I know I paid way too much for it, but I know the guys at the store, I can afford it, and I always try to support local business. Don't ask what I paid- it's embarrassing....
I've always heard good things about the Lincoln Tombstones, so I saved up and bought the AC/DC 225/125. I had to make a pigtail adaptor to go from its three-prong plug to the four-prong outlet, but everything works beautifully.
I can say that the shipyard has spoiled me rotten- This is the first time I've ever run 7014. I think I'll save up some more and get a supply of 7018 for DCEP, since that's what I'm used to.
I'll need to find, make or buy some rod cans (prolly aluminum) so I have something to dump my rod into straight from the oven. I've not told my better half yet that low-hydrogen rod gets baked before use (unless it's fresh from a sealed can).
Anyone got some 1/8" and 3/32" 7018 low-hydrogen rod at a good price? Is there such a beast as an aluminum rod for stick welding? How about some stainless stick rod? I would love some of that!
Lowe's, Home Despot, and Sears only carry 7014, 6011, 6013.