Hey guys, i am looking for a stick welder to purchase some time in the near future.

One of you recommenced the Hobart Stickmate AC/DC and the Maxstar 150 S, i am looking for more options.

I am just getting into stick welding i'll only be doing this as a hobby.

What i look for:
Around $600
easy to maintain
115V would be better
something thats user friendly
and can weld 1/4" mild steel

Thanks in advance!