Home Depot has entered their Husky tool brand into a new product category with 5 new welders and a plasma cutter.
All six machines can be powered via 120V AC electrical supply, with two featuring dual-voltage 120V/240V power options.
Here are the new Husky welding machines:
- 125A 120V AC Wire Feed MIG Flux Core Welder
- 140A 120V AC Gas MIG Wire Feed Welder with Gas Regulator
- 225A 240V/120V Dual Voltage AC Stick Welder
- 80A 120V AC Stick Welder
- 180A 240V/120V Dual Voltage AC MIG Wire Feed Welder
- 20A 120V Plasma Cutter
Husky 125A 120V AC Wire Feed MIG Flux Core Welder
The new Husky 125A wire feed MIG flux core welder, FC125LV, features IGBT technology and does not require shielding gas.
Husky says that it’s an ideal machine for basic welding jobs at home for DIY users.
Sensors provide protection against overheating, short circuit, and overvoltage conditions.
Its output can vary from 30 to 125A, and it has a duty cycle of 30% at 90A. As per the user manual, it can work with 0.030/0.035″ flux core wire and weld steel up to 1/8″ thick.
AC Plug Type: 120V/15A.
Husky 140A 120V AC Gas MIG Wire Feed Welder with Gas Regulator
The Husky MIG140 is a MIG wire feed welder.
It can weld steel up to 1/8″ thick, and works with wire 0.025 to 0.035″. Its output is 30A to 140A, with a duty cycle of 30% at 90A.
According to the user manual, shielding gas is not required for flux core wire (flux core arc welding), and is required for use with solid core wire (gas metal arc welding).
Husky says this model features an infinite knob for amperage control, popular Tweco-style torch connector, IGBT tech, two digital displays, 4T (4-touch) capability to release users’ fingers during long welding sessions, and a suite of safety features.
AC Plug Type: 120V/20A
Husky 225A 240V/120V Dual Voltage AC Stick Welder
The Husky STICK225 stick welder can operate on 240V or 120V AC power.
Husky says this model comes ready to go and is great for DIY welders or at home welders.
It features 10-70A output at 120V, and 15-225A at 240V. Its duty cycle is 40% at 70A (120V) or 20% at 225A (240V).
This model’s welding capacity is 1/8″ steel at 120V, and 5/16″ steel at 240V. According to the user manual, it can be used to weld steel, stainless steel, cast steel, cast iron, brass, and copper.
They recommend an electrode diameter up to 3/16″ (type E6010, E6011, E6013, or E7018).
AC Plug Type: 240V/50A.
Husky 80A 120V AC Stick Welder
The Husky ST80 is an 80A stick welder that operates at 120V. It can be used for stick or TIG welding.
The duty cycle is 20% at 75A for stick welding, and 20% at 80A for TIG welding.
It can weld up to 1/8″ steel, and can be used with steel, stainless steel, cast steel, cast iron, brass, copper, and tool steel.
Husky recommends electrode diameters of 1/16″ to 3/32″ (type E6011, E6013, E7018, or E308L).
AC Plug Type: 120V/15A.
Husky 180A 240V/120V Dual Voltage AC MIG Wire Feed Welder
The Husky MP180DV is a 180A MIG welder with wire feed, foot pedal, and dual voltage technology.
Husky says this model is a must-have for metalwork, and is capable of MIG, TIG, and stick welding.
It features IGBT technology, 2 digital displays, power indicator, 4T capabilities, Tweco-style torch connector, and a suite of safety protections.
The 180A welder can be used for stick (shielded metal arc welding), TIG (gas tungsten arc welding), MIG (gas metal arc welding), and flux core arc welding.
Its duty cycle at 120V is 40% for stick welding at 70A, and MIG or TIG welding at 90A, and at 240V it’s 25% for stick welding at 170A, and MIG or TIG welding at 180A.
Its welding capacity is 1/8″ steel at 120V, and 1/4″ steel at 240V. According to the user manual, it can weld steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, and can be used with wire 0.025″ to 0.045″.
AC Plug Type: 1240V/50A
Husky 20A 120V Plasma Cutter
The Husky CUT20P plasma cutter can cut steel up to 1/4″ for “quality cuts” and has max cutting thickness of 5/16″.
It features a 13ft cutter torch and 10ft ground clamp.
Its duty cycle is 60% at 16A with a 15A plug, or 35% at 20A with a 20A plug.
AC Plug Type: 120V/20A. The product listing says it comes with a 15A to 20A plug adapter.