At this period in my life, I am living year to year in different apartment complexes; thus is the nature of a college life. And yet, I seem to ALWAYS have something to weld. My parents, god bless their souls, live in the same town as I, so I have access to their garage, but the dryer in there runs on 110. We have no 220v in the garage. And I have already asked my dad if I can wire a breaker up, but he is stubborn and won't let me wire a 220, which is his perogative.
I really want to get my welding skills back, I was certifiable in stick in high school. So it pretty much comes down to the choice of no welder or a 110 welder (for now).
Also, my choice is based on welder type: I have an 18 guage sheetmetal body on the Jeep, but I also have heavy things to weld, such as axle tabs. I was leaning toward MIG (full gas, I have a 5gal tank sitting in the garage rated for Argon-CO2), but I think a buzzbox stick welder might suit me better? I guess I should ask first of all, do any buzzboxes come in 110? I don't think I have ever seen them. Second, would it even be worth it to buy one, because much of my work will be on sheetmetal pieces? Obviously, it would burn though sheetmetal, but could handle axle-tabs more sufficiently. My neighbor has a wire-fed welder, but it's flux-core and ****ty.
Help me out, I am confused
Additionally, if you could direct me toward a good 110 welder for between 300 and 400, that would be great. I know Lincoln and Hobart stand above the rest in terms of quality, but I can't necessarily afford one (except the basic Lincoln MIG)