very happy.
6. Ziss Soldering Iron Tool Kit Electronics Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool Wit
Soldering Iron Tool Kit Electronics Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool With Digital Multimeter 5pcs Soldering Tips and 328pcs Heat Shrinkable Tube
Item Dimensions LxWxH
10.43 x 7.09 x 6.89 inches
Features: 20 in 1 Electronic Soldering iron set Our soldering iron tool kit can meet all your welding demand, it contains soldering iron, 5 different soldering tips, desoldering pump, solder wick, solder wire, tweezers, soldering iron stand with sponge, tool box and etc.
1. Screw in the spring holder and insert it into the base. 2. The sponge should be soaked before using. 3. You can clean up the stain on the tip of the iron. 4. Made of metal, durable, convenient and safety.
The iron placed on the bracket to avoid burns. 1. Press plunger down until a clicked sound. 2. Point the iron to the soldering dot until melted. 3. Use the sucker to suck dot to delay melting when tin is almost melted.
4. Point the sucker directly to melted dot and press sucker button.
IšverstiShow in original languageSome of the items have that cheap overseas feel but overall it did a very good job. Used this kit to install led lighting in a china cabinet. It made it very easy to desolder the factory leads and extend the lights so that I could customize the lengths.
The variable temperature on the soldering iron worked flawlessly except for the writing being extremely small and me having bad vision but it functioned as described and designed. The included multimeter is not one I would trust on something high voltage but for household or automotive current is perfectly fine.
The led backlighting on it is a definite plus as I had to test in a dark area and was a great help. The desoldering pump take a second to figure out the timing but once you do, it works great. On a side note, make sure you keep a piece of sandpaper handy or a mill file to keep the tip clean on the soldering gun.
It gets built up with the resin in the solder and severely reduces heat transfer. And slows down the soldering process. With a clean tip it performs flawlessly. I used the kit to customize and extend all the lights in the pictures below.
Never gave me a minutes trouble. Has paid for itself 10 fold. The continuity function on the multimeter allowed me to diagnose a crossed wire saving me hours of tracing connections. That alone made the kit worth the money.
IšverstiShow in original languageGreat, everything works well, I’m delighted and impressed. Im an Aviation Tech. Wiring aircraft in confined spaces is my specialty and this product set is fantastic!!!!!!.
IšverstiShow in original languageThis is a very useful item to have around the shop or house. This set has everything you need to accomplish electrical task and insure the soldered item will work properly.
Advanced IGBT module technology, LCD Display, totally 9. 0 lbs. , compact and portable, easy and simple to operate, start arc easily, stable welding arc, deep weld pool and beautiful welding shape, Hot striking arc current is adjustable which can greatly improve the arc-starting function, Suitable for welding with different kinds of acid or basic electrode, Over-voltage protection, under voltage protection, over current protection, overload protection.
Character: Rated Input Voltage: AC 115-Volt / 60Hz, Rated Input Power: 1. 6 KVA, Rated Input Current: 39 Amp at 115-Volt, Rated Output: 25. 6-Volt at 115-Volt, Output Current: 20-140 Amp DC, Rated Duty Cycle: 60% at 115-Volt/110 Amp / 40% at 115-Volt/140 Amp, Efficiency: 85%, Power Factor: 0.
85, Dimension: 12. 8 in. x 9. 8 in. x 5. 1 in, Net Weight: 10. 0 lbs. Package Weight: 15 lbs. Packing List: Electrode Holder and 10 ft. Cable, Work Clamp and 10 ft. Cable, 4-Pieces of 1. 6/2. 5 mm Welding Electrode, Owners Manual.
Im a beginner welder and found a review of these low cost stick welders on YouTube (Chuckee2009 was the YouTube channel). This welder works great and penetrates. I use Lincoln 7018 1/8th electrodes on 1/4 metal and have had great success.
Ive attached some photos of the welds. This is a 1/4 plate attached to an 1/8 crossmember. Mind you I just started stick welding when I got this 2 months ago so the dimes arent perfect but theyre getting there.
If youre looking for a cheap stick welder I highly recommend this one!.
Yes it welds but don’t expect it to do more than its capable of, this is a 110v unit so you’ll never actually get the 140 amps it claims to be, highly doubt it’ll burn 1/8 rods, or at least not effectively, although haven’t tried because its not meant to, stick with 3/32 rod or smaller and you’ll be fine, I bought solely for the purpose of welding gates in a hog barn where only 110v is available, don’t expect perfect welds or strikes but it will weld decent, not great, decent.
Given the cost, portability, and convenience its not bad. The leads, stinger and ground are cheap, the dial isn’t accurate, circuit boards are not coated for moisture/dust protection, bottom line, yes corners were cut and components are generic but what do you expect given the cost.
Advanced control module, improves the performance of the welding machine, Small size, light weight, energy saving and no noise, Automatic compensation for voltage fluctuation, can work normally against input voltage fluctuation, Small splashing, great penetration, easy and simple to operate and aesthetic appearance of weld seam, Over-voltage protection, under voltage protection, over current protection, over load protection, Product Description: AMICO Power 140 Amp Digital Display Welder, DC Inverter Stick/Arc Welding Machine, Complete Package, Ready to Use! LCD Display, Can use AC 115 Voltage, Very convenient? Function: 1.
Adopts IGBT module technology, LCD Display. 2. Totally 9. 0 lbs, compact and portable, easy and simple to operate. 4. Start arc easily, stable welding arc, deep weld pool and beautiful welding shape.
5. Hot striking arc current is adjustable which can greatly improve the arc-starting function. 6. Suitable for welding with different kinds of acid or basic electrode. 7. Over-voltage protection, under voltage protection, over current protection, overload protection, Character: Model: ARC-140 Rated Input Voltage: AC 115V, Frequency: 60Hz, Rated Input Power: 1.
6 KVA, Rated Input Current: 39A at 115V, Rated Output: 25. 6V at 115V, Output Current: 20-140A DC, Rated Duty Cycle: 60% at 115V/110A, 35% at 115V/140A, Efficiency: 85%, Power Factor: 0. 85, Insulation Grade: F, Dimension: 12.
8 x 9. 8 x 5. 1 inch, Net Weight: 9. 0 lbs. Packing List: ARC-140 Welding Machine. 10 feet electrode holder cable. 10 feet work clamp cable. 2 pieces of 1. 6 mm welding electrode. 2 pieces of 2. 5 mm welding electrode.
Instructions: Bevel thick sections or use Chamfer Rod to form a 填・shaped groove. Drill or use Cut Rod to create stop holes at each end of the part to be welded in order to prevent the spread of cracking during welding.
Clean the work area as thoroughly as possible. Preheating is not required; however, it is useful in relieving stresses and to increase machineability of the weld deposit in parts greater than ス・thick.
200ーF is an acceptable preheat temperature. Using AC or DC+ (reverse polarity), hold the electrode 15ー off vertical tilted into the direction of travel. Maintain a short arc length of about 1/8・ Use stringer beads or narrow weave beads in order to prevent excessive heat build-up.
Holding the arc over the molten weld metal, follow the pool but do not let the arc get ahead of the pool. Weld only one to four inches at a time, depending on the thickness of the part. If the part is シ・thick, use a 1・bead, シ・to ス・thick use a 2・bead, ス・and thicker, use a 3・to 4・bead.
Extinguish the arc by whipping it back over the deposited metal. Peen the weld deposit with a chipping hammer to remove any slag and to relieve weld metal stress and prevent cracking. Restrike the arc on previously deposited weld metal and not on the base metal.
Do not let the part become too hot during welding and remove slag often. Always choose an electrode diameter that is small enough to permit at least two passes. Gradual cooling of the deposit is strongly recommended.
The rods got here quickly. They were as expected. However, I was very pleasantly pleased that they had such penetration and strength while forming a nice bead on the machinable cast transmission part welded.
Great for any cast iron, steel and stainless steel. Because it is 99% nickel, the weld won’t rust either.
8V/10-130A, Stick Current Range: 230V/28. 0V/20-200A, 115V/25. 8V/20-130A, Nominal DC Open Circuit Voltage: 62-Volt, Output Voltage TIG: 230V/18. 0-Volt, 115V/15. 2-Volt, Output Voltage Stick: 230V/28.
0-Volt, 115V/25. 2-Volt, Duty Cycle @ 104F(40c): 80% at 200 Amp, Cooling Method: Forced Air / Fan Cooling, TIG-Arc Start Method: High Frequency & High Voltage, Usable Electrode: 230V/1/16-3/16 in. & 115V/1/16-5/32 in.
, Power Factor: 0. 93, Protection Degree: IP21S, Dimension: 15. 72 x 8. 52 x 12. 85 in. , Net Weight: 25. 0 lbs. , Packaging.
This welder has an amazing amount of power packed in a small package. I have only used it plugged into 230v. I have not tried the adapter. It runs a steady arc with 7018. It is a little hard to get the arc started.
It handles 3/32″ and 1/8″ rods with no problem. The only drawback that I have seen is the electrode holder. It is almost worthless. I replaced it with a hobart immediately after trying it and all is well now.
I received the welder yesterday and had several projects waiting on it. I used about 3 lbs of rod in it so far and it has worked well. I switched the leads for some lighter metal and it worked fine. I would not recommend for light sheet metal as it is hard to keep the penetration shallow enough as with most stick welders.
I am not a career welder. I have owned a millermatic 210, century 140, lincoln 180, and lincoln 220 buzz box in the past. I still find it hard to believe the power in this size welder for $149. It is not a Millermatic 210, but for the price, I am pleasantly suprised at how it works.
I am 77 years old and never touched a welder before I bought this one. I started using it on 110 volts and had trouble with the rod sticking to the metal. I did not know how to adjust the amps. I switched to 220 volts and it works great.
I have had it for a very short time but if it lasts I will be happy.
3 in 1 MIG Welding Machine, 3 in 1 Combo Welder, Compact & Portable, Inner Wire Feeder, Easy to Use, Extraordinary Protection, Multi-process & Broad Application, Specifications, Input power voltage: AC 110V15%, Rated input power capacity: 3.
1 KVA, Input current: 32A, Rated output current: 160 Amps, MIG welding wire: 0. 6 – 0. 8 mm / 0. 024 – 0. 031 in. , TIG tungsten needle: 1. 6 x 150 mm / 0. 063 x 5. 9 in. , 2. 0 x 150 mm / 0. 079 x 5.
9 in. , MMA electrode Dia. : 1. 6 – 2. 0 mm / 0. 063 x 0. 079 in. , Welding thickness: 0 – 3 mm / 0 – 0. 12 in. , Output current range: 30-160 A, Output voltage range: 15-25 V, Insulation class: F, Protection class: IP21S, Rated duty cycle: 60%, Wire feeder: Inside, Power factor: 0.
93, Dimensions: 495 x 282 x 365 mm / 19. 5 x 11. 1 x 14. 4 in. , Weight: 8. 3 kg / 18. 3 lbs, Input power voltage: AC 110V15% Rated input power capacity: 3. 1 KVA Input current: 32A Rated output current: 160 Amps MIG welding wire: 0.
6 – 0. 8 mm / 0. 024 – 0. 031 in. TIG tungsten needle: 1. 6 x 150 mm / 0. 063 x 5. 9 in. , 2. 0 x 150 mm / 0. 079 x 5. 9 in. MMA electrode Dia. : 1. 6 – 2. 0 mm / 0. 063 x 0. 079 in. Welding thickness: 0 – 3 mm / 0 – 0.
12 in. Output current range: 30-160 A Output voltage range: 15-25 V Insulation class: F Protection class: IP21S Rated duty cycle: 60% Wire feeder: Inside Power factor: 0. 93 Dimensions: 495 x 282 x 365 mm / 19.
5 x 11. 1 x 14. 4 in. Weight: 8. 3 kg / 18. 3 lbs, Package Content, 1 x Welding machine, 1 x WP-17V argon arc welding gun (4 m), 1 x 14AK gas shielded welding gun (2 m), 1 x Ground wire (2 m), 1 x Welding clamp wire (2 m), 1 x Brush, 1 x Goggles, 1 x 1 KG flux cored welding wire, 1 x Welding machine 1 x WP-17V argon arc welding gun (4 m) 1 x 14AK gas shielded welding gun (2 m) 1 x Ground wire (2 m) 1 x Welding clamp wire (2 m) 1 x Brush 1 x Goggles 1 x 1 KG flux cored welding wire,.
Designed for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), the Titanium Stick 225 welder is a powerful stick welder that uses lightweight inverter technology for better arc starts and a more stable, reliable arc.
Direct Current (DC) output results in a smoother bead profile, over-current protection with indicator light to ensure longevity, and easy-access controls for precise settings.
Found one of these open box at my local HFT and took a gamble on it because I was in need of a decent inverter welder. Turns out to be quite the little machine. Burns 3/32″ 6013 and 7018 with ease and makes a quality bead, assuming you know what you are doing.
Might not be the best choice for someone using for strictly 110V purposes as 70A max limits you to welding sheet metal and 1/8″ max steel. My observations are based on using with 220V. My only criticism of the machine is that the electrode holder is low-quality but can easily be changed out to a better stinger with ease.
MSRP is a little pricey but we all know that HFT is going to be around for awhile and there is a large aftermarket for replacement parts for their equipment, meaning that finding a replacement diode down the line shouldn’t be a major hassle.
These comments come from someone who has been welding professionally for over 20 years.
I’ve been using a heavy, “tombstone” stick welder for 40 years. This Titanium Stick 225 is so much lighter, smaller, and plenty for my welding tasks. It’s easy to carry out to where I put my 220 volt power plug or anywhere I may need to take it.
I got it on one of the sales and the price I paid was quite reasonable. I did upgrade the welding rod holder to the BERGER 400 Amp Welding Electrode Holder after reading a review someone else did. I do like the upgraded holder way better.
The cables are just fair. I believe some day I may want to upgrade those. I’d prefer the cable connections at the welder couldn’t come out so easy but so far only had one instance where a cable came out while I was setting up.
The 110/220 volts is real nice to have. I prefer 220 volts for welding but I can imagine needing to use 110 volts if I have to take this welder to somewhere away from home. The adapter cable for 110 volts is included.
I like it being included rather than hunting one down and buying it extra. I would want something fancier if I was doing professional welding but could easily imagine using this welder even on a professional job because it’s so conveniently light, small, and powerful.
Titan Tools 41185: Mig Welder, Gasless, Wirefed, 60 to 90 Amps, 120 V, 0. 030 in. to 0. 035 in. Wire Size, Each – These Titan 90 amp gasless wire feed MIG welders feature an easy-to-use gasless flux-core design for the beginning welder.
They are perfect for light-duty repairs, maintenance, and fabrication on light-gauge steel around the home, workshop, or garage. The welders can weld up to 1/8 in. thick mild steel, operate on 120 V single-phase power, have an amperage range of 60-90 amps, and use 0.
030 in. to 0. 035 in. diameter flux-core wire. A thermal overload protector automatically shuts off the welders when the duty cycle is exceeded and they are fan-cooled for better performance. The Titan 90 amp gasless wire feed MIG welders include a welding shield, welding hammer, brush, sample spool of flux-core wire, cold contractor MIG torch, and welding cable.
This is my first welder. I’m just learning to weld. I was told it would be great to learn on and it probably would be if I was welding on thicker steel! I’m welding on car panels and it’s blowing through.
It’s too hot to use for a beginner for sheet metal! Buy a mig, I did and I’m glad I did. It’s much better.
First off this is not a mig machine and never will be so stop calling it a mig wire feeder. It is a Fcaw machine mig actually means something to welders. So does fcaw so before you leave a review do some research.
As for the machine it’s decent but scratch start. I run Lincoln mp211 and it works ok too much spatter for 211 but theirs not much for heat settings. It’s hi or low and wire speed that’s it. If you want a 5 star mig, fcaw.
Machine look at Hobart or Lincoln but I already paid for this machine in a pinch on one job so 3 stars.
Machine itself is ok. Good for beginners. Burned through the cable, my mistake. Called cust service, they sent me a replacement for free. However, I didn’t know they were sending me anything until I got it in the mail, and they sent me a replacement for a mig.
This machine is not a mig. What they sent me is not compatible at all. Better to buy from a trusted company.
Copper “Welder’s Helpers” plug holes as they support your welding in tight spots Use these three 100%-copper “spoons” to back-up small holes, rips or voids between flat, round and angled panels while you weld.
Bought this set along with flat 8″ & 4″ copper plates. Copper plates easier to use but magnets are whimpy and ultimately fail, so these spoons become a must. Odd shapes does help find a flat surface behind the weld to reduce blow-out.
Minus some form of a welders helper when working with thin sheetmetal and/or aged floor board/fender sheetmetal, you will face constant aggravation from blow-outs. These spoons help solved the problem and do work.
Handle does warm some when doing extensive work, but not enough to be a problem. If flat plates had better magnets, they would be the ultimate choice. But they don’t so this set remains good alternative.
I recently bought this to help me restore my first of thre Austin Healey Bugeyes. I was having trouble welding in some holes in body parts, and did not resort to brazing or body putty. I did not know of such a product until I looked through my newest Eastwood catalog.
Great product. works great, easy to use, solves a ton of problems for me. Thanks Eastwood.
recently purchased this tool and have pressed it into service immediately. welded pinholes in floors and used for a backer when welding in patch panels for no blow through. would be nice if it was cheaper,but well worth the expense.
TIG-205HF is a rectifier adopting the most advanced inverter technology. Welding power source can offer stronger, more concentrated and more stable arc. TIG-205 can weld Steel, Stainless steel, Alloy steel, Mild steel, Nickel alloys, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Cast Iron and Chrome etc.
8V/10-130A. Stick Current Range: 230V/DC 18. 0V/20-200A & 115V/DC 15. 8V/20-130A. Force Current: 0-60 Amp & 0-10 Amp. Nominal DC Open Circuit Voltage: 58-Volt. Duty Cycle: 80% at 200 Amps. Cooling Method: Forced Air/Fan Cooling.
TIG-Arc Start Method: High Frequency & High Voltage. Usable Electrode: 230V/1/16-3/16 in. & 115V/1/16-5/32 in. Power Factor: 0. 93, Protection Degree: IP21S. Dimension: 15. 72 x 8. 52 x 12. 85 in. Net Weight: 25.
I’m old school heavy equipment mechanic with over 40 years experience. I’ve burned a couple tons or more of 7018 rod in that time. I bought this for my home garage. I only used with 120v input. The machine welds better than expected.
There is no input voltage selector switch. When using with 120v input I had to adjust output amps higher to compensate. Rather than 90-100 for 1/8 rod I had to adjust to 160-170A when using 120v input.
I suspect the specs are correct for 230v input but I doubt they are accurate for 120V input. An impressive little machine for the price.
Tig holder holds your filler rod and lets you advance the filler wire by thumb wheel. Tig finger feeder feeds tig filler rod comfortably. Hold the feeder like a pen or pencil. Insert the tig filler wire from the rear of the unit not from the front.
With the feeder comfortable in your hand, advance the wire by rolling the rubber wheel with the tip of your index finger. Suitable for tig wire diameters 0. 8mm (. 030) to 3. 2mm (1/8).
A absolute must when trying to teach first time tig hands how to tig an push filler!!! Great product !!! I been a contract pipe welder for 25 yr an Been around the world an back pipelining , fracking , compressor stations, u name it! Settles down back home here n ky an building aluminum rig welding beds an running a shop! Teach a lot of kids an beginners an if u want to get a step up ahead of the game an make life easier on new welders an beginners then u best purchase one of these!!! I mean really !! 35.
00 bucks!!! Heck u blow more than 35 dollars at Walmart ever week on useless items!!! GOOD PRODUCT!.
Sound product well made. Feeding in 1. 6mm rod can be a bit fiddly but once loaded feeds well. The little rubber wheels could be a bit bigger and I’m not sure how long the existing ones will last. Overall though I found it a very useful tool that enabled me to feed the rod accurately and consistently with ease.
With age comes arthritis and trying to hold on to 3/32 filler rod is a challenge. Even trying to hit the leading edge of the puddle is very difficult. This HOLDER helps with this problem, but doesn’t eliminate it completely.
The roller wheel is to small for arthritic fingers to operate. Also the small wheel is difficult to operate with gloves. This product should be made in a larger scale.
I weld professionally. For cast iron or cast steel, this is my go to wire. It succeeds nicely where everything else fails. I regularly weld on engine blocks with this wire. I have to run this wire hotter than regular mild steel wire.
Works better than stick welding on cast. I love it. I’ve used up 5 rolls of this stuff and will keep buying it.
This wire is fantastic for welding cast iron. I find it much easier to use than “nickel rod”. I once welded the flanges back on a worn out 24″ diameter wire rope pulley used on a sawmill carriage drive.
A replacement steel pulley had to be custom made and was 5 weeks out. I wouldn’t have guaranteed my weld job for more than 2 hours, but it held for 2 months of daily use.
Don’t really feel like it’s fair for me to rate it. I just started welding and this is the first welder I’ve ever owned, but it DID come HIGHLY recommended by several friends who are welders by profession, and I feel like it’s very well constructed and so far it does exactly what it’s supposed to do.
Great, great welder. Very cheap, price-wise, compared to 220v MIGs and can do mostly everything. Bulletproof. If you’re thinking about getting a cheap 120v MIG unit and have the convenience/proximity of 220v, skip it and buy this instead.
You’ll save money and your welds will most likely be structurally better. Only thing against it is that it’s only AC but you can have it modified by a qualified person to be DC capable.
Available tip sizes: 0. 023″ (11H-23), 0. 030″ (11H-30), 0. 035″ (11H-35) and 0. 045″ (11H-45). Ideal replacement for Lincoln heavy duty contact tip KP11H series in Lincoln Magnum 100L and Tweco No. 1/Mini MIG welding guns, as well as many other specific MIG guns using 11H-series contact tips.
Machined from a copper alloy tubing providing a consistent and smooth inside diameter surface. Each contact tip is marked showing wire diameter. Inside diameter tolerance is held to +/-. 003″. With excellent electrical properties ideal for use in standard welding application up to 200Amp.
Threaded style contact tip to ensure proper contact with a gas diffuser when installed to the MIG gun.
Great value. Buying 25 of these tips from Welding City cost me less than buying 5 from my dealer – basically I saved $3. 00 on the purchase and ended up with 20 extra tips at no cost. Tips are good quality, perfect match and there is nothing like a new tip for a clean, seamless weld.
Arrived quickly and was a no hassle purchase. Would recommend Welding City to any welder.
Great quality/price and it’s a perfect fit on my little Mig Inverter welder. I have welded close to one pound of wire with a tip and it still looks like almost new. Buying them in bulk pack insures me that I’ll be good for years to come.
It can be used to hold portable wire welders, plasma cutters and TIG welders along with the bottle of shielding gas needed for that application. ft. or 2-separate bottles of gas up to 7-1/2 in. Dia or 150 cu.
Recently I purchased an Evergreen MTS251si for a car restoration project that at 70 pounds is a bit of a beast and at 25 inches in length it’s a bit too long for many lightweight welding carts from the big box stores.
Also, since it will do both MIG and TIG welding, I wanted a cart that could hold two gas bottles. This Metal Man Cart was exactly what I was looking for at a reasonable price point. I looked at different sites and decided on The Welding Store.
Delivery was prompt – in fact much quicker than any other vendor offered. The cart is made from quality materials – like real rubber wheels with ball bearing hubs making it easy to move around the garage – and the metal work is robust making the structure solid.
And having provision for two gas bottles (up to 150 cu/ft) or one large gas bottle was exactly what I wanted. All in all I’m very satisfied both with the purchase and with The Welding Store.
The Chinese tools for welding are very good and they have a lot of experience in this field. They have been able to perfect their techniques and they are now able to produce high quality welds. Their products are also very affordable and they are able to offer a wide range of services.