Hi, I am David. I work as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear industry. I grew up making things and helping in a family friendís machine shop. I have always liked fabricating things and started welding about two years ago. My first welder was the HF 90 amp flux-core welder and was hooked after a few mins. I moved up to a Miller 252 welder and it is awesome, too bad my HF welder was stolen last year, it was fun to weld with but my torch got extremely hot. I have been looking for a TIG welder and a plasma cutter would be nice also. Have joined this form because I am leaning towards an Everlast TIG machine. I do not see why the Dynasty or Maxstar equipment is so expensive. I will start a projects thread with an insulated smoker I have fabricated.