Need an opinion. I want to get a welder. I don't see much need for any MIG so flux core wire ok. I have no specific use other than to screw around with it in my spare time. I was leaning towards the Hobart 140 but then decided I don't need the extra expense of gas when I have no use for it. Then I like the Lincoln 140 because it has the extra power to take me up to a full 1/4" in one pass, I believe. I will probably never weld anything heavier than 1/8" but the extra power is good to have.
I really know nothing about this stuff. Only welded one time, 20 years ago with a junk stick welder on a small job to help a guy out. Any suggestion on equipment for just screwing around with for now. Maybe some 1/8" fab. projects around my barn or a deck repair or two & that would be about the extent of my welding.