MIG Welding

In MIG welding, the amount of amps your machine has plays a large part in performance, but even more important than amps is the duty cycle of the machine. Check out our blog post which explains this further.

At Arc-rite, we are very selective of the brand of welding machines we sell. A lot of machines in the market these days are built to a low quality in the same factory and then re-branded when imported into the UK. We only offer machinery that we would be happy to supply to our account customers, and indeed, use ourselves. While the machines we offer are intended for professional use, they are for the most part so simple to use and low cost, we have no doubt there is something here for everyone, including those in the DIY welding market.

In MIG Welding, the welder uses a continuously feeding metal wire directly into the weld. The wire plays the role of a filler metal to join two metallic surfaces. TIG welding, on the other hand, uses short tungsten electrodes that act as a non-consumable current projector to join two or more metals together. Unlike MIG welding, these tungsten electrodes must not always act as filler materials and may or may not be used as such. The fact that MIG welding employs the usage of a consumable metal wire filler material to finish welds makes it a great welding option for completing welding jobs involving thicker metal objects in a lesser time period compared to TIG welding.

At Arc-rite we stock a varied choice of cheap MIG welding machines for sale, including the very popular portable MIG welding machines. We also supply MIG welder parts and spares, along with gas equipment and wire.

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    MIG welding machines come in all shapes and sizes.......well, maybe not shapes. But, certainly when it comes to sizes there appears to be a vast array.


    Obviously the amount of amps your machine has does play a large part - BUT, even more important is the duty cycle the machine has. Check out our blog above for some insider information and tips.

    Over the years we have learnt to be very selective of the brand of machines we offer. A lot of machines in the market are poorly built in the same factory and then re-branded as they enter the UK.
    We only sell machines that we would be happy to supply our account customers with - we do not cater to the low end DIY market - although many of our machines are so simple to use and low cost we have no doubt there is something here for everyone.