I was able to get a "new style" AC225c Lincoln - Model K1357
It is not the same as the tombstone - but is it "good enough" for general work, 1/4" and under - probably angle iron and tubing and that in the 1/8" range?
I understand I can weld 1" with this thing - just smaller beads and more passes.
Also, can I run 1/16" at the low end - or is it still too much for the small rod?
I can probably re-sell it to get something better, but it would only be marginally better as I don't require a really good machine for the stuff I am planning to do.
It is 225V - 50amp service
So, good deal or not - at $150?
Yup, stick is messy and makes more clean-up work - but.........