Re: $ cheap huffy ?
I have built and trued wheels. The simplest, cheapest Minoura with the "scratch posts" (bolts with cap nuts, used for measuring the sides), will work. I have one. It is annoying to use though, as the whole thing is flexy.
A nicer one, such as a Park, with the i-beam looking towers, and the spring-loaded posts, will be a luxury to use and much quicker.
Whatever you do, get the proper spoke wrench, a set of needlenose pliers (rubber-coat the jaws, or cram vinyl tubing on them, for spoke clamp), and a decent nipple driver (a flathead "stubby" screwdriver, ground to fit in spoke holes, works well).
Make small adjustments (1/8 to 1/4 turn at a time) and don't forget that tensioning spokes pulls the rim inward (hop) and affects the other side of the wheel slightly (true).
1" roller Dax Friction Drive and Tanaka 3300 with mods.