I was way away from the garage and supplies today. Way away where I park my welder. Needed to make a probe for gophers. Found a 6" piece of 1/2" square .065" tube, and about 18" of 3/16" round rod. Didn't want to go all the way to the garage for some small rod. All that was on the SA 200 was a stub of 1/8" 7018. So, I cranked it down, and welded it without blowing through. Got a good bit of metal to stick, and it even looks good.