Alright, I'm looking at two welders right now. A Lincoln Weld Pak 155, with a bottle, a cart, and an extra long power cord for 500(or best offer), OR a Hobart Handler 175 with no gas bottle, or regulator, or anything except the power cord and leads for 450 dollars.
My main job that I want a welder for will be welding in body panels for auto body repair, but I will also be fabricating, and welding things that will probably be a bit thin to be welding with my arc welder in the future, so I want a welder that can do quite a bit.
RIght now I'm leaning towards the Hobart, even though it doesn't have as many goodies, because it is the more powerful machine, which, is basically the bottom line, when it boils down to it, and it would be more useful in the future, but what do you guys think?
Also, I talked to the guy with the Hobart earlier today, and as soon as he said there was no gas bottle, or gas regulator included, I got kind of turned off of it, and so I offered the guy 350 for it, and he said no, and I said thanks anyway. I did send him a message later saying I'd reconsidered and would like to make an appointment to see it though, so we'll see what happens with that.
I'm looking to get the most possible bang for my buck, here, because I am dirt poor, and I can't afford to buy something that won't do what I want it to.