- What’s included
- How to Use
- Selector Switches
The PrimeWeld STICK160 110v/220v Dual Voltage Stick Welder is very compact, near the size of a lunch box. It’s a super lightweight 12-pound 220v stick welder that has the 160-amp power to weld 3/8-inch steel.
This 110v stick welder can run up to 120 amps, enough to weld a 1/4-inch plate. Also, the STICK160 is TIG-capable, giving you a choice of processes for every job. You’ll be able to weld sheet metal as thin as 24 gauge, a perfect time to use the TIG function.
Dual Voltage Feature
The STICK160's lightweight and compact size works well with its dual-voltage input power. Because it runs on either 120 or 240 volts, this is a great machine for those times you’re doing repairs for family and friends. Put this little box in the trunk with some leads, a batch of rods, and you’re on your way.
PrimeWeld includes an adapter pigtail to plug the 240-power cord into a 120 outlet. This convenient small stick welder lets you work just about anywhere because the STICK160 is generator-ready as well.
Voltage Reduction Device
The Voltage Reduction Device (VRD) built into the electrode circuit lets you reduce the stick’s voltage when you’re not welding. The power at the exposed stick is lowered from 62 volts to 16 volts by touching a button. VRD lessens the danger of contacting the electrode when you’re working in tight or cluttered places.
Add a TIG welding kit to your STICK160, and you can handcraft those fine-quality welds the TIG process is known for, especially on auto body sheet metal. TIG is the way to finish visible joints when appearance is important, especially on an open framework like flower racks, gating, motorcycles, and outdoor furniture.
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160-Amp Small Stick Arc Welder Features:
- Dual-voltage 110v 220v stick welder
- Compact size 12.5 x 10.4 x 5.4 inches
- IGBT Inverter powered
- DC Stick (MMA)
- TIG Welder (GTAW)
- Ready to weld out of the box
- Lowers stick voltage when idle
- Overcurrent protection
- Overheating protection
- Power spike protection
STICK ARC FEATURES (MMA):
- Electrode VRD button
- 110v Stick welder
- 220v Stick welder
- Quality 10-foot stinger clamp
- MMA to TIG with a button touch
TIG FEATURES (GTAW):
- High-Frequency power
- Easy lift-type arc starts
- Easily change processes
- Dinse connectors
- Digital Power Display
- Lightweight and Compact
- Generator Friendly
- 20 amps 110v stick welder
- 30 amps 220v stick welder
Arc Output in Amps
- Arc 120 volts: 10-120 amps
- Arc 240 volts: 10-160 amps
TIG Output in Amps
- 120 volts: 10-120 amps
- 240 volts: 10-160 amps
Duty Cycle Stick Arc
- 60 percent @ 120 amps 110v stick welder
- 60 percent @ 160 amps 220v stick welder
Duty Cycle TIG
- 60 percent @ 120 amps
- 60 percent @ 160 amps
- 12 pounds
|Power voltage (V)||1 phase AC, 110V +/- 15%||1 Phase AC, 220V +/- 15%|
|Rated input current (A)||
|Output current adjustment (A)||
|Output voltage (V)||
|No-Load voltage (V)||62|
|VRD voltage (V)||16|
|Duty cycle (%) / 25°C||60|
|Housing protection grade||
|Overall dimensions (in)||12.5 x 5.4 x 10.4|
The STICK160 110v/220v Dual Voltage Stick Welder comes with:
- 160-amp 110v 220v stick welder with TIG
- Arc Welder Electrode Clamp 10 ft
- Ground Clamp 10 ft
- Chipping Brush
- Hand-held Mask
- Reference Manual
- 3-Year Warranty
- Legendary Support
- Human Customer Service
- FREE SHIPPING in our WELL-PACKED, HEAVY-DUTY CARTON!
How to Use
How to Use the STICK160
Installation Setup for SMAW (Stick) Welding
- Turn the power source on and select the MMA function with the TIG/MMA selector button.
- Connection of Output Cables: Two weld output receptacles are available on this welding machine. For Stick welding, the electrode holder is connected to the positive receptacle, while the ground lead (workpiece) is connected to the negative receptacle. This is known as DC+ polarity. However, various electrodes require a different polarity for optimum results and careful attention should be paid to the polarity. Refer to the electrode manufacturer’s information for the correct polarity.
- Set the welding current relevant to the electrode type and size being used as recommended by the electrode manufacturer.
- Place the electrode into the electrode holder and clamp tight.
- Scratch the electrode against the workpiece to create an arc and hold the electrode steady to maintain the arc.
- Hold the electrode slightly above the workpiece to maintain the arc while traveling at an even speed to create an even weld deposition.
- To finish the weld, break the arc by quickly snapping the electrode away from the workpiece.
- Wait for the weld to cool and carefully chip away the slag to reveal the weld metal underneath.
- Abnormal Indicator: Lights up if there is a problem with the welder operation.
- VRD Indicator: Under MMA mode, long press the MMA/TIG selector button for 8 seconds to turn on or off VRD function. Lights means VRD function is on. Lights out means VRD function is off
- MMA/Lift TIG Selector Button: Provides selection of TIG or MMA (Stick) welding modes. Selecting TIG position provides for TIG welding function. Selecting MMA position provides for Stick welding function.
- Power Switch: This switch powers the machine up when switched to the on position and powers the machine down when switched to the off position. NOTE: The On/Off switch is on the back of the STICK160.