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Stick Welding Benefits

Stick welding (SMAW – Stick Metal Arc Welding) is a simple yet versatile, inexpensive and portable welding process. Flux coated welding rods are used, eliminating the need for bottled shielding gas like that used in MIG welding or TIG welding.

  • Skill level required: Moderate
  • Suited for windy, outdoor conditions
  • Forgiving on dirty or rusty metal
  • Can weld at a long distance from machine