I've always used stick although I regularly used mig but haven't touched a mig in 10 years. Came across a cheap one in the for sale ads on here so bought it, it's a sureweld monomig, two settings of 30a and 85a. Got some new tips and some new wire for it and rigged up an old fire extinguisher for the gas and gave it a go today. I did notice it would run smooth but then mid weld it would start sounding like a machine gun (can't think of a better way to describe it) which I guess is to do with the hobby style wire feeds not being the best, only seemed to do it on the 85a setting though. 30a, 4th go seemed to be the best, direction of travel right to left 85a first go (5) seemed to be the best then couldn't get it settled after that. tried a joint, started off badly but settled down to a better weld (85a) Managed to run the next one much smoother (85a) and lastly the rig Any tips and advice gratefully received.