I have been looking to buy a new welding machine for a while. Initially i had my mind set on a TIG machine, or one which could do both MIG and TIG. The lure of the very nice TIG welds got to me i guess.
A short talk with the guy at the excellent Rustbuster shop quickly convinced me that MIG was the better option for my skill level; beginner, not to mention my wallet. A good TIG machine costs the world. After trying a few welds in their training room I went for the Cebora Bravo 155 machine. This was one of the rare occasions where i spent less money than originally envisioned. I am going to attend some welding course when time permits.