TAKE YOUR STICK WELDING TO A NEW LEVEL
Stick Welding: Unparalleled Ease and Versatility
It All Starts With a Spark
Shielded metal arc welding, also known as stick welding, uses a consumable flux-coated electrode to create an electrical current that melts and fuses metal. Filler metal, such as carbon steel, is normally used to weld joints between base metals. Unlike TIG and MIG welding processes, no shielding gas is needed in stick welding because the flux coating on the electrode disintegrates during the process and emits vapors that protect the weld pool from contamination. A constant-current welding power source produces electrical energy. The electricity is conducted across the arc through a column of plasma. Alternating or direct current can be used.
Stick welding is fairly versatile as it can weld iron, steel, aluminum, nickel, and copper alloys. It can also be implemented outdoors or in windy conditions. Stick welding has the rare ability to create effective bonds on rusty or unclean surfaces. Due to its ease, consistent results, and neatly finished welds, machine stick welding is often used by larger companies for metal fabrication. Stick welding is one of the oldest and most reliable methods for “striking an arc.”
Stick with Cee Kay for Expert Advice on Your Next Welding Job
6010, 6013, 7018? 1/8, 3/32, AC/DC? Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or a professional, choosing the right stick electrode for the job can sometimes be a daunting task. The possibilities are endless when it comes to material, set-up, specifications, etc. Cee Kay keeps a large inventory of various welding rods to ensure that you have the best advice and leave with the stuff you need same day.
Rent or Buy—We Can Help
Whether you need a machine for a day or several machines for months, Cee Kay has a convenient rental program and the finest fleet of arc welders available for purchase. Our fleet of welding machines can be used to complete diverse projects and execute fabrication on a wide variety of base materials. We rotate stock frequently to ensure you receive up-to-date and reliable rental equipment. As we rotate our stock, we give our customers the opportunity to purchase used equipment at great rates. With our commitment to quality, we can guarantee you the best stick welding machines and materials for rent or sale.
We also offer the benefits of maintaining the original manufacturer’s warranty, if applicable. We also offer welding technique courses that will get you and your team up to speed on technique. Need a refresher on DC stick welding? Take advantage of our courses that incorporate in-class, hands-on training. Our training courses use new equipment from trusted companies. Cee Kay will never sacrifice quality by using off-brand or imported equipment. Contact us today so your team can experience the latest in welding technology.
About Cee Kay
Cee Kay Supply is the largest independent supplier of compressed gases, welding and cutting equipment, and supplies in Missouri. Our five retail locations throughout Missouri & Illinois support all your welding needs. We invite everyone to “Discover the Difference” when dealing with Cee Kay Supply, Inc.