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Type
Metal
Thickness
Skill
Required
Common
Applications
MIG
Solid Wire
  • Better control on thin metals
  • Clean welds with no slag
  • Out-of-position welding
Steel, stainless, aluminum 24 ga+
(.025"+)
 
  • Auto restoration & repair
  • Farm & ranch repairs
  • Home Projects
    (racks, railings, etc.)
MIG
Flux Cored
  • Same welding machine for MIG & Flux Core
  • Does not require shielding gas
  • Suited for windy, outdoor conditions
Steel, stainless 18 ga+ Low
  • Outdoor repairs
  • Remote areas
    (where a gas bottle doesn't fit)
Stick
Welders
  • Suited for windy, outdoor conditions
  • Forgiving on dirty or rusty metal
  • Can weld at a long distance from machine
Steel, stainless, aluminum, cast iron 1/8"+ Moderate
  • Outdoor repairs - rusty metal
  • Farm equipment
TIG
Welders
  • Cleanest process, no spatter or smoke
  • Precise control, better on thin metal
  • Best-looking, cosmetic weld beads
All weldable metals .010"+ High
  • Auto restoration & repair
  • Motor sports
  • Sport aviation
  • General repair & fabrication
  • Metal artwork
Generator/
Welders
  • No electricity required
  • Weld and generator power
  • Field portable
Engine-driven welders are capable of MIG, TIG, and Stick.
  • Maintenance & repair
  • Fabrication
  • Generator power
Plasma
Cutters
  • Precise cut with narrow heat-affected zone preventing warping & paint damage
  • Piercing capabilities
  • Fast
All electrically conductive metals Up to 7/8" Low
  • Maintenance & repair
  • Auto restoration & repair
  • Metal artwork