If it's OK keep the Miller. I have a 220v 175 Miller mig and a A/C D/C thunderbolt. The stick welder doesn't get used very often but it has it's uses on anything above 1/4". Better to have it and use it whenever needed.
That is pretty much my intention. If I had known better when I bought the Miller I would have held out for an AC/DC unit.
I don't weld much and have avoided it. I am blind in one eye and since welding is hard on the eyes, have avoided risking the sight in the one good eye. My dad and a couple brothers are good welders. But now that I'm on the acreage, I find things needing repaired or want things made and it's a hassel to have to load things up and take them to town and find a time they are available to weld them for me. If I had a welder in the garage I could do the job in 15-20 minutes, instead of losing an hour or two hauling things around.
Like I said I do not have 220 in the garage so I will have to store the Miller till I get a shop built with a separate service to it with 220.
But it's already been stored for 3 yrs so a little longer won't hurt.
That being said, I worked for about 3 yrs in Maintainence in a factory and dabbled a bit. I had a friend who could weld anything, anytime anywhere. And he taught me to weld, Not on the overhead cranways we hung, but I think it would come back to me with a few hours of practice.
Edited by JD DANNELS, July 01, 2013 - 08:17 AM.