Craftsman Arc Welder for Portable Home Fabrication and Repair Needs The ability to weld in your home shop opens up all manner of possibilities for creation and repair, and the Craftsman stick arc welder lets you do it with low-cost convenience. This portable unit is lightweight and compact, so it's perfect to take with you to different job sites or to save space in your garage. With the ability to weld up to 3/16 inch steel, it's the go-to welder for small fabrication projects, spot welds or auto-body repair. Weighing in at just 29 pounds, this Craftsman arc welder can be moved anywhere you need for light welding work. Use it with 1/16 or 5/64 inch rod, and plug it into any standard 120v electrical outlet. You don't have to worry about specialized electrical wiring or bringing the job to the welder. The welder comes with a face mask, brush and chipping hammer so you can get to work, straight out of the box.