Just got the above today and just been out to the garage for a quick play, my god what an awesome little machine. This compliments my SWP220 mig, R-Tech 200 DC tig nicely. Although the R-tech has an "MMA" mode, I was somewhat under-whelmed by its arc performance and couldn't really get on with it, not to mention it's a bit heavy and best left under the bench for tig-duties. I bought the thermal arc based on price and a couple of limited reviews which said it's good and is basically identical to an ESAB Buddy 180 (which I can confirm it is). I put down a couple of quick 2.5mm passes, and this thing is fierce, 80amps was too hot, 60 about right and I put down a lovely couple of runs like that with some BOC 6013's. Thought I'd try a 3.2mm rod out, upped it back to 80amps and immediately layed down an awesome looking peeler, my stick welding has never looked or been so good! So I am a very happy bunny, ran easily of a 13amp plug, haven't really pushed it yet thought. For £210 delivered (with a plug FOC) from United Welding I'm well happy, and excellent service from them as well. I'll post some more reports and I get a chance to use it some more, Tom.