My wife is sure beer is the only reason I work in the garage. I can recommend the Lincoln 220 mig that I got at home depot has been a good machine. Very reliable, nice welds, it's 220 so you can weld big material and it's never over heated on me. I think the machine is like $650 at depot but I caught it on sale and has a 10 percent off coupon and got it for around $500. Harbor freight has a 220 mig for much less. I havnt seen reviews but that might be a way to get a better machine on the cheap. I know the small 220 tig at harbor got good reviews in the Horse magazine. I would like to know if they are any good.