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Best type of welder to learn on

I wanna start doing some fabrication, what would you guys suggest I start out on thats geared towards auto stuff?
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I wanna start doing some fabrication, what would you guys suggest I start out on thats geared towards auto stuff?
General all around use that you will never outgrow (unless you start a fab shop) my vote would be Hobart Handler 210. Can add a spoolgun for Al, burns sheetmetal to 3/8"+. Great all around welder. Northern used to a sell it with the spoolgun for under 900.

Whatever you do go 220V and one of the "big 3"...Lincoln, Miller, or Hobart (REAL close to Miller but more of a homeowner type machine).
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Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction buck. I'll be checking that one out.
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