you dont HAVE to buy a brand name machine. There are lots of gasless welders that you can get gas kits for.... then you can have some real fun and do dual sheild. Do your research before you spend your money and you might get an off brand that is worth something. Just look for reviews and see if anybody has taken one apart, then look for replacement parts and see if they are available.thanks for all of your in put guys it has helped me make my decision.
so i will save my money and wait till i find a second hand branded gas mig welder like everyone has said get the most for my money and it will last longer and wont limit me to gasless only so when i get beter i wont need to buy another welder...
again thanks for all the input it realy cleard things up for me......