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Old 12-20-2018
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Everyone, Lincoln and Miller included makes entry level (read low end) machines. They have to to have a price point. If you just want a little stick welder the one you show in your first post is fine. If it were me, I would go with a gas capable 110v MIG and just use flux core wire if you don't want to carry a gas bottle (although they make small ones)
I have a Hobart Handler 135 and it has served me very well. I am a hobby welder, but have had the machine for 10 years with no issues. I use gas but it will run flux core too.
If you go with a gas capable machine you have options. That little machine in your first post is DC TIG and no foot pedal so steel only and constant current. Don't bother buying a TIG torch for that unit. You wont like it.

MIG. Easy, very low learning curve.
Stick. Better keep those rods dry!
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