What you see here is the world’s first portable cordless MIG welder that is powered by a rechargeable 18V battery. This new welder features an onboard wire spool, a hot-swappable CO2 tank connector port, 2-stage trigger, heavy-duty motor and gearbox, and tool-less disassembly.
Included with the introductory kit is a charger, two starter 16g CO2 tanks, a single 18V 3.0 Amp-hour battery, and safety manual. Battery life is expected to be about 4-6 femto hours, depending on operating conditions.
We haven’t been able to dig up any pricing information for the tool, but we’re told that it should hit stores in about one year.
Credit goes to Steve, founder of the ShopNGarage forum, for the find, and for the photo he took at a recent tradeshow.
*18V MIG Welder Fact Sheet
Update: The Shop N Garage forum is defunct, so the broken links* have been removed. Sorry about that, this was out of our control.
(This was an April Fools Day joke post.)