I picked up a 110V 75Amp inverter welder. It was on sale at Princess Auto, so the wife gave it to me for my birthday. So Far Me Likey Lots.
It's small compared to my old PA 110 arc welder, but it welds bigger steel with less power.
I can burn (barely) a 1/8" 7018 without popping the power bar. Note I said power bar, and not wall plug. I should be able to feed it from my 3500 watt generator.
My old one struggled with 3/32 rods even after some serious modification. It would burn almost a full rod and then pop the main circuit breaker. I couldn't even dream of running it from a power bar, and would have to unplug everything on the same circuit to use it. It popped the breaker on my generator as soon as I struck an arc.
I had to replace all the connections inside, and replace the cheap plastic power switch. and only then could I dream of burning 3/32" 6011 rod. It lasted for 12 years, It built a lot of stuff and I have no intensions of getting rid of it(unlike my Chicago Electric (HF) wirefeeder), but now I have more options, like DC welding, the ability to change polarity, and the Optional TIG kit.
Edited by Chopperhed, April 01, 2015 - 02:42 PM.