Originally Posted by mikejohn
Hoping to get a house with a garage this summer, Which Tig welder is good for home use, looking to weld aluminum , 4130 steet and so on, mostly bike related stuff, I'll get a stick welder for mild steel
Unless you have a 3phase power supply, its probably better to be looking at an inverter type 240v AC/DC set. I would suggest 200 amp if you want to work with aluminum, and while a Chinese set will probably be fine for occasional use, its worth paying more for a name brand if you are looking at anything other than occasional use. Remember you will also need argon gas, and that using CK "gas saver" front end torch parts, will mean you use quite a lot less gas.