Yesterday I bought a new Miller Maxstar 161S welder. Its a 160 amp output, 120/240 vac input, stick welder, that weighs about 13#. On 240 vac input it has a 100% duty cycle at 110 amps and on 120 vac, it has a 100% duty cycle at 60 amps, and will put out 95 amps.

I ran 5-6 different kinds of welding rod, both 3/32” and 1/8” diameter with no issues. With the welder, 30 feet of both ground lead and stinger lead, the travel case and the extension cord, the total weight is less than 50#.

I tried a 120/240 ESAB and a 120/240 vac Lincoln welder last month, to me both of them were severely lacking, compared to the Miller. Mine is the basic stick model (all I wanted and all I need), but it is offered in a stick/tig model and a couple of advance stick/tig models. As I already have multiple tig welders in the shop, there was no need to go higher than the base model.