Stick Welder

Stick welding ,or otherwise known as shielded metal arc welding (smaw) involve the manual use of an electrode or “stick”. How the process works, is a welding power source generates an arc between the metal and the electroce causing the two metals to become fused together forming a weld. This simple process enables the use of simple equipment explaining why stick welding is one of the cheapest welding processes to get started on in your welding career.

But don’t let the low entry level prices fool you, it’s important to do your homework before purchasing a stick welder because some manufacturers provide just a bit more for the money. Feel free to read though our hands on reviews of the following stick welders:


Hobart Stickmate 205 AC | WMR Rating 8.1

“While this site is dedicated more to industrial level equipment, I thought it could be helpful to provide just a quick rundown of a more basic, affordable outfit. All in all this is a great little machine and if your looking for the least amount of money spent and can live with only being able to use a stick welder. ”




About the Author

Jonathon Perry is lead editor at WMR. He has 10 years experience in the editorial and welding industries,