I have a welder. Some years I use it a lot, other years (like this one) not at all. It's one of those things that when you need it you really need it.
What I really need is a small metal lathe (not one of those table top deals but nothing huge either)......
I have a welder and I'm trying to think of when I used it last or what for. Maybe to shorten a trailer axle for a motorcycle trailer last year but It's one of those cheap harbor freight welders everyone says is junk but it has paid for itself many times over and the secret is get rid of the harbor freight wire. It sucks. I think I'm running lincoln 1 pounders with zero problems. Maybe it's a 2 pounder but I don't know. Hasn't ran out in a while.
Oh wait the afterthought is I welded my truck exhaust with it. Didn't want the stock replacement muffler since the whole thing was shot and had to lengthen a few pieces. Worked great on that too.