Do I need the 215ic or 235ic ESAB Rebel?

Do I need the 215ic or 235ic ESAB Rebel?

Matt Hurd

If you're trying to decide which ESAB rebel machine is right for you, we're here to help! At, we carry two extremely popular ESAB Rebel machine packages. We've got the ESAB Rebel EMP 215ic as well as the ESAB Rebel EMP 235ic. These are excellent packages that come with just about everything you'd need to get started welding. We've had a lot of customers that are brand-new to welding purchase these machines, and we've also had seasoned welders pick these machines up so we thought it might be helpful for beginners to know why you might need to step up to the 235ic machine.  

In short, we think both machines are fantastic, but the main factor is whether or not you're going to need to weld 3/8" material or thicker. If you are, you'll need that extra amperage and spray transfer mode that you'll find in the Rebel 235ic. If everything you're welding is thinner than 3/8", you should be safe getting the formidable ESAB Rebel 215ic. 

In addition, we found this excellent video from Ian Johnson over at ESAB that discusses this topic as well: 

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