Thanks for the kind words! Unfortunately, I have only used the TIG for practicing on for about 10 hours. I haven't made a single thing with it. Everything has been made with the 252, which is an awesome machine. The ability to TIG is a desireable skill to have, but I've been having so much fun with the MIG that the TIG is just collecting dust. I used it for one week, and it hasn't been plugged in since. I've actually been thinking about selling it to buy the tubing bender I want, but that may be a foolish decision. I can start practicing on the TIG if I ever get any downtime between my low buck projects, but I have 3 projects lined up right now after the lift, so that may not happen any time soon. The TIG offers more precise control of everything with zero spatter and zero cleanup if performed properly. I bought a big MIG and what's considered to be a small TIG, because I figured I would use the TIG (when I learn how to do it) on things like exhaust, etc. and the MIG on thicker materials. TIG would have been the preferred method for the seams on the bags I just made, and if the welds were done properly, you don't grind them down. So MIG and TIG both have their place, but for everything I have done to date, I have used the MIG with good results. If I had it to do over again, would I buy the TIG again? Yeah, probably, because I know it's something that I want to try to learn still.