Stick welding goes by many names SMAW, MMA, MMAW but the guys that use it all day call it stick. We used our Syncrowave for stick welding because it's settable for AC or DC Electrode positive or negative, so we can burn any type of rod they make. 6011, 6013, 7018, 7024, 4043, 308 all types of different rods for different materials and different applications. Stick is the most easily versatile welding process in the world, because with Mig or Tig you made need to switch wire, change gas, play with feed rate, and all those other things with stick you pick up a new rod turn a knob and flip a switch, turn and burn let your own skill do the work. SMAW welding isn't something we do a lot of in our shop, but it's something we're well versed in none the less.