Originally Posted by strat_thru_marshall
I want to learn to weld so that I can construct a stainless steel brew stand. Also for other home projects, like a 55 gallon steel drum into a smoker. I have never welded before and would only be using it for hobby use and around the house fixes. Would this package get the job done?
or should I go with something else?
The short answer is yes. It will work. BUT........
If you want to weld SS or any other metal for that matter, its my opinion that you spend a little extra and get a bottle to run solid core wire. You also need a dedicated 15 amp circut for that welder to run proper. Been there done that. Don't expect it to weld any heavy material either. They over rate the 110V welders IMO, big time. Your also gonna need the gas in order to weld SS.
Depending on how "in" to SS welding you want to get, another bottle and regulator for a purge would be best. It isn't hard to weld SS, it just has a couple of rules to be followed in order to do it right.