The Ready Welder is portable MIG welder that uses 12V automotive batteries as a source of power. The compact welder is small enough to store just about anywhere in a vehicle and is easy to use, making it a great choice for emergency repairs on the trail.
We've carried a Ready Welder around for a while and have had it packed under a front seat, bungee-corded to a fenderwell, and stuffed into an Action Packer. The versatility of the MIG gun also makes it a great welder for home and shop because it can be powered by AC current and used as a spool gun when connected to a welding machine. We found the Ready Welder to be a dependable trail welder in remote locations.
|Output (amps)||45-350, dependant|
|on battery or AC setup|
|Power||Battery or AC welding|
|Wire size (in)||0.023-0.045|
|Features||Gas-ready; uses solid-core or flux-core|
|wire; uses common tips and nozzles|
•Very lightweight and portable
•Easy to operate
•Welds steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and weldable alloy metals
•Batteries can die on large repairs
•Flux-core wire has a tendency to splatter
•No heat control
•Plastic gun seems cheesy