Quick question - I've been browsing posts for awhile here. I am looking to get a welder for misc stuff; I've used a stick long ago, but never mig/tig. One question I don't think I've seen answered is - which type (stick/mig/tig) is the quickest to use when doing one-off work? i.e. sit down, turn it on, and go; finish one or two welds, shut it off, and go inside.
I'm leaning toward a mig hh187, but am I going to be fiddling with settings, speeds, adjustments, gas, etc. all the time? or after it's dialed in once, is a mig/tig plug'n' play.
I tend to have very limited time for projects (3 yr old son likes to help out in the shop), and seldom have a lot of time to really sit down and concentrate through processes, even though I'd like to. I need something with robust capability (22ga - 1/4", fixing woodworking machinery, and building misc. stuff),mid-upper range in quality, that I won't have to re-learn every time I do it, if I only get 'alone time' in the shop once a week (or month).
Any suggestions for which process (or machine) I should be considering?
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