Picked it up and so far so good.
For starters to learn some technique etc I'm starting with flux wire and gasless. This puppy will weld up to 5/16" w/o issues. Last night I was in the garage practicing welding some trans bolts to engine pull brackets and er uh.. nearly blew a hole in the bracket. Getting the feel for the wire and heat is taking me a little work, it'* coming along though. I figure a bit more practice and I should be able to work with it decently.
Most of my desires/needs will revolve around thinner gauge stuff like exhaust and standard stuff found on our cars. There'* very little that this unit can't handle. I've no need to welding building'* together or building a bridge with it.
Plus, to add a 220 circuit I'd have to upgrade my service as my panel is fairly full. Since there are no plans to expand the current size of the house it isn't justified to upgrade for the one circuit.
I think the first project will be to build a little cart for the welder from some angle iron I have laying around.