Well I have been wanting a welder for a while now just don't know much about them. I was told that I could get one for christmas but that she didn't want me getting a $400 one now and deciding in 2 weeks I need a $700 one to do what I want. Well I want something pretty powerful and yet easy to use as I have never used one before. I'd like to be able to do exhaust work myself and weld up stuff on my bikes. Maybe build a roll cage for my car or weld the frame backtogether on my bike stuff like that. I am now wondering if I will get much use out of it so not sure if I need one or not but if I get one which ones should I look at.