Re: Thinking about buying a mig-welder...
I agree. I like to use MIG to tack something together just enought o hold things then move to TIG for the finish welds. TIG is the ultimate machine for precise, strong and good looking welds. Takes some practice but if you can master the technique you'll be years ahead of any other form of welding available to the home/shop welder.
There is some exotic stuff out there but way out of the reach of the average hobbiest.
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