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This machine is designed for certain applications only. The distributor cannot be responsible for
issues arising from modification. We strongly recommend this machine not be modified and/or
used for any application other than that for which it was designed. If you have any questions
relative to a particular application, DO NOT use the machine until you have first contacted the
distributor to determine if it can or should be performed on the product.
For technical questions please call the Northern Tool Welder Help Line at 1-877-304-0294.
The ST200i is a DC only inverter stick welder with an exceptionally smooth stick welding
performance. It is intended for use for welding steel, stainless steel, cast iron and hard surfacing
using electrodes from 1/16 inch to 5/32 inch. This unit can also perform lift start DC TIG welding
on steel and stainless steel materials with the optional TIG Torch #44455. Argon shielding gas
along with a regulator, gas hose, and TIG filler rod would also be required for TIG welding.
Stick welding gives the operator the flexibility to use this welder for mobile applications,
including outdoor applications. Stick electrodes contain a flux, making welding easy and does
not require the use of a separate shielding gas which can be blown away by the wind in outdoor
applications. Since this welder does not use shielding gas, the operator will not require to have
or maintain shielding gas bottles, a regulator or gas hose. TIG welding does require the use of
Argon shielding gas. The shielding gas replaces the flux that is used in stick welding, providing a
more controlled and cosmetic weld. However, TIG welding is limited to areas inside or where
wind can be controlled, preventing the shielding gas from blowing away.
This unit is intended to be used on a 50 amp 230V AC circuit without the use of an extension
cord. If an extension cord is necessary for your application, please use the appropriate size and
length of extension cord that will handle 50 amps the entire length of the extension. We highly
recommend talking with a qualified electrician for cord size recommendations.