was a certified welder in piledrivers . have several machines now
i strongly recomend you hold out for a 220 volt mig with gas.
i love my mm 210 with spool gun thats about $1300 and then you need bottles on top of that!
go to weld talk and you will find the most friendly group of guys
you'll ever meet! we will answer any and all questions without an attitude. i'm senior member toolaholic there. all are welcome
and welcome to the world of welding!
you'll out grow a 120 machine in a heartbeat, and won't be able to onload it! 120v good for toasters and lights!