So in looking at everything I need, I'm trying to get a list together.
200DX has been ordered, states it comes with a 'consumables starter pack' and no tungsten. What is in the starter pack? What collet sizes are included with the WP26 for the 200DX?
I know I'll need a plug, neighbor is an electrician who is in the process of rewiring my shop, so I'm ok there. Have a 40amp outlet near where I'll be welding, that will be 50amp when we're done rewiring.
Other than argon and a new hood, what else am I looking at to get up and running and in what sizes? Mostly I'll be working on 1/8" and thinner initially, and generally speaking, 90% of what I'll be doing will be 3/16 and thinner. Plain steel for a while, but stainless and brass, perhaps some bronze later.
I do have a few spools of Hobart solid core in .023 and .030 laying about, but would like recommendations if there's something better to have on hand for mild steel. Fenders and gas tank will be the first project once I get back in the groove.