Our Top Choice
Hobart Handler® Wire Welder
For over 115 years now, Hobart has been the go-to brand for both beginners and pro welders, when it comes to quality welders and accessories.
This welder stands out for its versatility and portability. It only takes a few minutes to set up. Additionally, it’s easy to use and is great for beginners and DIY enthusiasts.
Probably the only major downside of this welder is the lack of power flexibility you’d need to use a 230 volts power input.
24 gauge to 1/4" steel
19” x 11” x 13”; 57 pounds
5-year limited warranty
MIG ready, 5 voltage controls
Lincoln Electric Handy MIG Welder
Lincoln Electrics is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of welding products, welding equipment, and robotic welding systems.
Apart from user friendliness, other salient features of this welder include the adjustable wire speed control and the contractor safety feature, which keeps the welding wire "electrically cold."
The welding gas is unfortunately sold separately.
24 gauge to 1/8” steel
18” x 16.8” x 10.3”; 49 pounds
1 year warranty
MIG and flux-cored
Miller Electric Millermatic MIG Welder
Miller Electric Millermatic® MIG Welder is made for all types of users, from beginners to professionals. This welder supports both MIG and flux core welding on steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.
This welder has several impressive features including Auto-Set™, infinite voltage control, and line voltage compensation. It’s easy to use on top of all that.
This welder is on the more expensive side.
22 gauge to 3/8" steel
19” x 30” x 40”; 183 pounds
5/3/2/1 year warranty
Industrial application, wheels
Everlast Power I-MIG Welder
For the last decade, Everlast Generators has grown into a reputable market leader in the welding products industry.
This welder has a stepless control of voltage and wire speed. There are no tapped settings. The IGBT components assure you durability.
The quality of the ground clamp could be improved.
24 gauge to 3/16” steel
120V, 140 A
17” x 8” x 14”; 20 pounds
Spool gun ready
Forney Easy Weld MIG Machine
Forney Industries is a brand that specializes in welding products, abrasives, welding safety gears, and accessories.
Apart from affordability, other dealmakers in this welder are its Tweco style gun and the large storage area, which holds between 2 and 10 pounds of wire rolls.
While it’s good for stainless steel welding, this welder is best for smaller projects requiring precise welding.
24 gauge to 1/4” steel
23” x 11” x 18”; 41.9 pounds
Large storage area