One of the advantages of living in a modern society is that things that were once the exclusive province of specialized workers becomes a field suitable for anyone—provided they have the right equipment. When it comes to welding things together, the right equipment is a MIG Welder. The MIG in MIG Welder stands for Metal Inert Gas. What this means is that the welding process is simplified by surrounding the area being welded by a small cloud of gas that does not react to the metal being welded, and thus avoids corrupting the weld through the introduction of impurities lurking in the normal atmosphere of planet Earth.
A MIG Welder is a much automated device that does nearly all of the work for you, and allows you to concentrate on laying down a solid joint without worrying about a myriad of other factors. Pressing the trigger of a MIG Welder feeds metal wire forward at an adjustable and continuous pace that matches your speed of work. At the same time, it also releases a mixture of so-called inert gas from a pressurized gas cylinder, which is generally some mixture of carbon dioxide, argon, and/or helium. This gentle jet of inert gas blows away the normal atmospheric gases from the vicinity of the weld and permits the electric arc of the welder to melt the incoming wire feed without exposing it to substances that would combine with the melting steel to weaken the quality of the weld.
How MIG Welder Works
The MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welder consist of a welding gun that feeds a continuous wire electrode with a shielding gas to form a weld. In most cases, MIG welder uses a DC current for welding process, but in some cases AC are used as well. This one method is quick, and lends itself to the automation process. MIG welders are widely used across many industries like automobile and manufacturing. MIG Welders were earlier known as Gas Metal Arc Welding.
In addition to the exceptional ease of use that permits many people to learn how to weld in a matter of a few hours, a MIG Welder is very versatile as well. A MIG Welder can be used on thin sheet metal, aluminum, and many other metallic products. As with all other methods of welding, eye protection is critical, so make sure you have a sufficiently dark lens for the type of work you are doing.
Top MIG Welders of 2019
Here are some strong MIG Welders for you to take home and enjoy!
Power I MIG 160 – MIG Welder welder is designed for hobbyists, automotive, HVAC, general repair, and fabrication works. The recommended maximum metal thickness single pass is 5/16″ and the standard wire diameter is 0.30-.045″.
Power I MIG 200 – MIG Welder is designed for hobbyists, automotive, HVAC, light industrial, fabrication, motorsports, general repair and agricultural works. The Input Voltage/Phase need for this is 240V 1phase *120/240 V optional. The recommended maximum metal thickness single pass is 3/8″ and the standard wire diameter is 0.30-.045″.
Power I MIG 205 – MIG Welder is designed for automotive, HVAC, industrial, commercial, fabrication, motorsports, general repair, maintenance and agricultural purposes. The Input Voltage/Phase need for this is 240V 1phase. The recommended maximum metal thickness single pass is 1/2″ and the standard wire diameter is 0.30-.045″.
Power I MIG 205p – MIG Welder is designed for Automotive, Industrial, Fabrication, Motorsports, General Repair, Maintenance, Agricultural. The recommended maximum metal thickness single pass is 1/2″and the standard wire diameter is 0.30-.045″
Power I MIG 250 p – MIG Welder is designed to serve automotive, industrial, commercial fabrication, motorsports, general repair, maintenance and agricultural purposes. The recommended maximum metal thickness single pass is 1/2″and the standard wire diameter is 0.30-0.45″.
Everlast inverter based MIG welder offer high duty cycles and stable arc performance with low power consumption. Precise digital display for voltage and wire speed. Both the Power I MIG 160 welder and Power I MIG 200 welder are feature packed MIGS in their class with arc force control, digital display, spool gun capability, and even a stick weld feature that can double for a scratch start TIG welder. The larger Power I MIG 250 P welder is a pulse MIG machine with up to 250 Hz pulse capability, with adjustment and complete control over the pulse cycle. The heavy duty 2 and 4 geared roller designs of the Power I MIG feature cast aluminum housings with steel drive rollers, with different size and groove rollers available to feed steel, flux core, or aluminum wire.