I need to buy a welder to start going on my project. I noticed today that the Lowes by me has the 110v lincoln mig welder on clearance. I thing it is a pro mig 140. Around 250 bucks. I priced nice millers and they were 800. The guy at the welding shop said the cheap ones are no good because the voltage is not adjustable only 3 or 5 pre set levels. I have to teach my self to weld and need to know is the Lowes special a total piece of junk or is the welding shop blowing smoke up my ass trying to sell me the expensive one? I can't afford 800 right now but can swing the 250. It is just for brackets and such as I am not planning any structural fab work. The lowes is set up for flux core and you also need a kit to hook up the gas for mig.I figure I can learn with the flux core and move to the mig later. Here is a pic of what I'm working on. Any advise is welcome.
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