The Sungoldpower MIG 150A Welder Machine is a gasless model that’s highly portable. Because of this, it’s perfect for outdoor welding, since you won’t have to worry about shielding gas. This package comes with everything the beginner needs to get started welding right away, and considering the lower price, it’s a great starter package that comes loaded with some great features that make it much more user-friendly.
Our Verdict: This MIG welding machine is perfect for beginners. However, it can also be used on the job, for smaller tasks. Since no shielding gas is required, it’s a good option for outdoor welding jobs. Budget-friendly and equipped with intuitive controls, this welding machine will be a great fit for the beginner in need of a reliable machine with top of the line safety features and a lightweight design that makes it highly portable.
As you can see, while this isn’t exactly an industrial MIG welding machine, it can come in handy on the job site for small outdoor welding jobs. Its beginner-friendly design also makes it a great choice for the new welder in need of a model they can use to practice different processes. Read on to learn more about this popular model by Sungoldpower.
Overview and Features
This one hundred and ten-volt model is designed for the beginner, so you know it’s easy to use. Because of this, the user won’t need much experience in order to operate this machine. The included user’s manual also does a great job of walking the welder through the setup process and includes valuable tips regarding operation and use.
Aside from the welding machine, this model also comes with:
- Welding torch
- Welding mask
- Earth clamp
- Wire brush
- User manual
- Contact tips
This model can run low input power of one hundred and ten volts, so you won’t need to worry about using a high powered outlet for operation since it can operate easily on standard household current. It also features a max opening voltage of thirty-seven volts.
Thermal Overload Protection
This model comes equipped with thermal overload protection, which is one of the best safety features to have on any style of welding machine. This safety feature will automatically shut down the machine’s motor in the event the internal sensors detect the components are running hot. This is a great safety feature that essentially prevents the welding machine from suffering serious damage in the event that it begins to overheat. Additionally, the welding machine will not be able to start back up until the sensors have detected that the internal components are cool enough. Once the internal components have cooled down it will automatically restart. This model also has a torch that features an off and on safety control, and a total of four adjustable heating controls. All of these features work together to improve the lifespan of this welding machine.
- Thermal overload protection
- Lightweight design
- Intuitive controls
- Highly portable
- Not able to weld aluminum
- Not powerful enough for industrial use
This welding machine is perfect for outdoor use since no shielding gas is required. Models that require shielding gas can be dangerous to use outdoors due to wind blowing the harmful gas in the welder’s direction. This model is a great choice for outdoor welding, but not just because of the gasless operation. This machine is also highly portable, thanks to the lightweight design. Weighing in at just thirty-nine pounds, users can easily haul this model from worksite to worksite.
In terms of weight, this machine is middle of the road. There are lighter models that come in at around twenty pounds, but there are also industrial welding machines that weigh in at well over seventy pounds. So, at thirty-nine pounds, we felt that this machine was pretty easy to transport and haul, yet it has enough heft to it to add to its durability. It’s easy to operate and runs at a low input power.
The thermal overload protection feature is a must-have for beginners or even in professional situations in which the welder needs a machine that they can use for several hours at a time. This automatic safety feature will save a lot of wear and tear on this machine, helping to increase its lifespan. It’s also a budget-friendly option, especially for the beginner who is just learning the ropes of MIG welding. However, while this welding machine is capable of handling small jobs around the home and at work, it’s definitely not an industrial style welding machine, which makes it a poor choice if you’re looking for a heavy powered model that can handle it all.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a Good Dual Power MIG Welder that I Can Use at Work?
As we mentioned, this model can only handle one hundred and ten-volt outlets. If you need a dual powered model that can work with two hundred and twenty-volt outlets as well, then we recommend the Weldpro 200 Amp Inverter Multi-Process Welder. If you’d like to learn more about MIG welders, make sure you check out our welding machine buyer’s guide by clicking here.
Can This MIG Welder Handle Stainless Steel?
Yes, it can. Welding stainless steel can be tricky, especially with thicker cuts. However, this model is powerful enough to produce solid welds, even with this type of metal, although it’s not approved for welding aluminum. To learn more, read our article on How to Weld Stainless Steel.
Conclusion and Rating
Despite its smaller size, this welding machine still managed to surprise us in terms of power and weld quality. This model by Sungoldpower is a perfect choice for the beginner. Its intuitive controls make it easy to use. Additionally, it can run on low input power, which is the type of power most household outlets offer. We gave this model a rating of four and a half stars out of five.