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MIG160 Portable Flux Core MIG Welder

The PrimeWeld MIG160 Flux Core MIG Welder is lightweight and does not require a shielding gas for an accurate, reliable weld. Order online today.

MIG160 Portable Flux Core MIG Welder

The PrimeWeld MIG160 Flux Core MIG Welder is lightweight and does not require a shielding gas for an accurate, reliable weld. Order online today.

$339.00

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • What’s included
  • How to Use
  • Selector Switches

Overview plus

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 gasless flux core MIG welder is lightweight and portable, weighing just 23 pounds. You can easily store and transport this little flux core welder because of its small footprint.

A Portable Flux Core MIG Welder

The MIG160 160-Amp Flux Core MIG Welder 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.

Versatility and Durability in One Welder

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.

Great for both hobby and professional welders. It’s highly portable to move around any sized job and designed 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.

Data Display And Presets For Welding Modes

The PrimeWeld MIG160 Gasless MIG Welder features multiple controls and welding settings to ensure you get the job done. Easy-to-use welder front panel controls give you all the data you need: 

  • Voltage Adjustment Knob
  • 2T/4T Selector
  • Current/Wire Speed Adjustment Knob
  • Power Indicator

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 are 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 take great pride in customer satisfaction and have worked hard to earn our reputation for constant innovation in the welding industry. 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.

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.


Features plus

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

PROTECTION FEATURES:

  • Cold Electrode
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Overheating protection
  • Power spike protection

USABILITY FEATURES:

  • Euro-style central connector
  • Loads 1 & 2-pound wire spools
  • Built-in Shielding Gas solenoid

SPECIFICATIONS:

Breaker size:

  • 20 amps

Duty Cycle MIG/Flux:

  • 20 percent @ 90 amps
  • 100 percent @ 45 amps

Weight:

  • 23 pounds

Specifications plus

Specifications Table

Parameter MIG160
Supply voltage (V) 1 phase
110V +/- 15%
1 Phase
220V +/- 15%
Frequency (Hz) 60Hz 60Hz
No-load voltage (V) 56V 56V
Output current (A)

MIG: 30-120A

MMA: 30-110A

MIG: 30-160A

MMA: 30-140A

Output voltage (V)

MIG: 15.5-20A

MMA: 21.2-24.4A

MIG: 15.5-22A

MMA: 21.2-25.6A

Duty cycle (%) 30%
Power factor 0.73
Efficiency (%) 80
Wire speed (in/min) 79-394
Post flow (s)

1+/-0.5

Wire diameter (in) MIG: 0.023 - 0.035
Flux-cored: 0.030 - 0.035
Housing protection class Ip21
Insulation class F
Cooling method Fan-cooled
Weight (lb) 23.8lb
Dimensions (in) 15.6 x 8.3 x 13.3

What’s included plus

160-Amp Flux Core MIG Welder Comes With:

  1. Trafimet-type MIG/Flux gun
  2. 7.5 foot MIG gun connector
  3. Ground Clamp 10 ft
  4. Brush
  5. Gas hose
  6. Fittings
  7. Reference Manual
  8. Spool of welding wire
  9. FREE SHIPPING in WELL-PACKED, HEAVY-DUTY CARTON!

How to Use plus

How to Do a Basic Weld

  1. Press and hold the Trigger and contact the area to be welded with electrode wire to ignite arc.
  2. For a narrow weld, you can usually draw the wire in a steady, straight line. This is called a stringer bead.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Contact Tip should remain with 1/2" of the work surface. This distance is called stick out.
  8. 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.

Selector Switches plus

Selector Switches

  1. Abnormal Indicator: Lights up if there is a problem with the welder operation
  2. 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.
  3. Voltage Adjustment Knob: Provides adjustment and control of the welding voltage under MIG mode. It has not effect under MMA mode.
  4. 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.
  5. 2T/4T Selector: Use this to set the Gun Trigger operation to either 2T or 4T mode.
  6. 2T (2 Touch) Mode: 1. Squeeze the trigger to start the welding current. 2. Release the trigger to stop the welding current.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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