As said before, if this is something your interested in, spend the extra couple hundred bucks and get a quality welder. last year I bit it and bought a millermatic 180.
I can honestly say I have no regrets on this decision. I am now looking into a plasma cutter, and will get a good quality one.
taken care of it will last you long enough to pass on to your grandkids.
If we knew what we were doing it woulnt be called research
There are no rules here, were trying to accomplish something.
Thomas Edison Keep Calm,Chive On