The only thing good about 220 is the consistency. 110 can be kinda jumpy. Atleast with this welder. My brother was choosing between the Hobart and Miller. His Hobart is cheaper and cheaper to set up to weld aluminum. My first welder was a Lincoln. Lincoln weldpak from home depot. Flux core only. 110. Did plenty of exhausts and lots of body panels, and one Eton 150 swingarm. They are around $300 new. The gas one is close to $400. Check craigslist. Lots of them on there.