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