The most common and biggest mistake people make when buying their first welder is buying a 120 volt model.
Buy a entry level Hobart 240 volt.
Around $1000 Canadian, and is able to still use 120 volt if the 240 is not available.
Also forget about cutting torches. Plasma is the only way to go.
By the time you pay for the tanks, buy the torch, and the cutting gas, your at the cost of a plasma.
With the plasma you will never buy gas again.
"Don't argue with stupid people. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you up with experience."
Patently waiting for the apocalypses to level the playing field in this physiological game of life commonly known as Civilization