Sizod writes: “This stick welder from Campbell Hausfeld welds up to 3/8″ mild steel and uses 1/16″, 5/64″, 3/32″, and 1/8″ rod sizes. I bought a gasless wire-feed welder factory reconditioned form these guys a couple of years ago and it works great. I’m tempted to buy this one, too, at such a great price.”
It requires 50A input power, outputting 225A AC. The downside: a 20% duty cycle at 180A — so you can probably forget that 225A output.
Then again, it’s $160 — with a welding shield included.
Factory Reconditioned 230V Stick Welder [Campbell Hausfeld]