Someone offers me a hobart mega-arc 300 with 200' of cable, tig torch, ground clamp etc. Supposedly can be used for tig welding.
No HF starting.
Question, is that a good deal at $500.
It is a 3 phase machine, which does not bother me terribly too much. If it demands more power than my 10 HP RPC can produce, I will add another, second idler motor. These motors cost nothing, relatively speaking, and can be kept in some unused corner. I would spin up the first idler and only then start the second, and the load after that. I have 60A in my garage, easily upgradeable to 75A.