Portable Welders

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ArcCaptain Portable Welders

ArcCaptain portable welders combine convenience, performance, and the ease of transportability. Whether you're a hobbyist looking to bring your projects to life wherever you go, or a seasoned professional requiring flexibility across job sites, ArcCaptain's portable welders are designed with your on-the-go lifestyle in mind.

Don't miss our complete welder collections - from inverter welders, flux core welders, and multi-process welders - we have it all!

Portable Welding Equipment

With our portable welding machines, you'll never have to compromise on power for the sake of portability. These machines are ready to tackle the toughest jobs while being light enough to carry to your next location. They're perfect for indoor and outdoor use, ensuring that no matter where your job takes you, your portable welder is always by your side.

Compact Welding On the Go

ArcCaptain portable welders are engineered for ease of use, making it simpler than ever to set up and start welding in a matter of minutes. Our intuitive designs mean you spend less time preparing and more time producing strong, precise welds. Every welder is user-friendly, making them ideal for beginners and experts alike who need a reliable tool outside of traditional workspaces.

Versatile Welding Solutions


No matter your project, we've got a welder that's up to the task. From MIG to TIG, and Stick to Flux-cored welding, our varied collection ensures that you have the right tool at hand. With adjustable settings and multi-process capabilities, our portable welders can handle a broad range of materials and thicknesses, giving you the versatility you need in a package that’s easy to transport.

Durable Welding Machines

Durability is at the heart of every ArcCaptain portable welder. We build our welders to withstand the rigors of travel and the demands of varied work environments. These rugged machines will stand the test of time, providing consistent, high-quality welds whether you're in the garage, at a remote job site, or anywhere in between.


Frequently Asked Questions

1 - What is the best portable welder?

The best portable welder for versatility and ease of use, particularly for beginners and hobbyists, is the ArcCaptain MIG130. This compact MIG welder offers the perfect balance of performance and portability, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of welding tasks without being tethered to one spot. It's known for its user-friendly interface, smooth wire feed, and consistent results, which makes it a top pick for anyone seeking a reliable welder that's easy to transport and set up wherever the work may be.

2 - Do small welders use a lot of electricity?

Small welders typically use less electricity compared to their larger industrial counterparts, making them more suitable for use with standard household power outlets. The actual power consumption depends on the welding process (MIG, TIG, Stick), the material thickness, and the amperage settings. For example, a small, handheld MIG or TIG welder might only require a 120V outlet and use a moderate amount of electricity during operation, while a larger, more powerful welder designed for thicker materials would require a 220V outlet and consume more electricity. However, overall, small welders are designed for efficiency and can be considered economical in terms of electricity usage for occasional home or hobbyist projects.

3 - Is stick welding easier than MIG?

MIG welding is generally easier for beginners because it has a simpler process of continuously feeding wire, resulting in cleaner welds with less effort. Stick welding, on the other hand, requires more skill to control the electrode and maintain a stable arc but can be more versatile for outdoor conditions and less clean metals. Each method has its advantages, but MIG is often the starting point for those new to welding.

4 - What is the easiest metal to weld?

The easiest metal to weld, especially for beginners, is typically mild steel. It is more forgiving than other metals, has a relatively low melting point, and does not require specialized welding processes or gases. Mild steel responds well to a variety of welding methods, including MIG, TIG, and Stick welding, and it does not suffer from some of the welding challenges associated with other metals, such as warping with aluminum or corrosion resistance with stainless steel. Its widespread availability and cost-effectiveness also contribute to its accessibility for those learning to weld.