I am stuck between Hobart and Miller, I like the price of the eastwoods, but I have seen too many issues from other reviews that it takes a long time to get issues resolved. The PO of my house had a dedicated 220-50A circuit installed for the hot tub we no longer have. I think I would need to fabricate an extension cord and add an outlet where the wires come out of the breakerbox to make it work anywhere in the garage. So the issue is that I can get a Hobart 190 for $732 or a Millermatic 180 for $867 with a $43 mail-in rebate. So for $92, I get a little better machine with more control. In the end, I would recoop more money if I had to sell it on the used market based on what the CL people are demanding. I learned on Miller 252 and 135, so I think something in between should work for me. I have no desire to shell out that kind of money, but the way the wife upgrades furniture, I think I can swing it. Buy the best machine you can afford, then practice.
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