May 13, 2008
The Renegade 180 is the first all-in-one wire welder that is operable using its built-in generator or 230-V, single-phase wall power, says manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co. It eliminates the need to own both a welding generator for field welding and a traditional GMAW machine for the shop.
The unit can weld mild steel from 24 ga. to 5/16 in. and produce 5,000-W, Accu-Rated peak power for running power tools, lights, and even a plasma cutter. It comes standard with a 12-ft. welding gun, while the optional Spoolmate 3035 spool gun and extension allows the gun to reach up to 45 ft. away from the power source.
The machine can be configured to weld steel using the GMAW or FCAW process. In addition, the spool guns enable the machine to weld aluminum along with mild and stainless steel.
Available in either recoil or electric start, the welding machine employs a 10-HP Kohler engine with a 1.8-gal. fuel tank, which allows it to run for up to three hours under a continuous load of 3,000 W.