In this video Rob will go over the essentials of STICK welding with the Longevity TIGWELD 200 SX.

Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA or MMAW), flux shielded arc welding[1] or informally as stick welding, is a manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode coated in flux to lay the weld. An electric current, in the form of either alternating current or direct current from a welding power supply, is used to form an electric arc between the electrode and the metals to be joined. As the weld is laid, the flux coating of the electrode disintegrates, giving off vapors that serve as a shielding gas and providing a layer of slag, both of which protect the weld area from atmospheric contamination.

With the flip of a switch, you are able to use the TIGWELD™ 200 SX as a stick welder on either 110v or 220v power.The Stick welder has a respectable output of 160amp oneither 110v or 220v.