I currently have a 230 amp stick welder that I've had for the last 5 years. Paid $75 at a yard sale for it. I STILL don't know how to weld with it. Just call me "old poke and hope". I guess you could say I'm self taught. My welds hold and most have never broken, but damn, they're really UGULY. Thank heavens for the angle grinder. My question is: Do you think I'd be able to learn and use one of the $200 - $300 Mig wire fed (flux core) welders on the market. I've got some projects that I'd like to build and although the stick welder will do the job, I'd like have it look a little better. What's the best machine out there for my price range? I DO have a 220V recepticle by the garage door in case that matters.