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- How to Use
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Our compact, affordable MIG160 160-Amp Flux Core MIG Welder gives you enough on-demand power to weld up to 1/4 in. mild steel both MIG, flux-cored, and stick welding thick on household current. PrimeWeld builds them to last, and this 110v MIG welder is equally at home in your garage or at the worksite.
This flux core welder is lightweight, convenient 23 pounds, and easy to carry. You can easily store and transport this little flux core welder because of its small footprint.
Flux Core MIG Welder Mobility
The best thing about a 110v MIG welder is that you can weld anywhere there’s standard household current available. The PrimeWeld MIG160 also runs as a flux core welder when you don’t have or don’t want to run shielding gas. Not everyone has the room to store a giant cylinder of CO2, a cart to secure it, or a way to transport it conveniently.
An additional advantage that a flux core MIG welder has over gas MIG: it performs better when you have to weld outside with a breeze. MIG shielding gas tends to blow away from the arc in those conditions. The flux core welder’s wire is hollow and filled with flux material. The flux evaporates into the gas as the wire melts, enveloping the weld to keep oxygen out.
Versatile and Durable
Every PrimeWeld MIG160 is built from the ground up to take workshop conditions in stride. We know you need your tools to last and keep up with your work pace. PrimeWeld believes our MIG160 160-Amp Flux Core MIG Welder should work as hard as you do. That’s why we don’t hesitate to back this machine with our No-Hassle 3-Year Warranty.
Best for Aluminum, Stainless Steel, And Thin Metals For The Perfect Weld, Guaranteed. Features A Duty Cycle (Duration Of Use) Internal Thermal Protection To Prevent Overheating And Ensures Your MIG160 Welder Will Outlast And Outperform Other Welders.
Easy-To-Use Welder Front Panel Controls - Gives You Everything You Need. Voltage Adjustment Knob, Power Indicator, 2T/4T Selector, Current/Wire Speed Adjustment Knob, Power Indicator, Built-in MIG gun, Abnormal Indicator, Negative Output Terminal, Wire Feed Power Cable, and Positive Output Terminal.
A Rugged And Highly Portable Welder - The MIG160 is designed to easily move around any job and is built tough. Like all the PrimeWeld welders, the MIG160 is easy to set up, simple to use, and is a breeze to maintain and clean to ensure longevity. Why take the risk with our 160-amp MIG welding machines when you can have a quality welder that is built to last? Order yours today.
Best Welder For Pro And Hobby Welders
Data Display For Welding Modes And Pre-Set Parameters To Save You Time. Highly Portable And Reliable Fan-Cooled Welder.
The PrimeWeld MIG160 MIG Welder features multiple controls and welding settings to ensure you get the job done. Great for both hobby and professional welders. It’s highly portable to move around any sized job and designed from the ground up to ensure reliability, stability, and ease of use. Great to weld magnesium, cast iron, mild steel, aluminum, copper and copper alloys, stainless steel, and more.
The 52-page manual features: All basic set-up, welder operation instructions, maintenance information, installation set-up for SMAW (stick) welding, operation for SMAW (stick) welding, maintenance, as well as guides featuring tips and welding techniques.
Backed By Our Famous 3-Year Warranty
In addition to our hassle-free 3-year warranty, we also provide customer support based in the USA 6-days per week. We stand behind all of our products and here to assist you if you have any questions. Additionally, we now provide parts ordering 5-days per week to ensure you get the welding accessories you need quickly.
We also take great pride in customer satisfaction and have worked hard to earn our reputation for constant innovation in the welding industry. The PrimeWeld welding machines are engineered to exacting standards of accuracy, convenience, high-performance, and are built to last.
PrimeWeld Welding Machines have LEGENDARY Support!
Our Support Staff quickly connects you with our customer service team of real people. They know their stuff, give good advice and understand what goes on in a workshop. Let PrimeWeld step you through any issue you might have along the way.
160-Amp Flux Core MIG Welder Features:
- 120 volts input
- IGBT Inverter powered
- Flux Core Welder (FCAW)
- MIG Welder (GMAW)
- Open the box and start welding
- Cold Electrode
- Overcurrent protection
- Overheating protection
- Power spike protection
- Euro-style central connector
- Loads 2-pound and 10-pound wire spools
- Built-in Shielding Gas solenoid
- 20 amps
Duty Cycle MIG/Flux:
- 20 percent @ 90 amps
- 100 percent @ 45 amps
- 23 pounds
|Supply voltage (V)||1 phase
110V +/- 15%
220V +/- 15%
|No-load voltage (V)||56V||56V|
|Output current (A)||
|Output voltage (V)||
|Duty cycle (%)||30%|
|Wire speed (in/min)||79-394|
|Post flow (s)||
|Wire diameter (in)||MIG: 0.023 - 0.035
Flux-cored: 0.030 - 0.035
|Housing protection class||Ip21|
|Dimensions (in)||15.6 x 8.3 x 13.3|
160-Amp Flux Core MIG Welder Comes With:
- Trafimet-type MIG/Flux gun
- 13-foot MIG gun connector
- Ground Clamp 10 ft
- Gas hose
- Reference Manual
- Spool of welding wire
- FREE SHIPPING in WELL-PACKED, HEAVY-DUTY CARTON!
How to Use
How to Do a Basic Weld
- Press and hold the Trigger and contact the area to be welded with electrode wire to ignite arc.
- For a narrow weld, you can usually draw the wire in a steady, straight line. This is called a stringer bead.
- For a wider weld, draw the wire back and forth across the joint. This is called a weave bead and takes practice to perform properly.
- Direct the welding wire straight into the joint. This gives an angel of 90° (straight up and down) for butt (end to end) welds and an angle of 45° for fillet (T-shaped) welds.
- For MIG welding using solid wire and shielding gas, the end of the MIG Gun should be tilted so that wire is angled anywhere in-between straight on and 15° away from the direction you are welding. The amount of tilt is called the push angle.
- When using flux-cored wire without shielding gas, the end of the MIG Gun should be tilted so that wire is angled anywhere in-between straight on and 15° in the direction you are welding. The amount of tilt is called the drag angle.
- The Contact Tip should remain with 1/2" of the work surface. This distance is called stick out.
- After welding the test weld on a piece of scrap for a few seconds, stop, and check your progress. Clean, then compare your your weld's appearance with the user manual linked at right.
- Abnormal Indicator: Lights up if there is a problem with the welder operation
- Current/Wire Speed Adjustment Knob: Controls the speed that the welding wire feeds out of the MIG gun and the output amperage of the welder.
- Voltage Adjustment Knob: Provides adjustment and control of the welding voltage under MIG mode. It has not effect under MMA mode.
- MIG/MMA Selector: Provides selection of MIG or MMA (Stick) welding modes. Selecting MIG position provides for MIG welding function. Selecting MMA position provides for Stick welding function.
- 2T/4T Selector: Use this to set the Gun Trigger operation to either 2T or 4T mode.
- 2T (2 Touch) Mode: 1. Squeeze the trigger to start the welding current. 2. Release the trigger to stop the welding current.
- 4T (4 Touch) Mode: 1. Squeeze the trigger to start welding. 2 Release the trigger during welding. 3. Squeeze and release the trigger to shut welding current off.
- Quick Wire Feed Functions: While not welding, the wire feed will go slow at first. Hold the trigger down for 5 seconds for the machine to enter into wire quick feed mode. The wire speed cannot be adjusted under quick feed mode. Wire speed can only be adjusted when welding with arc.
Welding Machine Layout
MIG160 160-Amp Flux Core MIG Welder Panel Views