Have one of the Lincoln handy mig machines great for the light jobs. Use flux core wire ten pound spool last forever. Lowes sells them fairly cheap. Love mine put a small generator on the Mule along with it, great for the small job that needs one or two welds.
No problems with my Hobart 140 either, though wouldn't have had a problem with a Lincoln either. I just bought a Hobart so when I run of tips or something on a Sunday, I can run into TSC and get back to work.
I’ve used and abused my Miller 135 for about 15 years and have no complaints. I bought a Miller 211 a few years ago, and it’s twice as nice. Runs on 110 or 220, and portable. Also has spool gun capability, should you ever need to weld Aluminum or stainless. I would not hesitate to recommend the 211.
I have had Miller sticks for 40 years, only replacing the first one because I wanted an ACDC (Miller 130) over my original AC only which was still working fine.
On portables, I bought the Farmhand 85 from TSC and initially with .035 flux wire. Didn't work very well and dropped down to .030....made a huge difference........Perfect for purlins or other light duty work.....Haven't tried it on drill pipe fencing. I also have loaded the Miller and a power unit (6.5 kW) in my FEL bucket and took the pair out to do drill pipe fencing repair with 6011 rods. On 230 AC units I bought the HF 151 MIG with gas and it does what I need done for a cheap unit. Bought their roll around cart and get gas from TSC. Makes a nice rig to have around the shop for my STO requirements. Actually, I use it for all my welding these days; just handier and does a nicer job.