DH wants a welder for Christmas, and I may have convinced some other family members to help chip in. He hasn't specified any specific model - did mention Lincoln as a brand name, and "stick". Whatever he ends up with (if anything) does need to be capable of doing farm equipment. I'm presently thinking of getting a Lincoln - Light Duty AC/DC 225/125, as seen here: http://www.weldingmart.com/Qstore/p000014.htm Does this sound like a reasonable choice? That's already more than I originally hoped to spend, but from what I can tell, less expensive welders likely won't do the farm machinery. I know there are probably "better" ones out there but cost is a strong factor for me. Thanks in advance.