Ok, I'm looking to purchase a welder so I can get started on my build. I'll start by saying that I have absolutely NO experience with welding or welders. I know enough to sound intelligent in a conversation and that's about it. I would really like to stick with 110v, I know 220 is better but I'd need to run it and I really have no where to run it to nor any use other than the welder. All of my welding will be done outside. I just don't have the space to have one inside. I know gas sheilding is better but would flux core work well? I'm looking for a welder big enough to weld 1/4" plate. I don't think I'll ever need to weld anything bigger than that. Now, price is the big issue. I'd like to spend less than $200. Now obviously I'm talking used. So what I'm really looking for is a few make's/models that will fit my needs so that I can search Craigslist and Ebay. Also, any thoughts on welder/plasma combos? I've seen a few around here. They're outside what I really want to spend BUT if I can get them both I might consider it.