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Miller Maxstar 161 S Stick Welder w/X-CASE 907709001

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Miller Maxstar® 161 S Stick Welder w/X-CASE 907709001

Miller Maxstar® 161 S with X-CASE is a 160 amp stick welder that weighs only 13 pounds and operates on either 120 volt or 240 input power. The Maxstar 161 S offers superior stick arc performance, even when using E6010. It features a digital meter that monitors welding amps and also has Miller's Auto-Line™ that automatically adjusts for input voltages ranging from 120 volts to 240 volts without manual linking.

The Maxstar 161 S comes complete with the X-CASE transportaion and storage case and features Miller's True Blue® 3 year warranty.

  • Stick (SMAW)

    Maintenance repair
    Shipboard installation/repair


  • Auto-Line™ - Allows for any input voltage hookup (120–240 V) with no manual linking, providing convenience in any job setting. Ideal solution for dirty or unreliable power.
  • Digital meter for more precise control when presetting or monitoring welding amperage.
  • Portable in the shop or at the job site - at 13.2 lb the shoulder strap allows the end user to easily move from location to location.
  • Fan-On-Demand™ - power source cooling system operates only when needed, reducing noise, energy use and the amount of contaminants pulled through the machine.
  • Thermal overload protection - helps prevent machine damage if the duty cycle is exceeded or airflow is blocked.
  • Single amperage range - allows operator to accurately set amperage on both 120- or 240-volt primary power.
  • Hot Start™ adaptive control - provides positive arc starts without sticking.
  • Low OCV stick is a simple design that reduces the open circuit voltage to 12–16 volts when the welding power source is not in use. This circuit design is now built into the Maxstar 161 S eliminating the need for add-on voltage reducers.
  • Power factor corrected (PFC) - for optimum performance especially on 120 volts — reduces nuisance breaker tripping.
  • Stick-Stuck detects if the electrode is stuck to the part and turns the welding output off to safely and easily remove the electrode. Menu selectable.
  • Superior stick arc performance even on the difficult-to-run electrodes like E6010.
  • X-CASE transportation and storage case protects your Maxstar 161 S in the shop, in the truck or on the job site.

    Comes complete with
  • Maxstar 161 S stick welder
  • X-CASE transportation/storage case
  • 6.5 ft. (2 m) 120-volt and 240-volt power cords
  • Stick electrode holder with 13 ft. (4 m) cable and 25 mm
  • Dinse-style connector
  • Work clamp with 10 ft. (3 m) cable and 25 mm Dinse-style connector
  • Handle/shoulder strap
  • FREE Miller® Classic Black auto-darkening welding hood. (Expires 12/31/17)

    Get a FREE Miller® Classic Black auto-darkening welding helmet ($100.00 MSRP Value) with purchase of a Maxstar® 161 S stick welder. Expires 12/31/17. (No substitutions allowed.)

    Classic Series Features
  • Manual On/Auto-Off circuitry
  • Two independent arc sensors
  • Features magnifying lens holder
  • Extra protective lens covers included

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

  • Download Maxstar 161 S Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
    Download Maxstar 161 S Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

    1 Question & 1 Answer
    from Massachusetts asked:
    April 22, 2017
    Will this weld aluminum?
    1 Answers
    No, the Miller Maxstar 161 S Stick Welder w/X-CASE 907709001 is a DC only welder so you cannot weld aluminum.
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    on May 4, 2017

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    100% Recommend this product (1 of 1 responses)
    By George
    September 21, 2017
    Overall this is an excellent machine
    I really enjoy using the 161s. I do part time work for an organization that has been using several of Millers 150s machines for several years now. We weld literally tons of 1/4 and 3/8 inch steel together for our projects. We operate the 150s machines with Generac 8 KW generators in very remote locations. We can weld with 1/8 inch 6011 all day long. Many times we weld for long periods of time just as fast as we can burn a rod and replace it with a fresh one. The 150s machines never fail, and are tough as nails. I decided I wanted one for my own personal use. But when I looked, I could find almost no new 150s machines for sale on the net. So it seems to me that the 161s must have replaced the 150s machine??? Anyway I decided to order the 161s for my own personal use. So far I haven't put the 161s through the abuse our organizations 150s machines have been through. But the 161s seems to be every bit as good as the 150s machine and perhaps even better. However, see the pros and cons below.
    ProsLove that nice digital amperage readout. The amperage dial with the detents is much better than the one on the150s machine. (But see cons) I love the way that 161s machine welds. I get good penetration and as long as one is using good rods, its hard to accidentally stick a rod. Very easy to get the arc going and maintain it. Even a beginner can strike and keep an arc with this machine. That is also true with the 150 s machine.
    ConsThe amperage setting dial (as I said above) is an improvement over the 150s machine, but it is still VERY EASY to accidentally knock it off the desired setting when the machine is moved. But this is probably not that important since the 161s machine seems to have the ability to self adjust the amperage to what is needed for the job.??? The two separate power cords (120 and 240 volts) and the place they plug in on the back of the machine seem like weak points to me. I'm afraid they will eventually fail, either through wear and tear, or from an impact. The organization I work with uses these 150s machines in very challenging and remote locations. Sometimes power cords get yanked around. I don't anticipate using my machine in such difficult situations, but accidents can happen. The plug in on the back of the 161s machine seems weak to me. Also the Rod holder (stinger) has an extremely strong spring. I'm not sure my grip strength would hold up to an all day welding project. I will probably replace the stinger with another one which is easier for me to use.

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