Welders from Champion Industrial Sales Company (CISCO)


Champion Industrial Sales Company (CISCO) is a leading supplier of welding equipment and supplies, offering a wide range of welding brands and accessories. With our expertise and experience, we understand the importance of choosing the right welder for your specific needs. In this article, we will discuss the different types of welders available in the market and the factors to consider when choosing a welder.

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Types of Welders

Three main types of welders are available in the market: MIG, TIG, and Stick.

Each type of welder has its strengths and weaknesses, making it ideal for specific applications.

MIG Welders

MIG welders, known as Metal Inert Gas welders, use a consumable wire electrode to create the arc and heat needed for welding. This type of welder is best suited for welding thin materials such as sheet metal, as it produces less heat and splatter. MIG welding is easy to learn and is ideal for beginners.

TIG Welders

TIG welders, also known as Tungsten Inert Gas welders, use a non-consumable tungsten electrode to create the arc and heat needed for welding. TIG welding produces a clean and precise weld, making it ideal for welding stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals. TIG welding requires more skill and experience than MIG welding.

Need advice evaluating different welders? CISCO can help. Our professional-level expertise will help you make an informed decision.

Stick Welders

Stick welders, also known as Shielded Metal Arc Welders (SMAW), are the most basic and affordable type of welders. Stick welders use a consumable electrode covered with a flux to create the arc and heat needed for welding. Stick welding is ideal for welding thicker materials and is commonly used in construction and fabrication industries. Stick welding is versatile and can be used outdoors and in harsh environments.

Engine Drive Machines

Engine drive machines are a type of stick welder that is powered by an internal combustion engine. They provide both auxiliary and welding power for tools and equipment. Engine drive machines typically have an electric-producing generator that allows welders to operate equipment and power other devices. They can be powered by diesel, propane, or gasoline engines. Lastly, engine drive machines offer advantages over typical plug-in models. These benefits range from increased power output to greater mobility and remote location operations.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Welder

When choosing a welder, several factors must be considered to ensure you choose the right one for your needs. The material type being welded is an essential consideration. Different types of metals require different types of welding processes and materials. For example, stainless steel requires TIG welding, while mild steel can be welded using MIG or Stick welding.

Another critical consideration when choosing a welder is the power supply. Welders can be powered by either AC or DC power. DC power is ideal for welding thinner materials, while AC power is better suited for welding thicker materials.

Lastly, welding goals and budget are also essential when choosing a welder. When choosing a welder, customers should consider their welding goals, the materials they will be welding, and their budget.

Welding Brands and Accessories

Champion Industrial Sales Company carries various reputable welding brands, including Lincoln Electric, Miller, ESAB, and Razorweld. Lincoln Electric and Miller are the most popular brands with a market reputation for producing high-quality, durable equipment.

Lincoln Electric

Champion Industrial Sales Company carries Lincoln Electric, a popular welder brand. Lincoln Electric offers a wide range of welding equipment, including stick welders, MIG welders, TIG welders, advanced process welders, multi-process welders, engine drives, and submerged arc equipment. Lincoln Electric is the world leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing arc welding products, automated joining, assembly, cutting systems, and plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment. Customers can choose from this variety of Lincoln Electric welders to find the perfect equipment for their specific welding needs.

Lincoln Electric’s stick welders are designed for welding various materials and thicknesses in the shop or field. Their TIG welders offer precision arc control. Lincoln Electric’s MIG welders are wire feeder welders suitable for home, farm, auto body, or production environments. Their multi-process welders are versatile and ideal for general and heavy fabrication applications. Lincoln Electric’s advanced process welders offer discrete waveforms for optimal arc performance on various materials. Their engine drives combine AC and/or DC welding with AC generator power for even the toughest environments. Lincoln Electric’s submerged arc equipment includes welders and wire feeders for heavy fabrication environments.



Miller is another popular brand that Champion Industrial Sales Company carries. Miller offers a wide range of welding equipment, including MIG welders, multi process welders, stick welders, multi-operator welders, submerged arc welders, TIG welders, and engine-driven welders. Miller welders are known for their ability to help you get the job done in various demanding applications. Miller Electric Manufacturing Company makes advanced MIG Systems for semi-automatic MIG welding applications and robotic automation equipment. Customers can choose from this variety of Miller products to find the perfect equipment for their specific welding needs.



ESAB is another popular brand that Champion Industrial Sales Company carries. ESAB is a global leader in welding and cutting equipment and consumables. ESAB offers a complete line of welding and cutting products for virtually every application. ESAB’s founder, Oscar Kjellberg, invented the world’s first coated welding electrode in 1904. Since then, the brand has been a leader in fabrication technology, delivering efficient, high-productivity solutions to customers in the world’s biggest manufacturing industries. Customers can choose from this variety of ESAB products to find the perfect equipment for their specific welding needs.


Welding Accessories

Welding accessories are essential as they help ensure safety and improve the quality of work. CISCO offers various welding accessories from top brands, including Lincoln Electric and Miller.

One of the most important welding accessories is a welding helmet. A welding helmet protects the welder’s face and eyes from the intense light and heat generated during welding. Helmets come in various styles, including auto-darkening helmets that automatically darken the lens when the arc is struck.

Welding gloves are also an essential accessory. Welding gloves protect the welder’s hands from burns and other injuries. Welding gloves come in various materials, including leather and Kevlar.

Safety glasses are another essential welding accessory. Safety glasses protect the welder’s eyes from flying debris and sparks during welding. Safety glasses come in various styles and lens colors.

Welding wire is also an essential accessory. Welding wire is the consumable material that is melted to join two pieces of metal. Welding wire comes in various types, including MIG, TIG, and flux-cored wires.

Other welding accessories include welding curtains and screens, welding magnets, welding clamps, chipping hammers, and wire brushes. Welding curtains and screens protect surrounding areas from sparks and heat generated during welding. Welding magnets and clamps hold the metal pieces together while welding. Chipping hammers and wire brushes remove slag and debris from the welded area.

At Champion Industrial Sales, our knowledgeable staff can help customers choose the right welding accessories. We offer a wide range of welding accessories from top brands, ensuring that our customers can access high-quality equipment and accessories they can rely on.

Contact Champion Industrial Sales Company

If you have any questions, need further assistance, or prefer to speak with a team member directly, we encourage you to contact us by phone or email. Our friendly and dedicated customer service representatives are ready to assist you and provide the support you need. We value your business and strive to ensure that your experience with CISCO exceeds your expectations.

Champion Industrial Sales Company (CISCO) is your trusted partner regarding welding tools and equipment. With our extensive range of high-quality products from leading brands, tackle your welding projects confidently. We have everything you need cutting and grinding tools, safety equipment, welding
accessories, welding tools, or apparel. We also carry a wide variety of plasma cutters and filler metals to fulfill any need.

We understand the importance of quality, performance, and reliability in welding, so we collaborate with reputable brands known for their excellence. Our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you in selecting the best tools and equipment for your specific needs, ensuring you have the right resources to achieve exceptional results.

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