Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Arrow High value for dollar welder
I needed a stick welder and even though the POWERARC 140 will TIG weld, I am only using it with stick electrodes. It welds 6011 rods great. I think it strikes an arc better using 240 supply voltage, but it works okay on 110v. I ordered a large extension cord with the correct plugs on the site named after the jungle in South America. #6 size wire so it will run this welder plus any larger ones I may get in the future. The cost of the ready make cord was less than buying smaller sized wire and buying plug and receptacle ends for it. They print your name on the cord for free as well.
The case supplied with the welder is nice, will protect it some and keeps everything together. A nice extra. The supplied welding leads are adequate, but that is all. Same goes with the ground clamp and stinger. I may replace those, but not now. The welding arc is very smooth, typical of DC welders. I am very happy so far with the purchase. I am building a set of decorative handrails for stairs. Plus I have repaired several machinery items as well. Just get HD to ship to your house or business, It costs the same and is drop shipped from the factory.
Home Depot also has a good selection of electrodes for sale at the store as well as chipping hammer, gloves, soapstone, ect.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob Great little welding machine
Love this machine! I have been using it for about a week now, and its running good. I have found all kinds of projects to use this on. This is a great option for a small work shop, or, the weekend warrior. The option to use as 110 or 240 makes this a great value for my application.
September 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eleazar Awesome little guy
I recommend this stick welder. It's powerful enough for its size. I have used industrial miller ones and this one is easier and more simple to use because it's easy to transport , powerful and awesome for the price.
September 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pblevy Basic welder
As a newbie I wanted something inexpensive to start learning TIG welding. This little unit does that but nothing else. No amp control with a foot pedal and lift start does limit you. I also think a i have a leak where the gas hose connects to the torch.
June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 3294 pain to get up and running
the biggest issue I had to get the welder up and running is trying to adapt the gas line to the regulator. their gas hose is an odd size and the welding supply store was not able to accommodate me so I had to go to a shop the makes hoses and fittings to hook me up..10.00 dollars later and about an hour of driving time I was ready to rock and roll this welder is compact and does an awesome job. Need more projects
May 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GGWinTEXAS BETTER THAN EXPECTED
No. 1: I am not an expert welder or "Mr. Fix-It".
No. 2: The original unit had to be returned because it would not turn on. However the customer service was 5 star. 1/2 point off.
No. 3: The replacement unit welds like a bandit. I was really amazed. In experienced hands this unit can handle just about any job.
No. 4: 1/3 to 1/4th the cost of an American made (maybe) unit.
No. 5: Simple and easy to use.
I have added a photo of my practice weld, using 1/8th dirty mild steel with a 1/8 6011 rod at 107 amps.
All it takes is practice, practice, practice.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kaclaytor So far so good
Have only used the welder a hand full of times, but so far no complaints. For the price you can't go wrong.
April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jampst Disappointment
I had the correct power supply for this welder (which pulls 30 amps maximum on a 220 volt) and was only running it at 75 amps with the correct electrode. I reviewed the manual thoroughly, I gave it plenty of cool down time between small 1 inch welds and it blew a fuse of some type on the circuit board inside. It sounded like a .22 caliber pistol fired off behind me as I made my little 1 inch weld. The longer it's on, the worse it performs and the cooling fan resembles something you'd find in a desktop computer, it barely blows any air and is almost silent. What's scary is that it comes with an adapter to plug into a 20 amp 110 volt receptacle. The onboard circuit breaker and overload protection failed miserably and it popped my house breaker box instead. Harbor Freight inverters have an on switch that is basically a circuit breaker. You push in and up fairly hard like any double pole breaker switch and it looked much more durable. This Everlast has a simple push button switch (I didn't see anything resembling a breaker inside when searching for the blown fuse). I got my money back and bought a Harbor Frieght 170 amp mig (26 amp supply required 220 volt) and a 70 amp stick welder to learn that skill with and play around for the same money that this Everlast cost me. An all around bad deal here and I ignored other reviews before purchase in which customers reported blowing fuses on theirs.
April 26, 2016