What the hell is a fig welder?!? Do we also need pear or apple welders?!?get a 220 and a mig, fig is to hard to do in tight positions under your jeep and mig is perfect for what your gonna do, i would get a miller or lincoln
I've been running into more and more areas where a stick would be ideal - too tight for the mig. Might have to upgrade to 2 welders...The arc on a MIG is very 'tight' or small compared to a stick welder. That's why some weldors refer to them as 'short-arc' machines. In order to get good penetration be sure to actually put the arc where you want the penetration to occur. Do not rely on letting the metal flow from one side to the other. The thicker the metal the more important this is. Thin metal, not so important.
Have you tried the Eastwoods yet? I was completely surprised at the quality on such inexpensive welders. Haven't used the spoolgun yet but some Al work is on the bench right now.Santa was good to me. I got a Eastwood 200 Tig welder that is 110/220 volts a Eastwood 175 Mig welder 220 volts only and a Eastwood 60 Plasma cutter 220 volts only. Know putting a 220 volt outlet in the garage. All of this for just under $1800.00. They have a 30 day no hassle return and a 3yr warranty.