$677,547 raised out of $50,000

Break Your Welding Limits: AC/DC TIG, Pulse, Plasma Cutting, Stick, Aluminum Welding, Built-in Compressor — All In One Machine.


Introducing the 7-in-1 YesWelder Firstess CT2050. Combining the most powerful welding and cutting tools into an easy-to-use professional machine, the CT2050 is a workhorse, allowing you to cycle through AC/DC TIG, AC/DC Pulse TIG, Stick Welding, Plasma Cutting, and more at the tap of a button. 

It’s a compact and versatile machine. Designed to help you break through your welding barriers, and unlock new levels of skill, power, and creativity. 

We are YesWelder. We’ve been putting industrial-grade technologies into smart, user-friendly welders for the last 15 years. Last year we gave you the MP200 — a 5-in-1 machine that included MIG, DC TIG, Stick Welding and Plasma Cutter in one portable package, so that users no longer needed multiple machines for their welding projects.

We Listened. And Then We Delivered

But that wasn’t enough for us, and it wasn’t enough for more experienced welders. They want to be able to handle more complex materials, trickier angles, and adapt to different environments, which need us to increase the power of each feature while maintaining the portability required for tackling various indoor and outdoor welding projects.

So, we designed the CT2050 after listening carefully to feedback from our previous backers and researching the needs of experienced welders. We combined the upgraded welding and cutting tools into one box — simplifying your workflow and supercharging your results. 

Most welders only do one or two processes well. The CT2050 excels at seven with the newly added features:

  • AC TIG for welding aluminum (1/25‘’ / 1mm – 1’’/25mm)
  • Pulse TIG for the most awkward of welding angles
  • Built-in air compressor for maximum portability
  • Doubled cutting thickness (1’’/25mm)
  • 96-265V wide voltage range for smooth welding
  • 100% duty cycle for continuous welding

 So whether you’re an experienced welder who needs to work outdoors, or a novice working on DIY projects around the house, the CT2050 will help you push the boundaries on your dream projects.

The CT2050 features DC TIG, covering basic welding needs for metals like stainless steel. However, welding aluminum and magnesium can be tricky. These materials are soft and covered in oxide, so using DC TIG tends to cause overheating and even turn it black. 

Which is why we added AC TIG to help you weld even the most sensitive metals with ease.

So the CT2050 can handle whatever you put in front of it – aluminum, magnesium, or even nickel. That opens the door to projects like auto repair and bicycle frame welding, at a price point that doesn’t pinch.

To integrate AC TIG into the CT2050, we added two inverters that create a bi-directional current. The positive cycle breaks up the oxides in the aluminum, and the negative cycle penetrates the metal — both working in perfect harmony for premium welding results. So you can start welding tricky metals without buying a second (or third) welder. 

Not only did we improve AC TIG, but we also completely overhauled the algorithm that powers AC/DC Pulse TIG.

Pulse TIG lets welders try their hands at more difficult projects, like processing extremely thin base metals down to 1/25”. Pulse also provides welders the flexibility needed for welding corners, pipes, and other hard-to-reach spots.

When working in difficult positions or tight spaces, you can easily change the weling angles at the tap of a button in the smart mode – flat, vertical, or overhead, and the CT2050 automatically adjusts the setting to help you improve control and accuracy.

“A tool for cutting through metal is key to any workbench.” We upped the output current of the CT2050 by upgrading the wire coil. That increased the cutting thickness by almost 100%, allowing welders to cut through anything up to 1” thick. 

The CT2050 can also process thicker base materials at a faster rate. That means it can handle larger projects with ease (thick pipe cutting or construction site jobs), while the upgraded cutting speed means jobs are done faster and better.

The CT2050 also has an upgraded non-touch pilot arc, which is great for cutting rough, painted, or rusted surfaces with minimal dross. It allows you to start cutting before the electrode touches the metal surface — resulting in a flat cut surface and prolonging consumables’ life.

Check out this amazing metal sculpture fabricated with a great plasma cutter!

The hardest part about using a plasma cutter is lugging a giant air compressor around. The CT2050 comes with a built-in compressor, making it easy to take on a variety of outdoor projects, and making life for welders on the road that much easier.

The built-in air compressor is compact, enabling you to start cutting with no extra equipment needed. Plus, the CT2050 can also be connected to the external air compressor – perfect for those seeking the highest quality cuts.

The CT2050 uses hot start technology, which makes striking an arc easy, even in damp or other challenging situations. It delivers a peak of current by briefly pumping up the amps, helping you start the arc without sticking, and heating the base metal in the process. 

The CT2050 stick welding function includes a Voltage Reduction Device (VRD), which protects you from electric shocks — even if you are in adverse working environments.

Many welders don’t support the E6010 electrode, not to mention using it well when VRD is on.  We solved this by upgrading the software algorithm — meaning CT2050 welders can use E6010 electrodes as needed.

The CT2050 can run a stunning 100% duty cycle at 45 amps and 220V under room temperature of 77℉ (25℃) in Plasma Cutting mode. That means you can plasma cut for 10 minutes straight without a pause, letting you slice thin or thick metals with ease. And if you can get by with less power, you can push the CT2050 even further.

It doesn’t quit until you do. 

Your voltage may fluctuate, but the CT2050 won’t — thanks to the latest in PFC Power Factor Controller Tech. It makes sure any fluctuations in current during the welding process don’t affect your weld, giving you a smooth current flow until the job is done. 

Besides, the 96V-265V wide voltage range makes the machine convenient to use in various countries, saving electricity while stabilizing welding performance for a consistent output.

In Smart Mode, our smart chip takes the guesswork out of welding by auto-selecting the perfect settings for your project. Just input your metal’s thickness and weld angle, and the smart chip will recommend the ideal voltage and amperage — so you can focus on making spatter-free welds that look good enough to show off. 

For details on the parameters of automatic adjustment, please check the Specification section at the bottom of the page.

Keep your welds hot, but your engines cool. The CT2050 comes with dual high-speed fans that use a seven-leaf design to keep your machine running cool. That means safer welding, and longer service life.

Good things come in compact, easy-to-carry packages. Weighing 44lbs, the CT2050 stays light enough to carry from job to job. It is encased in a steel unibody that helps it handle the rough and tumble welding life in your workshop or garage.

We want you to be ready for work on Day 1. So we’re giving you everything you need to start welding right away, all in one box. 

Take your work to the next level with these additional add-ons. Save big by purchasing together with your CT2050 7-in-1 machine.

The foot pedal works perfectly with the CT2050, and any other machines with 5-pin torch controls.

Our trusted line of quality welding helmets. Reimagined through custom designs from local artists that are guaranteed to turn heads. Our advanced auto-darkening instantly darkens your viewing panel the second you strike an arc, protecting your eyes and offering superior visibility. Our helmets are built for comfort, with fully adjustable sizing, so you can share your helmet with anyone. Or not.

Please note that this is an unedited video for you to have an overview of the machine.

The YesWelder journey started in 2006 with a mission to provide high quality welding equipment to those who love and practice the craft. Drawing on our decade’s worth of industry experience, our 5 founders started developing high-performance tools and using third-party platforms to establish a presence within the welding community.

As we continued to build our foundation, we realized how important it was to not just manufacture quality equipment but also to understand those who need, use and buy our products. That’s why, in 2018, we transformed YesWelder into a Direct to Consumer brand. This change allowed us to develop meaningful and long-lasting connections with our end users. With their feedback, we have been able to craft even better products that speak to their real-life needs.

We are now in the prototype stage, and we will soon enter the mass production stage after the campaign goes live. Also, we plan to start shipping the CT2050 from the factory to the local warehouses in July and start delivering from the local warehouses to our backers in late September. Please note that all the add-on accessories (including helmets, foot pedals, consumables, and gloves) will be shipped from the local warehouse separately in October. 

All the backers’ shipping information will only be collected through the Kickstarter survey after the end of the project. We will keep you updated about the shipping status in the project update section. 

We’re proud of the products we’ve launched over the past few years, and we are glad to see so many users think highly about our product. The CT2050 is built to last as well. Both the machine and accessories are made of quality parts. We strictly control each manufacturing process to ensure that it looks premium and consistently delivers high performance to be a long-term addition to your garage or workshop.

What’s more, we offer a 1-year warranty since the day you received the machine and stand-free replacement of the machine if there is any natural quality problem within that period.

We are proud to connect with over 300,000 YesWelder fans from all over the world. From beginners to veterans, hobbyists to professionals, welding is the craft that brings us together. We want to build a community where professionals can share their welding experiences and help beginners to learn. Join our community, and you can interact with professional welders and DIY enthusiasts that have like-minded interests. It’ll be an amazing journey to shape the future of home project tools with you all. 

As firm believers that passionate and skilled tradespeople are the backbone of the welding industry, we’ve not only lowered the barriers for welders to access quality equipment but are also committed to building a strong community. One that brings together tens of thousands of welding professionals and hobbyists from all walks of life to share their stories and experiences across our various digital channels, including our #WhyWeWeld blog. 

We also aim to foster and inspire new generations of welding enthusiasts with our engaging and educational content as well as our support for community-based activities.

Please refer to the reward table below for the detailed information of reward tiers. Please note that all reward tiers are only available to US, UK, CA, AU, and EU due to logistics limitations. 

Free shipping for all add-ons. After you choose the reward tier of the CT2050 you will have the option to buy the add-ons on the next page.

Surprise! We provide a FREE YesWelder Welding Helmet (worth $139-$159) for the first 800 backers! We will send you a confirmation email after the campaign ends if you are eligible.

Plus, to thank the love and support from the backers who puchased the MP200 during the previous Kickstarter campaign, we will provide a FREE YesWelder Helmet after you purchase the CT2050. Please try to use the same email as used in the previous project to get the fast verification. Please also send us an email to claim your helmet with the order screenshots of both the CT2050 and the MP200. We will send you a confirmation email after the campaign ends if you are eligible.

Please note that backers who purchased 2 units of welders will only get one helmet. Backers who canceled the order before the campaign ends will be considered as giving up the gift. MP200 backers who are also one of the first 800 to purchase the CT2050 will only get one helmet.

Auto Parameter Adjustment Specification