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ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694

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ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694
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ESAB® Miniarc® 161 LTS Stick 0558101694

The ESAB® Miniarc® 161 LTS Stick Package is a 160 amp, DC Stick/TIG welder that operates on either 115 volt or 230 volt input power. It comes with everything you need to start Stick welding, including stick welding electrode. It is capable of Lift-Arc DC TIG welding with the purchase of OPTIONAL TIG torch, gas regulator & hose and accessories.

The Miniarc 161 LTS weighs only 18 pounds and has a welding output range from 5 amps to 160 amps. The Automatic Primary Select feature detects input voltage automatically, allowing you to easily change between 115 volt and 230 volt input power. It features Hot Start, Arc Force and is capable of welding with E6010 electrodes.

The Miniarc 161 LTS comes with ESAB's three-year warranty and 100% satisfaction guarantee.


  • HVAC
  • Automotive
  • Light Fabrication
  • Repair and Maintenance

  • Automatic Primary Select operates on either 115V or 230V and automatically configures to the primary input supplied
  • Able to use E6010 electrodes with ease
  • 18 lbs. (13.6 kg) weight with adjustable shoulder strap makes this unit portable and easy to carry directly to the job
  • 5A to 160A current range for DC welding
  • Hot Start, Arc Force and Lift Arc TIG are standard on all models

    NOTE: The Miniarc 161 LTS is a DC TIG welder only. It CANNOT TIG weld aluminum.

    Comes complete with
  • Miniarc® 161 LTS Stick/TIG welder
  • 10 ft. (3 m) power cord
  • 115/230V input power adapter cable
  • 10 ft. (3 m) heavy-duty ground cable and clamp
  • 10 ft. (3 m) heavy-duty electrode holder and cable.

    ESAB’s industry-leading service and support means that if you do need help, you’ll be protected by the most comprehensive warranty in the business.

    100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. If there’s anything – and we mean anything – you’re not completely happy with in your first 100 days with your machine, ESAB will make it right, or your money back.

    This item ships Free via standard ground shipping within contiguous U.S.

  • Download Miniarc 161 LTS Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
    Download Miniarc 161 LTS Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

    10 Questions & 10 Answers
    CR E
    from Baton Rouge, LA asked:
    April 25, 2019
    The 230v pigtail plug end is a standard nema 6-50p, right?

    1 Answer
    ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick 0558101694 230v plug is a NEMA 6-50.
    Submitted by: Cyberweld on April 30, 2019

    Michael E
    from CA asked:
    January 19, 2019
    Can I stick weld aluminum with this machine?
    1 Answer
    ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694 has DC reverse polarity, so it will stick weld aluminum.
    Submitted by: Cyberweld on January 23, 2019

    from Miami, Florida asked:
    October 21, 2018
    is this an inverter welder? (ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS)
    1 Answer
    ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694 is an inverter machine.
    Submitted by: Cyberweld on October 22, 2018

    from Havre, MT asked:
    July 7, 2018
    Will it run as both DCEP and DCEN?
    1 Answer
    ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694 can run both DCEP and DCEN simply switch the lead and ground cables.
    Submitted by: Cyberweld on July 9, 2018

    Stephen R
    from Mobile,Alabama asked:
    June 7, 2018
    To whom him it may concern, I am an electrician by trade, and what size break would I need if running the welder at 120 volts,single pole breaker or 230 volts two pole breaker. Normally at the higher voltages the amperage requiments are lower due to the higher voltage. And higher for the lower voltage. One must size the wire with the right breaker for the demands of the equipment your are supplying power to. The data plate should read “120/230 vac , 23.2/16.7 amps and 50/60 HZ for hertz. This would tell me what I need to know. This is just an example, but is what I am looking for. Thank you, Stephen
    1 Answer
    Esab advises that the ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694 would require a 30 amp breaker when run on both 120v and 230v.
    Submitted by: Cyberweld on June 7, 2018

    Stephen Ryer
    from Mobile,Alabama asked:
    June 5, 2018
    What is the amp draw at 120volts and 230volts input?
    1 Answer
    ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694 will draw Tig
    Submitted by: Cyberweld on June 6, 2018

    from Spring grove Illinois asked:
    January 20, 2018
    Will this unit run on a 6500 watt honda generator
    1 Answer
    Esab advises ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694 should run off of at least a 7000 watt generator.
    Submitted by: Cyberweld on January 25, 2018

    from Oregon asked:
    January 17, 2018
    What size are the dinse connectors for the electrode and ground cables? Is the power cord permanently attached to the machine?
    1 Answer
    ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694 has 25mm dinse connectors for lead and ground. The power cord is a short quick connect pig tail which allows the user to attach the 115/230V input power adapter cable.
    Submitted by: Customer Service on January 18, 2018

    from Huntington Beach California asked:
    June 19, 2017
    What is the max amps achieved running on 115v
    1 Answer
    ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS Stick Package 0558101694 will put out up to 110 amps when running on 115v input.
    Submitted by: Customer Service on June 20, 2017

    from Grand Forks, ND asked:
    February 17, 2017
    what all comes with the package and how much is the tig kit?
    1 Answer
    Comes complete with: Miniarc® 161 LTS Stick/TIG welder 10 ft. (3 m) power cord 115/230V input power adapter cable 10 ft. (3 m) heavy-duty ground cable and clamp 10 ft. (3 m) heavy-duty electrode holder and cable. ESAB does not offer a pre-packaged TIG Kit for the MiniArc 161 so if you wanted both you could purchase the ESAB Miniarc 161 LTS TIG Package 0558101699.
    Submitted by: Customer Service on February 21, 2017

    30 Reviews
    90% (27)
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    97% Recommend this product (29 of 30 responses)
    By Russell M.
    Parachute Colo.
    September 2, 2019
    Great machine!
    I am a journeyman ironworker and have used this machine at work many times. At 240 volts it welds 1/8 7018 smoother than our diesel Lincoln welders.
    By Frank
    Modesto Ca
    July 9, 2019
    Great little machine
    Runs a bit hotter that other machines but for the money you cant beat it. I will be adding more to the line up as my maxstars die off.
    ConsKinda bigger than the other 161 welders.
    By Steven
    July 4, 2019
    Helped with shipping to Hawaii, nice customer service
    Good little welder nice arc and consistent .
    Is made in China seems to be good quality.
    By Bob
    Spruce Pine, NC
    July 3, 2019
    It's a bad little welder, haha!
    This welder really is a great little welder. It welds as well as anything in it's class I've ever used. Uses 6010 and 7018 with ease, even on 120V. As for Cyberweld, they were great, expedient, and you can't beat their prices.
    ProsAll the pros.
    ConsWish the power chord was removable from the unit to make it a fuzz more portable, but it's not a big deal, really.
    By Whoscook
    May 10, 2019
    6010 capable
    I've put a dozen or so 7018 and 6010 through it. I like what I see so far. I think I did my homework and it paid off.
    By Dalton
    May 2, 2019
    Amazing Deal!
    Cyberweld had the best price out of anyone else with this machine so I went with them. Unfortunately they shipped it via FedEx. The first machine was damaged when FedEx wrecked the truck and the second they took joy riding around the country for an additional week. Other than the shipping company not getting the machine here in a decent time, Cyberweld and this machine are great! Customer service is great and fast too!
    ProsPrice Customer Service Product availability
    ConsFedEx wrecking a truck and delaying my package twice.
    By Robert
    Thousand Oaks ca
    April 19, 2019
    Good stick welder.
    Novice welder this runs 6011 well. I haven't pushed it at high amp settings yet. Running 220 v with adequate wire size from breaker. No over temp issues. Not doing anything weird. First preference is to buy us made tools or from us companies not China. This is made in China. Not sure who owns company
    By Mike
    March 3, 2019
    Solid portable welder
    Great little welder for the price.
    By Lamont
    January 9, 2019
    No matching sockets for 230v cord
    I was excited to get my machine but that excitement was short lived when I couldn't burn a 7018 1/8 rod on the highest setting. Then my excitement was even more drained when I tried to hook the 230v to two different generators and the plug wouldn't fit in either one. So I checked the two 230v in the house. And it still wouldn't fit either of them. Now I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to find a adapter that will fit so I can run 7018 1/8 rods.
    ProsThere aren't any right now. But if I can ever get a chance to run the 230v I hope to change this review
    ConsNO plugs to match the cord that comes with the machine. Even with amp turned all the way up on 120v still can?t run 7018 1/8 rods, just sticks.
    By t $.
    October 1, 2018
    sweet lil honey
    arc ran nicely
    got the tig controls set up and very impressed

    didn't mind the autonomous argon hose... would have preferred a plug through the machine.
    Prosgreat punch for the size
    Conscould use: - better ground - handle instead of strap
    By David
    Laurel, MS
    September 27, 2018
    Cant go wrong with ESAB Miniarc
    The ESAB Mini arc is one well put together machine. Have welded so far 6011 and 7018 on 110v. Very easy to start and maintain arc. Cables seem to be above average for inverter machines. Looked at Miller and Lincoln equivalents but this is much more bang for the buck. Cyberweld was very prompt on Shipping. Arrived in very good shape. Only glitch was did not have the welding electrodes included in the picture on their website. Guess I will call them at some point but overall I am a happy customer.
    Pros110v or 220v Quality construction Above average electrode holder and clamp
    Consnone so far
    By Jerry
    Battle creek, mi
    July 15, 2018
    Great buy for the money. Welds good.
    By Bret
    April 13, 2018
    Good Welder
    I have not gotten to use this welder much yet, but I have welded a little with it on 110 and 220v and it seems to weld quite well for the size it is and the price I paid for it. It doesn't weld quite as good as the comparable Miller welders, but it cost about 1/3, so that can be expected. Overall no complaints thus far.
    ProsSmall, Affordable, Lightweight, Good Arcs.
    ConsTig Assembly separate. Not crazy about the two adapters for the power cord. I would rather see a standard 110 power cord with an adapter to plug into the 220 outlet or vice versa.
    By Donnie R.
    Gillespie Illinois
    March 22, 2018
    Esab mini arc
    Very nice welder runs great. Cyberweld shipped it with quickness.
    By Juan
    Dublín, Texas
    March 14, 2018
    Great machine
    Very good welder
    By Brooks
    February 15, 2018
    MiniArc 161LTS is amazing!
    This little welder packs a serious punch! Only been running 6011, 6013 and 7018 but it has performed flawlessly. Also, great service from CyberWeld! Shipped within 2 days and had it by the end of the week.
    By Dave
    February 10, 2018
    ESAB Mniarc 161 LTS
    Have found Cyberweld to be great to deal with - in both price and service! Their response to my questions about different welders they offer was prompt and helpful to making my purchase decision. I posed one question to a major equipment manufacturer and NEVER received a reply. Everything with CyberWeld, product and service, has been as advertised. CyberWeld will be my go-to resource for future welding products.
    ProsLight weight, smooth arc. Runs great on 120v or 240v. Love the versatility.
    ConsStiffness of input power cord.
    By James
    Mobile, Alabama
    February 8, 2018
    Great Welder
    Purchased this welder for doing repairs on my utility trailer and lawn equipment. Great machine, had no issues striking an arc and maintaining good steady current. I've only burned through about 25 electrodes and so far it has performed very well.
    ProsOperates on 110 or 230 vac and very affordable.
    ConsPower cord insulation is not made from rubber and can be very stiff in cold weather.
    By Roberta C.
    January 2, 2018
    Wonderful machine
    It is just as advertised. The machine is light weight, welds so easily, far exceeds expectations we had. My husband a career welder really likes the machine.
    By Ryan
    Falls Church, Va
    January 1, 2018
    Didn't know a little box could pack such a punch! Hot start is legit. Burns 6010 and 7018 1/8; That was most surprising to me. Blows the blue box out of the water. Just my opinion.
    By MSD
    Weed, California
    December 11, 2017
    Punches above it's weight!
    Nice little 18 ld unit, tried it out with 1/8" 6010 & 7018 electrodes and they produced good welds. Easy arc starting, has a fairly quiet cool down fan. Comes with a 10' heavy duty power cord terminated with a NEMA L6-20 Twist Lock plug and 2 adapter cords to fit a 50A straight blade 240v outlet and a standard 120v outlet. I haven't tried it on 120V yet, on 240v it trucks along just fine with the output knob set just below '120', I thought I'd try the 6010 on the rustiest junk plate dug up from my back yard, blasted through the rust w/no problem and nice penetration (photo). Buy It!
    ProsHalf the weight and a quarter the cost of a Miller CST-280
    ConsThe only minor beef is that the power cord is thermoplastic instead of rubber, in cold weather the mains cable gets a bit stiff.
    By That G.
    Raleigh, NC
    December 2, 2017
    Best value
    I bought this unit after a lot of research comparing other similar options and decided that this was the best value for me. This is the best quality welder I've owned so far and I find that it will meet my needs well. I can only compare this unit to a Lincoln mig and Harbor Freight small inverter stick/tig welder that I've owned in the past. The Lincoln mig was my first welder and I got rid of it because I wanted more control mid weld. I sold it off and bought the HF to train myself how to scratch start tig. The HF unit actually worked pretty well and I was impressed with the results for the amount I had invested in the setup. However, the torch and ground clamp were garbage on the unit, I was limited to 130A output 220V input and I was ready to move up to lift arc and get away from scratch start. I probably only burned about a dozen 6011 rods with the HF inverter unit. It got the job done, but didn't impress me. I bought the ESAB stick package for a job I have coming up where stick welding will be better suited than tig and plan to add the tig accessories at a later date. So far I've only ran the machine with 120v burning 3/32 6011 rods. I've burned about a dozen rods and find that the machine runs very smooth. I can get the job done with good penetration, they aren't as pretty as I'd like, but I believe I'll get there with more practice. I feel a lot more confident in my stick welding skills with this machine than any other I've tried in the past. I'm looking forward to setting up thee machine for tig and seeing what it can do.
    ProsPrice, dual voltage, quality, smooth output
    ConsPower cord good quality but too stiff (I'll end up replacing entire cord. Plugs for electrode and ground clamp on front of machine are annoying (easily removed). I'd prefer a handle instead of shoulder strap (shortened shoulder strap into handle).
    By Nathan
    November 17, 2017
    great machine
    I love mine
    ConsPower cord is cheap plastic and stiff as hell in cold weather
    By Michael
    Cincinnati Ohio
    October 28, 2017
    This tiny little welder is an awesome machine. It runs 7018 like a dream and I gave 6010s a shot and wow blew me away. I ran it on 120 volts as well just to see how it would do and let me tell you it blew away those blue machines that run on 120. Looks like i will be going yellow from here on out instead of blue or red. I give it a 10 star rating. 20 years of welding never had a tiny welder like this blow me away. Excellent product at an excellent price.
    ProsRuns great on both voltages. Lightweight portable machine. Excellent value. Burns 6010 like a big boy. I ran it on 230v on a set of 1inch test plates never got too hot and never hit my duty cycle limit
    ConsStinger is a little cheap but thats a cheap fix and thats not really a bad thing I'm just picky about my stingers
    By William C.
    Northern Mn.
    September 6, 2017
    Cool portable welder
    This welder stick welds a fine bead. Use small rod and you can weld whatever is needed while out in the middle of nowhere. It's weight and size are so nice. I have 110 ac power in my off road truck, and this allows me to not carry a generator to weld.
    By Isidoro
    August 17, 2017
    Excellent welder
    Works with 6010 and 6011, is works so good that it is boring, other welders have their nuances, tricks, sounds, this one just works, it will pop a 20 amp breaker about a 110 amps, on. 220 it works flawlessly,
    ProsIt works with 6010
    ConsMmmmm, none, works as intended
    By Lou
    Long island, ny
    June 7, 2017
    Great for projects around the house on a 1/8 rod
    Cannot beat the price in comparison with Miller maxstar. Easy setup!
    ProsWorks well on 220v
    Cons110v breakers got to be at least 30amps
    By Oshri
    New York (NY)
    April 21, 2017
    replacement to my good old Miller 140
    This is a industrial quality welder that can compete easily with Miller and Lincolns at a price you can personally afford.
    By Abel J.
    Perris California
    April 2, 2017
    Extremely happy with my purchase. Great price for a great mini welder.
    By Steve
    March 31, 2017
    If you tired of carrying around a big machine, this is the one for you. Have used it several times, paid for itself on the first job!. Runs 6010 five p plus no problem and very smooth on 7018. Has cooling fan. Lengthened cables to fifty stick and ground, made adapters from supplied cables. Also ran some 109 l stainless, very good. It's a great time saver and so much easier than running my gas drive. I would say you can't go wrong for the price, hot start works well too. Ran machine on 110 and 230, no problems.
    ProsI would recommend this machine to hobbyist as well as pros. Real time saver.
    ConsNone so far.

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