Get the Best Deal on an ESAB Welder for Beginners
ESAB’s starter line of welders provides high quality welding machines at rock bottom prices during the June sale at Baker’s Gas and Welding. If you’re looking to keep your new welder costs close to $500, this is the place to start.
ESAB’s welders are solid, durable, and come with many excellent features that are comparable to other leading welders on the market, such as an auto-set option for material thickness and thermal overload protection. While there are plenty of heavy duty ESAB welders you can find at Baker’s online store for steep discounts during this June promotion, we’re going to take a look at some of the starter machines for welders looking to get started with welding or who need a basic welder for home projects.
ESAB Caddy MIG C200i
The ESAB Caddy MIG C200i is one of the most lightweight MIG welders on the market without compromising safety and durability. Weighting in at 26 pounds, it can pack a lot of power at 230V without wearing you out as you move your machine around from one site to another. It’s also able to handle all of the basic MIG welding projects you expect from a machine in this class: mild steel, aluminum, stainless steel as well as brazing.
New welders don’t have to master the controls of their welders. They can get started with welding by using the QSet feature that allows them to simply enter the metal thickness. With that data entered in, the machine can set the optimal parameters. In addition, while you weld the QSet feature adjusts the wire and gas combinations while welding so that you can focus on your work.
While you can weld from an outlet, you can also weld effectively with a generator, maintaining a smooth arc with minimal spatter. It can also be used as an inverter power source.
ESAB MiniArc 161LTS, TIG Package
You’ll get the best of both worlds with the light and powerful MiniArc TIG welding package. Combine portability with versatility as you can switch between 115V and 230V as you move from job to job.
Starting your arc is also a snap with the lift arc feature that saves you from having to scratch the tungsten to get started—an option that saves your weld from the threat of contamination. In addition, the arc force feature provides deeper penetration into the weld joint without risking a stuck electrode on the surface.
Weighing in at 18 pounds, you can easily move from one work site to another by using its shoulder strap. The rugged carrying case provides security against drops, and its 10-foot work cable gives you greater range while welding.
ESAB Miniarc 161LTS, Stick Package
Many beginning welders are looking for a simple machine to learn on, and the ESAB Miniarc stick welder is a great machine for new or beginning welders. Reviewers of this machine are especially fond of the hot start feature that makes it easy to jump right into welding without worrying about a stuck electrode.
Like the TIG package, this ESAB stick welder offers both 115V and 230V power options that you can switch back and forth from one project to another. In addition, once you get to work you can use the fixed arc force feature to get enough penetration into the weld joint, ensuring that your weld will be strong enough.
As an added bonus, this stick package also comes with a TIG option that also provides the lift arc option for TIG welders. The accessible stick/TIG switch is located on the front of the machine, making it easy to switch between welding processes.
Welders will also enjoy the light weigh of this machine: a portable 18 pounds. That’s a lot of power and versatility in a small package!
Although welders with more experience or welding shops that handle a lot of fabrication work may want a heavy duty machine that can do more than these starter models from ESAB. These lightweight machines are a great deal for hobby welders or new welders, but there are plenty of other options at Baker’s Gas and Welding. Nearly every ESAB welder and plasma cutter is on sale during the current month of June, and for a limited time all orders over $50 receive free shipping.