Any one used the 110 volt version. Planning on some projects around the house and garage, welding to a 1/4 or 3/8 plate for brackets, everything else is thin .063 3/4 square tube. i've heard it works extremely well if you swap out the original spool of wire for a higher quality roll. Can anyone back that up?
I used a buddies once and couldn't get a good consistent bead to save my life, either could he. I would try and find a used miller, lincoln, or hobart on craigslist. I've used lincolns and millers, and prefer the miller because I think the gun is nicer. BTW I run a Miller for mig and have an old lincoln for stick.
They have very low run time. Like 10% max, or they overheat and die. Basically, I'd suggest a good used one over a new Harbor Freight. There are also some good cheaper ones on ebay. Used to be a place called Smiley tools on there I got one from once. Was a very good 5 in 1 welder I still use. I have a miller mig also now, but I use the plasma cutter and stick on that one all the time. I think they are sold under different brands but they are red and come in a bunch of models/prices.