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.)
That’s been available here in Belgium since today. I’ve allready went to the “Antwerp House of Welds” and brought one home with me. The price is the most remarkable of all, only € 399 !
You messed up a bit on the shadow. 🙂
what’s wrong with the shadow? Looks real to me!
I’m currently working in Afghanistan in building and construction and a couple of these little machines would be an ideal acquisition for our company here due to power limitations and accessibility.
Where could i obtain some more info as we could use these right now
Hear from you soon
Unfortunately, it looks like you neglected to check the fact sheet for this tool. If you had clicked the link, you would have seen that this tool does not exist and that this post was an April Fool’s Day joke. Sorry to disappoint.
the one in the pic looks totally photoshopped but the idea is feasible
18v will put out enough to weld just fine with .020 wire that co2 cartridge would be a joke but flux core would work great
what i want to know is why ryobi hasnt made this yet for their +one set
Ha every good welder should know you need a return unless its oxy/gas powered Good joke though ..
their are a few battery powered stick welders available fronious and I believe lorch also car battery powered spool guns 😉
I’ve stick welded with a car battery and a welding rod so the concept isn’t totally flawed. I guess as batteries get better it may happen.
Not sure about the worlds first portable cordless mig but great tool none the less. Used a battery powered mig welder similar to that more then 10 years ago in the RAAF .
Hah, the joke is buried right in the description. Femto-hours, 4-6 ×10E-15 hrs.
I designed the first welder like that in early Jan of 2007 and have the copyright and patent pending if any one try to build them in the US. I would be interested in selling it though
Do you have a prototype for this yet? If so would you allow a tech school I go to take it for a test drive? I’m interested in this. Are you interested in a partnership? I have a let’s just say acquaintance that’s been in the auto collision refinishing industry 48 years and has taught internationally. Also has updated and written industry standards for i-car. Just saying that we could get this out there and would also be an auto technicians best friend
I saw one of these in 1990 at a 4wheel drive shop. A,buddy bought one…I never tried it, but he says it works great…
need a ground,plus if it did have a ground ,what could you actually weld .Anyone who knows anything about welding knows it’s a joke .get a life and find something better to do.
I just wanna be there to whatch someone puncture a new co2 cartridge unsheathed into that apparatus. Wait let me get my camera rolling.
Yeah, you’re gonna need an argon or helium quick change cartridge to run that. Sweet idea, I’d buy one if it worked. Most outfitting stores sell 48 ounce tanks.
You just did the Jackalope one better…..
Joel T. Atteberry
OH – WELD
Where’s the ground?
Please tell me they are going to make an Underwater Only version of this unit!!!! When they do I will take two of each. One for me and one for my Father-in-law. It will be fun to watch him try and use it.
I want to know more about the 18 Volt cordless mig welder and yes does it need a ground clamp . When can I buy one ? What will be the price? For the size of unit it should be cheap enough. Maybe I could be a salesman! Who is the manufacture? Please reply!I am a heavy duty welder fabricator for the state of California
Kevin P. Lane
where could I buy an portable battery power mig welder like this?
There’s a cordless TIG welder, but nothing like this.