I have a Hobart 140 and love it for small stuff, and I have a Hobart stickmate 235 ac/dc I use for most everything else. I壇 like a mig that goes up to 1/2? This forum led me in the right direction on the hypertherm 45 so lets see what mig I get. I致e had a miller ac buzz box then went to the Hobart ac/dc and like it a lot but I think I may like the ease of a trigger pull on bigger stuff. I do like the Hobart but seems they may have changed. I know I can稚 afford anything like the black and yellow machines but there must be good reliable cheaper machines with high duty cycles.