Just a hobby welder here...
Can anyone comment on the Tractor Supply Farmhand Mig/flux core welder-the Farmhand 115? I primarily need a unit that I can weld muffler and exhaust with. It doesn't need to have a high duty cycle,since most of the welds are very short for that work,so as to avoid excessive heating. Its other use would be for small tack welding and repair of thin sheet metal work (decorative metal work). I don't have much more than $300 in my budget,which is why I'm not considering the usual red or blue machines.
I've already got a 220 stick welder from C-H. It's a great unit,but since it's a buzzbox I can't weld steel under about 1/8" with it without getting burn through. It's great for heavy steel,stainless and cast iron, and provides loads of penetration and heat when I need them.
So I don't need MIG for heavy fabrication-since I prefer my existing SMAW for heavy duty work.
Will this small unit work for my limited needs? I noticed some earlier threads on it,but they all seem to focus on it's inability to weld thicker metal,which is not what I need it to do.
thanks in advance,folks