Choosing a Welder
Choosing the Correct Welder
Choosing the correct welding machine can be a daunting process. Our handy guide below explains some of the
terminology and different types of welders that we stock. This will help you to select the correct product that will be
fit for purpose for your specific welding tasks.
MMA (ARC/SMAW) – MANUAL METAL ARC
Traditional welding technique using a flux core. Simpler than other kinds of welding and quick to learn.
- Steels (non-Alloy)
- Can be used for Aluminium, Copper etc
MIG (GMAW) – METAL INERT GAS
Uses an inert gas shroud around a continuously-fed reel filament to melt and join surfaces. Faster than TIG, suitable for most welding applications
- Most welding applications
TIG (GTAW) – TUNGSTEN INERT GAS
Uses a tungsten filament rod with inert gas shroud to melt and join surfaces. Produces a strong and higher quality weld than MIG.
- Stainless Steel
- Thinner Metals
- Fine Joinery
MAG (GMAW) – METAL ACTIVE GAS
Reacts with the weld to produce less spatter or burn-in.
- Stainless Steel
- High Strength Joins
- Aluminium & Other Steels
IGBT – INSULATED GATE BI-POLAR TRANSISTOR
Most recent technology using capacitors. Stores high voltages for steady release
- Multi Purpose TIG/MIG
- Micor Controlled Current
- Highly Efficient
Shipping – Fast & Free
We offer free shipping mainland UK (excluding Highlands/Grampians), on all orders under 70kg weight.
Your postage will be calculated when you enter your postcode at the checkout.
We use a variety of reliable 24-hour courier services on all of our machines – the courier depends on weight and locations. Parts & accessories are sent with Hermes Tracked Delivery.
Orders placed before 2pm on a weekday are dispatched the same working day.