Portable stick welder
Small tack welds or quick welding repairs are frequent necessities on many jobsites, whether it’s construction, shipbuilding, pipe welding or maintenance and repair.
Often, these welding jobs must be done quickly so operators can move on to the next task. For these welds, operators typically require a portable and durable stick welder that also delivers dependable arc performance.
Learn more about three of the key factors in choosing a stick and TIG welder for small repairs and tack welds and how the right machine — with advancements like Auto-Line™ power management technology — can help get quick welding work done in any location.
Factor 1: Portability is crucial
For small welding jobs or repairs, it’s critical to be able to easily move the power source to where it’s needed on the jobsite. This helps operators quickly complete the work and move on to the next job on their list.
Look for a lighter machine that can be easily moved by a single operator. A power source with reduced weight makes it much easier to move the machine where it’s need — delivering portability benefits and also helping improve operator safety. When operators don’t have to strain to move a machine, it reduces the risk of injury.
Factor 2: Primary power flexibility
Finding reliable power can be challenging when the work is done outside.
Depending on the jobsite, the electricity needed for a welding power source may come from primary power or from a welder/generator. On some jobsites, operators may have to deal with “dirty” power, which can negatively affect welding arcs.
Miller® power sources with Auto-Line power management technology help ensure operators get consistent, powerful arcs no matter the power source. This delivers flexibility and reliability on any jobsite — giving welders one less headache to deal with.
Factor 3: Easy-to-use interface
When welding jobs need to be done fast, operators don’t want to spend time looking through hidden menus or repeatedly adjusting parameters to deal with performance and output issues.
A power source that has a simplified user interface and accurate welding output saves time and reduces hassle for operators.
Look for a push-button interface that allows operators to easily set the parameters needed and a simplified panel that shows how the machine is set up at a glance. When welders can easily determine that they have the proper settings, they can spend less time on adjustments and complete welds faster.