Everlast 160STH Stick TIG Welder Review

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In Brief: Everlast 160STH Review

The everlast 160sth is a stick/TIG, DC only welder that is designed for small welding jobs. It is easy to use and control. Its light-weight, portable design, along with its value for money, makes it an ideal welder for someone new to the industry.

Everlast Power Products Inc. was founded in the year 2004 in San Francisco, California, as a small company that manufactures generators and welding machines.

Though not as old as other companies in the welding industry, Everlast has managed to create a name of itself in the same with its “Power” series of welders and plasma cutters.

The PowerARC 160STH stick/TIG is a great light-weight, portable welding machine that can be used for daily welding jobs are your house or workshop.

The IGBT inverter design provides excellent performance, stable and smooth arc control, and also reduces the total amount of maintenance.

And you get all of this, at a very budget-friendly price. The latest version of the PowerARC 160sth is PowerARC 160iSTH, which has a more compact digital design.

Watch an overview of the product, here:

 

Now, let’s have a look at the key specifications of the product.

Key Specifications of Everlast PowerARC 160 STH

2019 EVERLAST PowerARC 160STH 160amp HF TIG Stick IGBT Welder 110/220 Dual Voltage The Everlast PowerARC 160 STH is a DC only machine designed for Stick/TIG welding. It features a digital display, auto-regulated arc force control, auto-adaptive hot start, and runs on dual voltage.

It has foot pedal capability that offers simple control over the 10-160 amp range.

It also features an adjustable post flow control for TIG, lift-start, and high frequency(HF) ignition for TIG. It consumes low power and has a stable arc control.

SpecificationsDetails
BrandEverlast
Weight40 pounds
Product Dimensions20 x 12.5 x 13.5 inches
Power SourceDC
Voltage120/240 volts
Amperage Capacity140 A
Max Rated TIG Ampsat 120V: 90A
at 240V: 160A
Max Rated Stick Amps160A
Warranty5 year

Ease of Usage

This product is easy to start and operate. But, make sure you have made all the primary connections before you start the welding machine, such as connecting the ground clamps, plugging into a power outlet, etc.

There is also a setup chart inside the door with the recommended setting parameters.

Based on the reviews and comments, beginners, or someone new to the industry might find it challenging to understand the instructions provided in the users manual.

Warranty / Repairs

The manufacturer offers a 5-year warranty on all new EVERLAST, the IGBT based inverter units (welders, plasma cutters, and multi-process units) that are sold by authorized agents within the United States.

If the customer is not satisfied with the unit, he/she can return the product to EVERLAST for a refund within 30 days from the date of purchase.

For more details on warranty and repair contact: [email protected]

Or call on
Toll-Free
877 755 WELD
877 755 9353. Ext 207(warranty repair)

Customer Review Analysis

We researched a large number of online reviews and comments of buyers on different forums and websites. Here’s what the customers have to say about the Everlast 160STH welding machine.

Most users of this welder, agree that this welder performs perfectly and does what it claims to do.

It also has excellent arc stability for such a small machine. Some customers even say that the TIG function works as good as the red and blue competitor in the market.

But what makes the Everlast 160sth among beginners and homeowners is the price and the five-year warranty on parts and labor

On the other hand, the customer has reported issues such as loose-fitting gas regulator at the intake coupling.

Pros/Cons of everlast 160sth

Based on a large number of customer reviews, specifications, expert comments, here are the key pros and cons of Everlast 160 sth:

Pros

  • Can be used on two voltage 120/240V
  • Multi-process
  • Good arc stability
  • Easy to set-up
  • Easy to use
  • It has a 5-years warranty.

Cons

  • It can only be used in DC welding applications.
  • It cannot be used for heavy-duty applications.

 

 

When and Who Should use?

If you are planning to buy a welder for home welding jobs, workshops, fabrication, portable welding Repair, and Automotive Repair, then the everlast 160sth welder could be the perfect tool for you.

This welder can also be used for TIG welding metals such as mild steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and stick welding metals such as copper bronze or brass and high alloy steel.

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FAQs

Can one weld aluminum?

This machine can only stick weld aluminum. But it cannot be used to TIG weld aluminum as it requires AC.

Will a spool gun work on this machine?

No, it does not have any MIG capabilities such as a spool gun. This machine is designed for only stick and TIG welding applications.

What are the minimum and maximum welding thickness for Stick/TIG function?

Stick:
Maximum diameter electrode of 1/8″ diameter electrode (Maximum electrode diameter ultimately depends upon type and manufacturer) and minimum diameter electrode of 1/16″.
TIG:
It can weld a maximum is 3/16″ (Single Pass) -3/8″(multi-pass) and minimum 28 gauge.

Our Recommendation

Based on our research, we have found everlast PowerARC 160STH is a good welding machine for beginners.

It has enough power, portability, and multifunctionality that is needed for one to practice welding or light-welding jobs.

But the best thing about the machine is the reasonable price and the 5-year warranty. On the downside, though it works well, many customers complain about the poor quality of the device and shutting down suddenly.

Overall, it is an impressive stick/Tig welder by Everlast, and we recommend giving it a try if you want a budget-friendly welder for light-welding jobs.

About Jason Brown

Jason is a DIYer who loves to weld and experiment with various welding techniques. A pet lover and a hardcore vegan, he contributes to topics related to welding techniques, reviews, and guides.

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