I bought this one this week and will be doing a review as I learn how to use it. I have a good friend that will be mentoring me on its application.http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/ ... _200332691
Why did I go with this one. Well I wanted mig since it was supposed to be the easier forms of welding to learn. It also has the option of using gas and it will hold the 10lb spools of wire. It comes with a 3 year warranty and will let me weld Steel, stainless steel, aluminum. Gun uses Tweco-style replacement parts and for the price there was nothing else on the market that had all these options.
Yes I know it is a chi-nee welder but with the northern tool stamp on it it hopefully will make it easier to find parts as well as deal with any foreseeable warranty issue. I will post some pics on it this week. I am really excited to get some projects started.
My first lessons start tomorrow!
I will keep you posted.