Hello all. I was hoping to get some advice on buying a new welder. I already have a gas rig and a small Miller 135 MIG. I wanted to start playing with TIG and have been looking for a unit to buy. I'm a hobbyist and won't be making a living with the welder. However, I don't want to buy junk.
I was looking at the new, lower cost units from Miller, Lincoln and Hobart. They all seem to have something for around $1300 and a better model for around $2000. I want AC for aluminum and HF for arc starting. I checked my local paper and found someone selling an older Miller 330 a/bp with a Bernard water cooling unit for $1000. It is from a closed manufacturing business, and the guy says that it works like new.
I was hoping to get some advice from those in the group who are much more familiar with welding equipment than I am. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Regards, Mike M.