The Lincoln Electric weighs around 75lbs and doesn't lay down any better of a weld. They are of course very small in diameter, but the same length as the other rods. The portability is outstanding. These are some awesome rods. I always wonder if I could weld anything and it worked.
Lincoln Electric LINK1726-5 Features & Specs
Skewed rotor design provides AC power suitable for operating Lincoln inverter power sources
CC-Stick mode is optimized for general purpose stick welding using E7018 low hydrogen electrode
Downhill pipe welding mod
Welder Material: Metal
Welder Dimensions: 42.3 x 21.5 x 36.2 inches
Welder Weight: 8 pounds
Size Designation: 9
Editor's Impressions Of The Lincoln Electric LINK1726-5
Value For Money
Lincoln Electric LINK1726-5 Final Thoughts
You can try, and I've been successful, but it is very difficult. Works as described and when you turn it off the crap falls off too. These weld really nice and the slag comes off pretty easy! I live in another country where good quality welders are not available. I was using these, and the 1/8th rods, in a 240 welder.