The Stickwelder 162 D is a portable, powerful and versatile welding machine. This unit is capable of either Stick Welding or TIG welding with a lift start. This machine features an extra function that decreases the power draw of the unit, making it safer and more efficient to work with in adverse conditions. These features plus its lightweight construction make it the ideal choice for light to medium duty projects in all types of weather. This machine is capable of easily welding rods from 1/16 inches (1.6 mm) to 5/32 inches (4.0 mm).