Chicago Electric Welder 90 Amp Review


Chicago Electric Welder 90 Amp Review

Chicago Electric Welder 90 Amp Review

Handy. Easy to use. Extra Safety features.

These are the three cardinal selling points of this welding system. It is ideal for private projects in the garage at home and small do-it-yourself projects, but its range of use can still be stretched to include small metal work businesses.

It weighs 35.6 pounds which grant it portability and makes it applicable to many small businesses and domestic operations. Its weight makes it one of the lightest units in its category. The top handle makes it easier to lift and carry around, and this enhances its portability. Therefore it is extremely appropriate for light welding jobs.


The thermal overload protection system is a feature that makes this system very difficult to destroy. This thermal overload system works by simply turning off the device when it is overloaded. It usually flashes an indicator light to show it is overloaded before it shuts itself down. This ensures that it is extremely difficult to burn the device even if you tried. Ideally, you should not get to the point where the system shuts itself off, and it should be turned off as soon as the indicator light flashes. But it is best to keep to the 2 min on, 8 min off cycle for maximum safety. It can also be plugged directly into a power outlet.

This device is most suited for light welding, and the weldable materials are usually between the ranges of low to mild alloy steel. It can also be used on thin stainless steel sheets, but it is not quite suitable for thick sheets and more heavy projects. These constraints also apply to aluminum – it can weld mild aluminum, but it is not ideal for larger projects.

Features and specifications of the Chicago Electric Welding Systems 90 Amp Flux Wire Welder:

  • 120 volts, 20 amps, single phase input
  • No gas or regulators required
  • Variable speed wire control
  • Thermal overload protection with an indicator light
  • Weldable materials: Mild and low alloy steel (not suitable for aluminum or stainless steel)
  • Weighs 35.6 pounds
  • A.C power source
  • It measures 19.8×17.9×11.5 inches
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    In conclusion, this welding system is extremely safe, very portable and easy to use. So easy that I would trust a child with it after minimal instruction on proper usage.

     I would recommend it to hobbyists, small business operators and even as a backup in large industries for quick and light jobs. It has an excellent reputation among devices in its power grade. It provides value for every last cent spent.