Looking into buying a MIG welder for some basic garage projects. I have been checking out Harbor Freight welders and most of the reviews are negative, but when I look at the LIncoln or Miller welders they are nearly closer to $1000. Anyone have any suggestions on where to find a good welder for a decent price. Also if any of you know any good supplemental books that would give me some good pointers. I have a good friend who has worked in a fab shop who is willing to teach me, and may take a welding class next semester at my college (considering it doesn't fill up in the first 5 minutes), but I'm just looking to find some good informational books that would help as well.