MIG - stands for Metal Inert Gas. MAG stands for Metal Active Gas. MIG is the term used when an inert gas such as argon is used for weld shielding, MAG is the term used when an active gas such as CO2 is used to shield the weld. MIG welders are commonly used as they are fast and efficient. They use a metal wire to create an electrical welding arc which melts the wire. The MIG / MAG process uses a protective gas to give a smooth & consistent weld. Pulse & double pulse MIG welders have become popular in recent times as they give a perfect result on all materials, especially stainless steel & aluminium. We have MIG welding machines that are MIG only type. We have have multi process MIG welders that do MIG, TIG & MMA.
Welding Supplies Direct are proud to be the sole UK distributor for Paton MIG welding machines. Paton are a Ukrainian manufacturer of high quality welding sets and were responsible for manufacturing the first welding machines in spaces in 1984. Paton have a wide range of MIG welders including the PSI range which are compact, lightweight and feature packed, the PSI 160 is priced very well and beats every other "close competition" machine on practically every technical spec and has bags more features, too. Ask our sales team for more details!
We can help you choose a MIG welder!
Our staff are experts in helping you to find the perfect machine for your needs. All we need is some information to help us find the right machine for you, simply tell us:
- Which materials you want to weld.
- What the maximum thickness of material you want to weld is.
- Your available electrical input supply.
- Any other requirements you have such as portability, ease of use etc..
Once we have that information we can provide you with details on the machines that suit your needs. Consequently, you’ll be able to make a fully informed decision regarding which MIG welder you purchase. We can also arrange a free on-site demonstration on most machines; a hands on ‘test drive’ will help you know whether the machine is for you, or not.
Welding Supplies Direct stock a huge range of MIG welders. Also, we sell all MIG welding consumables and spares. In addition, we offer our ‘Ready to Weld’ packages. These can be looked at as a ‘Just Add Gas’ solution as they include all of the necessary items to get you off the ground with MIG welding. We aim to offer a one-stop-shop solution for all your MIG welder needs.
All of our machine packages include a free MIG torch and are available with fast, free delivery. Our wide range of brands cover all bases. Our brands include Oxford, Jasic, Parweld and more. We have the lowest prices and best service online.