Stick (SMAW)

Stick welders for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) use stick electrodes to weld mild steel, low alloy,stainless steels, cast iron, and hard facing for repair, maintenance, and fabrication. Weld a wide range of materials and thicknesses in the shop or in the field.

For many years, Stick welding has been the most popular method for most home-shop welding needs. This process uses an electric current flowing from a gap between the metal and the electrode. Stick welding can be used for welding most alloys or joints, and can the process can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Stick welding applications:

  • Aerospace
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Construction
  • Hobbyist.
  • Education/Training
  • Fabrication
  • Farm and Ranch
  • Heavy Equipment Manufacturing
  • High Purity Processing
  • Infrastructure
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Contracting
  • Metal Art
  • Pipe Fabrication
  • Racing/Customizing/Restoring
  • Railcar
  • Shipbuilding


Popular Machines:

  • Miller Thunderbolt®
  • Miller Dialarc®
  • Miller Maxstar®
  • Miller Gold Star®
  • Miller CST-280
  • Lincoln Invertec®
  • Lincoln AC/DC®