I’m planning on building 1 or 2 RF smokers for a small catering business. I have a 100lb propane tank that I’m planning on using to make one out of but think it is a little small but could be used along with my BGE to get a few side jobs to build up some capitol. I am also searching for a 250 gallon for a trailer build. Since funds are tight, I’m looking for a cheap welder that will work for the short term.
I have been looking at a 170 amp 220 volt welder at harbor freight for $179 but I know a lot of people advise against them. I recently found a Lincoln pro core 125 welder on CL for $250. The seller says it is in good shape. Harbor Freight is going to have a 90 amp wire feed for $89. I’ve never welded or built a smoker so I have a lot of learning to do for each . From reading a lot of posts I’m assuming I would have to weld at least ¼ “. Would one of these welders work for me until I can build up some money to buy a better one?