Thanks everyone for their input. The decision looks to be a difficult one.
Originally Posted by evandena
Pick up a cheap used MIG and teach yourself. It's not too hard.
This may seem like a silly question...but is it similar (somewhat) to soldering? I consider myself to be a handy person, but I cannot solder to save my life.
I have an unreliable Uncle who knows how to weld. I was thinking about asking him to if he could manage the Brutus Ten. The obvious problem here is getting him to follow through on a commitment.
Is it cost efficient/worth the effort to build a stand (with a reliable welder)?