Cebora Power Rod 131
Cebora Power Rod 131 DC 230V MMA/LIFT Inverter Powersource
  • Current Range: 10 – 130 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 4.5 Kg
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GYSMI 130P MMA Inverter
GYS GYSMI 130P MMA Welder (Leads & Carry Case Included)
  • Current Range: 10 – 130A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight:  2.9 Kg
  • FREE DELIVERY
£169.00 ex VAT Add to basket
Jasic Arc 140 Stick Welder
Jasic Arc 140 Pro MMA Inverter Welder
  • Current Range: 10 – 140A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 4.7 Kg
  • FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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Parweld XTS 143 Stick welder 140A
Parweld XTS 143 MMA Welder
  • Current Range: 10 – 140A
  • Single Phase 16A
  • Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • FREE 24HR DELIVERY
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Cebora Power Rod 1535
Cebora POWER ROD 1535 Welding Machine
  • Current Range: 5 – 150 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 9.5 Kg
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Cebora Portable Lightweight MMA welder inverter 150 amps
Cebora Power Rod 150M MMA Inverter Welder
  • Current Range: 10 – 150 Amps
  • 230V 1Ph
  • Weight: 4.5Kg
£830.00 ex VAT Add to basket
Cros Arc 160S
Cros Arc MMA 160S Stick Welder with Lead Set
  • Current Range: 30 – 160A
  • Single phase
  • Weight: 8kg
£157.50 ex VAT Add to basket
Jasic Arc 160 PFC Wide Voltage Stick Inverter
Jasic ARC 160 PFC Dual Voltage Welder (Leads and Case Included)
  • Current Range: 10 – 160A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight:  6.4 Kg
  • FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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CROS ARC 160D STICK WELDER
Cros Arc MMA 160D 110 / 230V Stick Welder with Lead Set
  • Current Range: 30 – 160A
  • 110 / 230V
  • Weight: 8kg
£174.65 ex VAT Add to basket
Jasic Arc 160 PFC Stick Welder
Jasic ARC 160 PFC Dual Voltage MMA Inverter Welder
  • Current Range: 10 – 160A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 4.7 Kg
  • FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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Jasic EVO Arc 160 PFC EVO2.0 Series Inverter Welder
Jasic EVO ARC 160 PFC INVERTER WELDER – EVO 2.0 SERIES
  • Current Range: 20 – 160A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 7.2 Kg
  • FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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GYS GYSMI 160P
GYS GYSMI 160P MMA Welder (Leads & Carry Case Included)
  • Current Range: 10 – 160A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight:  4.1 Kg
  • FREE DELIVERY
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Parweld XTS 163 Stick Welder
Parweld XTS 163 MMA Welder
  • Current Range: 5 – 160A
  • Single Phase 16A
  • Weight: 4.7 Kg
  • FREE 24HR DELIVERY
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Parweld XTS 163 dual voltage Stick welder
Parweld XTS 163 Dual Voltage MMA Welder
  • Current Range: 5 – 160A
  • Single Phase 110 / 230V
  • Weight: 4.8 Kg
  • FREE 24HR DELIVERY
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GYS GYSMI 163E Arc welder
GYS GYSMI E163 MMA Welder (Leads & Carry Case Included)
  • Current Range: 10 – 160A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight:  3.7 Kg
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Parweld XTS 166 RC Stick Welder
Parweld XTS 166 RC Dual Voltage MMA Welder
  • Current Range: 10 – 160A
  • Single Phase 110 / 230V
  • Weight: 6 Kg
  • FREE 24HR DELIVERY
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Cebora Power Rod 1840
Cebora POWER ROD 1840 Welding Machine
  • Current Range: 10 – 180 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 9.5 Kg
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Jasic Arc 180 SE Stick welder with case
Jasic ARC 180 SE MMA Welder (Leads and Carry Case Included)
  • Current Range: 10 – 180A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 4.7 Kg
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Cebora MMA Welder Inverter 180 amps lightweight
Cebora Power Rod 180M Stick Welder
  • Current Range: 5 – 180 Amps
  • 230V 1Ph
  • Weight: 9.5Kg
£805.45 ex VAT Add to basket
PROGYS 180A MMA Inverter Welder
GYS PROGYS 180A MMA Welder (Leads & Carry Case Included)
  • Current Range: 10 – 180A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight:  5.0 Kg
  • FREE DELIVERY
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Jasic Arc 180 PFC with lead set
Jasic ARC 180 PFC MMA Inverter Welder c/w 3m Welding Leads
  • Current Range: 10 – 180A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 6.4 Kg
  • FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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GYS PROGYS 183 MMA Inverter
GYS PROGYS 183 MMA Welder (Leads & Carry Case Included)
  • Current Range: 10 – 180A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight:  5.0 Kg
  • FREE DELIVERY
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Cros Arc 200S stick welder
Cros Arc MMA 200S Stick Welder with Lead Set
  • Current Range: 30 – 200A
  • Single phase
  • Weight: 10kg
£205.00 ex VAT Add to basket
GYS GYSMI 200P MMA WELDER
GYS GYSMI 200P MMA Welder (Leads & Carry Case Included)
  • Current Range: 10 – 200A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight:  5.0 Kg
  • FREE DELIVERY
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Cebora MMA Inverter Welder 200 Amps
Cebora Power Rod 200M MMA Inverter Welder
  • Current Range: 10 – 200 Amps
  • 230V 1Ph
  • Weight: 9.5 Kg
£1,150.00 ex VAT Add to basket

Arc Welders

Arc welding, often referred to as MMA (Manual Metal Arc) or Stick welding uses a power supply to create an arc of electricity between the base material being welded and an electrode to melt the metals at the welding point and create a bond. Arc welding kit can use either direct (DC) or alternating (AC) current, and consumable electrodes, depending on the metal being welded. The area of weld is usually protected by some type of shielding gas, vapor, or slag. In stick welding, the shielding gas is generated from flux being burnt away from the rod during the weld.  This effective way of welding without a gas cylinder, makes stick or MMA welders, very versatile bits of kit.  Stick welders are perfect for on site repairs, in outdoor environments for example.  Simply turn up with the arc welder machine and some PPE and away you go, no need to carry large bottles of gas etc.  With the advent of inverter welders this is even more true than ever before.  Many inverter arc welders are extremely light and small, making them highly portable.

BUYING GUIDE

A few questions to ask yourself when considering purchasing a stick welder:

  • What power supply do you have available?
    • If you have a 13A standard domestic 230V plug, the limitation to the rods you can use will be due to your power supply.  The higher the amperage of the machine, the bigger mains input supply it will require.
    • Most industrial welding power sources will ideally run from a 32A 230v power supply.  Bigger machines will generally need a 3 phase 400V mains supply.
  • What rod size will you be using?
    • The stick welding rod type and size will determine the amperage required to burn it.  For example, a 3.2mm stick welding rod typically needs somewhere in the 130 amp range.
  • Duty cycle:
    • A welding machine will be assigned a duty cycle.  This is the percentage of time in which it will weld at a given amperage before needing to cool down.  This percentage is usually out of 10 minutes.  For example 130A @ 60% tells us you can weld for 6 minutes out of 10, at 130A before it would need to cool down.
    • A working example of how this may effect your buying choice of an MMA welder:
      • You will be using a 3.2mm rod for long welds – the rod requires 130A
      • You are considering a 140A welding machine
      • Duty cycle of said machine is 140A @ 35%
      • In this case, it would be worth looking at a larger machine with a higher duty cycle to allow for longer use of 3.2mm rods running at 130A (if mains input supply is sufficient)
    • NOTE:  Quality of the welding machine generally has an effect on duty cycle.  Cheaper welders tend to have very low duty cycles – one to watch out for!

Whether you need a portable stick welder for on site repairs or heavy use fabrication in a workshop we have the machine for you.

TBWS have a wide range of arc welding machines available.  We specialise in good quality equipment which is built to last and with great product aftersales service from our brands.  Have a particular machine in mind which is not on the site?  Please let us know as we have links to many brands not listed.