So I'm getting to the limit of what my coal fire pit can do. Basically the ash and clinkers build up every 45 minutes, and have to be completely cleaned out, which makes me have to wait another 15 minutes or so for the fire to build up again. If I had a welder I can easily build myself a forge using scrap which has a dump for the ash and something to break up the clinkers at the same time. Hell, I could build a propane forge as well.
I plan on buying a cheapo welder for my own use within days, and had my eye set on the cheap flux core welder from harbor freight when I saw this:
https://www.tractorsupply.com/…75a-inverter-stick-welder $90 vs. $115 for the flux core welder.
I'm not planning on going "pro" with this welder, and basically only using it for my own purposes. Should I pass on the stick welder?