Top Klutch Welder for Welding – Review 2018

Are you looking for a Klutch welder and don’t know which one to get?

Not sure if you should get a portable stick welder or a MIG welder?

Read the following summary and take a deeper look at the selected Klutch welders:

Klutch ST80i – stick welder

$399.99 $419.99

Many welders consider the Klutch ST80i to be one of the best portable stick welders on the market, because it is very tiny and the unit weighs only about 7 3/4 lb. Just put this portable welder in your trunk or back of your truck and go welding anywhere.

Operated at standard household power voltage of 120 VAC the Klutch provides an output weld current of 20 A up to 75 A DC. IGBT modules (IGBT is something similar to a MOSFET) inside the unit provide high efficiency and fast switching.

Another thing I’d like to mention is that you can either weld with 1/16in., 5/64in. or 3/32in. electrodes.

Duty cycle

Accoding to the manufacturer the Klutch welder ST80i provides the following duty cycle:

  • 20% @ 75 A
  • 60% @ 43 A
  • 100% @ 33 A

Because of its attractive price, easy setup, simple operation but limited power, it is a good welder for starters or welders who need a portable device for simple welding jobs. I’m very sure a professional underwater welder will go for a different device.

To better understand its functionality, please check out this review video which shows the operation of the Klutch ST80i:

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Klutch ST200i – stick welder

Klutch TIG Torch - 10Ft., For Use with Klutch Welders

Last price update as of October 6, 2018 9:58 pm PST More Information
$99.99

The Klutch ST200i can be operated at both, standard 120V or 230 V. With 11 – 1/4 lb it is still pretty lightweight. Compared to the ST80i it provides more versatility because you can either use it with 120 or with 230 V power. Moreover, it has a higher power output.

Output power:

  • @120 V 15 to 75 Amp
  • @230 V 15 to 200 Amp

Duty cycle

According to the manufacturer, the welder provides the following duty cycle:

  • 100% at 75 A (120 V)
  • 15% at 200 A (230 V)

Of course when welding, you should also wear protection clothes like welding gloves or an auto darkening welding helmet.

Check out this video from the manufacturer for more information on the Klutch ST200i:

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Klutch MIG 140SI – MIG welder

Klutch ST80i Plus Inverter-Powered DC Stick/TIG Welder — 120 Volt, 80 Amp

Last price update as of October 6, 2018 9:58 pm PST More Information
$189.99

The Klutch 140SI is a 115 V MIG welder that is capable of additional shielding (inert) gas or welding with flux cored wire. Read here more for MIG welding basics, because MIG welding is a different technology than normal stick welding. The Klutch MIG 140SI comes in a set with a regulator and gas hose to attach to your MIG shielding gas.

Inside, the Klutch welder 140SI has an inverter-based technology that provides similar weld power as standard transformer based welders but has around 50% less weight.

Read also: How to MIG weld.

The Output current ranges from 30–140 DC. Pro is that the wire feed mechanism is entirely made of metal, thus being very solid. Some competitors use plastic parts at the feed mechanism that wear out and need to be replaced regularly. Check this article about replacing a wire liner.

Duty cycle

According to the manufacturer, the welder provides the following duty cycle:

  • 30% at 90A

Check out this video from the manufacturer for more information on the Klutch MIG 140SI:

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Klutch MIG 250S – MIG welder

Klutch MIG 250S Wire-Feed Welder — 250 Amp, 230 Volt

Last price update as of October 6, 2018 9:58 pm PST More Information
$829.00 $1,049.99

The Klutch MIG 250S MIG wire-feed welder delivers 40A up to 250A of DC output at 230 Volt Input. There are not many MIG welders that can do 24ga. to 3/8in. steel in a single pass, but the Klutch 250S can do it.

Another plus on this device is the infinite wire feed speed adjustment knob which makes it easy to control your feed speed.

A plus on the Klutch MIG 250S is the infinite wire feed speed adjustment

Duty cycle

According to the manufacturer, the welder provides the following duty cycle:

  • 60% @ 177 Amps
  • 30% @ 250 Amps

Check out this video from the manufacturer for more information on the Klutch MIG 140SI:

Who distributes and makes Klutch welder?

Klutch welders are distributed by an established company called NorthernTool. The company was founded back in 1981 and is headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota.

The product itself is made and assembled in china, which in our times is done very often in order to provide a reasonable sales price.

 

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If you are looking for even more MIG welders, please check out our MIG welder comparison here!

Image Credits: https://www.northerntool.com

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