I have been thinking about getting into some "simple" welding....my primary use would be to weld fittings and such onto various (stainless) brew kettles (for personal use--so no concern for food grade)...construct some form of brew tower, and simply "make stuff" like that great outdoor barbecue, and finally 20 years from now use the " orange county choppers for dummies" book and venture into that world.
Anyway, starting out small and simple, it seems as though an oxyacetylene setup would be versatile enough for my needs (correct???), and it seems as a fairly cheap approach as well....starter kits selling on ebay for $60 or thereabouts (junk????)....add the tanks to that I could probably have a decent setup for around 200 or so, or am I missing some other significant costs???
sorry if these are simple questions but I would hate to jump the gun and spend alot of money on equipment such as migs (which seem to be running at 500+) I might not need at this point and time.
There most certainly will be even simpler questions when/if I actually get the torch fired up