Looks like I should've been taking shop classes in high school.... I just started a welding class, in the hopes that when my equipment breaks or when I need to fab something for my equipment, I can do it. For those of you with some experience, what kind of welding eqpt would you recommend? Here's what to keep in mind: Most all of my wleding will either happen outdoors or inside garages with doors tall enough to let a good amount of wind through. I don't want to become a welding master - this will just be for the occasional project or repair, so I don't want to spend a ton of money ($600 or less for eqpt, mask, gloves, etc). I may only have access to a 6000W (surge) generator for emergency repairs. I'll be doing work on trucks, trailers, skid loaders.