Eastwood MIG Welder 135 Amp
Product Review (submitted on April 9, 2011):
After researching MIGs this was by far the best priced with nice features and I got free shipping buying through ebay. All I plan to do is weld sheet metal with it. I was skeptical because of the killer low price but all the other good reviews made me buy it. I have many years of stick welding experience but never any MIG sheet metal welding. Within 10 minutes I was laying nice smooth beads on lapped 20ga metal with the .023 wire and 15 more minutes I was butt welding without burning through. I was very impressed with the control on this little buggar and its my new best friend. Forget the hand face shield included, thats just for liability I think. Its good for someone to use who is watching you. Buy an auto darkening helmet. Also a 40 cuft bottle of MIG gas cost me $110 and an 80 cuft cost $160 so plan on that expense. As far as quality of construction, as others have stated it does seem a little chincy compared to a Lincoln or Miller but function is most important. Cost difference between them made this issue seem irrellevant.