OK in the past I've said such items were shit. I've currently had to fix the wire feed/torch on my own mig (transmig 130, complete POS imho) yet again, and I'm thoroughly fucking over it.
THe problem is that I just can't stretch the budget to afford esab or higher model cigweld mig welder. Have these chinese type units made any leaps and bounds recently as far as quality goes? Basically I'm at the end of my rope, I fixed the existing one, and it fucked up mid weld, wire feed going all inconsistent, and due to poor eyesight and other shit issues, I basically blew a couple of tiny holes in the floorpan in the spots where it the wire feed 'paused' then restarted of it's own accord.
I don't need to weld every day, not even close to it, and mostly it'd be relatively light work, stuff like floorpans (and the occasional chassis rail) - anyone had experience with these types of mig? Feedback? The two links I've posted - they go for around $300-350 at auction. I've picked them in general, because it seems fairly obvious (to me at least) they are likely made at the same place, with similar parts, one is just more or less the 'mirror' image of the other.
So should I stick to my own advice (which will mean having the car off the road for about 3-4 months, or have a go with one of these ones?