GYS EasyMIG 110
GYS EasyMIG 110 MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 30 -110A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 9.5 Kg
  • FREE 48HR DELIVERY
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GYS EasyMIG 130 032231
GYS EasyMIG 130 MIG Welder Package
  • Current Range: 30 -120A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 10.5 Kg
  • FREE 48HR DELIVERY
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GYS SmartMIG 142
GYS SmartMIG 142 MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 40 -140A
  • Single Phase 13A
  • Weight: 22.5 Kg
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GYS SmartMIG 152 031937
GYS SmartMIG 152 MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 40 -140A
  • Single Phase 13A
  • Weight: 23 Kg
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Autostar MIG 160
Autostar MIG 160 Compact Inverter Welder
  • Current Range: 10 – 160 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 12.5 Kg
£395.00 ex VAT Add to basket
Cebora EVO 160 M MIG
Cebora Evo 160 M Combi; MIG-MAG Compact
  • Current Range: 28 – 160 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 29 Kg
£590.00 ex VAT Add to basket
Jasic MIG 160 Compact
Jasic MIG 160 Compact Inverter Welder
  • Current Range: 10 – 160A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 12.5 Kg
  • FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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GYS EasyMIG 160
GYS EasyMIG 160 MIG Welder Package
  • Current Range: 30 -160A
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 14.3 Kg
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TecArc Professional MIG
TecArc 161 Compact MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 20 – 160 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 40 Kg
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Parweld XTM 161I MIG Welder
Parweld XTM 161i MIG Welder
  • Current Range: Up to 160A
  • Single Phase 16A
  • Weight: 15.5 Kg
  • FREE 24HR DELIVERY
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GYS SMart MIG 162
GYS SmartMIG 162 MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 30 -160A
  • Single Phase 16A
  • Weight: 28 Kg
  • FREE 48HR DELIVERY
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Cebora Mono Star MIG 1620
Cebora Mono Star MIG 1620/M Synergic – MIG-MAG Inverter
  • Current Range: 20 – 160 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight:  11 Kg
£920.00 ex VAT Add to basket
Parweld XTE 171C MIG Welder
Parweld XTE 171C MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 30 -165A
  • Single Phase 16A
  • Weight: 38.3 Kg
  • FREE 24HR DELIVERY
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Oxford MIGMAKER 180-1
Oxford MIGMAKER 180 – 1 Compact 180A MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 20 – 180 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 48 Kg
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Parweld XTE 181C MIG Welder
Parweld XTE 181C MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 35 -185A
  • Single Phase 16A
  • Weight: 40.8 Kg
  • FREE 48HR DELIVERY
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TecArc Prof MIG 2019
TecArc 181 Compact MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 20 – 180 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 44 Kg
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Parweld XTM 182I MIG Welder
Parweld XTM 182i MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 30 – 180A
  • Single Phase 32A
  • Weight: 52 Kg
  • FREE 24HR DELIVERY
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Cebora Pocket MIG
Cebora Pocket Pulse – MIG Welding Inverter
  • Current Range: 20 – 185 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight:  13.5 Kg
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Parweld XTE 201C MIG Welder
Parweld XTE 201C MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 40 -205A
  • Single Phase 32A
  • Weight: 42.8 Kg
  • FREE 48HR DELIVERY
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Autostar MIG 200 Welder
Autostar MIG 200 Multi Process Welder
  • Current Range: 25 – 200 Amps
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 45 Kg
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Jasic MIG 200 PFC Dual Voltage
Jasic MIG 200 PFC Dual Voltage Compact Inverter Welder
  • Current Range: 10 – 200A
  • 230V or 110V
  • Weight: 12.8 Kg
  • FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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Cros Arc 201C MIG MMA Inverter Welder
Cros-Arc 201C Compact MIG Inverter
  • Current Range: 30 – 200
  • Single Phase
  • Weight: 53 KG
  • FREE DELIVERY
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GYS Multipearl 210-2 Multi-process MIG MAG TIG DC and MMA Welder
GYS Multi Pearl 210 – 2 MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 20 – 200A
  • Single Phase 16A
  • Weight: 16 Kg
  • FREE 48HR DELIVERY
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GYS Multipearl MIG Welder
GYS Multi Pearl 200 MIG Welder
  • Current Range: 20 – 200A
  • Single Phase 13A
  • Weight: 19 Kg
  • FREE 48HR DELIVERY
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SWP Stealth DIGI MIG 200 LCD Multi process MIG Welder Inverter Dual Voltage 9005H
SWP Stealth DIGI-MIG 200LCD PFC Dual Voltage
  • Current Range:  25 – 200A
  • 110 / 230V
  • Weight: 15.5KG
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MIG WELDING EQUIPMENT

MIG welders are ideal for welding from a variety of awkward positions. MIGs require less operator skill and longer welds can be made without stopping and starting. There is also minimal cleaning required afterwards.

Shielding gas makes the arc plasma and stabilizes the arc on the metal that is being welded, which heats the workpiece metal(s), causing them to melt, and join.

Along with the wire electrode, a shielding gas feeds through the welding gun, which shields the process from contaminants in the air. The process can be semi-automatic or automatic. A constant voltage, direct current power source is most commonly used , but constant current systems, as well as alternating current, can be used.

Originally developed for welding aluminum and other non-ferrous materials but can also be applied to steels because it provides faster welding time compared to other welding processes. It is the most common industrial welding process, preferred for its versatility, speed and the relative ease of adapting the process to robotic automation.

With the advent of pulsed MIG welding, smart appearing welds are now possible on aluminium metals.  If you are looking to do any amount of Aluminium MIG welding please check out the Jasic 350P and Cebora pulsed MIG welders.

CHOOSING A MIG WELDER

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

  • What power supply do you have available?

If you have a 13A standard domestic 230V plug, the limitation to the amperage of the machine 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.  Oxford and TecArc have a large range of high amperage switched MIG sets running from single phase.  However, it is important that your 230V power supply is large enough to power these bigger machines.

  • Which thickness of material will you be welding?

The thickness of material being welded will determine the amperage to be used. If in doubt, feel free to ask or check out an online weld calculator, which can be helpful for settings to start with.

  • Synergic or Non Synergic

Synergic MIG welders are really easy to set up.  Tell the machine what material type you are welding, the thickness of wire and parent material and the gas you are using and the machine will set itself up.  This is mostly beneficial in the case of pulsed MIG sets where the machine is able to set the pulse parameters which may otherwise be a bit tricky to dial in.

Some welders prefer being able to set up the machine themselves.  A standard MIG set allows this.  Some even have a settings chart on the inside of the wire feeder door to give some example settings.

  • Amperage Range

Its worth looking at this, especially if welding thinner material.  Thinner materials will require a lower amperage to prevent burn through and warping of the material.  Cheaper MIG welders are a good example, where the lowest amperage available is quite high.  Their voltage steps may be harsh, so dialling in the right setting can be tricky and make the welding process more difficult.

  • Duty cycle:

True of any welding machine, the power source 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 120A @ 60% tells us you can weld for 6 minutes out of 10, at 120A before it would need to cool down.

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!

TBWS are also able to supply a whole host of other brands not featured on the site.  Please call if you have a specific model/brand in mind.  We are also able to supply consumables, PPE etc.