Indispensable for those who work with iron, MIG welding has been in use since the times of the Second World War. It is a continuous wire process where the protection of the weld pool is ensured by a gas that spills onto the piece to be welded.

The use of gas has one advantage in particular: it allows us to operate without slag. The welding machine market is characterized by a great wealth of offerings, able to satisfy the needs of hobbyists as well as professionals.

Right here are some of the best MIG welders models that are present below.

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Lincoln Electric 90 Amp FC90 Flux Core Wire Feed Welder and Gun, 120V
  • Lightweight and portable - ideal for maintenance and mobile welders
  • 30% duty cycle at 80 Amp
  • Infinite welding voltage to allow fine-tuning of weld characteristics
  • Inverter power source - more efficient to operate, provides smoother weld characteristics than traditional welders
  • 30-90 Amp range
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Forney Easy Weld 261, 140 FC-i Welder, 120V, Green
  • EASY TO USE-140 FC-I MIG machine uses 0.30, flux core wire. It has infinite voltage and wire feed speed control so you can dial in...
  • POWERFUL- Up to 140 Amp output that allows you to weld mild steel up to 1/4 in plate
  • PORTABLE WELDER- Lightweight 19 lbs. easily carried to any Do-It-Yourself, Maintenance, Repair, Metal Fabrication and Hobbyist...
  • RUGGED- All metal case, Built to take the day to day. Big enough to handle 2 and 10 pound rolls of wire
  • WELDER INCLUDES- 8' MIG gun, 8' ground clamp, Integrated handle with torch wrap and a 20A-15A adapter. Backed by a 12-month...
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Hobart 500559 Handler 140 MIG Welder 115V
  • 5-position voltage control selector adds a smooth, stable arc at all welding thicknesses
  • Welds 24 gauge up to 1/4 in mild steel; Weldable Materials: Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum
  • Welding Processes: MIG(GMAW), Flux Cored(FCAW)
  • Operates off 115V standard household current; Wire Feed Speed Range 40-700 IPM, 50-740 IPM at no load
  • Welding Amperage Range: 25-140 A; 20% duty cycle @ 90 Amps, 19V
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LINCOLN ELECTRIC CO K2698-1 Easy MIG 180 Wire Feed Welder,
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Country of Manifacturer: Mexico
  • Manufacturer: Lincoln Electric
  • Package Dimensions: 19.7" L x 15.3" W x 16.2" H
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Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG Welder
  • Enjoy of a compact, portable and lightweight wire feed welder that is user friendly | Shielding gas sold separately
  • Welder dimensions – 12.8” H x 8.8” W x 18” D | Welds up to – 1/8 in. mild steel | Power cord length – 6ft. | Cored...
  • Cold contactor safety feature keeps welding wire electrically “cold” until gun trigger is pressed
  • Great for home repair and hobby projects on light gauge mild steel found around most households
  • Four voltage settings and continuous wire feed speed adjustment allow you to weld mild steel from 24 gauge to 1/8" thick
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FORZA FEYER MIG 140 Welder Portable Flux Core Wire Automatic Feed 140 Welder...
  • Powerful Capable:0.8-1.0mm flux core wire. Dedicated 110 AC, 60 Hz.Up to 140 Amp output that allows you to weld mild steel, weld...
  • Control Mode:MIG 140 welder has Synergic Adjustment Function, no need to match working voltage and feeder speed seperately,easy to...
  • Portable & SAFE :This 140 welder features a easy carrying handle,compact design, Heavy duty stainless steel machine with Electric...
  • WELDING PROCESS:The 140 welder working principle of Synergic Co2 gas shield Mig welder is to rectify AC input current to direct...
  • Wide Application:The welder has a adjustable wire feed speed and welding current, easy to start arc, allow weld raw steel, white...
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VIVOHOME MIG Welder 130 Flux Core Wire Automatic Feed Welding Machine Portable...
  • NO REACTION WELDER - With convenient flux-cored wire to self-release metal inert gas while welding, this welding machine prevents...
  • WELDING PROCESS - This welding machine is particularly well-suited for projects of mild steel and stainless steel; It delivers a...
  • ADJUSTABLE WELDING SPEED – The VIVOHOME MIG Welder features 4x current flow settings; Adjust the current and 10-speed variable...
  • PORTABLE DESIGN - Lightweight and compact design, with a comfortable hand grip that makes it easy to carry wherever you want; It...
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED – The VIVOHOME MIG Welder package includes all the accessories you need to weld like a pro: 1x 6.6' welding...
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YESWELDER 135Amp MIG Welder,110V Flux Core Welder Flux MIG/Lift TIG/Stick 3-in-1...
  • More powerful:Up to 135 Amp output allows you to weld mild steel up to 5/32” in the plate.Suitable for 0.30” & .035” flux...
  • Multi-Process:Gasless MIG/Stick/Lift TIG ,3-in-1 Welder.(need buy extra tig lift torch, not included inside product).
  • Simple to use:Automatic change of the voltage & wire feeding speed by adjusting the amperage.
  • Safety: Automatic compensation for voltage fluctuation, over current protection, over load protection.
  • Take it Everywhere:Lightweight and portable - just 13.5 lbs.
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YESWELDER MIG-250 PRO Aluminum MIG Welder, 250Amp 220V, Gas MIG Gasless Flux...
  • Multi-functions -MIG synergistic setting & MIG manual setting, Gasless Flux wire MIG Welds, stick welds, and Lift TIG welds....
  • Synergic MIG -provides communication between the power source, feeder, and gun. Easy work with new welders or users.
  • Gasless Flux MIG welds -release hard moving of gas cylinder, release the low efficiency of stick welds, and work with gasless flux...
  • Various Welding Wire Suitable for all kinds of welding requirements .023”/.030”/.035” solid/SS wire, .023”/.030”/.035”...
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SIMDER MIG Welder Flux Core Welder MIG ARC 2 in 1 Welding Machine No Gas 140A DC...
  • 【Easy Start for Beginner】The Synergic mode on this MIG welder will automatically change the voltage by adjusting the current....
  • 【Dual Voltage ARC&MIG Welders】This is an ARC&MIG 2 in 1 Welding machine. 140Amp DC 110V/220V Dual Voltage MIG welder. Package...
  • 【Multi-Application MIG Welder】This Wire Feed MIG Welder is suitable for welding iron, carbon, steel and etc. Great choice for...
  • 【APPLICABLE FLUX CORE WIRE & RODS】The wire MIG welder apply for .030"(0.8mm) &. 035" (1.0mm) welding wire. ARC mode fits rods:...
  • 【What’s more】SIMDER is a professional welding machine manufacturer, we aim to provide a better welding tool and make welding...
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VEVOR MIG Welder Machine, 130A 3 in 1, MMA/MIG/LIFT TIG Combo Welding Machine,...
  • Advanced IGBT Technology: Our MIG-130 adopts the most advanced IGBT inverter technology with excellent arc stability. Rated output...
  • Convenient Flux Cored Wire: This mig tig stick welder can use flux-cored welding wire and solid welding wire. Feeding speed...
  • Easy Control Panel & 3 In 1: MIG welding machine has MIG MMA TIG mode. The welding machine has included with function switching...
  • Safety & Overheat Protection: The arc welding machine has a built-in protection device, and the engine will automatically shut...
  • Compact and Portable: Lightweight 28.7 pounds, with a comfortable handle, easy to install and store. Ideal for outdoor repairs,...
 

What to Look for Before Buying MIG welders?

Professional or Amateur?

Answering this question is very important because it gives the measure of the budget to be used. Whoever earns a living with a welding machine will necessarily have to make use of a professional model and therefore spend a lot of money.

A hobbyist, on the other hand, would do well to choose such an intense but unpretentious device. The best brands in the sector have a line dedicated to amateurs, and these are machines that give good results.

The Mask Must Be of Good Quality

When preparing to buy a welding machine, you have to take into account what it offers in terms of accessories. The presence of a projective mask is undoubtedly welcome, as long as it is of good quality.

It often happens that this element is included in the package, but it often happens that it is disappointing. We believe that the mask is vital and if not reliable, better go to a hardware store and buy a very good one, because the eyes must be protected.

Consider Portability

There may be a need to bring the welding machine from one place to another, which is why it must be easily transportable. Check that the model you have chosen is light enough, with a practical handle on the top and maybe a shoulder strap.

Some models of welders also have wheels. In our opinion, it is advisable to have such a product if you already know that you will have to carry it around.

The Use of The Torch

For correct welding, it is essential to know how to handle the torch. Those who are at their first experience may have understandable difficulties, and the first results may not be satisfactory.

It takes some practice, but there is an exercise that can be of great help. We will explain it to you immediately. What you need are a few 6mm thick pieces of iron.

You have to perform welding. However, without joining the pieces, you have to work on the surface. The torch should be kept at a distance of between 20 and 30 mm, at an angle of between 5 ° and 15 °. The exercise should be repeated until you are satisfied with the result.

A Little Clarity

Trying to untangle the various welding techniques, that is, the operation that allows two materials that were previously separated to be joined together is not so simple because the market offers many, each of which proves more or less suitable for frequency and intensity of use.

Some welders of the best brands, for example, have fewer problems than others to be used every day for several hours a day, while others are suitable for sporadic exploitation.

Therefore, keep these variables in great consideration which, in our opinion, are at the top of the list of discriminants to be evaluated, so as not to run the risk of spending money on a product that is not aligned with your real working needs.

To make a quick overview, you can find devices that use different welding systems: from oxyacetylene to those with the TIG (inert tungsten gas) process to those with the MAG and MIG method.

Precisely the latter are those of which we will deepen the peculiarities, also adding the reviews of the best models on the market, in our opinion. Their operation is linked to the presence of a metal wire that passes through a welding torch, merges, and creates the point of contact between the two materials to be welded.

Safety First

It takes some experience to carry out the welding operations in order to perform them correctly, without taking any risk. In case you are a beginner, our advice is to do some tests before going to work on the pieces that you need to join.

An even more critical aspect is that related to safety, which passes through the adoption of a series of precautions, starting with the type of clothing to be worn.

On the market, all the best brands offer accessories whose purchase is practically mandatory, starting with the mask (often included in the sales package of the welding machine), which will avoid you coming into contact with sparks and which will protect your eyes from intense light.

With and Without Gas

On this page, we deal with MIG welding machines, a category in which the Deca 150E falls. Here it is only worth specifying that the so-called MAG welding type is also possible because the only thing that changes is the gas used: inert in the first case, active in the second.

For both of these welds, in fact, it is the gas that protects the weld pool, preventing it from coming into contact with the atmosphere. With this system, it is possible to weld, for example, aluminum, stainless steel, carbon, and other materials, significantly reducing the production of splashes.

The advantage of this Deca, compared to other welding machines, is that using a special flux-cored wire, it allows you to work even without gas, therefore also outdoors in the presence of wind.

Welding without gas is easier and cheaper, but the results are less precise, especially if it is a question of reduced thicknesses to work. In this case, it is essential to protect your hands with gloves.

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