Re: cheap entry level welder ????
The only advice I would give is to buy a brand name so that you can obtain any kind of parts needed locally. I am not a welder by trade, but I think 1/4 inch is probably about as heavy as you can go with that size welder, and that may be pushing it. I'm sure a welder will jump on this and give you the info you need. Use the search box on this site. I think there is a whole thread about welding there. Dan